Transcript of "State of CALGreen 2012 Survey Results"
STATE OF CALGREEN The State of CALGreen SURVEY Implementation and Best Practices www.greencodepro.com
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
SURVEY FORMThe State of CALGreen - Implementation and Best Practices www.greencodepro.com
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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