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  • 2. The earth belongs to each generation and no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its own existence. Thomas Jefferson
  • 3. Quick Facts Green Buildings on Average: – Use 30 – 50% less Energy – Produce 35 % less Carbon Emissions – Use 30% less Water – Divert 70% Construction Waste from landfills
  • 4. Green Products • In General GREEN PRODUCTS solve the pollution question in one of two ways: • 1) Technical/ Industrial Innovation: – Connecting waste products into another system, i.e. waste = food/fuel for another system – An energy source is replaced with one that is friendlier • 2) De-materialization: – Less material/Less weight/ Less chemicals/ = less problem – Replace an artificial material with a natural one
  • 5. Quick Facts • A typical family uses nearly a third of its household water outdoors. Experts say more than half of that evaporates or runs off due to overwatering. Drip irrigation, on the other hand, uses 20-50% less water than conventional sprinklers.
  • 6. Cost of Green: Case Study Grand Forks County Office Incremental Costs • Windows $67,500 • Daylighting $18,000 • Insulation $17,200 • Lighting $21,000 • HVAC -$160,000 • Total -$36,300
  • 7. Be Green Energy/Water Efficiency – Low Flow Water Faucets – Restroom Motion Sensors – Energy Efficient Windows – System Setbacks – Thermostat – Daylighting Photosensors – Maintain HVAC Equipment/ upgrade efficiency
  • 8. Case Study: Joe Serna Jr. California EPA Headquarters • LEED EB: Platinum • 34% more energy efficient • 200+ tons of waste diverted from landfills each year • $12 million increase in asset value
  • 9. Be Green • Materials – Choose Healthy Finishes • Low VOC – High Recycled Content – Cleaning Products/Program
  • 10. Quick Facts • Over its lifetime, a 40-mpg car will save $3,000 in fuel costs, compared to a 20- mpg car.
  • 11. Green Resources Want to see how green your house is? Visit the NAHB Green Website to try out the Green Scoring Tool at: www.nahbgreen.org
  • 12. Plain Green 09 - Thank you to our Sponsors Platinum Level Sponsorship
  • 13. Quick Facts • About 1/6th of the wood delivered to a construction site is never used. Instead, it’s hauled to the landfill as waste wood scraps.
  • 14. Information Fair Vendors at the Plain Green 09 Information Fair: Brown & Saenger Direct Digital Control Howe Heating & Plumbing, Inc. J5design Karl Permaculture Lawrence & Schiller Museum of Visual Materials Novak Sanitary Service O’Connor Company Sioux Falls Green Project Sioux Falls Transit Submittal Exchange
  • 15. Be Green 10 Steps to Implement a Personal Green Policy 1. Walk, Bike, Carpool 2. Eat Less Meat 3. Eat Eco-friendly Seafood 4. Free Yourself From Junk Mail 5. Install Compact Fluorescents 6. Stop Freezing in the Summer 7. Stop Sweating in the Winter 8. Eliminate Lawn Pesticides 9. Reduce Home Water Usage 10. Inspire Your Friends (turnthetide.com)
  • 16. What is LEED?
  • 17. Quick Facts How many pounds of garbage does the average person throw out each day? 4-5 Pounds/Day = 1 Ton/Year (Western Europeans use half that amount)
  • 18. Quick Facts Conserve Landscapes • Open spaces, farms, and wildlife habitat are essential for environmental, recreational, and cultural reasons. The conservation of landscapes is an important development practice that helps maintain a positive balance of natural and human systems.
  • 19. Quick Facts A better no-duct solution: • Displacement ventilation costs less and improves indoor air quality
  • 20. Quick Facts South Dakota has 42 LEED registered projects: Sioux Falls – 10 Brookings - 6 Rapid City – 7 Pierre – 5 Vermillion- 3 Madison – 2 Aberdeen – 1 Custer - 1 Howard – 1 St. Francis - 1 Oglala – 1 Pine Ridge - 1 Porcupine – 1 Spearfish - 1 Watertown -1
  • 21. Quick Facts • If you spend 10 minutes in the shower, you send 20 gallons of water down the drain. A bath uses about 50 gallons.
  • 22. Quick Facts • Unlike wood, straw is an annually renewable resource, viewed as a troublesome waste product by American farmers. Annually, 2 million tons of straw are burned, which could be used to build 5 million 2,000 square foot strawbale homes.
  • 23. Quick Facts 2020 Initiative • Zero Landfill Waste. • Zero Hazardous Waste Generation. • Zero Air and Water Emissions from Manufacturing. • Company buildings constructed to a minimum LEED Silver certification. • 100% Green Energy Supply.
  • 24. Case Study: Museum of Visual Materials • (Projected) LEED NC: Silver • 22-33% savings in annual energy costs • 98% of building offers direct views to outdoors • 43% reduced water use
  • 25. Be Green • Triple Bottom Line – Social, Economic, Environmental – Consider the environmental, social performance, & financial impact of each decision. (John Elkington, 1994) “Green buildings are healthier, have a smaller environmental footprint, use less energy, and cost less to operate.” (USGBC Website) • LCA – Environmental Life Cycle Assessment – Impact on the environment that producing, obtaining, and utilizing each resource has over its entire life cycle. • 2010 Imperative & 2030 Challenge (The Global Warming Problem) – Reduce building carbon emissions by 50% by 2010 – Zero building carbon emissions by 2030
  • 26. Plain Green 09 - Thank you to our Sponsors Gold Level Sponsorship
  • 27. Quick Facts • Sustainable Concrete – Replaces 50 % of cement with fly ash – Reduction in cements reduces embodied energy required in normal concrete – Developed by a research team at the SD School of Mines
  • 28. Green Resources Mission Statement: To create a movement in Sioux Falls that will educate and inspire our community to build a greener future in the areas of recycling, water conservation, energy consumption and development. www.siouxfallsgreenproject.com - Weekly Email Newsletter (Currently at 550 subscribers!) - Tips on greening your office, home and lifestyle - Local green initiatives and rebate programs - Green topic discussion board
  • 29. Quick Facts • If you spend 10 minutes in the shower, you send 20 gallons of water down the drain. A bath uses about 50 gallons.
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  • 31. Quick Facts • The National Recycling Coalition reports that recycling supports 1.1 million jobs in the U.S.
  • 32. Case Study: Courthouse Square • (Projected) LEED NC: Gold • 40% more energy efficient than a typical building • 94% of building offers direct views to outdoors • 53% reduced water use
  • 33. Quick Facts Vary Transportation Options • Giving people the option of walking, biking and using public transit, in addition to driving, reduces traffic congestion, protects the environment and encourages physical activity.
  • 34. Quick Facts • Over 100 million Americans live in areas with air pollution levels considered harmful by the government
  • 35. Case Study: Ranch House at Del Sur • LEED NC: Platinum • 89% of demolition debris was recycled • 100% of building offers direct views to outdoors • 65% energy cost savings
  • 36. Quick Facts Build Vibrant Public Spaces • Citizens need welcoming, well defined public places to stimulate face-to- face interaction, collectively celebrate and mourn, encourage civic participation, admire public art and gather for public events.
  • 37. Quick Facts Green Buildings on Average: – Use 30 – 50% less Energy – Produce 35 % less Carbon Emissions – Use 30% less Water – Divert 70% Construction Waste from landfills
  • 38. Quick Facts • The energy that seeps through U.S. windows each winter is the equivalent of all the oil that flows through the Alaska pipeline each year. Not just the glass, but the frame also. Be sure your window frames are thermally broken, and use high quality insulated glass with a low-E coating.
  • 39. Quick Facts • Americans use 50 million tons of paper annually – consuming more than 850 million trees
  • 40. Plain Green 09 - Thank you to our Sponsors Silver Level Sponsorship
  • 41. Case Study: Clark University Center • LEED NC: Gold • 34% less energy use • 31% less water use • 92% of construction waste diverted from landfill
  • 42. Quick Facts • A typical 1,700 square-foot wood frame house requires the equivalent of 1 acre of forest timber
  • 43. Quick Facts • Total Avg. Cost Premium for Green – 1-2% Construction Cost • Green Benefits: – Increased office productivity by 2-18%. – R.O.I. for improvements in existing buildings as soon as 3 years. – Reduced operating costs – Increased property value – Easier recruitment/marketability – Better Public Image – Reduced Environmental Footprint
  • 44. Be Green • Replacing one regular light bulb with an compact fluorescent light bulb (energy efficient bulb) will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
  • 45. Be Green • Knock 10% off your annual heating bill by rolling your thermostat back 10- 15 degrees when you’re not home. (it’s a myth that your furnace expends so much energy warming the place back up)
  • 46. Be Green • Go Paperless – Use .pdf storage (scan copier) – Email vs. Fax communication – Web-based management – Pay your bills online – Paper? Use recycled.
  • 47. Case Study: Cherapa Place • (Projected) LEED NC: Gold • 90% of demolition debris recycled • 41% regional materials used • 62% of wood is FSC Certified
  • 48. Quick Facts Protect Environmental Resources • A well-designed balance of nature and development preserves natural systems, protects waterways from pollution, reduces air pollution, and protects property values.
  • 49. Be Green • 90% of the energy your washing machine uses is spent on heating the water. In most cases, cold water works fine – and your jeans won’t shrink as much.
  • 50. Quick Facts Buildings Use: 40% Raw Material Resources 12% Potable Water 39% Primary Energy 70% US Electricity Consumption Buildings are responsible for 48% of US Carbon Emissions
  • 51. U.S. Building Impact
  • 52. Quick Facts • Recycling one aluminum can create enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours (and can be recycled unlimited times).
  • 53. Plain Green 09 - Thank you to our Sponsors Green Leader Sponsorship Level
  • 54. LEED/Green Resources US Green Building Council (membership) Building Green .com (membership) Environmental Building News Sustainable Sites Resources EPA . gov Natural Resources Defense Council ASLA . org Soil and Water Conservation Society LEED Accredited Professional LEED Technical Workshops www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=1761 Professional Publications Inc http://ppi2pass.com/ppi/PPIInfo_pg_LDid.html
  • 55. Green Resources Did you know that the city of Sioux Falls has it’s own green website? www.siouxfalls.org/green
  • 56. Case Study: Bronx Library Center • LEED NC: Silver • 90% of demolition debris recycled • 20% energy cost savings • 80% of wood is FSC Certified
  • 57. Quick Facts LEED Principles • Sustainable Site Development • Energy Efficiency • Indoor Environmental Quality • Water Conservation • Materials and Resources • Innovation in Design • Regional Priority • Neighborhood Planning*
  • 58. Quick Facts • If you stacked up the 4 million tons of office paper Americans throw away every year, you could build a 12-foot high paper wall from New York to San Francisco

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