This competition-winning, sustainable solution was selected by the leadership of CPSE along with the environmental lab user-group. Comprehensive architectural and engineering services were provided under Bogle’s design direction.
The footprint is both compact, yet elongated along the east-west axis. This orientation maximizes natural ventilation and natural daylighting potential. The building design consciously creates a strong relationship between the natural environment and the built space. Extensive gardens are not necessary to accomplish this.
The entrance/circulation gallery will engage all users of the building, providing opportunities for social interaction and sharing information among different user groups.
Sustainable features include:
Stormwater filtering systems – bioswales and bioretention basins
Xeriscapes incorporating Native vegetation
Passive Solar Building Configuration
Photovoltaic Solar Panels
Resource Reduction and Reuse
Operable Windows for flexibility to naturally ventilate
Laboratory 100% outside air
Multiple zoned HVAC system
High albedo (white) envelope materials
Insulated glazing with Low-E coating
Daylight & Views
Windows at view level
Vistas through building
Clerestory glazing for natural ambient light
C.P.S. Energy San Antonio
Carter & Burgess (David Bogle, R.A., Senior Architect and Senior Project Manager)
Design Services: 2006 – 2007
Calaveras Lake Energy Plant
Bexar County, Texas