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Committee on the Environment

Committee_March_2019

Image: Chuck Choi

Targeting Net Zero: A Community Based Strategy

The Snyder Center at Phillips Academy, Andover is a new athletic facility that was designed to achieve Net Zero Energy performance. It includes a 200 meter indoor track and a 12 court squash center, along with multi-function and support spaces. The location of the Snyder Center was identified by the design team as part of the Athletic Master Plan allowing for a strategic relationship to the adjacent ice arena facility, which also needed systems upgrades. The design team proposed pairing the mechanical systems of the two projects. By linking the buildings thermally, the new field house utilizes the waste heat from the ice making process, resulting in a 50% energy savings compared to code baseline. That approach, coupled with the optimization of the solar orientation of the building to allow for a large PV array on the roof, enabled Net-Zero Energy performance and LEED Platinum Certification.

Speakers: Tyler Hinckley, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Perkins+Will and Chris Shumway, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, President, Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering

Food and drinks provided!

1.5 LU AIA credits are available.