Davis, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013
On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the design-build team of Pankow Builders, Siegel & Strain Architects, supporters and wine industry leaders gathered at the grand opening of the 8,500-square-foot Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building (JSWB) at UC Davis. It is expected to be the first building at any university to be certified Net Zero Energy under the Living Building Challenge and only the second such building in California. This building will use various green services to provide sustainable resources, such as water harvesting and filtration and power production, to the adjacent Teaching and Research winery and August A. Busch III Brewery and Food Science Laboratory. The JSWB will house equipment and systems that will allow the winery, brewery and food-processing facility to be the world’s first self-sustaining, near zero-carbon footprint teaching and research facility. Together, Pankow Builders and Siegel & Strain Architects delivered proven passive design strategies -- with first-of-its kind sustainable design and construction practices and products -- to deliver a high-performance, completely passive building.
“One key to a building’s long-term value is its ability to adapt to future uses,” said Chik Brenneman, Winemaker and Winery manager with UC Davis. “The JSWB was designed and built to be a living building, leading by example as one of the lowest-energy buildings in the UC system.”
Davis has a cooling-dominated climate with extreme summer temperatures that can reach 102 °F. Design strategies for making the JSWB a self-sustaining structure encompassed building orientation, building form and a super-insulated envelope to minimize heat gain, plus the use of thermal mass to help cool the building throughout the day and natural ventilation to flush the building at night. The building used a super-insulated envelope consisting of R-59.5 walls and an R-76 roof.
“Form and materials are used in the JSWB to help the building fit into the campus context as well as to enhance performance,” said Nancy Malone, Principal and Lead Designer with Siegel & Strain. “It includes a number of forward-thinking features and technologies that highlight what’s possible with sustainable, passive building design.”
Technical highlights of the JSWB building include:
“The building’s combination of good basic design, the integration of advanced technologies and a well-thought-out plan for the future have laid a path toward achieving Net Zero Energy Building Certification over the next year,” said Jim Coyle, senior project manager, Pankow Builders. “Pankow appreciates the opportunity to be a part of UC Davis’ vision of sustainability. We commend UC Davis for building a new facility that reaches a new level in conservation of water, energy and natural resources for an institutional building."
The $4 million, one-story JSWB was made possible by a $3 million pledge from the late Jess Jackson and his wife, Barbara Banke, proprietor of Jackson Family Wines. The project has been submitted for the Living Building Challenge: Net-Zero Energy Building Certification, which will verify that the building is truly operating as claimed – harnessing energy from the sun, wind and earth to exceed net annual demand.
-Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building Project Fact Sheet
-Team Members Backgrounder: Design team members and suppliers, team member contributions, and quotes
-Images for download: http://www.pankow.com/Engage/Media.aspx
-UC Davis press release: http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10608
-Separate press release on Concrete Milestones
-Read more about the project on the Siegel & Strain Website: http://www.siegelstrain.com/
About Pankow Builders:
Pankow Builders (http://www.pankow.com) is pleased to celebrate 50 years as an industry leader; services include integrated project delivery, delivering a complete range of high quality construction services to clients in the office, retail, hospitality, residential, healthcare, military, education, tenant improvement and mixed-use market sectors. Pankow serves private and public developers, corporations, healthcare providers, universities, and institutional and not-for-profit entities. Founded in 1963, Pankow has 50 years of continuous presence in California in the cities of San Francisco, Santa Clara, Oakland, and Pasadena, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Siegel & Strain Architects
UC Davis News Service
Note: Please see “Team Members Backgrounder” for contact information of all project team members.