Lean & Green Operations in Local NEPA Fitness Centers BA 395 – Independent Research Ryan Clifford Nick DiPaolo Eddie Pearson Dr. Jennifer Edmonds
Project Introduction Dr. Jennifer Edmonds What does it mean to be LEAN? Ryan Clifford What does it mean to be GREEN?Nick DiPaolo What does this mean for Fitness Centers? Eddie Pearson Next Steps Dr. Jennifer Edmonds Your questions are welcome at any time…
What is LEAN? A manufacturing improvement approach based on the premise that work is accompanied waste or non-value-added effort that should be minimized or eliminated Standardizes and drives waste out of any process
Steps to becoming LEAN Practicing 2 Core Principles Continuous Improvement Respect for People (Employee Empowerment) Cut out commanding and controlling Supported from the top down and executed from the bottom up
How to Become a LEAN Business Using one or more resources to convert inputs into outputs, these outputs then serve as the next stages inputs until a known goal is reached
What does this mean?
Each step in every process serves a purpose in the next step
Every tangible/intangible item is used efficiently and effectively (Employees/ Time)
LEAN Example Goal: Assembly of a Dumbbell Step 1: Weighted piece is weighed Step 2: Weighted piece is attached to the dumbbell handle Step 3: Attached piece and dumbbell handle is attached to other correctly weighted piece Step 4: Whole dumbbell is checked by employee Step 5: Dumbbell is shipped Each step served a purpose in the next step The goal was met: After the five step process there was an assembly of a dumbbell
Who is LEAN? 3M Reinvigorated its pollution prevention program by training over 55,000 employees Gave these employees projects that were environmental beneficial General Motors Eliminated excess waste and eliminated volatile organic compound by eliminating a painting process step ApolloHardwoods Company Use fewer trees and less energy to produce the same amount of product
Going LEAN Becoming LEAN is a large commitment and must be practiced throughout the company Going LEAN will not happen without the practice of LEAN techniques and procedures day in and day out The outcomes of practicing LEAN procedures can transform a company from the top all the way to the bottom
What does it mean? Becoming More Environmentally Friendly Reducing the Carbon Footprint A carbon footprint is the measure of the amount of greenhouse gases, measured in units of carbon dioxide, produced by human activities. Ozone layer being destroyed Environmental Practices Making a conscious effort to help protect the earth’s future
Who Can “Go Green”? Anyone who wants to make a positive impact on the environment Anyone who wants to reduce costs and waste Little changes in daily routines can make a big difference if everyone takes part.
Where Can It Be Used? Homes Owners can save money on electric bills Businesses Huge opportunity since more people are becoming aware of the benefits of going green Transportation Car pooling Walking Biking Buying food and other products Organic foods Cleaning products (non-toxic) Biodegradable
Why Go Green? Protect the environment Improving health Saving money For Businesses, it can severely cut costs Makes you more profitable
How To Go Green 3 R’s - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Reduce Fluorescent Light bulbs Water Saving Showerheads On demand hot water heaters Using different sources of energy
How To Go Green Reuse Store food in reusable plastic containers Bring your own reusable bags when shopping Carbon Filtration systems Changes out air several times an hour to ensure optimal air quality
More Examples Recycle Actively use recycling bins instead of throwing things in the trash Floors made from recycled tires Furniture made from recycled materials 25,000,000 – number of trees saved a year IF every American recycled just 1/10 of their newspapers
Energy Star Rating U.S. EPA and U.S. Dept of Energy Energy efficient products and practices Appliances Electronics Heating and Cooling Lighting Plumbing Energy Star equipment uses an average 65% less electricity than standard models.
New Energy http://www.gogreencommercially.com/go-green-facts/ Wind power is the fastest growing source of energy in the world. Wind power capacity grew by 45% in 2007, but only represents about 2% of the nation’s total electricity supply. New wind power capacity completed in 2008, according to initial estimates will avoid up to 44 million tons of carbon emissions the equivalent of taking 7 million cars off the road Coal-fired power plants and the pollution they release every day are a major threat to human health and our environment. Burning coal accounts for half of America’s electricity production. Achieving a 20% wind contribution to U.S. electricity supply by 2030 would reduce CO2 emissions by 25%.
New Energy Con’t Solar Energy is quickly rising. More cars are solar powered. Reduces pollution Solar Energy does not emit any greenhouse gasses. In just one hour, the earth receives more energy from the sun than the entire world uses during a whole year. http://www.solarhome.org/infofactsaboutsolarenergy.html
General Facts The average American will throw 600 times their weight (90,000 lbs or 47.5 tons) in the garbage over their lifetime. Compact Fluorescent (CF) bulbs use about 1/4 the energy to produce the same amount of light as a traditional incandescent bulb. Printer cartridges take about 450 years to decompose
What some are doing today Greenasium Co-Owner – Bryan Spratt Using recycled rubber for gym floor Sustainable bamboo flooring in rooms Repainted with zero-VOC paint Plug-Out Technology Added extra fly wheel to aerobic machines Harnesses energy from user to generate electricity out to grid for use of building
Continued.. Green Microgym Owner – Adam Boesel Human Dynamo Machine Prototype – 4 pedal bikes attached to small generator. Produce 200 watts to 600 watts of energy per hour Solar Panel – 1st fitness center to implement this
Continued.. Sunset Athletic Club Owner – Chuck Richards Remodeled and doubled the size of his fitness arena to a more environmental friendly center Recycled paints for walls; Recycled rubber for floor Paint – recycled latex ; Rubber – recycled tires Insulated with UltraTouch Non-toxic and flame-retardant material made from recycled cotton t-shirts & denim Light sensors Detect natural sunlight Turn off & on based on needed amount Large windows – less need for lightbulbs
What Fitness Centers can do? Electricity Smart Chips – power strips that regulate energy and reduce electrical consumption when units are off but still plugged in Energy Star Rated Light bulbs Energy Star rating – means less energy & decreased electrical bills Motion Sensor Lights Detect motion in rooms, control lighting when needed Plug-Out Technology
Continued.. On-Demand hot water heaters Make instant hot water for individual shower heads Water-saving showerheads Allow less water usage Switch-boards Turn off television and lighting in areas without activity for certain time frame Body-Blowers Reduce significant amount of laundry Blows warm air to dry clients
Continued.. Remodel Add larger/more windows Solar Panels – within budget
Overall Use recycled materials Laundry detergent Paints – Latex/Organic Recycled Rubber Eliminate paper towels or use recycled paper Natural – biodegradable mats ANYTHING GREEN & LEAN!!!!
Project Scope-The Population Questionnaire Development On-site Interviews