In Depth Case Studies
BTI-Greensburg John Deere Dealership
- Location: Greensburg, KS, United States
- Climate Region: 4B: Mixed - Dry
- Building type(s): Retail
- New construction
- 30,000 ft2 (2,790 m2)
- Project scope: a single building
- Rural setting
- Completed January 2009
The dealership has been completed and is open for business as of January 2009.
- Rating: U.S. Green Building Council LEED-NC, v.2.2--Level: Platinum
BTI-Greensburg has built a new John Deere Dealership and Service shop in Greensburg, Kansas. 95% of the town was destroyed in a tornado in May of 2007. The metal building has been certified LEED Platinum at approximately 50% energy cost savings.
See the webcam for live updates of the daylit sales area: http://www.hastco.com/webcam/greencam.html
See the live energy monitoring screen at: http://greensburg.johndeere.greentouchscreen.com/
The dealership is designed to be fully daylit using 24 skylights in the service shop and 12 tubular daylighting devices in the retail space. Well insulated metal wall panels - commonly used in refrigerated warehouses - have an assembly R-value of R-16 and eliminate thermal breaks typically seen in metal building construction. The high bay overhead doors include R-14 insulated panels. R-38 roof insulation incorporates thermal blocks to minimize the thermal breaks at the roof structure. A high efficiency 16 SEER VAV provides heating, cooling, and outdoor air to the retail space, combined with CO2 demand controlled ventilation. Hot water is provided with a combination of a waste oil boiler and natural gas boiler. Waste oil from oil changes in the service shop is stored on-site and used during the winter to offset natural gas use. Radiant slab heating minimizes heat loss during the frequent bay door open and close cycles. Two wind turbines (4.2 kW and 1.9 kw) provide electricity to the facility, offsetting an estimated 8% of the building load.
Owner & Occupancy
- Owned and occupied by Bucklin Tractor Implement, Corporation, for-profit
- Typically occupied by 20 people, 50 hours per person per week; and 100 visitors per week, 0.5 hours per visitor per week
The dealership contains service staff and sales staff, as well as regular customers
Retail general (40%), Other (40%), Office (10%), Mechanical systems (5%), Classroom (5%)
Wildlife habitat (50%), Restored landscape (40%), Parking (5%), Drives/roadway (5%)
Integrated team, Simulation, Commissioning, Wetlands, Indigenous vegetation, Stormwater management, Water harvesting, Efficient fixtures and appliances, Efficient irrigation, Drought-tolerant landscaping, Insulation levels, HVAC, Lighting control and daylight harvesting, Efficient lighting, On-site renewable electricity, Certified wood, Daylighting, Ventilation effectiveness, Thermal comfort, Noise control
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