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This presentation was used to share current CMS environmental stewardship initiatives during a luncheon hosted by the ABC Charlotte Council.

This presentation was used to share current CMS environmental stewardship initiatives during a luncheon hosted by the ABC Charlotte Council.

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  • Improving the CMS Environmental Footprint
    Prepared by:
    Brian K. Kasher, CET
    Manager, Environmental Health and Safety
    Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
    brian.kasher@cms.k12.nc.us
    Brian K. Kasher, CET Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
  • CMS is the20thLargest K12 School System in United States
    • $1,150,186,045Budget (FY 2011)
    • 138,350 students;160,000 daily occupants;178 schools;
    • 650 buildings; aged 0 to 80 years, 21 million square feet;
    • ISO 9001 Certified;Baldridge Level II
    Annual Environmental Footprint
    • 22.1 million miles yellow bus fleet (6 MPG)
    • 23.5 million meals served
    • 2.7 million gallons of diesel
    • 290 thousand gallons of gasoline
    • 1451 utility accounts
    • 206 million kilowatt hours electric
    • 3.9 million therms natural gas
    • 256 million gallons potable water
    • EPA Non-Attainment Zone Ozone Concentrations
  • History of Environmental Concern
    In Leviticus Chapter 14:33-57,
    God is quoted giving the first
    known mold clean-up procedure
    to Aaron and Moses.
    Circa 1446 B.C.
  • History of Environmental Concern
    Hippocrates
    Greatest Known Physician in Antiquity
    Noted lead toxicity in the mining industry
    Hippocratic oath (Ethics)
    Circa 400 BC
  • History of Environmental Concern
    • Pliny the Elder(Gaius PliniusSecundus, (23–79)
    • Roman Historian -160 Volume “NaturalisHistoria”
    • Noted Asbestos, Zinc, Sulfer and Lead Related Illness
    • Recorded the Animal Bladder as First Known Respirator
    • Lost Studying Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius at Pompeii
  • History of Environmental Concern
    Dr. Alice Hamilton
    Founder of Occupational Medicine –
    1st Occupational Disease Commission
    Florence Kelly
    Child Labor and Working Conditions
    Francis Perkins
    1st Women to Hold Presidential Cabinet
    Position as Secretary of Labor for FDR
    Jane Adams Hull House
    Settlement Houses
    Two Branches Social Work
    Community Based (Individual/Societal)
    Industrial Based (Owners/Workers)
    Rachel Carson
    Silent Spring
    Florence Kelly
    Francis Perkins
    Rachel Carson
  • CMBOE POLICY ECF EXCERPT
    The Board of Education believes that Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools must be an effective steward of our natural resources. The Board hereby commits that the district will continue and strengthen its efforts to operate in a manner that protects and conserves our air, water, and land resources, improves the environment, and promotes environmentally sound behaviour.
    • Environmental Compliance
    • Pollution Prevention
    • Resource Conservation
    • Resource Recovery
    • Sustainable Development
    • Sustainable Purchasing
    • Behavioural Change
  • CMS Strategic Plan 2014
    Focus Area V:Environmental Stewardship
    Objective: Reduce utility consumption, municipal solid wastes and pollutants
    Key Strategy: Engage all stakeholders in conservation of
    resources
  • CMS Performance Excellence Model
    • Continuous Improvement Plans Establish Business Focus
    • ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
    • ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System
    • OSHAS 18001 Safety Management System
    • Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria
    Baldrige
    ISO
    14001
    OSHAS
    18001
    ISO 9001
    Continuous Improvement Plans
    Environmental stewardship is an investment with returns to the bottom line.
    > $5,000,000 in Energy Conservation & > $100,000 SMW fees
  • TACTIC MANAGEMENT PLAN TEAMS
  • STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
    • Schools
    • Strategic Partnerships
    • Contractors
    • Vendors
    • AASA
    • ASBO International
    • USEPA
    • NC DENR ESI
    • Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful
    • Mecklenburg County ELT
    • CCOG CFC
    • Parent University courses: “Going Green at CMS and at Home”
  • Energy Conservation
    Reduce Utility Use 20% by 2014
  • Monthly school energy reports
    School Mbtu Reports
    A – Full year of energy data
    B – Year to year comparison
    C – Use to look for for increasing or decreasing consumption trends
    This chart shows the combined electric and natural gas consumption for the school
  • ENERGY REDUCTION ACHIEVEMENT
    CMS conservation recognition includes, but is not limited to
    • Energy Star Partner, National Energy Star Leader
    • Energy Star labeling of CMS 50 schools
    • Duke Energy Power Partner of the Year
    For effort s including but not limited to:
    Cost avoidance of 13% since 2008
    Reducing of 11,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent
    Benchmarking performance using the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program
    Updating buildings with Building Management Systems which optimize the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system efficiency.
    Updating lighting systems to more energy efficient lighting
    Cleaning HVAC systems for more efficient operation
  • Recycling is a District-wide Effort
    • School and Facility Recycling
    • Paper
    • Plastics
    • Cans
    • Bottles
    • Surplus Inventory
    • Furniture
    • Electronics
    • Books
    • Construction/Demolition Recycling
    • Concrete
    • Ceiling tiles
    • Gypsum Board
    • Fluorescent Bulbs
    • Scrap Maintenance Metals
    • Automotive Fluids
    • Bus Tires….more
  • NEW
    CMS schools annually consume approximately 23,500,000 milk/juice cartons
  • Stream Recycling
    Using a single bin for all allowable recyclables is called “single stream recycling”
    Paper including: white paper, colored paper, cardboard, box board, magazines, phone books, junk mail, the rule of thumb is that if you can tear it, you can recycle it;
    empty drink containers including cans, milk cartons, juice boxes and bottles; plastic containers;
    rigid plastics like toys and buckets;
    empty aerosol cans;
    metal food cans, and more.
  • RECYCLING PERFORMANCE
    Solid waste down 12% while occupied space up 9.1 %
    School recycling increased 82% since FY07
    CMS earned the “Getting the Word Out: Sensational Education and Outreach” award in 2011 by the Carolina Recycling Association
  • Reduce Emissions by 20%
    • Avoidance of more than 20,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually since 2007-2008 through reductions in energy consumption
    • School bus retrofit program reducing diesel emissions >$1,000,000 in grants
    • Biological parts cleanerpilot as alternate to volatile organic compound-based parts cleaners
    • Voluntary Storm Water Permitting: The district joined Mecklenburg County in the County’s phase II National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) joint permit.  The NPDES joint permit covers storm water discharge directly to creeks and lakes. 
    • Green cleaning: The district uses green cleaning materials, using more than 1.2 million gallons annually. Vacuum systems and floor-cleaning systems are being converted to green equipment and procedures
    • Chemical inventories: Building Services uses 641 chemicals cataloged in the district’s online material safety datasheet library.
    • Special Maintenance Assignment Response Team (SMART): The district initiated the CMS Maintenance Department SMART Team. Certified in small scale asbestos and mold response actions.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT WEBSITE
    • 30 PLUS WEBPAGES
    • PROGRAM INFORMATION
    • LINKS TO RELATED SITES
    • TEACHER RESOURCES
    • STUDENT FEATURES
    • EMS PROCEDURES
    • DASHBOARD UNDER DEVELOPMENT
    • DOWNLOADS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP GUIDE
    Sponsorship Opportunity!!!
    Website PDF Download
    Chapters on
    • Stewardship Programs
    • School Success Stories
    • Grant Opportunities
    • Community Partnerships
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Recycling/Waste Reduction
    • Energy Conservation
    • Prioritized IAQ Response
    • Aggressive HVAC Cleaning
    • Trained O&M Staff
    • Opened Sealed Air Intakes
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Green Cleaning
    • Asthma Education
    • IAQ In Energy Management
    USEPA NATIONAL MODEL OF SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE & NATIONAL MENTOR OF THE YEAR