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The SSC Green Audit is a methodology developed by Strategic Sustainability Consulting, specifically designed for organizations that have made a commitment to “going green” but who need help in ...

The SSC Green Audit is a methodology developed by Strategic Sustainability Consulting, specifically designed for organizations that have made a commitment to “going green” but who need help in taking practical steps towards that goal. You can get an overview of the SSC Green Audit in this slides, which show each step of the process along with some of the deliverables you receive as part of the SSC Green Audit. To learn more visit: http://www.sustainabilityconsulting.com/greenaudit/

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  • SSC GREEN AUDIT:Assessing Your BusinessAn Overview
  • The BasicsThe SSC Green Audit is a methodologydeveloped by Strategic SustainabilityConsulting. It is specifically designedfor organizations that have made acommitment to going green, but whoneed help in taking practical stepstowards that goal.Each SSC Green Audit includes: An Employee Survey An Office/Building Survey Carbon Footprint Analysis Onsite Visits Final Green Audit Report www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The Surveys(and a preview of what you would receive)
  • The SurveysEmployee Survey Gauges employee awareness and attitudes towards green issues Gathers employee-level data for the carbon footprint Deployed via email, takes each employee about 10 minutes to completeLet’s check out a few examplequestions and results of whatyou would receive … www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The SurveysHow do employees view themselves and the company? I consider myself an environmentally conscious person.I make environmentally conscious decisions at Strongly Agree work. Agree Neutral I consider my company to be an environmentally-friendly organization. Disagree Strongly Disagree Given all of our other priorities, I think it is worthwhile for my company to investigateways to be more environmentally responsible. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The Surveys www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The SurveysWhere should we focus our efforts? Energy Use Information Technology Waste/Recycling Paper UseEmployee Awareness/CommunicationsCustomer Awareness/Communications Air Travel Commuting Kitchen Supplies/Food 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% 100.00% www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The SurveysOffice/Building Survey Collects data on your operations, i.e. office space, utilities, and IT equipment We have national averages for when data is unavailable Used to calculate your carbon footprint Takes about 2 hours per facilityLet’s check out a few examplequestions and results of whatyou would receive … www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The SurveysA portion of what your office survey may look like: Your Address/Location 123 Green Street, Sacramento, CA How many full-time employees work in your office? 15 How would you describe your building? Concrete and Steel In what year was your office built? April 2007 How many square feet does your organization occupy? 6112 Square Feet What is the square feet of impervious space that your company 15 Parking Spaces uses? (You can count the parking spaces if you arent sure here!) Over the last 12 months, what has the average monthly electricity 3343 KwH usage of your facility been? How much of this is from clean, renewable sources? None Over the 12 months, what has the average monthly natural gas 1480 Therms usage been? www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Analyzing Your Carbon Footprint
  • Analyzing Your Carbon Footprint  Uses information from employee survey and office/building survey  Calculates your organization’s annual carbon footprint in total tons, and tons-per- employee  Identifies key carbon drivers, such as utilities, air travel, and employee commuting www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Analyzing Your Carbon FootprintWhat your carbon footprint analysis graphs may look like: If you have multiple offices, we’ll Total Carbon compare their relative impacts: 596.4 tons per year 100% Car commuting 90% Car commuting Local Business Travel 80% 70% Local Business Air travel Utilities Travel 60% Waste Paper 50% Air travel 40% Other 30% 5% Utilities 8% 14% 20% 7% 10% 8% 0% Waste Buenos Aires, AR London, UK San Francisco Corporate Manhattan, NY White Plains, NY 19% Paper 39% Other www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Onsite Visits
  • Onsite Visits  “Understanding Sustainability” morning workshop for all employees  Facility walk-through to look at office set-up and interview key personnel  “Results and Recommendations” afternoon sessions with key executives to review results of employee survey, carbon footprint, and key recommendations www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The Final Report and Action Plan
  • The Final Report and Action Plan Then comes the best part … we can benchmark your performance against your peers and categories (number of employees, etc.) Your standings might look something like this: Carbon tons per employee annually 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 You have a larger –than-average 2 carbon footprint, here is where 1 you rank 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The Final Report and Action PlanNext, we would analyze Otherwhy exactly you have alarger –than-average Papercarbon footprint in a Wasteseparate graph. As itturns out, you have high Utilitiesutilities and high airtravel, compared to most Air travelof your peers. In Local Businessaddition, your employee Travelcommuting is Car commutingsubstantial. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The Final Report and Action Plan Now that we know your impacts And where employees are enthusiastic, We’ll make our recommendations. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The Final Report and Action Plan Our recommendations are tailored to each client that we work with, but commonly include issue areas such as:  Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  Eco-Purchasing and Supply Chain Check out some of  Green Building and Retrofitting our resources to  Waste and Recycling prevent these issues  Commuting/Public Transit/Alternatives from arising in the first place:  Employee Awareness and Education Click here to browse  Customer Outreach and Communication  Marketing and Transparency www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The Final Report and Action Plan Depending on the scope of your SSC Green Audit, your final report may be:  A simple collection of our audit findings and recommendations:  Details of the employee survey  Analysis of your carbon footprint  Tailored recommendations for going green along with resources to get you started www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • The Final Report and Action Plan Depending on the scope of your SSC Green Audit, your final report may be:  A complete plan to kick- start your green initiative:  Everything you get with a simple audit plus:  Detailed guidelines for each of our recommendations  A month-by-month action plan for the first 180 days of your green initiative www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Find out more about obtaining your very own greenaudit on the SSC Website.Still have questions? Contact us