State of CALGreen 2012 Survey Results

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  • 1. STATE OF CALGREEN The State of CALGreen SURVEY Implementation and Best Practices www.greencodepro.com
  • 2. SURVEY OVERVIEW The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices  Purpose   California Green Building Standards Code – Mandatory for just over a year   Gain insight into current status of CALGreen implementation   What are the challenges?   What are the lessons learned?   How can it be implemented most effectively?   Presented at Green California Summit April 26, 2012  Request sent to 170 building code of ficials and building department staf f in California  20 questions   Multiple choice   Rankings   Fill-in  Received 32 responses = 18.8% response rate www.greencodepro.com
  • 3. SURVEY FORMThe State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices www.greencodepro.com
  • 4. SIZE OF JURISDICTIONS OF RESPONDENTS The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices Number of Residential Permits, 2011 3% 3% 6% 1 - 999 1,000 - 4,999 5,000 - 9,999 28% 60% 10,000 - 19,999 20,000 or more www.greencodepro.com
  • 5. SIZE OF JURISDICTIONS OF RESPONDENTS The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best PracticesNumber of Non-Residential Permits, 2011 3% 3% 13% 1 - 999 1,000 - 4,999 20,000 or more 5,000 - 9,999 81% www.greencodepro.com
  • 6. W H AT AC T ION S DID YOUR DEPA RT MEN T TA KE IN P REPA RAT ION FOR T H E JA N UA RY 1 , 2 01 1 LAU N C H OF CA LG REEN ? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices Nothing Other Staff training in CALGreen Reviewed upcoming project log to identify new projects that would be subject to CALGreen Outreach efforts to local design and construction professionals to inform them of the new code Created new work products and processes in advance to be ready for implementation Staff training in CALGreen Internal meetings with staff0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% www.greencodepro.com
  • 7. H OW WOU LD YOU CAT EG ORIZ E T H E LEVEL OF EF FORT REQUIRED TO IMP LEMENT CA LG REEN ON PROJECT S IN YOUR JURIS DIC T ION? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices 12 10 8 6 4 2 0No Additional Moderate Significant Effort Additional Effort Additional Effort
  • 8. DID YOUR DEPART MENT RECEIVE A B UDGET INCREAS E FOR IMP LEMENT ING CA LG REEN ? IF S O W H AT P ERC ENTAG E OR AMOUNT? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices 9% 10% 0 6% 1-5% 6-15% Other 75% www.greencodepro.com
  • 9. HOW DOES YOUR JURISDICTION HANDLE CALGREEN ENFORCEMENT? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices 16% Both 3% CALGreen Special Inspectors Internal staff used for CALGreen plan review 81% and inspections www.greencodepro.com
  • 10. H OW W E L L P R E PA R E D W E R E T H E LO C A L D E S I G N & C O N S T R U C T I O N P R O F E S S I O N A L S TO A D D R E S S C A LG R E E N O N T H E I R P R O J E C T S W H E N T H E C O D E WA S L AU N C H E D O N JA N UA RY 1 , 2 01 1 ? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices Well prepared Extremely well 6% prepared 3% Not at all prepared 16% Prepared 16% Somewhat prepared 59% www.greencodepro.com
  • 11. W H AT T Y P E S O F TO O L S O R R E S O U R C E S D O E S YO U R D E PA R T M E N TP R OV I D E TO LO C A L D E S I G N & C O N S T R U C T I O N P R O F E S S I O N A L S TO A S S I S T W I T H C A LG R E E N I M P L E M E N TAT I O N ? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices Other None Telephone helpline Training Web based informationCustomized CALGreen checklists or formswww.greencodepro.com 0 5 10 15 20 25
  • 12. W H AT MET H ODS OF CA LG REEN DOCUMENTATION DO YOU REQUIRE FOR P ROVING C OMP LIANC E BY DES IG N & C ON S T RU C T ION P ROF ES S ION A LS ? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices OtherCustom forms & checklists supplied by your jurisdiction CALGreen references in specificationsSubmission of CALGreen specific forms & checklists CALGreen specific notes on drawingswww.greencodepro.com 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
  • 13. AFT ER A Y EAR OF CA LG REEN IMPLEMENTATION , HOW WELLP REPA RED IS T H E D ES IG N & C ON S T RU C T ION IN D U S T RY TO MEET CA LG REEN ? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices 6% 12% 13% Still not prepared Somewhat prepared Prepared 28% Well prepared Very well prepared 41% www.greencodepro.com
  • 14. H OW WOU LD YOU RAT E T H E EN T H U S IA S M FOR CA LG REEN AM ONG DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROFESS IONALS? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best PracticesEmbrace the code and like it Accept the code Neutral Somewhat dislike the code Dislike the codewww.greencodepro.com 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
  • 15. WHAT ASPECTS OF THE CALGREEN CODE HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY YOUR JURISDICTION? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices 9% Just the mandatory requirements 19% Mandatory requirements with a few amendments Other 72% www.greencodepro.com
  • 16. DO YOU FEEL T HAT T HE IMPLEMENTAT ION OF CA LG REEN ISRES ULT ING IN G REENER OR MORE S US TAINAB LE P ROJEC T S IN YOUR JURIS D IC T ION ? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices No 22% Yes 53% Undecided 25% www.greencodepro.com
  • 17. P LEA S E RA N K EAC H IT EM F ROM H IG H ES T TO LOW ES T DIFFICULT Y IN REG ARDS TO YOUR EX PERIENCE IN IMP LEMENT ING CA LG REEN The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best PracticesBuilding Dept staff reluctance to embrace the codeReluctance to accept code by the design & construction industry Time constraints Staff understanding of CALGreen requirements Budget and staffing constraints 0 5 10 15 20 Significant Challenge Somewhat of a Challenge Not a Challenge
  • 18. WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS THATYOUVE LEARNED ABOUT IMPLEMENTING CALGREEN? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices  Cost Concerns   Design & Construction community, public   Inadequate staff time and budgets   Economy, huge impact, bad timing  Education   Important to educate design & construction community on environmental benefits   Educate the public   State should provide more support/training before launching  Communication within depar tment   Compliance starts at top, management buy-in   Continual dialogue with BSC/CEC  Process Improvement   Need to simplify compliance process   Work together with designers/contractors to share info compliance methods   Hard to enforce, lot’s of paperwork   Need contact at state for Q&A and support   Inconsistency between building departments  Small & Rural Jurisdictions   No local help from private partners www.greencodepro.com
  • 19. WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES WITH IMPLEMENTING CALGREEN IN YOUR JURISDICTION? The State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices  Costs & Resources   Overwhelmed with all federal, state, local codes   Small jurisdictions   No staff, budget, time, 6 hour drive to get to training  Education   Designers/Contractors need more training  Documentation   Too many forms   How best to show CALGreen compliance?   Architects love to cut & paste code on their drawings/specs   Info for Const. Waste Mgmt. Plan not known at submittal time   How best to integrate pieces of CG compliance at right time  Verification and Compliance   Example: Moisture content pass, then rain   Tracking ALL product usage on job. Ex. VOC of each tube of product used www.greencodepro.com
  • 20. VISIT WWW.GREENCODEPRO.COMLEARN ABOUT GREEN CODESSHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGELATEST GREEN BLDG CODE NEWS