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Firestationecoaudit

  1. 1. Fire Station Sustainability Report By: Juan, Lotte, and Zain IMTG 8625 Environment, Business Strategy, and Sustainability Professor Bruce Paton
  2. 2. Why focus on fire stations?
  3. 3. Business Case !  Size and scalable opportunity !  Over 30,000 Fire stations in the U.S. !  Whitespace. “Green” changes low priority
  4. 4. •  4 fire stations Fire stations in Monterey •  Serving 30,000 - 70,000 people •  Controlled by the City of Monterey Government •  No current environmental initiatives •  No current environmental
  5. 5. How do fire stations operate? •  All risk department •  Each Firefighter is an EMT •  1 engine for medical calls / 2 for fires •  16 calls a day on average •  Use of water and foam limited •  Paid with tax dollars; not private money • 
  6. 6. What's in Monterey's fire stations? •  Staff of 16 •  1 Rescue Truck •  7 pumping engines •  1 Hazardous Materials Trailer •  1 Fire boat
  7. 7. Upstream •  Trucks •  Equipment (cheaper equipment is not green) •  Foam •  Chemicals •  Water
  8. 8. Midstream & environmental impact •  Air emissions from the truck (5600 annual calls) •  Average of 10 mile radius •  Spills •  Water usage •  Noise
  9. 9. Initial Steps •  Limit the fire truck trips •  Recycling pick-up program for fire stations o  Traditional o  Chemical and toxic equipment •  Mixture of water and a non-toxic, non-polluting foam concentrate • 
  10. 10. Next Steps •  Change staff and house call vehicles •  Purchase of low sulfur diesel engines •  Remove underground tanks •  Leed certified building • 
  11. 11. Barriers of Implementation •  Bureaucracy •  Must follow federal guideline •  Under the control of the city •  Limited budget •  1) Budget cuts •  2) Hiring freeze •  3) Lay offs •  4) Hard to justify front-loaded expenses
  12. 12. How to make this happen? •  Partnering with other stakeholders, i.e. o  U.S. Green Building Council, use conferences •  Small wins •  Part of bigger initiative- Eco city •  Use tourist city advantage • 
  13. 13. ORGANIZATION
  14. 14. cost structure !  Trends !  Revenue capacity !  Debt capacity !  Demographics
  15. 15. Branding opportunity
  16. 16. Thank You Q&A

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