I. Meeting the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs… II. With equal valuation of economic, environmental, and socio-cultural needs of a community… III. Composed of both human and environmental systems… Sustainability….
Sustainability Risk Management: What are some risks related to environment and/or health issues?
UNT 2007 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Total = 131,224 MTCO 2 e
Sustainability Risk Management: The assessment, identification, and prioritization of potential positive and/or negative economic effects and opportunities related to natural resources, public health, and public safety John Elkington’s concept of “The Triple Bottom Line” = Financial Performance + Environmental Performance + Social Responsibility Performance F + E + S = TBL TBL – (E+S) = F Maximize economic benefit, or profit, by minimizing environmental and social costs…. Like waste disposal, energy use, water quality, healthcare, preventative medicine, clean air, safe parks and playgrounds ( Dan Anderson, Risk Management and Insurance, University of Wisconsin School of Business http://www.iifdc.org/symposium/2006/Anderson.pdf)
World Business Council for Sustainable Development www.wbcsd.org http://www.greenbiz.com/sites/default/files/Ceres_AssetMgrSurvey_Jan2010.pdf Investors Analyze Climate Risks and Opportunities: A Survey of Asset Manager’s Practices “ Nearly half of the asset manager respondents – 44 percent – said that they do not consider climate risks at all because they do not believe that climate change is material to their investment decision making. This stance, that climate risks are not material, stands in stark contrast from the increasing number of corporations who are identifying climate issues as material risks in their required financial reporting.”
MISSION STATEMENT The Sustainability Consortium is an independent organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. www.sustainableconsortium.org
WHAT WE DO The Sustainability Consortium develops transparent methodologies, tools and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a transparent process and system, not individuals or organizations.
How does Safety and Risk Management relate to Sustainability???
Rule of thumb:
In most cases, if its safe for humans, its safe for the environment.
Safety and Sustainability share common dynamics that influence our Economy, Environment, and Society:
- Work together to realize meaningful outcome
2) Campus and Community Goals
- Vitally important to student life
3) Objective and subjective metrics
- Not easy to quantify incremental progress
Balancing Security/Safety and Sustainability Objectives (Whole Building Design Guide) ( http://www.wbdg.org/resources/balancing_objectives.php ) Pentagon Renovation Program California's Office of Emergency Services Headquarters In Sacramento, California's Office of Emergency Services Headquarters (picture): Break out rooms surround the command and logistics room, shielding it from exposure to the outside, although clerestories allow a generous amount of daylight to enter the space. Safety/Security and Sustainability Considerations for maximizing Occupant’s Health and Safety : 1) Access Control 2) Surveillance 3) Blast Protection 4) Chem-Bio-Radiological Protection 5) Energy Source
Access Control Building operating hours - Safety: Secure facilities - Sustainability: Energy savings Transportation - Safety: Bike helmets and bike lanes, parking lot lighting, and proximity to campus; Carpool Buddy System - Sustainability: Reduce commuter carbon emissions and carpool buddy system; UNT-DCTA Bus and A-Train 12/2010
Surveillance Windows and doors - Safety: Security through visibility - Sustainability: Natural lighting improves health and overall individual productivity Landscaping - Safety: Avoid blocking lines of site - Sustainability: Integrate native plants to enhance water savings Security Cameras - Safety: Monitor campus safety - Sustainability: Improve natural lighting to reduce energy usage; solar-powered cameras
Blast/Collision Protection Building infrastructure - Safety: Design to withstand collapse - Sustainability: Passive Solar (awnings and shade) to reduce energy usage Transportation - Safety: Maximize distance between vehicle access and buildings - Sustainability: Integrate comprehensive alternative transportation program; UNT-DCTA Bus System and A-Train coming to Denton 12/2010
Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Protection Air Quality - Safety: Improve circulation to improve your health - Sustainability: HVAC systems reduce energy and improve flow Cleaning Products - Safety: Non-toxic, non-hazardous materials - Sustainability: Improve environment quality Waste management - Safety: Reduce exposure to organic contaminants that may spread disease - Sustainability: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Energy Source Pollution - Safety: Health-related diseases - Sustainability: Air, land, and water quality Security - Safety: Reliable source of energy, power outage response - Sustainability: Renewable technologies on site to generate electricity Example UNT Power Outage on September 15, 2009; ~20 buildings on campus without power. - How many people were unable to work/go to class the other day? - What if we had solar, wind, and geothermal technology generating 80% of campus electricity?
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Risk Management Research
Mission: To advance the understanding, development and application of technologies and methods of prevention, removal and control of environmental risks to human health and ecology (http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/std/index.html)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Risk Management Research
Emergency management is defined as a process to reduce loss of life and property and to protect assets from all types of hazards. An emergency plan is simply documentation of the elements in the program. A good program is essential if an agency wants to stay in operation during and after an emergency .
What’s an emergency? It is any unplanned event that can cause deaths or significant injuries, shut down your business, disrupt operations, cause physical or environmental damage, or threaten the delivery of state services.
Fire, hurricane, tornado, flood, hazardous material incidents, and biological agent release (bioterrorism) are all examples of potential disasters.
It is essential that all state agencies have an emergency management plan with established policies, procedures, and an organizational structure for response to a major emergency.
UNT as a relief center for hurricane victims…..
Leading Emergency Management Program in PACS
Examples in Facilities?? ……. Power outages…….. Water pipelines
( http://www.sorm.state.tx.us/ )
State Office of Risk Management Resources for emergency preparedness are available online and focus on government agency resources: U.S. Department of Homeland Security http://www.dhs.gov U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/disasters Texas Division of Emergency Management http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/index.htm Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.bt.cdc.gov/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emergency.html Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/index.html ( http://www.sorm.state.tx.us/ )
Main website: http://web3.unt.edu/riskman UNT Risk Management Services More information and documents: http://wiki.unt.edu/display/RMS/Home Mission Statement Risk Management Services (RMS) functions to protect and conserve university resources from loss.
RMS has identified resources in four major categories of loss:
4) Net income
Types of risk:
The RMS department is organized into three major sections to identify and address these risks and apply control measures for any exposure in the categories of loss. 1) Environmental Services 2) Insurance and Claims Services 3) Health, Emergency & Safety Support Services UNT Risk Management Services
UNT Risk Management Services: Environmental Services Policy 3 Primary Responsibilities 1) Moral (Environment) : to provide a safe and healthful environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the surrounding community 2) Legal (Social) : to comply with state health and safety regulations and local and federal standards as they may apply 3) Financial (Economic) : to minimize the number and severity of workers compensation, general liability, injuries, and property losses www.unt.edu/policy/UNT_Policy/volume2/9_6.html
- Lightbulbs, old electronics, hazardous waste like automotive oil or oil-based paints
Risk Management at Home (Utah State University http://www.usu.edu/fpw/schedule/ppt/Ins_FPW_Nov_05.ppt)
Safety & Sustainability at American Universities University of Colorado at Boulder http://colorado.edu/insidecu/editions/2009/8-25/chancellor.html Cornell University http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Sept08/sherm.html Texas A&M University http://sustainability.tamu.edu/CampusInitiatives/EnvironmentalHealthSafety/tabid/70/Default.aspx University of Pennsylvania http://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/DPS_Sustainability.asp University of Michigan http://www.sustainable.umich.edu/main/health_and_safety/occupational_safety_and_environmental_health/ University of Colorado at Colorado Springs http://www.uccs.edu/~pusafety/sustain Brandeis University http://www.brandeis.edu/campussustainability/transportation/deisbikes/safetytips.html Purdue University https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/News/Publications/EngineeringImpact/2009_1/SafetySustainabilityCommunityPeople
Brandon D. Morton [email_address] Development Analyst Office of Sustainability www.sustainable.unt.edu