Presentation on theme: "What tools are available to measure and monitor your sustainability initiative? How do you weigh costs/benefits and positives/negatives of different systems?"— Presentation transcript:
What You Can’t Measure You Can’t Change Tad Radzinski, PE, LEED AP, SFP
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. Why Measure? “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Periodic data analysis and trending will help identify sources of loss or waste. Simple spreadsheets to track raw materials, chemicals, water, utilities, waste, and the associated costs.
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. Measurement Tools Consultants ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Spreadsheets Auditing Systems Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines –Site Specific Dashboards Software –Energy and Carbon Accounting Systems
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. Value of Benchmarking Helps to decide where to focus efforts Useful in developing and meeting sustainability goals Required by law in some municipalities Often required for green building documentation (e.g. LEED)
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. But Where Do I Start? Where to begin is actually a very important decision When approached correctly, some capital improvements may be “paid from savings” by lower cost measures
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. Sustainable Buildings & Operations Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification Services ENERGY STAR Benchmarking and Certification ASHRAE Level 1 and Level 2 Audits Building Performance Improvement Program (BPIP) Building Energy Modeling High Performance Facility Assessment Green Building Consulting Building and Campus Design Photovoltaic Feasibility and Design Energy Efficiency Design
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. The Performance Improvement Process
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Tracks energy use across entire portfolio of buildings Normalizes energy use (for weather, type of building, occupancy, etc.) and compares to national averages Ongoing benchmarking will verify expected energy performance improvement Maintaining a current database is essential to the program’s success
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. LEED EB: O&M Energy And atmosphere Prerequisite 1: Minimum Energy Performance – Requires a minimum ENERGY STAR Score of 69 EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance. –Intent: To achieve increasing levels of operating energy performance relative to typical buildings of similar type to reduce environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use.
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. Case Study Building 62 83 Benchmarking of energy cost and consumption Lighting changes and occupancy sensors HVAC operating hour changes Better use of BAS Training of building engineers
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. Case Study Building - Electricity Reducing energy consumption by 20%, resulting in cost savings of $120,000 Minimal capital cost Carbon footprint reduced by over 20% Additional energy conservation measures will reduce the energy consumption an additional 14% Anticipated cost savings of $40,000/yr. with a simple payback of 1.8 years
Copyright 2012 by Sustainable Solutions Corp. Contact Tad Radzinski, P.E. LEED AP, SFP –610-569-1047 office –Tad@SustainableSolutionsCorporation.com www.SustainableSolutionsCorporation.com
Sustainability Tools Making Buildings Better Reducing Environmental Impacts Saving Money Stephen Ashkin, CEO Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC 14
3 Take-Aways Climate change is the issue of our generation, but sustainability is more than just energy. Sustainability affects everything we do including what we buy and what our people do. Sustainability for most organizations requires a culture change. Herein lies our greatest challenge. 15 Why Organizations Should Care?
Buildings Are Important 39% of total energy use 68% of total electricity consumption 30% of landfill waste 38% of carbon dioxide emissions 12% of total water consumption 16 Why Organizations Should Care?
Buildings Are Important $2 to $4 per sq ft for energy $1 to $2 per sq ft for cleaning $0.02 to $0.20 per sq ft for water and waste Other purchases including office supplies, food, raw materials, etc. 17 Why Organizations Should Care?
Total Impacts Cost 18 Why Organizations Should Care?
Cleaning Total Cost 19 Why Organizations Should Care?
Cleaning Per Sq Ft 20 Why Organizations Should Care?
Cleaning Cost per Occupant 21 Why Organizations Should Care?
Cleaning % Green 22 Why Organizations Should Care?
Creating a Culture of Sustainability 23 Why Organizations Should Care?
Creating a Culture of Sustainability 24 Why Organizations Should Care?
Contact: [email] www.green2sustainable.com 25 Stephen Ashkin (812)-332-7950SteveAshkin@green2sustainable.comwww.green2sustainable.com You can’t manage what you don’t measure. The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker
Contact: [email] www.green2sustainable.com 26 Stephen Ashkin (812)-332-7950SteveAshkin@green2sustainable.comwww.green2sustainable.com Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Developing a Strategy Manage ‘total’ energy and environmental impact to control costs, achieve sustainable targets and optimize value of assets Understand/ Examine your business needs Define the scope Acquire cost & consumption data Evaluate and analyze Action (implementation & control) Performance measurement (programs) Systems integration
The Sustainability Journey FocusComplianceVoluntary ReportingPerformance Management ExampleEH&S, US EPA, CRC (UK), NGERS CDP, CSR, GRI, DJSIOperational Efficiency & Savings StakeholdersRisk and Compliance Managers Sustainability and Environment Managers Facilities & Energy, Procurement and Business Managers ScopeInternal Operations Entire Value/Supply Chain FrequencyAnnually6 Monthly or AnnuallyDaily, Weekly, Monthly Data SourcesInternal SurveysSupplier AccountsMeters & Infrastructure ToolsSpreadsheetsWeb FormsEnterprise Software Sustainability 1.0 Sustainability 1.5 Sustainability 2.0
Data collection There a variety of tools available on the market today Match the tool set that best suits your organization and solution needs Simple tools – Microsoft excel, access db etc. Site or Local tools – BMS, dashboards, metering, automated control systems etc. Enterprise tools – Cloud based, systems integration, global infrastructure
Evaluate and analyze Evaluate the scope of your strategy and determine what goals can be achieved with the available budget Examine all the tools available on the market and select one that best suits your needs and objectives Begin identifying source data, access to source data will define the levels of automation that can be achieved in collection Analyze data to refine focus on the largest impact areas
Systems integration and reporting Automated Data Capture Capture copies of electronic data files from smart meters, supplier reports, electronic invoices and your internal IT systems for automated upload to a secure database Manual Data Capture Quickly and accurately enter data manually via customised web forms or preconfigured spreadsheet templates Data Services Hubs Files in various electronic formats can be emailed to the services hubs for secure data extraction, verification and integrity testing Global database The secure SQL server manages your data and a database of global data formats, metrics and carbon emission factors for all major reporting regions around the world
Benefits of this approach Reduce time and cost to manage energy & sustainability data Simplify the collection of data via electronic data interchange Free up time through scenario and rules based reporting – allowing key personnel to focus on driving change, not managing information Deliver up to date, business and compliance reporting Exception reporting, automated error checking and audit trails gives you confidence in your business decision making and reporting Manage complex and dynamic organizational structures Drive operational efficiency and cost savings Develop a comprehensive sustainability performance management framework using analytical tools and scenario models Identify areas for operational improvement (e.g. via benchmarking) and harness cost saving opportunities
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