The AAP Builds Green For Our Future

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The AAP Builds Green For Our Future

The American Academy of Pediatrics cares about its environment impact and 
has taken the following steps with the new headquarters building to reduce carbon 
footprint, ensure sustainability, and promote well-being.
  • White Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) roof to minimize solar heat reflected to the atmosphere
  • Rigid roof insulation to improve energy performance
  • High performance HVAC System
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows to maximize daylight for employees, reducing electrical costs & enhancing employee welfare
  • Low-emitting adhesives & sealants for all paint and flooring systems within LEED guidelines to help promote employee health & well-being.
  • Low flow bathroom fixtures to reduce water consumption by at least 25%
  • Bike racks & on-site shower facilities to provide for alternative transportation to the workplace
  • LED building & parking lot lighting to reduce energy consumption & HVAC demands by approximately 70%-80% compared to fluorescent lighting
  • Automatic roller shades to reduce solar heat gain while maximizing daylight
  • Native plantings & water efficient landscaping
  • Fire protection system to utilize water from the pond adjacent to the building, limiting use of potable water to domestic water needs
  • Construction waste management - at least 50% of the generated construction waste is recycled or salvaged
  • Use of materials with recycled content
  • Use of regional building materials produced within a 500-mile radius of the building
  • Dual car charging station for electric cars
  • High performing glass - glazing insulation with performance in the upper 30% of specified glass
  • Colored glass fins to reduce solar heat gain with exterior shading
  • Optimal placement of building on site to reduce solar heat gain
  • Daylighting (100' wide building) - narrow building reduces interior work areas, pushing more work stations to perimeter glass
  • Bioswales to reduce heat island effect in parking lot (helps minimize solar reflectance), and to promote high water quality by filtering prior to runoff to pond
  • Exterior open space that encourages interaction with the environment, social interaction and physical activities
  • Light pollution reduction to increase night sky access, improve night-time visibility, and to reduce the impact of the building for wildlife and people
  • Controllability of systems providing a high level of control to promote the productivity, comfort, & well-being of employees
  • A building energy model will be performed to ensure systems are meeting or exceeding IECC 2015 & LEED standards