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June 2010_MACHPS_green_schools

  1. 1. MSBA Policies and Programs for Sustainable Building
  2. 2. <ul><li>Newly created quasi-public Authority in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Funding is from 1 penny of 6 ¼ % sales tax </li></ul><ul><li>Reimburses the Districts for projects from 31% to 80% of project costs </li></ul><ul><li>The reimbursement rate is based on the ability of the District to pay, determined by the communities’: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>income – from Dept of Revenue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>property wealth – property value from Dept of Revenue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>poverty factor – federal eligibility for free / reduced lunch </li></ul></ul>Introduction to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)
  3. 3. MSBA: Longstanding Commitment to Green Schools <ul><li>Since the MSBA’s creation in 2004, we have shown a strong commitment to green schools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awarded over $33M to school districts for green design elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require basic green schools minimum standards in MSBA regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer 2% reimbursement point incentives for green design elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay 100% of the MSBA cost for Building Commissioning for all school projects in our pipeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In May 2010, initiated a “Green Repair Program” on a competitive basic for all eligible school districts </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>CFCs prohibited in all new systems </li></ul><ul><li>Provides for recycling of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic & metal </li></ul><ul><li>Building orientation to maximize natural daylight in classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Meet ASHRAE* standards for Indoor Air Quality (62.1) and Thermal Comfort (55) </li></ul><ul><li>Meet SMACNA** “IAQ Guidelines for Occupied Buildings During Construction” and “Dust Cleanliness for New Construction Guidelines” </li></ul>Green Guidelines and Policies 963 CMR 2:00 School Building Program includes the following sustainable requirements for all MSBA funded projects : *American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers **Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association
  5. 5. <ul><li>Require replacement of HVAC filters prior to occupancy </li></ul><ul><li>Require negative air pressure in critical rooms (cleaning, photocopy, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Two part walk-off mats at entrances </li></ul><ul><li>Electric ignition systems for gas-fired equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Separate air intake from contaminants </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture protection of materials during construction </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-idling policy </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum standards for daylight and views in classrooms </li></ul>(continued…) Green Guidelines and Policies
  6. 6. Green Guidelines and Policies Old Policy: Based on 2006 MA-CHPS Minimum sustainable requirements: New Policy: Based on 2009 MA-CHPS and LEED-S Additional Reimbursement: 963 CMR 2.00 section 2.04 General Site and School Construction Standards MA-CHPS “Verified” (40 pts new / 35 pts renovation) Or LEED-S “Certified” (40 pts)* 30 – 33 points = 1.5% 34 points or greater = 2% 1.5% reimbursement no longer available MA-CHPS “Leader” (50 pts new / 45 pts reno = 2.0% Or LEED-S “Silver” (50 pts) * = 2.0% * Projects using the LEED-S criteria must also achieve a minimum of five points in EA Credit 1 “Optimize Energy Performance” (with minimum energy cost savings of 20% for new and 16% for existing renovations
  7. 7. 2006 MA-CHPS v. 1.0
  8. 8. 2009 MA-CHPS v. 2.0
  9. 9. 2009 MA-CHPS v. 2.0
  10. 10. 2009 MA-CHPS v. 2.0 <ul><ul><li>Major changes to MA-CHPS: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on the CHPS National Core Criteria, and adapted by states for local conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporates the MA Stretch Energy Code as a prerequisite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides incentives to renovate rather than replace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher requirements for energy and water use efficiency (based on recent post-occupancy reports) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases requirements for training, operations and maintenance </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. MA-CHPS and LEED-S Comparison
  12. 14. MA-CHPS and LEED-S Comparison
  13. 15. MA-CHPS and LEED-S Comparison
  14. 18. MA-CHPS & LEED-S for New Construction
  15. 19. MA-CHPS & LEED-S for Add/Reno
  16. 20. Green Repair Program <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce energy consumption and operational costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve maintenance of existing buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elegible Elements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roofs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boilers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Window Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Standards based on MA Stretch Energy Codes </li></ul><ul><li>Up to $300 million in grants available from MSBA </li></ul>
  17. 21. Renewable Resources <ul><ul><li>MSBA does not directly participate in funding of renewable systems but there is funding available through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (formerly known as MTC) Renewable Energy Trust for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photovoltaic systems (Commonwealth Solar) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wind turbines (Commonwealth Wind) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For more information refer to: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.masscec.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.massschoolbuildings.org </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ FAQs” Pull-down menu > “Sustainable School FAQs” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 22. Massachusetts School Building Authority <ul><ul><li>For more information, refer to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.MassSchoolBuildings.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About MSBA > MSBA Board of Directors > January 27, 2010 Board Meeting Information > Space Standards and Guideline Proposed Revisions  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About MSBA > MSBA Board of Directors > March 31, 2010 Board Meeting Information > Update on Sustainable Building Design Guidelines and Policy Recommendations  </li></ul></ul>