Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Hays Consolidated Independent School DistrictDepartment of Central Services, State of Oklahoma PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Western Michigan University
District covers 181 K‐12 schools in 649 buildings occupying over 21 million square feet of building space on nearly 5,000 acres in North Carolina. In July 2008, CharloNe‐Mecklenburg Board of EducaRon Policy ECF was adopted and led to a Sustainability‐Environmental Stewardship Charter under Strategic Plan 2014, with one of the goals being reducing all uRlity consumpRon by 20 percent, solid waste by 5 percent, and pollutants by 20 percent. The Environmental Stewardship Charter undertaken as a cost‐neutral project.
Energy Management — Each school has an energy coordinator who receives monthly school‐speciﬁc reports from energy management staﬀ on energy consumpRon. Emission Reduc3on and Alternate Fuel Grants — The TransportaRon Department has received over $1 million from state and local grants since 2007 to improve air quality. Resource Recovery and Recycling — The district collected more than 10,000 ton of solid waste in 2009. Equipment Moderniza3on — The CMS Print Shop decommissioned two chemical intensive prinRng presses, replacing them with environmentally friendly Xerox dry prinRng equipment. More than 80 percent (by weight) of the waste generated — including consumables such as dry ink (toner), packaging and parts — can be returned, reused or recycled. Stormwater Pollu3on Preven3on Planning — CMS maintains 39 rain gardens.
CMS achieved $2.5 million in energy savings in 2009. The US EPA awarded CMS the Na3onal Model of Sustained Excellence Award for indoor air quality programming. Over sixty CMS schools are Energy Star‐rated. CMS recycles approximately 1,327 tons annually, about 11 percent of the solid waste removed from CMS schools during the year. Single stream recycling has been insRtuted. A TransportaRons Department bus stop consolidaRon is expected to save $2.4 million in 2009‐2010, represenRng a reducRon of more than 31.6 metrics tons of carbon emissions daily.
District covers 22 K‐12 campuses cover over 221 square miles in Kyle and Buda, TX. A 2003 Texas School Performance Review audit revealed the district needed a funding mechanism to replace the maintenance ﬂeet and needed to develop an energy management program. A program was approved by the school board to divide any electricity savings dollars as follows: 10 percent returned to the campus, 15 percent placed in a fund balance to oﬀset any future electricity rate increase, 25 percent to fund maintenance vehicle replacement 25 percent to hire new energy management personnel, and 25 percent to fund energy management projects. All campuses built prior to 2002 would be budgeted for electricity at 2002/2003 ﬁscal year dollar amount at the parRcular campus. All campuses built afer 2002 are funded at $1 per square foot for electricity. Savings are calculated from those two ﬁgures.
The Energy Management Team began in 2003 with one coil cleaner in an evening maintenance program. Evening maintenance has expanded to 13 personnel and covers all maintenance trades. The Energy Management team includes three coil cleaners, one DDC controls technician and an energy management supervisor.
Maintenance vehicle ﬂeet replaced by 2008, totaling $625,000. $250,000 returned to the campuses. Energy management projects totaling $625,000, including installing moRon sensors, commissioning HVAC equipment, installing DDC on 96 percent of HVAC equipment. Over $450,000 in fund balance to guard against electricity rate increases. Energy Star raRngs for 13 campuses. District electricity usage in 2008/2008 just below 2002/2003 levels, even though total building square footage increased by 75 percent.
The "billboard for energy management" bus was unveiled in 2007 and serves as a rolling workshop for energy management, remaining visible on a campus having energy management retroﬁts.
The Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) Oﬃce of FaciliRes Management (OFM) is responsible for 2,264,307 square feet of state‐owned building in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, as well as the Capitol Complex parks and grounds. In 2008, rising energy costs and forecasted state government budget cuts called for a need to improve eﬃciencies in building operaRons. The OFM Energy unit was established to benchmark energy consumpRon and develop a conservaRon strategy.
Changing OFM staﬀ model from building‐speciﬁc teams to a centralized team focused on developing in‐house experRse to address energy eﬃciency and facility management Upgrading mechanical systems OpRmizing building controls strategies, including lighRng controls Installing low‐ﬂow urinals, toilets and faucet aerators Changing 17,307 bulbs from T‐12 to T‐8, and removing 1,300 bulbs from overlit areas Pursuing LEED cerRﬁcaRon and benchmarking with Energy Star’s Pormolio Manager Installing wind turbines and photovoltaic panels Expanding recycling services
Fiscal Years 2008 through 2010 Energy Savings: Electricity — 8,313,376 kWh (18 percent reducRon) Natural Gas — 7120 Dth (16 percent reducRon) Water —17,524,000 Gallons (32 percent reducRon) Total Energy — 35,608,404 kBtu (17 percent reducRon) An average Energy Star pormolio raRng of 80, including the ﬁrst Energy Star labeled capitol building in the country
In 2008, PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), acquired NaRonal City CorporaRon. Bringing NaRonal City into the PNC family represented a doubling of the PNC footprint, and an unprecedented level of conversion acRvity, including the manufacture and installaRon of over 26,000 new signs covering approximately 1,640 branches, ATMs, and oﬃce/administraRve faciliRes, over nine states. A mulR‐team task force was made of PNC Realty Services staﬀ (all in house personnel), and NaRonal Citys FaciliRes Management team members which were a combinaRon of in‐house management and a naRonal outside faciliRes management ﬁrm. The conversion unfolded in four separate, but concurrently staggered, waves, with each wave handling approximately 400 sites. It took approximately 76 weeks from kickoﬀ to compleRon of the last wave in June 2010.
Engage Monigle Associates, a naRonally recognized sign consulRng company, to provide speciﬁc experRse as well as to assist in managing the day to day tacRcal project rollout. Select 10 naRonal suppliers for all of the sign manufacture and installaRon, as well as two ATM surround manufacturers and six ATM rigging companies. Increase sign energy eﬃciency and address branding needs. Gather exisRng signage, ATM measurement, photos, and municipal code and other informaRon for 1600+ sites. Maintain communicaRon through the internal chain of command via through mulRple weekly meeRngs, bulleRns and other regular noRﬁcaRon. On conversion weekend, establish a command center and ﬁeld representaRves in each market to conﬁrm every site was installed and unveiled properly. InspecRon teams followed each of the manufacturer’s crews and performed a day and nighsme punch list.
Prices 16.5 percent lower than the last signiﬁcant signage purchase. Switching to LED illuminaRon for the signs, reduced power consumpRon of an average sign by 62 percent. Unveiling 3me‐frames improved during each phase. For instance, Phase I was completely unveiled on Sunday evening on conversion weekend; by the Rme PNC reached Phase IV, unveiling was able to be accomplished by Saturday evening.
The FaciliRes Management Department at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, MI, is responsible for approximately 8 million square feet of university space and maintains roughly 1,200 acres. Over the course of several years FM has conRnuously researched new and more eﬃcient processes, products and resources in order maintain a posiRon in the movement toward a “greener” environment. StarRng with the design and construcRon of the WMU Parkview Campus in the late 90s, Western Michigan University has been commiNed to sustainability.
In 2008, WMU’s College of Health and Human Services building earned LEED‐EB Gold cerRﬁcaRon. Replaced over 12,000 incandescent light bulbs with ﬂuorescents SystemaRcally shut down the campus electric chillers to reduce loading on the electric uRlity grid during peak demand hours Use of VAV technology controlled by the building automaRon system Use of GeoMelt (sugar beet juice) and natural brine as a pre‐wet on rock salt and PreventaRve maintenance of steam traps as an anR‐icing agent on sidewalks. Purchase high eﬃciency motors wherever possible
Over 14 years, total campus energy consumpRon reduced by 18 percent even though building square footage increased by 17 percent Electrical avoidance of 70 million kWh Steam avoidance of 1,690 million pounds Oﬀset over 105,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (equal to energy emissions for over 9,000 homes per year) Power Plant 91 percent emission reducRon Campus water usage reducRon by 11 percent or 84,190 cubic meters
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