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    • Green Building at the Chicago 2016 Olympics
    • Empty Talk? The Issue
      • Chicago: Finalist for the 2016 Summer Olympics
        • Competition: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo
      • Official, Detailed Bid Book Submitted February 12
      • Claim to be the “Greenest Olympic Bid Ever”
        • Need for concrete details and standards
    • Compare:
      • Tokyo (2016 Bid)
        • 100,000 seat Olympic Stadium on Tokyo Bay with solar panels on the roof
        • Most compact bid: 95% of venues located less than 5 miles from the main stadium
        • All facilities built in their entirety with electricity from “green” sources like wind and solar
      • London (2012 Plans)
        • 90% of demolition material will be reused & at least 20% of all material will be used in permanent venues
        • Onsite energy generation from renewable energy sources
    • Chicago’s Bid Vision
        • A “Blue-Green” Olympics
    • Blue-Green: Environmental Legacy
      • Recognition of the Critical Importance of Water to All Life
      • Most Venues along Lake Michigan
      • Hope to Spark Environmental Change Locally & Globally
      • Partnership with Representatives from 30 Environmental, Architectural, Engineering & Governmental Entities
    • What About the Olympic Village?
      • After the Bid Release, the plans for the Village were Released
      • Lacking in Design Ambition
        • 21 High Rises, alternating series of 8- and 16-story towers
        • Location: Michael Reese Hospital grounds on the Near South Side Lakefront
    • The Need for Green Building
      • Buildings are One of the Heaviest Consumers of Natural Resources
      • In the U.S., Buildings Alone account for:
        • 72% of Electricity Consumption
        • 38% of all CO2 Emissions
        • 15 trillion gallons of water per year
    • What Makes a Building Green?
      • Energy Use & Emissions
        • Major consideration
      • Indoor Air Quality
      • Water Conservation
      • Recycled Content
      • Habitat Protection
      • Access to Transportation
      • Impact on Local Wildlife
    • National Green Building Initiatives
      • The U.S. Green Building Council
        • Non-Profit made up of over 15,000
        • organizations spanning the building
        • industry
        • Mission: Transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built & operated enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy & prosperous environment that improves the quality of life
    • LEED Green Building Rating System
      • Voluntary national rating system to develop high-performing and sustainable buildings
      • Universally understood & accepted tools and performance criteria
      • 4 Certification Levels for New Construction
        • Certified, Silver, Gold & Platinum
    • LEED Benefits
      • Rigorous 3 rd Party Commissioning Process
      • Public Recognition of the Achievement of Environmental Goals
      • May be Able to Take Advantage of State & Local Government Incentives
        • Cincinnati: 100% exempt from real property taxes
        • Nevada: Recycled construction materials are exempt from local taxes
    • EPA’s Energy Star Program
      • Recently extended from appliances and electronics to whole structures
      • To qualify, building or manufacturing plant must score in the top 25% based on EPA’s National Energy Performance Rating System
        • Building operator monitors energy and water meters
        • EPA then compares data to other similar facilities
    • Does Anyone Care?
      • Since the inception of LEED in 1998, it has encompassed more than 14,000 projects in every U.S. state & 30 countries
      • Currently over 6,200 Energy Star-qualified buildings and plants
        • Cumulatively saving more than $1.7 Billion in Energy Costs & reduced more than 13 Million Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
          • Equal to eliminating the emissions from 1.8 million homes for a year
    • Local & State Initiatives
      • Nearly 3 times as many cities adopted green building policies in 2008 as did 4 years ago
      • Currently, there is Legislation, Executive Orders, Policies & Initiatives based in LEED found in:
        • 44 States
        • 186 Localities
        • 31 State Governments
        • 12 Federal Agencies or Departments
        • 39 Institutions of Higher Education
    • What About Chicago?
      • The Chicago Standard
        • In June 2004, the City Passed a
        • Resolution Requiring All New
        • City-Funded Construction & Major
        • Renovation Projects to Earn
        • LEED Certification
      • Chicago Climate Action Plan
      • Green Permit Program
    • Ensuring Chicago Has the “Greenest Bid Ever”
      • Project Focus: The Olympic Village
      • LEED v. Energy Star v. Chicago Standard
        • International Recognition
        • Existing City Resolution tailored to Chicago
          • But, Chicago Standard doesn’t achieve highest LEED rating
      • The Momentum for Green Building & Reputation for Architecture is There
      • Goal  City Resolution advising that the Olympic Village be built to achieve Platinum LEED certification for New Structures
    • City Resolutions
      • Black’s Law Dictionary
        • A formal expression of an opinion, intention, or decision by an official body or assembly
      • Not Legally Binding
      • Statement of Policies
      • Key Legislative Body  City Council
      • Chicago Has Used Them Often
        • Feb. 2009: In Support of UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
        • Oct. 2003: Condemning the USA Patriot Act for it’s effect on minorities
    • Possible Support from Elected Officials
      • President Barack Obama
      • Mayor Richard M. Daley
      • Alderman Mary Ann Smith (48 th )
        • AKA “Chicago’s Green Alderman”
    • Forward Chicago
      • Goal: “Green” the Bid for the 2016 Olympics and leave an environmental legacy for all Chicago Residents
      • Public-Private Partnership
      • Members:
        • City of Chicago
        • Chicago 2016
        • Friends of the Chicago River
        • Center for Neighborhood Technology
        • Local Governments for Sustainability
        • Environmental Law & Policy Center for the Midwest
    • Potential Opposition
      • Alderman Toni Preckwinkle (4 th )
        • Emerged as a Leader on Affordable Housing Issues
        • Has Voiced Concerns on the Cost & Development Impact of the 2016 Olympic Village in her Ward
        • Voted Against Backing the 2016 Bid
      • No Games Chicago
      • Communities for Equitable
      • Olympics
      • Preservation Chicago
      • Building Associations
        • Not a Fan of Mandates
    • References
      • “ Chicago Promising Greenest Olympics in 2016 Bid,” Caryn Rousseau, The Associated Press, 2/22/09 http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2009-02-22 2200121771_x.htm
      • “ Tokyo Proposes Compact, ‘Green’ Olympics,” Chicago Tribune, 2/13/09 http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/02/tokyo-makes-cheaper-greener-olympic-games-bid.html
      • “ Chicago 2016 Collaborates on Climate Initiative,” 2/24/09, http://www.gamesbids.com/eng/olympic_bids/chicago_2016/1216134143.html
      • “ Is Blue-Green the New Black? Chicago’s Olympic Plan & An Award-Winning Research Proposal Float This Big Idea,” 2/18/09 http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/2009/02/a-bluegreen-chicago-olympics-and-a-bluegreen-prize-for-archeworks.html
      • Chicago 2016, www.chicago2016.org
      • “ Chicago’s Olympic Village Plans Lack Creative Sparkle, Aesthetic Punch”, 2/09 http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/2009/02/architecture-is-supposed-to-be-chicagos-strong-suit-in-its-quest-to-host-the-2016-summer-games-but-the-plans-for-an-olymp.html?obref=outbrain
      • “ Chicago Eco-Bridge to 2016,” Ryan Delia, 2/20/09 http://www.jetsongreen.com/2009/02/chicago-eco-bridge-to-2016-by-adrian-smith-gordon-gill.html
      • “ ICLEI Joins the Climate Group & Chicago 2016 to Announce Olympic ‘Green Program,’” 6/25/08 http://www.icleiusa.org/news-events/press-room/press-releases/iclei-joins-the-climate-group-and-chicago-2016-to-announce-olympic-201cgreen201d-program
      • US Green Building Council, www.uscgbc.com
      • “ ’ Green’ Building Codes Sprout Up Across USA,” Wendy Koch, USA Today, 8/13/08 http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/2008-08-06-Buildgreen_N.htm
      • “ Olympic Village Major Gamble,” David Roeder, Chicago Sun Times, 1/25/07 http://www.suntimes.com/business/228145,CST-FIN-develop25.article
      • “ Chicago City Council Backs 2016 Olympic Bid,” USA Today, 3/14/07 http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2007-03-14-chicago-bid_N.htm
      • City of Chicago, Department of the Environment, The Chicago Standard http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalContentItemAction.do?contentOID=536910321&contenTypeName=COC_EDITORIAL&topChannelName=Dept&channelId=0&programId=0&entityName=Environment&deptMainCategoryOID=-536887205
      • Chicago Climate Action Plan http://www.chicagoclimateaction.org/pages/buildings/50.php