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Opened in the Summer of 2011, the Pacific Park Pool includes a 4,900 s.f. 6-lane pool with separate instructional area, a new 3,100 s.f. pool house building including public restroom/showers, staff work area, pool equipment and storage, and a pool deck area with seat walls and shade structures. As a result of the City’s mandate for a Green Building this project is slated to become a LEED Certified Building with a Platinum Rating.
The Pacific Park Pool is centrally located at Pacific Park so that visitors can walk, ride their bikes or take public transportation to go for a swim.
Site Selection: selection of an existing developed site minimizes the environmental impact of building on previously undeveloped land, therefore protecting green open space.
Urban Location: the facility is close to transportation, schools, residential areas, services and shops.
Bike Storage and Changing Rooms: encourage workers and visitors to ride bicycles to the building site, minimizing car trips.
Stormwater runoff treatment: use of landscaping as filtration areas to treat stormwater and lower quantity of runoff.
Recycled water irrigation: the landscape area is irrigated by 100% recycled water, eliminating the need to use potable water. The selected plant species are either native or drought tolerant, lowering the infrastructural demand for recycled water.
Water efficient fixtures: flush fixtures are low-flow and use 100% recycled water, eliminating the need to use potable water and lower the infrastructural demand.
As an ongoing commitment to Green Building, this Pool facility has installed two arrays of photovoltaic panels, one on the flat roof of this building and another on top of the shade structures on the south side of the pool, which in total generate about 22,000 kWh of energy per year, supplying about 40% of the building’s energy demand. Click to view live date showing solar power generation.
Energy and Atmosphere
Energy efficient building: the building is designed to exceed California’s stringent Title 24 building energy performance requirements. Energy consumption of this building is significantly reduced by using high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, duct insulation, “super” insulated building envelope (therefore reducing the demand for heating and cooling), and high-performance windows. Lighting fixtures and controls are designed to “harvest” daylight, which dim during the day when daylight is present, and occupancy sensors turn off lights when spaces are not occupied.
Green Power: for the remainder 60% of energy consumption not produced on-site, the City has committed to the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to ensure the energy source is from renewable resources.
Building Commissioning: To ensure the building is performing as designed, the City has commissioned all the major energy-using components of this building to ensure all equipment and controls are properly installed and operating as designed.
Use of a light colored roof reduces the heat island effect on buildings, significantly reducing energy costs for cooling the building.
Materials and Resources
Construction Waste Management: 99% of the demolition and construction waste has been diverted from landfill and recycled through the City’s C&D waste program.
Recycled Content: the building incorporated materials with pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled content where possible. 28% of all materials are from recycled sources.
Regional Materials: the City is committed to support local businesses. 60% of materials used in this building are manufactured and/or assembled or fabricated within 500 miles of the project site.
More than 50% of the wood products used in this building are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council, a widely recognized seal of approval awarded to forest managers and companies who adopt environmentally and socially responsible forest management practices, and wood products from well-managed sources.
Building environment quality: the staff in the building works in daylight-filled areas with views to the outside. Each room has a separate thermostat to adjust the temperate to the workers’ comfort. Visitors can benefit from the daylight filled lobby, exploring information in the space and socialize with people from around the community.
Indoor Environmental Quality
Indoor Air Quality Management Plan: The project employed an IAQ management plan during construction to ensure the building's mechanical equipment and ducting, absorptive surfaces and furniture were protected from construction dust. At the end of the construction, the building team performed a building flush-out to make sure the air quality inside the building was suitable for occupancy.
Low-emitting materials: all materials, adhesives, paints and coatings used in the building are low-VOC emitting or non-VOC emitting. (VOC stands for volatile organic compounds.)
Building environment quality: the staff in the building works in daylight-filled areas with views to the outside. Each room has a separate thermostat to adjust the temperature to the workers' comfort. Visitors can benefit from the daylight filled lobby, exploring information in the space and socialize with people from around the community.
Indoor Pollutant Source Control
Walk-off mats are placed at major entrances to the building to minimize fine particles and other pollutants from entering the building. All walls surrounding the pool equipment and janitorial storage rooms have full height partitions, completely separating the occupied spaces (restrooms and offices), minimizing chemical odors and maintaining air quality.