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Sustainability – General Information. Impact of Commercial Buildings Buildings consume:  40% of total energy  65% of total electricity  30% of raw.

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1 Sustainability – General Information

2 Impact of Commercial Buildings Buildings consume:  40% of total energy  65% of total electricity  30% of raw materials  12% of potable water Buildings consume:  40% of total energy  65% of total electricity  30% of raw materials  12% of potable water

3 Organization Staff Impact  Contaminants indoors can be two to five times worse than those outdoors.  Asthma increased in young children by 160% since  Allergies impact over 20% of the population.

4 Indoor Environmental Quality People on average spend 90% of their time indoors.  Tighter buildings  Poor air circulation  More people in same space  Improper cleaning can lead to lost productivity leading to more than $60 billion annually.

5 Microsoft National Geographic Pentagon Hewlett Packard What is the USGBC? A leading national coalition for producing a new generation of buildings that deliver high performance inside and out. Its mission: To promotes the design, construction and operation of environmentally responsible, profitable, healthy facilities. Its membership: Has swelled to over 4,500 member organizations, growing at a rate of almost 200% in the past two years. Duke University Johnson & Johnson Cambridge Memorial Johnson Diversey U.S. Green Building Council

6 The LEED Green Building Rating System is owned and managed by the United States Green Building Council. LEED stands for (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings) It is a voluntary, consensus-based set of performance standards for the sustainable upgrades of existing buildings to help operate them in a sustainable way on an ongoing basis. The GREEN GUIDE FOR HEALTHCARE program is aligned closely with the USGBC’s LEED program. What is LEED-EB

7 LEED-EB Registered by Type

8 LEED-EB Point System

9 Green building rating system Green chemical certifier Paper and liners CRI’s Green Label Third Party Guidelines

10 Examples of Customer Value National Geographic Society Washington DC LEED-EB Certified Joe Serna, Jr. Bldg CA EPA, Sacramento, CA Managed by Thomas Properties LEED-EB Certified Waste removal, cleaning supplies, electricity and landscaping cost reduction from $1.87 to $1.16/sft. For every $1 invested in green building improvements, market value increased $4.

11 Ex: Entryways common problems  No goals and objectives  No written plan  Improper tools equipment Strategies, requirements, preferences  Work from a written plan and communicate, e.g. goals, frequency, procedures  Track maintenance  Use matting per LEED-EB  Ensure use of clean mopping solutions  Use micro-fiber flat mops and Green Label vac’s  Use appropriate ice-melt if applicable Primary Focus


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