“Our return on investment will be in the productivity of our people, recognition as good stewards of the planet and from the financial benefits of having higher occupancy and no energy bills.”
(Dennis & Christy Cuku - Owners of the Mosaic Center for Community & Commerce)
Triple Bottom Line home for the Mosaic Family & business community
Demonstrate that Net 0 building can be built at Net 0 additional cost
Set a new standard for commercial real estate
Deliver a high performance 3000m2 facility to a $9.5M target construction cost
Complete the project four months early
Achieve Living Building Challenge Petal Recognition & LEED Platinum
The team was hand picked based upon qualifications, compatibility with the project lean and green project requirements and the proponents value proposition. The team all attended Boot Camp and were expected to adopt and implement Lean Project Delivery. Major partners shared risk and reward by entering into a Multi-Party Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA). The team were expected to be engaged, committed and accountable to deliver an exceptional high performance project with-in the constraints of a traditional budget.
The team were trained and implemented Lean Project Delivery at the beginning. This included:
Disciplined work with full implementation of the Last Planner System
Pull Plan and achieve a 4-month early Mosaic Group move-in date
Collaborative design and decision making to achieve clearly defined project requirements to target cost
Prefabricated elements to improve quality and schedule
Lean Commissioning for early achievement of M&V
Performance: Delivered to budget & ahead of schedule
Green - Sustainability
Building features include a Living Wall, wood structure, exceptional landscaping, vegetable garden, rooftop terrace, bee hives, common interactive space, restaurant and daycare. Efficiency measures include sustainable expectations for thermal comfort, great day lighting, minimal light fixtures, low energy design so that PV panels on the roof provide 100% of the energy for the building. The transformational features include community engagement, project website, high level of promotion that Normal is Broken and that there is a better way.
Triple Bottom Line Economics
Net 0 Energy at Net 0 Additional Cost
Living Building & LEED Platinum Certification
Sustainable landscaping, community access
Catalyst for transforming society, design & construction
This project demonstrates that Lean Project Delivery enables high performance at no additional cost as this amazing project was delivered on a traditional budget.