Thursday May 3, 2018 – Welcome Party!
If you are coming straight to the Welcome Party, don’t worry, we’ll have someone there so you can “register” for the party and register for CRC in the morning!
There will be a scavenger hunt in the building! all participants that answer all the questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for an iPad!
Friday May 4, 2018 – Tours
Market One – ASHRAE Technology Award Winner!
130 E 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309 – See the CRC MAP for the location
The Market One Development in Des Moines was a recipient of a First Place ASHRAE Society Level Technology Award for the Commercial Buildings – Existing Category. The project represents what is possible with the efficient renovation of an historic building. The building also achieved LEED Platinum certification, as restoration of the existing facility, and sustainable design were the driving factors guiding this project. A number of sustainable design strategies were incorporated into the revitalization of this facility, including solar arrays mounted both over the parking area and on a portion of the building’s roof, with a total potential generating capacity of 222 kW. A ground-coupled heat exchange system (geothermal system) with fifteen (15) 200 foot vertical borings. Variable refrigerant flow air-to-air heat pumps condition building spaces. The building’s lighting system is powered with state of the art LED fixtures. Third floor office space utilizes color changing white light control systems meant to mimic the natural circadian light patterns of the day. These combined systems resulted in an Energy Star Score of 94 over 12 months of operation.
World Food Prize
100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309 – See the CRC MAP for the location
The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates began its life as the Central Branch of the Des Moines Public Library in 1903. The building remained a library until 2006, when the existing facility was vacated. After the building ceased its function as a library, the World Food Prize organization took possession of the building, and began the process of renovating the historic facility. As the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, all modifications to the facility were required to maintain major historic elements of the building. While the historic character of the building needed to be maintained, the building also had to serve its new purpose as the headquarters of the World Food Prize organization. With its new function, the building houses exhibition spaces, offices, meeting rooms, reception spaces, and educational areas. The 44,000 square foot building was remodeled without obvious changes to interior walls, floors, ceilings, or building envelope components.
A number strategies were employed to achieve the Owner’s performance targets for this historic facility. Vertical ground-coupled heat exchange borings were installed under the gardens to the west of the building to provide a heat source/sink for the building. Water-to-Water heat pumps capable of providing both heating and chilled water were coupled to the ground-source heat exchanger. Heating and chilled water serve terminal heating and cooling fan coil units in each space, with demand-controlled ventilation provided throughout the building by a variable volume DOAS AHU equipped with dual total energy recovery wheels. The fan coil units in each space include variable speed ECM motors to improve efficiency for all operating conditions, and to allow for turndown of airflow when full fan speed is not required. Additionally, a roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) array provides power generation to help offset a portion of the electrical energy utilized by the building.
Friday May 4, 2018 – Awards Banquet!
Bar Crawl – Iowa Style!
See the CRC MAP for the locations
The 2018 CRC Bar Crawl is an opportunity to see some of the best bars Des Moines currently has to offer. A mix of places that all have great beer selections, good cocktails, and fun environments. The bus will begin a loop from the hotel with stops at each bar at 9:15 p.m. and will do its final loop at 11:45 p.m. Find the CRC representative at each location (wearing a CRC shirt) to get a playing card at that bar. At the hospitality suite shortly after midnight, there will be a drawing for eight $50 gift cards (two winners from each location). Visit all the bars to increase your chances of winning, or find the place you like the most and hang out there all night! You must be present at the hospitality suite to win your prize.
El Bait Shop – The largest American microbrew selection in the world! Featuring 105 draft beer, another 175 in bottles, and many terrific selections from Iowa breweries. It’s the only 1970s-fishing themed-105 tap handle restaurant and tavern you’ll ever find. Winner of many local awards and featured in national publications like Draft Magazine’s top 100 bars in America three years in a row. This is the premier beer bar in Des Moines, and one that never disappoints. If you’d like a little step back in time, be sure to walk next door to El Bait Shop’s sister bar, The High Life Lounge to be transported into a world of shag carpet, wood paneling, and classic Schlitz advertising!
The Iowa Taproom – All Iowa Beer. One Amazing Place. The Iowa Taproom supports the growing tradition of diversity, creativity and excellence in Iowa beer. They seek to honor our state’s heritage through reuse of historic materials in the décor, including the 1880s bar-top salvaged from a bar in Jewell, IA, reclaimed barn wood, historic signs, grain bins, machinery parts, salvaged furniture and more. Not to mention 120 taps serving beer from a silo. The Taproom is your place to see what a great beer scene has been growing in Iowa.
Hello, Marjorie – An experience-focused bar in the heart of downtown. The mid-century modern styling in the historic home of the Des Moines Register invites patrons to connect in a relaxing environment. Typically quieter than other stops on the crawl, Hello, Marjorie is known for their great cocktails, smaller, well curated selection beers and damn fine times.
Up/Down – The Des Moines Barcade. Up/Down features more than 40 arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s, pinball machines, three classic Skee-ball alleys, Nintendo and Sega console gaming, and giant Jenga and connect four. All games cost just 25 cents. The drink menu includes an extensive craft beer selection with 20 beers on tap and even more bottles and cans, as well as ‘80s and ‘90s inspired cocktails. This is your stop if you’re struggling to get over not high scoring Donkey Kong or Pacman.