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1 Closing the Gap Between Green Design and Operations Greg Schindler, PE, CFM Project Manager Convention & Entertainment

2 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations Founded in 1946 Founded in 1946 Employee Owned Company Employee Owned Company Adopted Servant Leadership Adopted Servant Leadership TD recognized by FORTUNE magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For every year TD recognized by FORTUNE magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For every year since inception. About TDIndustries Greenleaf.org

3 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations Business Sectors Business Sectors Automation & Controls Automation & Controls Energy Solutions Energy Solutions Facilities Management Facilities Management Mechanical Construction Mechanical Construction Services Services About TDIndustries Life Cycle Solutions Design Build Operate Maintain

4 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations Nearly 30 years in Facilities Management Aerospace, Computer Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Convention & Entertainment About the Greg Schindler, PE, CFM External Tank Program Michoud Assembly Facility New Orleans, Louisiana Mechanical Engineer Facility Management

5 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations About Greg Schindler, PE, CFM Key Experiences: (1980s) NASA External Tank Program Energy Cost Reduction Programs. Failure Modes Effect Analysis. Most common failure is Human Error; establish effective written procedures.

6 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations Key Experiences: (1990s) Computer Industry Key Experiences: (1990s) Computer Industry Energy Responsive Building Design Energy Responsive Building Design Energy Use Intensity kBtu/ft2-yr (120 – 55) Energy Use Intensity kBtu/ft2-yr (120 – 55) Keep it simple design Keep it simple design Keep it simple maintenance. Keep it simple maintenance. Keep it simple operations. Keep it simple operations. About Greg Schindler, PE, CFM

7 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations Key Experiences: ( ) El Paso Corporation Key Experiences: ( ) El Paso Corporation Tenneco building mid 1960s. Tenneco building mid 1960s. Significant energy reductions can be achieved even with existing facilities. Significant energy reductions can be achieved even with existing facilities. Total MEP Renovation LEED Gold Anticipated. Total MEP Renovation LEED Gold Anticipated. Operators recorded readings, but lack knowledge what the numbers mean. Operators recorded readings, but lack knowledge what the numbers mean. About Greg Schindler, PE, CFM

8 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations Key Experiences: ( ) El Paso Corporation Key Experiences: ( ) El Paso Corporation About Greg Schindler, PE, CFM Electric EnergyElectric Demand

9 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations Key Experiences: ( ) El Paso Corporation Key Experiences: ( ) El Paso Corporation About Greg Schindler, PE, CFM Natural GasBuilding Recycling

10 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations Summary Key Experiences: Summary Key Experiences: You can only manage what you measure. You can only manage what you measure. In almost every case, sustainability is economical. In almost every case, sustainability is economical. Use Occams razor in design, maintenance and operation. Use Occams razor in design, maintenance and operation. Reduce human error by education not training. Reduce human error by education not training. About Greg Schindler, PE, CFM

11 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations George R. Brown Convention Center Event driven facility high occupancies. Event driven facility high occupancies. Energy use driven by events. Energy use driven by events. Optimal Start/Stop. Optimal Start/Stop. Watt-stopper lighting. Watt-stopper lighting.

12 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations Opened September 1987 and expanded in Opened September 1987 and expanded in million square feet of flexible exhibit hall, meeting and registration space. 1.2 million square feet of flexible exhibit hall, meeting and registration space. Original central plant Original central plant Original pneumatic/digital control BAS Original pneumatic/digital control BAS George R. Brown Convention Center

13 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations George R. Brown Convention Center LEED Silver Rating June LEED Silver Rating June Cooling tower water management. Cooling tower water management. Restroom fixtures low water consumption. Restroom fixtures low water consumption. Existing Building Commissioning-Investigation Analysis. Existing Building Commissioning-Investigation Analysis. Existing Building Commissioning-Ongoing Commissioning. Existing Building Commissioning-Ongoing Commissioning. Renewable energy (100% wind power). Renewable energy (100% wind power).

14 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations George R. Brown Convention Center LEED Silver Rating June LEED Silver Rating June Alternative Commuting. Alternative Commuting. Indoor Air Quality Best Management Practices Indoor Air Quality Best Management Practices Occupancy Comfort. Occupancy Comfort. Heat Island Reduction. Heat Island Reduction. Solid Waste Management. Solid Waste Management. Green Cleaning. Green Cleaning. George R. Brown Convention Center

15 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations George R. Brown Convention Center Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Older buildings can be GREEN. Older buildings can be GREEN. Simplest design approach is usually best. Simplest design approach is usually best. 100% commissioning after construction verification. 100% commissioning after construction verification. Integrate your documentation of your sustainability efforts in your processes. Integrate your documentation of your sustainability efforts in your processes.

16 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations George R. Brown Convention Center Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Integration of people, processes and technology. Integration of people, processes and technology. Finding qualified and experienced skill trade personnel. Finding qualified and experienced skill trade personnel. Education over training. Education over training. Processes before technology. Processes before technology. Implement technology that your people can assimilate; resistance is futile. Implement technology that your people can assimilate; resistance is futile.

17 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations George R. Brown Convention Center Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Technology of the past is challenging for younger generation and vice versa. Technology of the past is challenging for younger generation and vice versa. Planned maintenance program must include continuous commissioning. Planned maintenance program must include continuous commissioning. Replacement strategies (sustainability) for specific commodities like lamps, ballast, etc. Replacement strategies (sustainability) for specific commodities like lamps, ballast, etc. Slide Rules Remember DOS?

18 Closing the Gap between Green Design and Operations George R. Brown Convention Center Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Education about sustainability. Education about sustainability. Culture must be supportive of sustainability Culture must be supportive of sustainability LEED Recertification Strategy – keep existing credits and strive for new ones. LEED Recertification Strategy – keep existing credits and strive for new ones. Stay abreast of the changes. Stay abreast of the changes.

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