Improving The CMS Environmental Footprint

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  • CMS s the 20th largest school district In the USA……
  • ………….CMS is a good system with intent of doing good things.
  • Improving The CMS Environmental Footprint

    1. 1. Improving the CMS Environmental Footprint<br />Prepared by:<br />Brian K. Kasher, CET<br />Manager, Environmental Health and Safety<br />Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools<br />brian.kasher@cms.k12.nc.us<br />Brian K. Kasher, CET Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools<br />
    2. 2. CMS is the20thLargest K12 School System in United States<br /><ul><li>$1,150,186,045Budget (FY 2011)
    3. 3. 138,350 students;160,000 daily occupants;178 schools;
    4. 4. 650 buildings; aged 0 to 80 years, 21 million square feet;
    5. 5. ISO 9001 Certified;Baldridge Level II</li></ul>Annual Environmental Footprint <br /><ul><li>22.1 million miles yellow bus fleet (6 MPG)
    6. 6. 23.5 million meals served
    7. 7. 2.7 million gallons of diesel
    8. 8. 290 thousand gallons of gasoline
    9. 9. 1451 utility accounts
    10. 10. 206 million kilowatt hours electric
    11. 11. 3.9 million therms natural gas
    12. 12. 256 million gallons potable water
    13. 13. EPA Non-Attainment Zone Ozone Concentrations</li></li></ul><li>History of Environmental Concern<br />In Leviticus Chapter 14:33-57, <br />God is quoted giving the first <br />known mold clean-up procedure <br />to Aaron and Moses.<br />Circa 1446 B.C.<br />
    14. 14. History of Environmental Concern<br />Hippocrates <br />Greatest Known Physician in Antiquity <br />Noted lead toxicity in the mining industry<br />Hippocratic oath (Ethics)<br />Circa 400 BC<br />
    15. 15. History of Environmental Concern<br /><ul><li>Pliny the Elder(Gaius PliniusSecundus, (23–79)
    16. 16. Roman Historian -160 Volume “NaturalisHistoria”
    17. 17. Noted Asbestos, Zinc, Sulfer and Lead Related Illness
    18. 18. Recorded the Animal Bladder as First Known Respirator
    19. 19. Lost Studying Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius at Pompeii</li></li></ul><li>History of Environmental Concern<br />Dr. Alice Hamilton<br />Founder of Occupational Medicine – <br />1st Occupational Disease Commission<br />Florence Kelly<br />Child Labor and Working Conditions<br />Francis Perkins<br />1st Women to Hold Presidential Cabinet <br />Position as Secretary of Labor for FDR<br />Jane Adams Hull House<br />Settlement Houses<br />Two Branches Social Work<br />Community Based (Individual/Societal) <br />Industrial Based (Owners/Workers)<br />Rachel Carson<br />Silent Spring<br />Florence Kelly<br />Francis Perkins<br />Rachel Carson<br />
    20. 20. CMBOE POLICY ECF EXCERPT<br />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.<br /><ul><li>Environmental Compliance
    21. 21. Pollution Prevention
    22. 22. Resource Conservation
    23. 23. Resource Recovery
    24. 24. Sustainable Development
    25. 25. Sustainable Purchasing
    26. 26. Behavioural Change</li></li></ul><li>CMS Strategic Plan 2014<br />Focus Area V:Environmental Stewardship<br />Objective: Reduce utility consumption, municipal solid wastes and pollutants<br />Key Strategy: Engage all stakeholders in conservation of <br /> resources<br />
    27. 27. CMS Performance Excellence Model<br /><ul><li>Continuous Improvement Plans Establish Business Focus
    28. 28. ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
    29. 29. ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System
    30. 30. OSHAS 18001 Safety Management System
    31. 31. Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria</li></ul>Baldrige<br />ISO<br />14001<br />OSHAS <br />18001<br /> ISO 9001<br />Continuous Improvement Plans<br />Environmental stewardship is an investment with returns to the bottom line. <br />> $5,000,000 in Energy Conservation & > $100,000 SMW fees<br />
    32. 32.
    33. 33. TACTIC MANAGEMENT PLAN TEAMS<br />
    34. 34. STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT<br /><ul><li>Schools
    35. 35. Strategic Partnerships
    36. 36. Contractors
    37. 37. Vendors
    38. 38. AASA
    39. 39. ASBO International
    40. 40. USEPA
    41. 41. NC DENR ESI
    42. 42. Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful
    43. 43. Mecklenburg County ELT
    44. 44. CCOG CFC
    45. 45. Parent University courses: “Going Green at CMS and at Home”</li></li></ul><li>Energy Conservation<br />Reduce Utility Use 20% by 2014<br />
    46. 46. Monthly school energy reports<br />School Mbtu Reports<br />A – Full year of energy data<br />B – Year to year comparison<br />C – Use to look for for increasing or decreasing consumption trends<br />This chart shows the combined electric and natural gas consumption for the school<br />
    47. 47. ENERGY REDUCTION ACHIEVEMENT<br />CMS conservation recognition includes, but is not limited to<br /><ul><li>Energy Star Partner, National Energy Star Leader
    48. 48. Energy Star labeling of CMS 50 schools
    49. 49. Duke Energy Power Partner of the Year </li></ul>For effort s including but not limited to:<br />Cost avoidance of 13% since 2008<br />Reducing of 11,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent<br />Benchmarking performance using the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program<br />Updating buildings with Building Management Systems which optimize the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system efficiency.<br />Updating lighting systems to more energy efficient lighting<br />Cleaning HVAC systems for more efficient operation<br />
    50. 50. Recycling is a District-wide Effort<br /><ul><li>School and Facility Recycling
    51. 51. Paper
    52. 52. Plastics
    53. 53. Cans
    54. 54. Bottles
    55. 55. Surplus Inventory
    56. 56. Furniture
    57. 57. Electronics
    58. 58. Books
    59. 59. Construction/Demolition Recycling
    60. 60. Concrete
    61. 61. Ceiling tiles
    62. 62. Gypsum Board
    63. 63. Fluorescent Bulbs
    64. 64. Scrap Maintenance Metals
    65. 65. Automotive Fluids
    66. 66. Bus Tires….more</li></li></ul><li>NEW<br />CMS schools annually consume approximately 23,500,000 milk/juice cartons<br />
    67. 67. Stream Recycling<br />Using a single bin for all allowable recyclables is called “single stream recycling”<br />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;<br /> empty drink containers including cans, milk cartons, juice boxes and bottles; plastic containers; <br />rigid plastics like toys and buckets; <br />empty aerosol cans; <br />metal food cans, and more.<br />
    68. 68. RECYCLING PERFORMANCE<br />Solid waste down 12% while occupied space up 9.1 %<br />School recycling increased 82% since FY07<br />CMS earned the “Getting the Word Out: Sensational Education and Outreach” award in 2011 by the Carolina Recycling Association<br />
    69. 69. Reduce Emissions by 20%<br /><ul><li>Avoidance of more than 20,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually since 2007-2008 through reductions in energy consumption
    70. 70. School bus retrofit program reducing diesel emissions >$1,000,000 in grants
    71. 71. Biological parts cleanerpilot as alternate to volatile organic compound-based parts cleaners
    72. 72. 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. 
    73. 73. 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
    74. 74. Chemical inventories: Building Services uses 641 chemicals cataloged in the district’s online material safety datasheet library.
    75. 75. Special Maintenance Assignment Response Team (SMART): The district initiated the CMS Maintenance Department SMART Team. Certified in small scale asbestos and mold response actions. </li></li></ul><li>ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT WEBSITE<br /><ul><li>30 PLUS WEBPAGES
    76. 76. PROGRAM INFORMATION
    77. 77. LINKS TO RELATED SITES
    78. 78. TEACHER RESOURCES
    79. 79. STUDENT FEATURES
    80. 80. EMS PROCEDURES
    81. 81. DASHBOARD UNDER DEVELOPMENT
    82. 82. DOWNLOADS</li></li></ul><li>ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP GUIDE<br />Sponsorship Opportunity!!!<br />Website PDF Download<br />Chapters on <br /><ul><li>Stewardship Programs
    83. 83. School Success Stories
    84. 84. Grant Opportunities
    85. 85. Community Partnerships
    86. 86. Integrated Pest Management
    87. 87. Recycling/Waste Reduction
    88. 88. Energy Conservation</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Prioritized IAQ Response
    89. 89. Aggressive HVAC Cleaning
    90. 90. Trained O&M Staff
    91. 91. Opened Sealed Air Intakes
    92. 92. Integrated Pest Management
    93. 93. Green Cleaning
    94. 94. Asthma Education
    95. 95. IAQ In Energy Management</li></ul>USEPA NATIONAL MODEL OF SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE & NATIONAL MENTOR OF THE YEAR<br />

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