Project Goal and Sustainability Summaries

Project Goal and Sustainability Summaries - Team No: 1 Land...

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Unformatted text preview: Team No: 1 Land Use 1. Performance Goals 2.Can Goal Achievement be Measured? Yes or No 3. Physical Variable that Defines Goal Achievement 4. Measurement Units 5. Does a Law or Act Require Achievement at Some Level? Yes or No 6. Name of Law or Act 1. Commercial and industrial areas are easily accessible from residents and from areas outside the community 2. Land must be allocated for residential and commercial areas without creating a conflict 3. Neighborhood layout must produce a feeling of seclusion and community while still being accessible by safety vehicles 4. Avoid building too close to wetlands and mountain areas Yes Yes No Amount of roads and major roads connecting the areas to reduce traffic Amount of land used and placement of the land Not Applicable Number of roads and traffic density Total acreage and acreage for each area Not Applicable Yes Clean Air Act Yes CERCLA, Natural Historic Preservation Act Not Applicable Not Applicable Yes Amount of area between construction and natural areas that cannot be developed 5. Density of development Yes Number of units per Local zoning laws and subdivision unit area of land regulations 6. (Insert rows as needed) What is the single biggest impact that the design of this system, component, or process can have on sustainability? Limit your answer to 25 words. The design of the community and allocation of land plays a large role in sustaining the wetlands and natural surroundings. It also impacts the cost of providing highways and other utilities. The lower the density of development, the more miles of roadway and utilities that have to be constructed and the more person miles individuals have to travel which results in more CO2 being produced. 1 Amount of feet Yes needed to keep wetlands safe and amount of feet away from mountains to avoid leveling ground DU/Acre or Yes Sq ft/acre National Environmental Protection Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act Team No: 2 Transportation 1. Performance Goals 2.Can Goal Achievement be Measured? Yes or No 3. Physical Variable that Defines Goal Achievement 4. Measurement Units 5. Does a Law or Act Require Achievement at Some Level? Yes or No 6. Name of Law or Act 1.Interconnectivity 2.Maximizing Safety 3.Promotion of Alternative Modes of Transportation Yes Yes Yes Time Accidents People using alternative modes Minutes of travel time # of Accidents No No None None Clean Air Act 4.Maintaining Proper Capacities Yes Traffic Volume None 5. Quality and ease of travel Yes Level of Service (Insert rows as needed) What is the single biggest impact that the design of this system, component, or process can have on sustainability? Limit your answer to 25 words. Transportation impacts the sustainability of the environment by affecting the amount of harmful CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere. # of people Yes using alternate modes # of vehicles per No hour Volume/capacity No 2 Team No: 3 Drainage/Flooding 2.Can Goal Achievement be Measured? Yes or No 3. Physical Variable that Defines Goal Achievement 4. Measurement Units 5. Does a Law or Act Require Achievement at Some Level? Yes or No 6. Name of Law or Act 1. Performance Goals 1. Remove water around the site Yes Rainfall & runoff data Gallons per minute Yes 2. Meet legal discharge limits into the Clark Yes Event Mean Parts per Yes County wetlands. Concentration million 3. 4. 5. 6. (Insert rows as needed) What is the single biggest impact that the design of this system, component, or process can have on sustainability? Limit your answer to 25 words. Drainage and Floodings biggest impact to sustainability is the system's ability to manage runoff. Thereby, preventing erosion, enhancing water quality, and maintaining the areas biodiversity. Clark Country Regional Flood Control District Section 400 of the Drainage Design manual. Clean Water Act of 1972 3 Team No: 4 Slope Stability and Erosion Control 1. Performance Goals 2.Can Goal Achievement be Measured? Yes or No 3. Physical Variable that Defines Goal Achievement 4. Measurement Units 5. Does a Law or Act Require Achievement at Some Level? Yes or No 6. Name of Law or Act 1. Wind Erosion Reduction 2. Water Runoff and Sediment Erosion Reduction Yes Yes 3. Slope Stability Yes degrees No No (Insert rows as needed) What is the single biggest impact that the design of this system, component, or process can have on sustainability? Limit your answer to 25 words. The main sustainability goal of our system is to prevent any harmful sediments and particles from entering the Las Vegas Wetlands Park and Las Vegas Wash. Change in the shape of soil surface. Change in weight, change in surface elevation, and sediment collection Slope angle and soil grain friction Cm2 m/m2 Yes Yes National Environmental Policy Act Clean Water Act National Environmental Policy Act Nevada Water Quality Laws Clean Water Act 4 Team 5 Water Supply Performance Goals Can Goal Physical be Variable measured? 1. Meet the demand 2. Potability 3. Fire Safety YES YES YES QUANTITY QUALITY QUANTITY and PRESSURE Measurement units Law requirement? Name of Law GALLONS PER MINUTE PH LEVEL GPM, PSI NO YES N/A CLEAN WATER ACT/ SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT YES NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION What is the single biggest impact that the design of this system, component, or process can have on sustainability? Water Conservation is the single, biggest impact for the design achieving sustainability. 5 Team No: 6 Waste Management 2.Can Goal Achievement be Measured? Yes or No 3. Physical Variable that Defines Goal Achievement 4. Measurement Units 5. Does a Law or Act Require Achievement at Some Level? Yes or No 6. Name of Law or Act 1. Performance Goals 1. 2. Handle all solids wastes produced by the Utopian Homes community. Handle all liquid wastes produced by the Utopian Homes community. Filter all toxic substances from the wastewater of the Utopian Homes community. Yes Yes Pounds of solid waste produced Gallons of liquid waste produced Amount of toxic substance per gallon 3. Yes Tons/hour or Yes Tons/day Gallons/minute Yes Gallons/hour Gallons/day Parts per Yes million Solid Waste Disposal Act Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act What is the single biggest impact that the design of this system, component, or process can have on sustainability? Limit your answer to 25 words. Treating and processing waste protects against uncontrolled degradation of the environment. Untreated waste can cause long term harm to humans and the ecosystem. 6 Team 7 Geothermal Energy Performance Goals Can Goal Achievement be Measured? Yes Yes Physical Variable that Defines Goal Achievement Energy Time in Operation Measurement Unit Does a Law or Act Require Achievement at Some Level? No No Name of Act or Law 1. Amount of Output 2. Reliability Megawatts/hour Percentage None None What is the single biggest impact that the design of this system, component, or process can have on sustainability? Waste from a geothermal power plant includes sludge, carbon emissions, and other green house gasses. These forms of pollution could potentially damage the environment. However, producing power from geothermal energy reduces the need for coal-fired plants, and thereby helps reduce the amount of CO2 produced. 7 Team No: 8 Solar Energy 2.Can Goal Achievement be Measured? Yes or No 3. Physical Variable that Defines Goal Achievement 4. Measurement Units 5. Does a Law or Act Require Achievement at Some Level? Yes or No 6. Name of Law or Act 1. Performance Goals 1. Efficiency 2. Reliability 3. Power Output 4. 5. 6. (Insert rows as needed) Yes Yes Yes Sun energy transferred to power Amount of time power is produced Amount of power produced % kilo Watt hours Hours or % of day Mega-Watts or kilo Watt hours No No No What is the single biggest impact that the design of this system, component, or process can have on sustainability? Limit your answer to 25 words. Using solar power can have the biggest impact on reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. 8 Team No: 9 Wind Power 2.Can Goal Achievement be Measured? Yes or No 3. Physical Variable that Defines Goal Achievement 4. Measurem ent Units 5. Does a Law or Act Require Achievement at Some Level? Yes or No 6. Name of Law or Act 1. Performance Goals % No None 1. Maximize capacity factor Yes (Power produced) (Theoretical Max) X 100 2. Maximize power output Yes Power megawatts MW No None 3. 4. 5. 6. (Insert rows as needed) What is the single biggest impact that the design of this system, component, or process can have on sustainability? Limit your answer to 25 words. The wind turbine's location is the biggest impact because the amount of wind determines whether its life cycle is positive, our most important sustainability goal. Wind power is an alternative to use of fossil fuels, and thus can help reduce CO2 emissions. 9 Team No: 10 Building Efficiency 1. Performance Goals 2.Can Goal Achievement be Measured? Yes or No 3. Physical Variable that Defines Goal Achievement 4. Measurement Units 5. Does a Law or Act Require Achievement at Some Level? Yes or No 6. Name of Law or Act 1. HERS index rating of 50 Yes N/A Unitless No None (Measured in %) 2. Peak load reduction Yes Energy bills Dollars No None 3. Reduced water usage Yes Water budget Gallons No None 4. Reduced energy usage Yes Utility bills kWh No None 5. Efficient insulation No n/a n/a No None (Insert rows as needed) What is the single biggest impact that the design of this system, component, or process can have on sustainability? Limit your answer to 25 words. It reduces the need to generate power by means that produce CO2. Reducing the amount of energy consumed by buildings lowers the use of dwindling natural resources, increasing sustainability. Sustainable building can help decrease the 4050% energy consumption that most building create in the country, while helping minimize the use of natural resources. 10 ...
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