COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
Review ideas and plans for the Climate Sustainability Center proposed for the heart of Kansas City.
Tuesday, September 14, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Feel free to come by anytime. Spread the word. Bring your friends & neighbors.Brief presentations by the project teamare scheduled for 4:30 and 5:30 pm.
The Climate Sustainability Center is being designed to serve as both a regional resource and national model in developing a sustainable workforce for green collar jobs in the 21st century, providing opportunities for word-class research in renewable energy and featuring a botanical garden with an emphasis on research and education in urban agriculture.
Representatives of other developments planned for the area will also be on hand to tell you about their projects.
The primary components of the Climate Sustainability Center building and site program are as follows:
Research space planned will support focus on energy, environment, and materials research. Functional spaces include wet and dry laboratories and related spaces including shared equipment rooms, offices/workplace, conference rooms, break rooms and storage.
Current Plan: Wet and dry research labs for up to 20 principle investigators.
Total Square Feet: 77,000 GSF
Satisfying needs for both research and business development requires a variety of spaces including both wet and dry laboratory spaces in modular configuration for maximum flexibility, as well as administrative office space.
Current Plan: Wet and dry research labs for up to 6 principle investigators, technology transfer office, information technology support, and innovation center (currently housed in the existing 4747 Troost building).
Total Square Feet: 53,000 GSF
The education and job training curriculum will require highly flexible spaces such as classrooms and interactive training areas, plus public meeting spaces.
Current Plan: Four classrooms, one 400-seat forum space, technology training area, a “decision theater” and community kitchen.
Total Square Feet: 50,000 GSF
Botanical garden will consist of both indoor conservatory and outdoor spaces. The site will provide space for agricultural research, stormwater treatment, native landscaping demonstration, as well as community and urban agriculture and a food forest.
Current Plan: An indoor conservatory (10,000 square feet), interactive learning library, and back-of-house space. Outdoor space includes botanical garden, kitchen plaza, shade and sun gardens, urban agriculture plots, water gardens, food forest and stormwater management
Total Square Feet: 22,000 GSF plus extensive site landscape
Office space for the entity that will govern and operate the Climate Sustainability Center will be provided. This includes private and open office space, conference rooms, and storage.
Current Plan: Private and open office space, meeting spaces and general building storage/support space.
Total Square Feet: 15,000 GSF
This map illustrates the location of the Climate Sustainability Center within the Green Impact Zone of Kansas City, Missouri.
For information the Green Impact Zone, go to www.greenimpactzone.org.
The following brochure was created to share the vision of the Climate Sustainability Center and to illustrate the connections between its major components. Double-click on the cover to view all four pages.
A PDF of this brochure is also available by email. Click on the Email Us link under Contact Information to the right.
As the team begins their conceptual design work for the Climate Sustainability Center, project-specific Vision, Goals and Strategies have been identified. The project goals have been influenced by both the Living Building Challenge (LBC) (www.ilbi.org) as well as key issues related to this particular site, program and context. Refer to the attached PDF from the May 3 Steering Committee meeting for a more illustrative demonstration of the proposed building and site program as well as a listing of the current Vision and Goals.
The Climate Sustainability Center will be A SEED to grow a thriving GREEN ECONOMY in KANSAS CITY, building SYNERGIES among research, educational, entrepreneurial, labor, government and community STAKEHOLDERS.
Occupants can observe building behavior and learn strategies explicitly
health + happiness
Operable windows for each occupied space for fresh air and daylight
Healthy indoor air quality
Zero waste (98%) during construction and building operations
Design for human delight
Design to reflect culture
Create iconic architecture to serve as community catalyst
No “red list” materials as outlined in LBC
Account for embodied carbon footprint
Incorporate only FSC/salvaged/on-site wood
Follow appropriate sourcing guidelines from LBC
Follow strict material conservation management plan
100% of energy needs from on-site renewables
100% of water from on-site
100% of building discharge and stormwater handled on-site
Incorporate 15% of project site for food production (30,630 square feet or .70 acres)
Maximum of 60% of one use within one kilometer radius (refer to LBC)
This “wordle” illustrates key words used in conversations during the Visioning Workshop and Open House Forums – the larger the word, the more often it was mentioned.