LEED 1.0 Name of Product Name of Company Green Information In Base Bid Cost of Category or Process or Provider or Greening
“white-cap” roofing Sarnafil, US Donald Bren Hall upgraded from built-up-roofing to single-No $24,083
ply thermoplastic roof membrane labeled as a G410 at 4.8-
millimeter thickness. It has a solar reflectivity of 83%.
landscaping and Valley Crest Tree Nineteen California sycamore trees were placed around Yes
planting Company Donald Bren Hall to shade the building and reduce “heat
island” effect. The landscape around Bren Hall features
native and drought-tolerant plants.
day-lighting The Watt Stopper The day-lighting controls detect the amount of natural No $81,626
controls daylight entering the room and adjust the level of lighting
operable Wausau Windows Operable windows enable load-free climate control by No $26,901
windows/HVAC and taking advantage of on-site ocean breezes. HVAC
interlock Johnson Controls, interlock uses a sensor that turns heaters off while windows
Inc. are open, preventing unnecessary heat loss.
automatic control Johnson Controls, Automatic controls on heating and airflow based on Yes
sequences Inc. permanent CO and air monitors ensure maximum indoor 2 environmental quality with minimal energy use.
photovoltaic panels PowerLight The 42-kilowatt system of photovoltaic panels generate No $11,964
seven to ten percent of Donald Bren Hall’s energy needs. plus
The panels lie flat, requiring no roof penetrations. donation
renewable energy University of Donald Bren Hall is supplied with 31% renewable energy
California/Arizona from waste gas from the Arizona Power Authority (APS).
Power Authority This purchased energy, plus the photovoltaic energy
produced on site, enable Donald Bren Hall to use over 40%
condensing boiler Parker Boiler The boiler was upgraded to an 85%-efficient, low-emission Yes
unit that generates all the heating for Donald Bren Hall.
cooling tower Marley This unit maximizes the efficiency of the chilled water No $18,624
system, including the cooling tower, chiller, and associated
water chiller Trane Donald Bren Hall’s chiller is connected to the campus No $4,704
chilled water loop. The shared load reduces the Bren
chiller’s run time to approximately 15%.
full commissioning EASI Consulting Donald Bren Hall is the first building at UCSB to be fully Not part of
commissioned, which occurs when a third party evaluates construction
all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to ensure a budget
building is operating to specifications.
measurement and EASI Consulting The Measurement and Verification Plan used during the Yes $0
verification commissioning process was developed by EASI Consulting
protocol to ensure the building operates as designed.
construction waste Donald Bren Hall The goal of the plan was to recycle 75% of the waste Yes
management plan generated during the construction of Donald Bren Hall.
Ultimately, 100 % of the demolition waste and 93% of
construction waste was diverted from a landfill.
cccupant recycling Donald Bren School The goal of the Donald Bren School was to recycle 75% of Yes
its office waste. A waste audit performed in February 2002
revealed that the Bren School recycles 89% of its waste.
fly ash in concrete Vulcan Materials Fly ash replaces part of the cement used in the concrete mix Yes $87,887
Company in Donald Bren Hall. Derived from head impurities in coal,
it increases resistance to sulfate and seawater and makes a
stronger structure. Fly ash is also cheaper than cement and
does not off-gas CO, which is a greenhouse gas. Concrete 2
on first and second floors is composed of approximately
20% fly ash; concrete on the third and fourth floors of
approximately 15% fly ash.
2 porous paving Grasspave Turf block is a porous paving technology that is made from Yes
100% recycled plastic. It is used in place of asphalt and
improves the environment by recharging water tables,
absorbing CO, creating oxygen, and reducing “heat island” 2
effect. Donald Bren Hall used these porous turf blocks for
the fire road that runs on the north, east, and south sides of
steel and rebar Nucor, Vista Steel, All steel and rebar used in Donald Bren Hall has 95-100% Yes
Tulsa Steel, TAMCO recycled content.
exterior building Thermafiber Thermafiber consists of spun mineral fibers and has a Yes
insulation recycled content of 60%. It is noncombustible, asbestos-
free, moisture-resistant, non-corrosive, and mildew- and
vermin-proof. It is exceptionally durable, and resistant to
temperatures up to 2,000 ;F.
interior building John Mansville The Sound Shield fiberglass used for interior insulation has Yes
insulation Fiberglass an R-11 value. It contains 18% post-consumer re-melted
glass and 7% pre-consumer recycled glass for a total of
25% recycled content.
roof insulation John Mansville Thermal Shield SSK25 with a R-19 value and 25% Yes
Fiberglass recycled content was used for the roof insulation.
fireproofing Monokote MK6 The fireproofing in Donald Bren Hall has 20% recycled Yes
content and covers all the structural steel throughout the
building. It is made from gypsum, polystyrene, common
cellulose, and recycled newsprint and contains no asbestos
or mineral fibers. It is also HCFC-, HFC-, and CFC-free.
tree grates Neenah Foundry The tree grates, located in the courtyard, are made from Yes
Company 100% recycled metals.
wood benches Sylvania Certified, The benches in the courtyard of Donald Bren Hall are Yes