6 miroslav hrenovcik undp brc greening activity

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  • 1. UNDP BRC GREENING OF THE OFFICE EXPERIENCE & LESSON LEARNED
  • 2. Five pillars of BRC Greening activities 1. Reducing of consumption • Renovation of building (insulation, new windows, saving water taps, etc.) • Green purchase (low consumption equipment, re-chargeable batteries, saving bulbs, etc.) • Lower consumption of resources by staff (green workshops, double side printing, turning off electricity devices when out of office, etc.) 2. Recycling • Paper, printer cartridges, plastics, glass, batteries 3. Awareness raising • Green months, tree planting, biodiversity saving activities, nature trips, competitions, newsletter 4. Offsetting • Income from roof solar panels used for offsetting CO2 emissions of the staff trips 5. Green strategy with measures / senior management support • BRC greening strategy 2011-2013
  • 3. Results on consumption in BRC BRC electricity consumption - by types of equipment
  • 4. Raising awareness: BRC Green month 3. week 1. week 6. – 10. June 2011. NO ELAVATOR USE Take the stairs instead of the lift. 2. week 13. – 17. June 2011. NO CARS Leave your car at home when coming to and from the office. Use bus, bike, or walk… 20. – 24. June 2011 SUPPORT GREEN CONSUMPTION Bring bio / organic product for the Terrace BRC Organic Party!!!! 4. week 27. – 30. June 2011 NO PLASTIC BOTTLES and PLASTIC BAGS Avoid buying a single drink in a plastic bottle or taking plastic bags from stores
  • 5. Survey on the activities (2001) 78 responses
  • 6. BRC spreading the experience (A): Implementation of solar systems generating electricity from the sun: 1. UNDP BRC installation of 10.20kWpi grid connected solar system 2. UNDPACT Cyprus evaluation report for installation of 15.kWpi system : http://www.undp-act.org/default.aspx?tabid=155&it=0&mid=0&itemid=0&langid=1 3. Technical assistance to UNDP Tajikistan with procurement and installation of 10 kWpi solar panel power station. 4. UNDP South Sudan, UNDP Ethiopia, UNDP HAITI, UNDP Eritrea, UNDP Benin
  • 7. BRC spreading the experience (B): Greening UNDP Offices: 1. UNDP RBC Green Team Member 2. UNDP Tajikistan 3. UNDP South Sudan 4. UNDP Ethiopia
  • 8. Experience: 1. In many CO there is a little attention regarding utilities consumption in both metric units as well as in $ 2. “The more electricity we consume its better for our power generator…, I was told” 3. In many COs I visited there is a little attention paid to preservation of environment UN staff is working in However if the right motivation is in place, enthusiastic colleagues are involved, you have the support of the senior management, you use the experience of the early movers, this can make the change
  • 9. QUESTIONS ? Miroslav Hrenovcik miroslav.hrenovcik@undp.org