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Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
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Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
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Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)
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Learn how your business can run more sustainably. Getting started is easier than you think with convenient programs from the Delta Institute such as a free initial audit and their green purchasing …

Learn how your business can run more sustainably. Getting started is easier than you think with convenient programs from the Delta Institute such as a free initial audit and their green purchasing program.

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  • 75 employees – of which 61 have offices/cubicles, 3 copy machines, 3 break areas. USEPA suggests using 0.75 lbs/person/per day as your paper generation rate. So .75 x 61 = 45.75 lbs of paper per day. Multiply by 5 = 228.75, Multiply by 4.3 = 983.63 lbs per month of paper generated. That’s almost a ½ short ton of paper. Think about how that fills up the container. 1 yd 3 = 165 lbs of mixed paper You could divert 6 yd 3 per month by recycling paper. The same theory applies to cans, bottles, shrink wrap, pallets, wood debris, other packaging (i.e. Styrofoam).
  • In the US, C&I Industry accounts for over 50% of the energy output. This demonstrates the large potential businesses have to contribute to US energy efficiencies.
  • Abby Office Depot consortium: 2,500 green products, currently over 30 tenants participating, trying to increase through flyers and workshops Pru facts: 3. Million GSF 2 towers with shared mechanicals and lobby
  • Abby General background about Mart and LEED process: The Merchandise Mart, at 4.2 million-square-feet is the largest commercial building in the world. In November, 2007 they were awarded LEED-EB silver certification The Delta Institute led the team that took on the very large, two year task of getting the LEED certification. Notes on items in slide: Internal structure: staff teams now assigned to LEED implementation areas, Community outreach : tours and presentations in hot demand, audiences range from local groups to international A lot of the challenges were due to the size/scope of the project Progression: environmental practices  Clean Air Counts  LEED Certification  Sustainability Planning Challenges / Special Issues: mostly stemmed from scale of building. Old toilets  water prerequisite Scale/scope of building, extensive analysis of energy, lighting, IAQ, purchasing, etc. – EnVise to elaborate More Mart facts: 561 tenants 3 million visitors/year 16 trade shows/year 4,000 windows 2,000 toilets 380 miles of wiring 5 miles of corridor 2 city blocks 1 zip code etc
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    • 1. Sustainability 101 Getting Started
      • 53 W. Jackson Boulevard
      • Chicago, Illinois 60604
      • August 18, 2011
      • Sponsored by:
    • 2. Delta Certification and Sustainability Services
    • 3. Abby Corso Director, Sustainability Services
      • Delta Institute since 2001
      • Specialties include: energy efficiency, green purchasing, pollution prevention, sustainability consulting, LEED consulting
      • Prior experience in site remediation and regulatory compliance in the private consulting arena
      • BS Civil Engineering from Drexel University; MBA from New York University
      • Valparaiso resident, Northwest Indiana Green Drinks co-organizer
      • Board member, Illinois Green Building Council
      • Area served: Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Southwest Michigan
    • 4. Program Overview
      • Getting Started in Sustainability
        • Energy Efficiency
        • Waste Reduction
      • Taking it to the Next Level
        • Green purchasing
        • Green Cleaning
      • Continuous Improvement
        • Sustainability Planning
        • Certifications- LEED
    • 5. What is sustainability?
      • Sustainability is managing for future generations
      • Environment, equity, and economy
    • 6. Sustainability Continuum
    • 7. Recycling and Waste Reduction
      • Waste handling and disposal typically comprises approximately 10% of a budget
      • Recycling and reuse programs can reduce that cost.
      • You can save money by conducting a waste audit.
      • You can save money by using salvaged or once used materials.
    • 8. Recycling and Waste Reduction http://www.sjrecycles.org/business/savings.asp
    • 9. Getting Started with Reducing Waste
      • Walk through your facility and talk to facility personnel to understand how waste is handled
      • Review your waste contract
      • Get a waste audit
      • Implement a recycling and reuse program to divert waste
      • Renegotiate your waste contract
      • Implement measures and track your savings
    • 10. Source: EIA, Annual Energy Review 2007 In the US, Commercial and Industrial accounts for over 50% of the energy output. Energy Efficiency
    • 11. Case Study- 45,000 sf warehouse- Low and No Cost Measures O&M/ERM Electric Savings (kWh) Natural Gas Savings (therms) Electric Demand Savings (kW-mo /yr) Cost Savings ($) Project Cost (First Cost) Incentive ($) Simple Payback in Years Repair Compressed Air System Leaks 105,987 0 16.1 $12,888 $7,500 $3,180 0.3 Reduce Compressed Air System Pressure 22,055 0 3.4 $2,691 $1,800 $661 0.4 Install Set-Back Thermostats 1,780 377 0 $590 $1,200 $0 2.0 Repair Drive Belts and Alignment 9,418 0 0 $1,130 $3,400 $0 3.0 Clean AC Condenser Coils 2,543 0 0 $305 $600 $0 2.0 Total 141,783 377 19.5 $17,604 $14,500 $3,841 0.6
    • 12. Case Study- 45,000 sf warehouse- Capital Investment Measures Capital Investment/ERM Electric Savings (kWh) Natural Gas Savings (therms) Electric Demand Savings (kW-mo /yr) Cost Savings ($) Project Cost (First Cost) Incentive ($) Simple Payback in Years Install Variable Frequency Drives 47,090 0 0 $5,745 $40,625 $13,500 4.7 Pipe Outdoor Air to Air Compressor Inlets 28,868 0 4.4 $3,522 $5,000 $866 1.2 Total 75,958 0 4.4 $9,267 $45,625 $14,366 3.4 Replace 5 Older Roof Top Heating and Cooling Unit (Individual Incremental 8 to 14) 2,868 0 5.78 $350 $2,250 $250 5.7
    • 13. Getting Started with Energy Efficiency
      • Walk through your facility and talk to facility personnel to understand opportunities
      • Get a an ASHRAE Level I and II Energy Audit
      • Understand utility incentives
      • Implement measures and track your savings
    • 14. What is Green or Environmentally Preferable Purchasing?
      • The EPA defines
      • environmentally preferable as…
      • … products or services that have a lesser or
      • reduced effect on human health and the
      • environment when compared with competing
      • products or services that serve the same
      • purpose.
      • This comparison applies to raw materials,
      • manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use,
      • reuse, operation, maintenance, and disposal.
    • 15. Why is Green Purchasing Important?
      • What comes in must go out - almost everything that ends up in the garbage probably came into the office through purchasing – the connection between purchasing and waste disposal becomes important
      • Certain products actually cost us more than just the initial purchase price- utility costs, maintenance, and end of life disposal
      • What we purchase sends a message to our customers and our suppliers
    • 16.  
    • 17. Opportunities to Save with Green Purchasing
      • Reduce your energy bills by purchasing Energy Star office equipment
      • Reduce your fuel use by choosing energy efficient and hybrid vehicles
      • Reduce your paper (and waste) costs by requiring duplexing
      • Reduce the initial cost of new products by purchasing remanufactured products
      • Reduce the initial cost and waste disposal fees by buying in bulk to reduce packaging
    • 18. Sustainability Planning
      • Increasingly seen as a requirement for vendors and contractors- sends the right message to your clients
      • Opportunity to consolidate company-wide efforts into one document
      • Increases efficiency and saves money
      • Includes:
        • Policy development Goal Setting
        • 360 degree view of activities Process and results oriented
    • 19. Sustainability Planning
    • 20. Getting Started with a Plan
      • Know why you want a plan and what you want to achieve
      • Involve all levels of employers- but message needs to come from the top!
      • Review everything you do to find opportunities and cost savings
      • Be rigorous about documenting your findings and researching alternatives
      • Track your results over time to celebrate your successes and identify where you need more work
    • 21. Get Certified
      • External communication to stakeholders of sustainability commitment
      • Rigorous
      • Continuous improvement
      • Stamp of approval from a 3 rd party
    • 22. Prudential Plaza
      • LEED® results/improvements include:
        • 30% electricity reduction over 2 years
        • Retrofitted to VFDs
        • Retrofitted to T8s and reduced lamp usage
        • Reverse osmosis water treatment for natural gas boilers
        • Online software to analyze detailed meter data
        • Office Depot purchasing consortium
        • PruCycle and Green Pages
      • Challenges and Resolutions
        • Water prerequisite
        • Energy prerequisite
        • Complexity of 2 dissimilar buildings
    • 23. Merchandise Mart
      • LEED® results/improvements include:
        • 10% energy reduction in ‘07
        • > 60% recycling rate, now ~70%
        • Over dozen tenants certified LEED CI
        • LEED-compliant Contracts and Leases
        • Green Operations Guide
        • Tenant and community outreach
        • Leadership
      • Challenges and Resolutions
        • Water prerequisite
        • Energy prerequisite
        • Construction Standards for buildouts
        • Organization & continuous improvement
    • 24. Q & A
    • 25. Contact information Abigail Corso- Sustainability Services 312-554-0900 ext. 25 [email_address] Delta Institute 53 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 230 Chicago, Illinois 60604
    • 26. For more information on other green news & events: Kathy Sipple 219 GreenConnect Founder 219 GreenConnect 2005 Valparaiso St., Suite 17 Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-462-0600 [email_address] http://219greenconnect.com
    • 27. Connect with 219 GreenConnect http://facebook.com/219greenconnect http://twitter.com/219greenconnect 219 GreenConnect for Business Group on LinkedIn Sign up for free newsletter with custom updates at: http://bit.ly/219GreenNews

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