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1 Seattle Federal Executive Board Sustainability Spotlight Leveraging our tools to lead by example and showcase our success! 12 March 2013

2 National Spotlight Community Submitted on November 16 Confirmed as Spotlight Community on January 18!!! One of only 6 teams nationwide!!! Emphasis on shared goals, partnership and creating a model that can be used in other FEBs to promote sustainability and involvement in related programs Congratulations SFEB!

3 From the White House Blog: To connect these local efforts with the broad goals in the President’s Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, we have selected six teams to follow throughout the year to see what they can accomplish when they work together. …Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance Seattle Federal Executive Board’s Business Case for Sustainability - Seattle, WA: In 2013, the Board and supporting agencies will: develop a story submittal form to make it easier for agencies to contribute business cases; aggregate regional financial impact based on stories submitted, agency participation, consolidated savings, and other data; determine best methods to publicize successes; and encourage non- participating Federal communities in the region to contribute. This effort will demonstrate how FEBs can play an integral role in coordinating regionally located Federal entities that are working towards shared Executive Order goals. SFEB Sustainability Spotlight

4 SFEB to FGC to Green Teams Building on our foundation by engaging our people. Acting, measuring and recognizing accomplishments. The foundation for our efforts. Showcasing our Seattle leadership!

5 SFEB Sustainability Spotlight (12 members committed) o The SFEB sustainability Spotlight leverages and highlights work happening under the FGC, through the Green Teams or within the Seattle federal community to show our collective impacts.. Federal Green Challenge (30 partners, many as part of Green Teams) o The Federal Green Challenge is a Federal Partnership that drives Federal Agencies to reduce their carbon footprint by focusing on 2 of 6 areas. Energy, Purchasing, Waste, Water, Electronics and Transportation. Green Teams (8 Seattle Area Green Teams) o The Green Teams support intra-building collaboration to achieve our EO goals. o Green Teams can participate in the FGC as a group with specific agencies being recognized for their contribution. o Green Teams can collectively report. In support of our Executive Order requirements, We lead by example! SFEB leads on interconnected fronts!!

6 Capture collective actions that demonstrate results Share tools and resources among the federal community Measure outcomes – environmentally and economically Leverage each other’s successes Support Green Teams and Federal Green Challenge Partners in achieving their Executive Order goals. Spotlight Objectives

7 Mission: – Integrated Design and Sustainability Charrettes Operations: – Learning about electric plug load effects in the Oxbow Building Sharing Examples from Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle

8 12 of 40 of SFEB Agencies are participating Team has gathered listing of POCs and your areas of interest We will continue to focus on two agreed upon areas – Energy Efficiency – Green Meetings Where agencies have indicated interest in other areas – Multiple requests for Commute Trip Reduction Waste Management Purchasing – Included in future months as next round of focus Thank you to those who submitted…

9 SFEB Sustainability Spotlight NOAA/Seattle Administrative Services Department of Commerce – Office of Inspector General Audits- US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Protection Agency – Region 10 General Services Administration U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Office of Internal Affairs Social Security Administration – Regional Office Seattle Passport Office Federal Aviation Administration Federal Transit Administration U.S. Postal Service – District Office Department of Veteran Affairs – Office of the Inspector General ! Federal Green Challenge Who is already involved? Department of Agriculture – Forest Services Department of Agriculture – Rural Development NOAA/Alaska Fisheries Science Center/Diving Center General Counsel Northwest Section/National Marine Fisheries Service/National Weather Service – Sand Point/NMFS/Seafood Inspection Office/Northwest Fisheries Science Center/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory/Seattle Administrative Services Department of Commerce – Office of Inspector General Audits U.S. Air Force U.S. Army – Reserve Command US Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Navy – Navy Region Northwest – includes Navel Station Everett, Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Naval Air Reserve Whidbey Island, PSNS &IMF, and the Trident Training Facility Bonneville Power Administration Environmental Protection Agency- Region 10 General Services Administration Department of Housing and Urban Development – Northwest Alaska Region Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service U.S. Geological Survey Northwest Region U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center U.S. Attorney Women’s Bureau Peace Corps – Volunteer Recruitment Small Business Administration Federal Aviation Administration Federal Transit Administration US Postal Service Buildings with Green Teams: Jackson Federal Building Seattle Federal Office Building Nakamura Courthouse Seattle Courthouse Federal Center South Tacoma Union Station Seattle EPA Park Place Seattle NOAA Office

10 Participate to gain credit Continue to stay involved in Green Teams and FGC Share the tools/resources you already use and help develop (some or all) modules for collective use Support your POCs in the effort Continue to submit and share stories about your sustainability efforts Report results so we can share our collective impact. What we are asking of SFEB Members

11 Supporting your active participation Converting your results into environmental benefit and taxpayer dollars saved! Providing shared recognition with other SFEB members. The SFEB Sustainability Spotlight makes it easy by:

12 Example Tool: Energy Poster

13 Example Tool: Staff Messaging 1.After a long day week at work, you may be looking forward to a weekend of rest and relaxation. But before you step out of the office, please take the necessary steps to make sure the energy bill gets a break tool! Remember to turn off computers and lights, as well as unplug appliances. 2.Are you running late for that next meeting? Tired of waiting for the elevator? Save energy and get exercise by taking the stairs! 3.Did you know that appliances that are not in use but are plugged in use electricity? Take the time to unplug appropriate appliance to conserve energy. You are not using them, so why waste energy? 4. Wish you could take advantage of the beautiful sunny day outside? You can! By turning off the lights and sitting by the window instead, you save electricity and benefit from good weather. 5.About to head to the conference room for a long meeting? Remember to put your computer monitor in sleep mode! If possible, consider shutting down the computer. A computer running, but not in use wastes energy.

14 Example Tool: Clear Results Reportings

15 The SFEB Sustainability Spotlight leadership team will: Develop resources to support action and data collection Convert results to environmental benefits and taxpayer dollars saved Share collective success! Member Agencies will: Support the effort through partnership and collaboration Report results and continue to share successes Celebrate Success Key Actions and Next Steps for the Team

16 Proposed Schedule of Events – Final TBD by SFEB DateAction March 2013SFEB ELC Review of Sustainability Spotlight Plan April 2013Develop tools to support actions April 22, 2013Earth Day Announcement and Kick Off in conjunction with FGC Annual Mtg May/June 2013Campaign: Energy Efficiency June/July 2013Campaign: Energy Efficiency – Occupant Behaviors August/September 2013Campaign:: Green Meetings – Meeting your mission sustainably August/September Campaign: Green Meetings – Technology to Protect the Environment VTC, Webinars, Paper Reduction, Sustainable logistics October/NovemberBy Popular Demand, Commute Trip Reduction – “Commuting for the Cause” December/JanuaryBy Popular Demand: Waste Not February/MarchBy Popular Demand: Purchasing March / AprilReport Results Timeline:

17 Next Steps for Sub-team Sustainability Task Group serves as clearinghouse for regional sustainability stories, and provides support, information, tools and resources for Federal Agencies in the community. Ongoing Based on Areas of Focus selected, adapt story submittal form to make it easy for agencies to participate and share their contribution to each Area. DoneStory submittal form will remain as is to allow for capturing of all successes, but stories related to areas of focus will be aggregated SFEB Spotlight Committee Kick-off3/26/2013 Aggregate our regional impact based on stories submitted, agency participation, consolidated savings and other data. 3/30/2013Team to develop data collection methods using existing tools Integrate spotlight into the FGC and highlight work at the FGC Annual Meeting. Leverage and recognize committed partners. 4/23/2013Ensure a seamless integration of efforts so the federal community can drive success with minimal extra effort. Determine best methods to share regional impact and encourage other federal communities in the region to join in. 6/30/13Team looking at web based and other methods to post and share information Determine best ways to share best practices, information and useful tools to drive change related to sustainability across our Federal Community (SFEB website links to FGC and Sustainability Task Group documents) 6/30/13Team looking at web based and other methods to post and share information

18 Feedback and Key Questions  Are we on the right path? Will this assist your agency to meeting its EO Requirements?  Is the interrelationship between tools that support action clear?  How will your agency participate?  Part of the leadership team  Developing one or more modules  Implementing modules  Sharing Results – ALL  Kick off Meeting: March 26 th, 9-11am, EPA Building  1200, 6 th Ave, 12 th floor, Seattle, WA

19 Extra Information if Needed

20 Green Teams InterrelationshipBenefitsWhat You Need to DoTimeline The Green Teams support intra-building collaboration to achieve our EO goals. Green Teams can participate in the FGC as a group with specific agencies being recognized for their contribution. Green Teams can collectively report.  Sharing of best practices and information through Regional Green Team network  Focused at local occupant level, creating social / community value  Ready access to building data and information to measure impact  Sign the Green Team Charter  Actively participate in your building’s Green Team GSA is already collecting data on Green Team activity and will report building information for you related to energy, water, waste. Ongoing, Green Team decides regularity of meetings and activities. Must coordinate activities at least twice each year.

21 Federal Green Challenge InterrelationshipBenefits What You Need to Do Timeline The Federal Green Challenge is a Federal Partnership that drives Federal Agencies to reduce their carbon footprint by focusing on 2 of 6 areas. Energy, Purchasing, Waste, Water, Electronics and Transportation.  Recognition  Trainings and Technical Assistance  Collaborate on events – EPA has worked with JFB/FOB Green Team on past America Recycles Day and Earth Day events.  Information sharing with the regional and national FGC participant networks.  Sign the Registration Form  Actively participate in your building’s Green Team  EPA works with GSA to complete the baseline and results reporting for GSA managed properties. Results* and award nomination forms are due in December of each year. Invited to biannual in-person events and monthly webinars. * EPA works with GSA to obtain building results for Green Teams.

22 SFEB Sustainability Spotlight InterrelationshipBenefits What You Need to Do Timeline The SFEB sustainability Spotlight project is looking to drive effort in one or two areas across the Seattle federal community so we can collectively share our story and measure our results.  Participants are recognized through the SFEB and the White House Spotlight Community Effort  Information sharing through the White House Council on Environmental Quality and through FedCenter.gov website to all Federal Agencies.  Fill out the Project Commitment / Information Form  Actively support at least one of the areas of focus  Help collect data for that area of focus so we can aggregate local area impact See previous Schedule of Events March 2013 – March 2014 Annual consolidation of SFEB contribution


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