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Green Roof Proposal to ROC/Meridian by the Thomas Circle Go-Green Group

Green Roof Proposal to ROC/Meridian by the Thomas Circle Go-Green Group

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JANUARY6, 2016

OUR GREEN ROOF TEAM

  • TinaHobson,SamGoekjianandHarrietFulbright Thomas Circle Residents’ Go-Green Group

  • Brendan Doyle, Georgetown University, Masters in Professional Real Estate Program

  • The Washington Architectural Foundation

  • Constance Whitaker Maffin Memorial Fund

  • Eliza Beth Engle, Geier Brown Renfrow Architects

  • Brian Uher and Zachary Pogue ECORE Living, Georgetown University, Masters in Professional Real Estate Program

  • The Washington Architectural Foundation

  • Constance Whitaker Maffin Memorial Fund
  • Eliza Beth Engle, Geier Brown Renfrow Architects
  • Brian Uher and Zachary Pogue ECORE Living

OUR GREEN ROOF REHABILITATION PROPOSAL

  1. Maximize new uses and profitability of Thomas Circle rooftop; add value within the next seven years; add “Rooftop Living” to Thomas Circle amenities; align with ROC Seniors Housing environmental policy.
  2. Replace roof during 2016-2017 with new multi-purpose area, rooftop memory care and assisted living space, green roof, solar- heated hot water and additional amenities such as: food and beverage service, music, gardening, yoga, outdoor fireplace and fountain.

CONTINUED: OUR GREEN ROOF REHABILITATION PROPOSAL

  1. Proposal is based on: Condo owner and tenant preferences; Community health and livability; Sustainability (carbon footprint, air quality, water quality, daylighting, energy-efficiency etc.); Financial: costs, revenues, payback period, Internal rate of return; Long-term asset value and marketability
  2. Proposal consists of four elements:
  3. replace present roof and configuration
  4. include rooftop improvements
  5. convert roofing to “green roof”, living wall and solar hot water
  6. add additional amenities

Design Plan

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 1. Existing Roof

  • Future roof replacement is within budgeted reserves
  • Green Roof Team/TREMCO reports (2013-2014): need new 17,400 sq.ft. roof by late 2016-early 2017; fix leaks and masonry; address drainage.
  • Total estimated cost: $610,800 ($35/sq.ft.)* Hard costs: $590,000
  • Roof membrane and supplies
  • Masonry Repairs
  • Crane rentals/demo/dispose old roofing

Softcosts: $20,800

  • Consultants: final design and engineering,  landscape architect, project manager, legal, etc.
  • Permits/studies: Building permit, storm water mgmt. plan
  • O&M: 2-year warranty; $3600/year thereafter

*As of March, 2015

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  • Capitol Seniors Housing Refinance Report (2012):

 

3. Roof Improvements

Total Estimated Cost: $719,028 Hard costs: $688,228

  • Non-slippery Roof Pavers
  • Glass Security Railing and Gate/Flashing
  • Interior Renovation
  • Additional Storage
  • Security Cameras
  • Telephone/intercom systems
  • Emergency pull cords in the bathrooms
  • Indoor drinking H20 fountain
  • ADA pool lift
  • ADA ramp from East Door

Soft costs: $30,800

  • A&E/project management • Permits/legal
  • O&M: $1000/year

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4. GreenRoof(LivingWall,SolarHotWater,Gardening)

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Total Costs: $394,933* Hard Costs: $369,933

  • Green Roof and Living Wall
  • Greenhouse and planters
  • Solar Thermal Hot H20 panels
  • Bee-keeping

Soft Costs: $25,000

  • Permits, inspection fees, SRC fees
  • A&E, LA, consultants/project management fees
  • Legal/transaction costs/certifications
  • O&M: $3300/month

Less reimbursements:

Rebate Yr 3: $173,930

Sell SRCs Yr 6: $21,621 (@$2.27/SRC)

Net cost: $199,382

*Does not include hard costs for solar hot water system provided by Nextility under self-financed contract.

Value of system $141,400

10 year gas bill savings $18,600 30 year savings $108,000

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Donovan House Hotel next door

TOTAL Estimated Cost: $54,245 Hard Costs: $52,245

  • Rooftop Memory Care/Assisted Living Space
  • Multi-Purpose Area
  • Outdoor/rooftop furniture and shade sails
  • Planters & hanging baskets
  • Lighting
  • Big screen TV/movie projection
  • Live entertainment
  • Rooftop Pub with Food/Bevs
  • Outdoor fireplace & Fountain
  • Meditation and Yoga classes
  • Physical Education

Soft Costs: $2000

  • Aides/instructors/labor (?)
  • Food/Bev service/labor (?)
  • O&M

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“Going-Green” is a Win-Win-Win

Environment:

  • Reduces air and water pollution
  • Shrinks carbon footprint
  • Aligns with ROC Seniors Housing policy

Economic:

  • Reduces water and gas bills: $2300-2700/year
  • Increases Net Operating Income $3-5K per year
  • Adds value; market advantage

Community well-being:

  • Thomas Circle first sustainable retirement community in DC

 

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