Existing Building – Resource Use 72% of all Electricity Consumption 38% of All (CO2) Emissions 40% of Raw Materials Use 30% of Waste Output 14% of Potable Water Consumption
Healthcare Facility Factors Commercial Buildings – 4% of Built Area Healthcare – 7% of Commercial Built Area Healthcare Facilities – 2x Energy Use 1 of 6 Energy Units used in Healthcare
Developing a Sustainability Program – Initial Steps Make a Corporate Commitment Draft Strategic Plan Existing Facility Gap Analysis Develop Performance Goals Prioritize Sustainable Actions
Sustainability Coordinator (The sustainability coordinator functions to develop and lead the sustainability initiatives) Leads General Environmental Sustainable Strategic Planning Sustainable product procurement Waste elimination and toxicity reduction
Sustainability Coordinator (The sustainability coordinator functions to develop and lead the sustainability initiatives) Champion for Energy and water conservation Indoor Environment Quality Tracking and benchmarking environmental programs
Sustainability Coordinator (The sustainability coordinator functions to develop and lead the sustainability initiatives) Interdepartmental coordination of programs Interface with internal and external stakeholders
Sustainability Coordinator Administrative Responsibilities Interacts with fellow professionals and public Excellent communication, management and organizational skills Develops Faculty Green Team Chairs Facility Green Team Resource for Employee Advisory Groups
Facility – Operational Elements Site Energy Materials Management Indoor Air Quality Housekeeping
LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB:O&M) US Green Building Council rating system for green operations and maintenance practices Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy and Atmosphere Materials and Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Operations Regional Priority
LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB:O&M) A key goal of LEED-EB:O&M is to institutionalize a process of reporting, inspection and review over the lifespan of the building.
LEED-EB:O&M Framework for Organization LEED-EB:O&M can provide an organizing template for tracking sustainability performance Checklist for quick reference Reference Guide acts as a “how-to” manual
MAPPING LEED-EB:O&M TO THE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES Administration Communication Tools and “Dashboarding” Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Polices (MRp1 & RC1-5) Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts (IOc3)
MAPPING LEED-EB:O&M TO THE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES Facility - Measurement and Verification Water Performance (WEc1) Optimize Energy Performance (EAc1) Energy System Level Metering (EAc3.2)
MAPPING LEED-EB:O&M TO THE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES Facility Site Transportation Impact - Alternative Commuting Transportation (SSc4)
MAPPING LEED-EB:O&M TO THE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES Environmental Waste Elimination - Solid Waste Management Policies (MRp2 and MRC6-9) Toxicity Reduction - Green Cleaning Policies and Programs (EQp3 and EQc3.1-3.6)
MAPPING LEED-EB:O&M TO THE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES Environmental General Environment - Integrated Pest Management (SSc3) - Stormwater Quality Control (SSc6) - Emissions Reduction Reporting (EAc6)
MAPPING LEED-EB:O&M TO THE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES Environmental Environmental Health & Safety - Minimum IAQ Performance (EQp1) - IAQ Best Management Practices (EQc1.1-1.5) - Occupant Comfort and Control (EQc2.1-2.3)
LEED-EB:O&M – Certification benefits LEED helps building owners and managers - Solve building problems - Improve building performance - Maintain and improve this performance over time
LEED-EB:O&M – Certification benefits LEED - Reduces cost streams associated with building operations - Reduces environmental impacts - Creates healthier and more productive employee workspaces - Provides public recognition for leadership in sustainability
LEED-EB:O&M – Certification benefits LEED-EB:O&M – Encourages owners and operators of existing buildings to -Implement sustainable practices - Reduce the environment impacts of their building over their functional life cycles.
LEED-EB:O&M – Certification benefits LEED certification is third-party validation of a building’s performance. LEED certified projects blend environmental, economic, and occupant- orientated performance.
LEED-EB:O&M – Certification benefits LEED Certified Buildings - Cost less to operate and maintain - Are energy and water efficient - Are healthier and safer for occupants - Are a physical demonstration of the values of the organizations and occupy them
Basic Building blocks for Developing a Sustainability Program Q & A