Sustainable ThinkingPassageway to Better Buildings, Budgets & Beyond
Rebekkah Smith Aldrich                  Louise Schaper Coordinator for Library      (So much more than a) Library Consulta...
WHAT             ISSUSTAINABILITY?
By Anthony Burrill
“Most people are more comfortable with old    problems than with new solutions.“
The Daily Green: Is It Possible?www.louis es c haper.com   lschaper@me.c om
if your library’s daily green is...o recyclingo double-sided printingo managing the thermostatand you think...         Boo...
your library’s daily green can be more...o healthier indoor air qualityo lower energy and water billso healthier foodo zer...
if U.S. public libraries… reduced their energy use by just 10% total savings = $32,000,000 year                           ...
story.
one thing I knew back then...it’s more.it’s a way of thinking that inspires.it’s an inspiration that becomes embedded in o...
here’s what I did (and should have).
getting to the daily green in... 3 simple steps1. people–unleash the energy2. purpose–commit and embed3. process–let it ro...
people.
people1. nurture        2. unleash              3. educate   4. partnerpersonality       harvest                 positione...
purpose.
purposedeeply   embed sustainable thinking...work wash it ino mission & visiono valueso goals/objectiveso standards and ex...
purpose    OUR EMPLOYEE VALUES STATEMENT (PART OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN)We at our library value:    ·   Excellent customer se...
purpose                            The National Library of New Zealand                                    Sustainability P...
purpose – policiesMesa County Libraries Purchasing Policy PURCHASING POLICY ENVIRONMENTAL (GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE) PREFEREN...
purpose“Omega holds sustainability as one of itscore values. We consider the impact of ouractions, advocate for fairness i...
purpose – goals & objectivesCity of Philadelphia: Greenworkso reduce vulnerability to rising energy costso reduce city bui...
purpose – measure                                          o   goal                                          o   baseline ...
process.
processmuch of what we do inour daily operations ishabit.  The Daily Green: Is It Possible?                               ...
process             o o sustainable site                energy usecategories             o o water efficiency             ...
process                                     start with                                     energy  The Daily Green: Is It ...
process                                        This is a GREEN janitorial closetThis is a REGULAR janitorialcloset     The...
processfood at eventso throw away dishes and cups o real or recycled dishes and cupso obottled water    filtered water o h...
processtransportation                                                               Bike share programo bike rackso bus ro...
processconsumptiono recyclable library cards or noneo reusable bagso reduced printing & duplexo reused packagingo newslett...
daily green.
daily green                                     ...it happens with engaged                                     people, cle...
www.louis es c haper.com   lschaper@me.c om
Jeffrey Scherer, FAIA. Principal, MS&RA founding principal of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. (MS&R), Jeff leads   MS&R’...
nanoDecisions
Sustainable ArchitectureThe Social Compact to Create Positive Chain Reactions
ConversationConversation is the naturalway we humans thinktogether. If our words meansomething different to eachother, we ...
dichotomy of our culture...
Libraries$12.5B ($35/C)
Madison Wisconsin Public Library Forum
behaviorequity         money               service
BodySpirit          Mind
A COMPLETE HISTORY OF EVERYONEZoe Strauss
Because prayingwon’t help
Headache # 1
“Money makes theworld go around.”
The gods willalways promise:believe in usand we willdeliver you to abetter, faster,cheaper andhappier place
Economicsocial                   cultural         environmental
4 Cardinal Points » Economic Performance: Where cost can be found to   provide measurable functional and use or utility   ...
minimumSizematters
Sustainability is more than agreen (slogan) building   Pride        TrustMadison Wisconsin Public Library Forum
CONTEXT
64
IDENTITYDAYLIGHT / VIEWSDELIGHTCOMMUNITYFLEXIBILITYSUSTAINABILITY
PLAN DIAGRAM
COURTYARD   PROGRAM   PORCH   VIEWSEARLY STUDIES                          67
VOLUME     WATER   DAYLIGHT   SHADEEARLY STUDIES
ARIEL VIEW (DURING CONSTRUCTION)
IDENTITY
IDENTITY
IDENTITY
DAYLIGHT & VIEWS
DAYLIGHT & VIEWS
DELIGHT
DELIGHT
COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY
FLEXIBILITY
SUSTAINABILITY
249,273,533$81,000 / day$29M / year
service for 700,000  people
Where do you belong?
“Local governments and                          public libraries are                      emerging as powerful            ...
Sustainability Leadership Phase I: Making the Case for Change           • Collaboration & Influencing           • Change L...
“What is required for libraries to remain relevant is to thinkoutside of the box, to   re-imagine the traditional idea of ...
“The map hasbeen replaced        by the    compass.”        -Seth Godin
SUSTAINABLE  THINKING. Facebook.com/SustainableLibraries
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Let's take sustainability to a new level of understanding. Whether you have a building project or not, sustainable thinking fosters partnerships, improves social equity and economic vitality, enhances environmental quality, increases revenue and conveys value. Panelists present the inside scoop on how to design with nature, develop a platform for embedding an eco-ethic deep into operations, and explain the tools America's libraries need to pursue a sustainable future in uncertain times.

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  1. 1. Sustainable ThinkingPassageway to Better Buildings, Budgets & Beyond
  2. 2. Rebekkah Smith Aldrich Louise Schaper Coordinator for Library (So much more than a) Library Consultant Growth & Sustainability Jeffrey Scherer Susan Benton Architect Extraordinaire Urban Libraries Council
  3. 3. WHAT ISSUSTAINABILITY?
  4. 4. By Anthony Burrill
  5. 5. “Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.“
  6. 6. The Daily Green: Is It Possible?www.louis es c haper.com lschaper@me.c om
  7. 7. if your library’s daily green is...o recyclingo double-sided printingo managing the thermostatand you think... Books repurposed as a Christmas tree The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  8. 8. your library’s daily green can be more...o healthier indoor air qualityo lower energy and water billso healthier foodo zero or reduced wasteo reduced supply costso competitive advantage The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  9. 9. if U.S. public libraries… reduced their energy use by just 10% total savings = $32,000,000 year Appaloosa Branch Library, Scottsdale, AZTimmerman Photography The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  10. 10. story.
  11. 11. one thing I knew back then...it’s more.it’s a way of thinking that inspires.it’s an inspiration that becomes embedded in organizational culture.it’s an organizational culture that drives measurable actions.it’s daily action that reaps continual bottom line and beyond returns. The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  12. 12. here’s what I did (and should have).
  13. 13. getting to the daily green in... 3 simple steps1. people–unleash the energy2. purpose–commit and embed3. process–let it roll The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  14. 14. people.
  15. 15. people1. nurture 2. unleash 3. educate 4. partnerpersonality harvest positioned think out of the what works to influence boxkey roles recycle and share competitive reuse ideas progress advantageresources new ideas programs., win-win tours, resourcesexternal disciplined speakers for profits, govt,roles bureau non-profitsparticipation vendors The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  16. 16. purpose.
  17. 17. purposedeeply embed sustainable thinking...work wash it ino mission & visiono valueso goals/objectiveso standards and expectationso policieso job descriptions R. Al and S. House: “Going Green in North American Public Libraries: A Critical Snapshot of Policy and Practice, “ IFLA Conference, 2010. “…there is an exciting emergent library discourse on “green” policy and actions. However: (1) public libraries are implementing “green” measures at the service and programming levels, but not yet encoding a green ethic in official institutional language; and, (2) library associations are generally remiss in addressing environmental responsibility in any form or manner in their policies.” The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  18. 18. purpose OUR EMPLOYEE VALUES STATEMENT (PART OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN)We at our library value: · Excellent customer service · Open and respectful access to all · Diversity, intellectual freedom, and personal privacy · Collaboration with local agencies and organizations · Effective and efficient stewardship of library resources · Staff for their initiative, flexibility, and teamwork. U. of California-Merced’s Triple Zero Commitment 1. To consume zero net energy 2. To produce zero landfill waste 3. To produce zero net carbon emissions http://sustainability.ucmerced.edu The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  19. 19. purpose The National Library of New Zealand Sustainability Policy The National Library recognizes that providing our services consumes resources that have adverse impacts on the environment. Sustainability is one of our core principles. Accordingly, we have adopted a sustainability policy through which we aim to provide leadership in sustainable performance in New Zealand. The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  20. 20. purpose – policiesMesa County Libraries Purchasing Policy PURCHASING POLICY ENVIRONMENTAL (GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE) PREFERENCE “Buy Green. Buy Local. Buy Less.” Our Library District supports and promotes recycled content and environmentally preferred products in order to minimize negative environmental impacts. The District will purchase recycled content and environmentally preferable products unless such products do not perform satisfactorily and/or are unreasonably expensive. The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  21. 21. purpose“Omega holds sustainability as one of itscore values. We consider the impact of ouractions, advocate for fairness in thetreatment of all living things, and makedecisions for the common good. Ourfacilities are managed with an acuteawareness of our relationship to theenvironment, and we endeavor to do ourbest to serve as stewards of our uniqueand irreplaceable Earth and everyone whoinhabits it.” Omega Institute website: http://www.eomega.org/omega/omegaliving/6/ The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  22. 22. purpose – goals & objectivesCity of Philadelphia: Greenworkso reduce vulnerability to rising energy costso reduce city building energy consumption by 10%o increase tree coverage toward 30% in all neighborhoods by 2025o divert 70% of solid waste from landfillo bring local food within 10 miles of 75% of residentso create competitive advantage from sustainabilityo is greenest city in America photo: http://www.dvgbc.org The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  23. 23. purpose – measure o goal o baseline o current status o share & celebrate…it changes behavior The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  24. 24. process.
  25. 25. processmuch of what we do inour daily operations ishabit. The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  26. 26. process o o sustainable site energy usecategories o o water efficiency lighting o building/landscape maintenance o energy and atmosphere o janitorial o o materials and resources food and café o o indoor environmental procurement quality o transportation o o innovation in operations water consumption o paper consumption o education and engagement The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  27. 27. process start with energy The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  28. 28. process This is a GREEN janitorial closetThis is a REGULAR janitorialcloset The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  29. 29. processfood at eventso throw away dishes and cups o real or recycled dishes and cupso obottled water filtered water o healthy foodo junk food o support of local farmers o compost, community garden The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  30. 30. processtransportation Bike share programo bike rackso bus routeo preferred parkingo bike loan program for customerso hybrid or electric library vehiclesvehicles Alternativeo solar lit library vehicleso charging stations Harvard University’s Law School Library’s bike share King County Library System’s solar lit bookmobiles The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  31. 31. processconsumptiono recyclable library cards or noneo reusable bagso reduced printing & duplexo reused packagingo newsletter apps and emailo reuse furniture Central Library, Delft University of Technologyo buy green http://www.oclc.org/research/publications /library/2010/2010-07.pdf The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  32. 32. daily green.
  33. 33. daily green ...it happens with engaged people, clearly articulated purpose (and measures) and thoughtful (habit changing) processes …it happens by creating a culture of sustainability The Daily Green: Is It Possible? Louise Schaper | March 16, 2012
  34. 34. www.louis es c haper.com lschaper@me.c om
  35. 35. Jeffrey Scherer, FAIA. Principal, MS&RA founding principal of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. (MS&R), Jeff leads MS&R’s commercial and library design practices. He has more than 100 public, academic, and private libraries to his credit.
  36. 36. nanoDecisions
  37. 37. Sustainable ArchitectureThe Social Compact to Create Positive Chain Reactions
  38. 38. ConversationConversation is the naturalway we humans thinktogether. If our words meansomething different to eachother, we are not conversingbut simply passing in the darkalong separate roads anddestined for different places.
  39. 39. dichotomy of our culture...
  40. 40. Libraries$12.5B ($35/C)
  41. 41. Madison Wisconsin Public Library Forum
  42. 42. behaviorequity money service
  43. 43. BodySpirit Mind
  44. 44. A COMPLETE HISTORY OF EVERYONEZoe Strauss
  45. 45. Because prayingwon’t help
  46. 46. Headache # 1
  47. 47. “Money makes theworld go around.”
  48. 48. The gods willalways promise:believe in usand we willdeliver you to abetter, faster,cheaper andhappier place
  49. 49. Economicsocial cultural environmental
  50. 50. 4 Cardinal Points » Economic Performance: Where cost can be found to provide measurable functional and use or utility benefits » Social Performance: Where community and shared or political process benefits can be measured » Environmental Performance: Where minimal environmental impact (ideally measurable environmental benefits) can be found » Cultural Performance: Where aesthetic, ethical and other cultural meanings can accrue
  51. 51. minimumSizematters
  52. 52. Sustainability is more than agreen (slogan) building Pride TrustMadison Wisconsin Public Library Forum
  53. 53. CONTEXT
  54. 54. 64
  55. 55. IDENTITYDAYLIGHT / VIEWSDELIGHTCOMMUNITYFLEXIBILITYSUSTAINABILITY
  56. 56. PLAN DIAGRAM
  57. 57. COURTYARD PROGRAM PORCH VIEWSEARLY STUDIES 67
  58. 58. VOLUME WATER DAYLIGHT SHADEEARLY STUDIES
  59. 59. ARIEL VIEW (DURING CONSTRUCTION)
  60. 60. IDENTITY
  61. 61. IDENTITY
  62. 62. IDENTITY
  63. 63. DAYLIGHT & VIEWS
  64. 64. DAYLIGHT & VIEWS
  65. 65. DELIGHT
  66. 66. DELIGHT
  67. 67. COMMUNITY
  68. 68. COMMUNITY
  69. 69. FLEXIBILITY
  70. 70. SUSTAINABILITY
  71. 71. 249,273,533$81,000 / day$29M / year
  72. 72. service for 700,000 people
  73. 73. Where do you belong?
  74. 74. “Local governments and public libraries are emerging as powerful partners in building strong, sustainable communities.”http://www.urbanlibraries.org/
  75. 75. Sustainability Leadership Phase I: Making the Case for Change • Collaboration & Influencing • Change Leadership Phase 2: Translating Vision into Action Phase 3: Expanding BoundariesThe Change Leadership Sustainability DemandsMIT Sloan Management Review | Summer 2012
  76. 76. “What is required for libraries to remain relevant is to thinkoutside of the box, to re-imagine the traditional idea of what a library is. ”
  77. 77. “The map hasbeen replaced by the compass.” -Seth Godin
  78. 78. SUSTAINABLE THINKING. Facebook.com/SustainableLibraries
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