Going Green in Bowling Green
The Lubber Run Community Center was designed for tomorrow’s energy landscape. The 60,000 square foot building features meeting spaces, offices, classrooms, exercise areas, and a gymnasium. It will be open to the public and is intended to serve as a cornerstone for the community. An expansive green roof over the attached parking garage is occupiable and includes playgrounds as well as basketball and tennis courts. The building will not only show how to be a good steward of the community but also of the Earth and the local utility grid.
The building has been designed to achieve an EUI of 23 or less and will receive a 350kW roof-mounted photovoltaic array through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). A 100kWh Li-Ion battery storage system will help to reduce the building’s impact on the grid but also increase resilience by serving as a back-up power source for the entire building. With no back-up generator, islanding controls were designed so that the community center can operate off-grid indefinitely during most times of the year. The building will also feature Sphere, CMTA’s occupant engagement dashboard.