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SMART Seminar: Infrastructure Sustainability and the IS Scheme

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  • 1. Advancing sustainability in infrastructure planning, procurement, delivery and operation. www.isca.org.au Antony Sprigg CEO asprigg@isca.com.au 0414 454 723 Infrastructure Sustainability and the IS Scheme
  • 2. What is Infrastructure Sustainability • Infrastructure sustainability • Sustainable infrastructure • Green infrastructure Infrastructure sustainability (IS Technical Manual) ,” … infrastructure that is planned, designed, constructed and operated to optimise environmental, societal and economic outcomes over the long term”. 2
  • 3. BUILDINGS • GBCA – Green Star • Started 2003 • Over 500 rated + 500 registered • NABERS • LEED (USA) • BREEAM (UK) Global Trends INFRASTRUCTURE • CEEQUAL (UK) • Started 2003 • Over 150 rated • ISI - Envision (USA) • Started 2012 • GreenRoads (USA) • INVEST (USA)
  • 4. Infrastructure Sustainability 4
  • 5. ISCA Overview The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (formerly the Australian Green Infrastructure Council) is a member based, not-for- profit industry (public & private) council. Our vision: Enhancing the liveability and productivity of our major cities and our regional communities through advancing sustainability in infrastructure planning, procurement, delivery and operation. 5
  • 6. ISCA then to now • Bipartisan industry initiative • 5 years old • 70 members • Australia and NZ • $A 5M to develop • IS globally benchmarked and locally tailored • Emulation of governance and translation of technical 6
  • 7. 7 Business Case Procurement DesignConstruction Operations Master Planning IS Scheme Why use the IS scheme (slide 1)
  • 8. 8 Why use the IS scheme (slide 2) Master Planning Inform/challenge master plan through TBL performance assessment of the proposed underpinning infrastructure. • Mitigate perverse outcomes • Enhanced integration • Appreciation of material impacts and opportunities Business Case Benchmark, evaluate and gap analyse for TBL aspects in the business case for a new infrastructure project. • Informs and articulates the ‘story’ underpinning the project need • Establishes a TBL governance and performance framework which can be pulled through each project phase • Identifies and incorporates high value sustainability considerations early • Informs procurement • ‘Bottom up’ due diligence ESG assessment framework for investors • Stream line approvals
  • 9. 9 Why use the IS scheme (slide 3) Design An integrated framework which encourages ‘centralising’ of sustainability ownership, increasing the likelihood of unlocking design solutions which can meet both fit for purpose, cost and sustainability whole of life expectations and outcomes. • Facilitates continuous improvement and innovation • Facilitates sustainability in design processes • Provides a reporting platform Procurement A TBL performance framework to assess and identify sustainability objectives, targets and innovations pretender by client and as part of tender response by tenderers. • Consistent industry language and benchmarks, thus reducing costs and improving outcomes • Reduces risks for clients and increases certainty for tenderers • Provides measureable and quantifiable targets
  • 10. 10 Why use the IS scheme (slide 4) Construction An industry developed best practise standard for applied sustainability in construction associated with civil and infrastructure projects. • Common industry sustainability language • A framework which can be used to identify and value resource efficiency, innovation and other environmental and community opportunities • Centralises and maintains sustainability ownership during delivery • Informs project KRA’s/KPIs and associated targets • ‘Voluntary’ and outcomes based, therefore can be a project culture enhancer Operation A ‘bottom up’ applied sustainability tool and management framework which can be used to benchmark asset performance and inform continuous improvement. • Value creation and risk identification for investors • Baseline asset/network TBL performance for asset owner/operators • Facilitates identification of risks and opportunities and informs continuous improvement targets • Informs corporate reporting
  • 11. IS Themes and Categories 11 Themes Categories Management and Governance Management Systems Procurement and Purchasing Climate Change Adaptation Using Resources Energy and Carbon Water Materials Emissions, Pollution and Waste Discharges to Air, Land and Water Land Waste Ecology Ecology People and Place Community Health, Well-being and Safety Heritage Stakeholder Participation Urban and Landscape Design Innovation Innovation
  • 12. IS rating scheme 12
  • 13. Benchmarking 13 Level 1 Good Level 2 Excellent Level 3 Leading Beyond Compliance Business as Usual Measurement Implementing Initiatives No net impact Restoration & Enhancement Compliance Level of Performance
  • 14. Tool Development a $5M industry investment Stakeholder Workshop Apr 2008 Project Manager appointed Oct 2008 CC Adaptation Category Apr-Sep 2010 Tool Development kick-off workshop Sep 2010 Draft tool for pilot Jun 2011 Pilot round 1 Aug - Sept 2011 Pilot round 2 Oct – Dec 2011 Introduce tool at ISCA conference Oct 2011 Tool launch Feb 2012
  • 15. Tool Sponsors • DIT • DCCEE • NSW DECCW • Qld TMR • BlueScope Steel • PIPA • Qld DERM • Civil Constructors Federation • GHD (Project Manager) • NetBalance
  • 16. Infrastructure Types Transport • Airports • Cycleways & Footpaths • Ports & Harbours • Roads • Railways Communication • Communication Networks Water • Sewerage & Drainage • Storage & Supply Energy • Electricity Transmission & Distribution • Gas Pipelines
  • 17. Development Team AGIC Technical Director Tool Development Project Manager Global Review Panel 7 members across industry Category Author Category Author Category Author Category Author Category Author Peer Reviewer Peer Reviewer Peer Reviewer Peer Reviewer Peer Reviewer 16 from 8 organisations GHD- contracted Stakeholder Input
  • 18. IS Scheme Ratings and the Brand 18
  • 19. Rating Types 19 Rating Type: Project Phase: Planning & Design Construction Operation Design Rating Operation Rating As Built Rating Design – As Built - Operation
  • 20. IS Training Currently the primary training provided is the “IS Foundation Training Course”. This is a 2 day course, which can be delivered as in-house or externally, covers the following: • Overview of the IS rating process • Introduction to the content and sustainability performance benchmarks associated with the 52 Credits which underpin the 15 IS Sustainability Categories • Involvement in interactive case studies • An exam Passing the exam qualifies the participant as an IS Accredited Professional 20
  • 21. 21 Registered Projects Project/Asset Location Rating Type Asset Status Capital Value ($m) Whitsunday STP Upgrades QLD Sewerage Certified rating awarded 45 Great Eastern Highway Upgrade WA Road Certified rating awarded 300 Enlarged Cotter Dam ACT As Built Water Supply and Storage Verification underway 300 Rous Head Industrial Park WA As Built Port Self- assessment underway 15 Gold Coast Light Rail (Stage 1) QLD As Built Light Rail Verification underway 437 Elizabeth Quay WA As Built Roads, wharfs and utilities Self- assessment underway 438
  • 22. 22 Registered Projects Project/Asset Location Rating Type Asset Status Capital Value ($m) Gateway WA - Perth Airport & Freight Access WA Design As Built Road Self- assessment underway 1,000 Googong Water Treatment Plant Chemical Facility Upgrade ACT Design Water Supply Self- assessment underway 9 North West Rail Link - Early Works NSW As Built Railway Self- assessment underway 80 Wynyard Walk NSW Design As Built Cycleways and Footpaths Self- assessment underway 286 North West Rail Link - Tunnel and Station Civils NSW Design As Built Railways Self- assessment underway 1,100 CBD and South East Light Rail NSW Design As Built Operation Light Rail Planning and Procurement 1,600
  • 23. 23 Registered Projects Project/Asset Location Rating Type Asset Status Capital Value ($m) NorthLink WA WA Design As Built Road Self- assessment underway 1,000 Whitsunday STP Upgrades QLD As Built Water Supply Self- assessment underway 45 Confidential Road Asset Management NSW Operation Pilot Road Registration 700 Capital Metro ACT Design As Built Operation Light Rail Self- assessment underway 614 Confidential NSW Design As Built Road Registration 2,700 Madden and Pakenham St Road Upgrade NZ NZ Design Pilot Road Self- assessment underway 13 North West Rail Link – Surface and Viaducts Civil NSW Design As Built Railway Self- assessment underway 340 City Rail Link NZ NZ Design Pilot As Built Railway Registration 2,800
  • 24. 24 Whitsunday STP Upgrades Proponent: Whitsunday Regional Council Contractor: Tenix Infrastructure Type: Sewerage Rating Type: Design Location: Whitsundays, QLD Capital Value: $45m Start Date: May 2012 Practical Completion: May 2014 The upgrade of two treatment plants at Proserpine and Cannonvale are to serve growing communities and meet the most stringent effluent discharge requirements to protect the Great Barrier Reef. They will also provide benefits to the local community by reducing sewage overflows, and improving noise and odour.
  • 25. 25 Whitsunday STP Upgrades – Highlights Category/ Credit Score Achievements Management Systems 7.3/10.5 • Good management systems integrating the IS rating tool into practices • Knowledge sharing clearly demonstrated. Procurement and Purchasing 4.2/5.0 • Strong commitment to and application of sustainable procurement including local procurement: • 50% of total spend in the Whitsunday region • 30% of total spend in greater Queensland Climate Change Adaptation 4.2/5.0 • Did a thorough, formal climate change risk assessment and implemented controls to reduce 22 ‘high’ or ‘very high’ risks to a ‘moderate’ or ‘low’ rating Energy and Carbon 5.1/10.5 • 305 MWh electricity saved over operational life – thus a 14% reduction equating to $75,000 saving/year • 14,000 tCO2-e avoided over lifecycle • Use of B20 Biodiesel avoiding 272 tCO2-e (cost neutral)
  • 26. 26 Whitsunday STP Upgrades – Highlights Category/ Credit Score Achievements Water 3.9/7.0 • 15% reduction in water use over lifecycle, with associated cost benefit Materials 7.0/7.0 • Reduced the materials footprint by 25%: • Used 4,329 tonnes less concrete • Used 298 tonnes less steel • Used eco-cement with 30% fly ash • Eliminated asphalt from the design Receiving Water Quality 2.9/2.9 • >75% reduction in N and >90% reduction in P (44 tonnes less nutrients annually) to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Ecological Value 2.0/2.0 • Ecological value enhanced through >5,000 m2 of regenerated native habitat and 1000 m2 of wetland
  • 27. 27 Whitsunday STP Upgrades – Highlights Category/ Credit Score Achievements Innovation 5.0/5.0 • World’s-first trial of Parallel Nitrification & De- Nitrification (PND): • Significantly improves nitrogen removal • More compact • Less construction materials • More energy efficient
  • 28. Great Eastern Highway Upgrade A 4.2km section of the Great Eastern Highway between Kooyong Road and Tonkin Highway widened from four to six lanes with a number of ancillary improvements including central medians, upgraded intersections, on road cycling facilities, bus priority lanes and continuous paths for pedestrians. Proponent: Main Roads WA (MRWA) Contractor: City East Alliance (MRWA, Leighton Cont., GHD, NRW) Infrastructure Type: Road Rating Type: As Built Location: Perth, WA Capital Value: $350 million Start Date: July 2011 Practical Completion: March 2013
  • 29. Great Eastern Highway Upgrade – Highlights 29 Category/ Credit Score Achievements Management Systems 6.3/10.5 • Commitment to mitigating negative environmental, social and economic impacts • Accredited management systems • Thorough risk and opportunity assessment • Knowledge sharing clearly demonstrated • Strong decision making approach incorporating sustainability aspects Water 2.9/7.0 • Opportunities to reduce water use identified and implemented • Instead of using high-value potable water, the project installed groundwater bores and constructed a weir which, on completion, was handed to the local council to irrigate parks.
  • 30. Great Eastern Highway Upgrade – Highlights 30 Category/ Credit Score Achievements Materials 6.2/7.0 • Significant reduction in materials lifecycle impacts through extensive use of recycled materials, reducing the use of non-renewable resources of limestone, sand and bitumen • The highway now has the largest use of recycled material on any WA State road with 43 per cent of imported material being recycled Previous Land Use 3.3/3.3 • >75% of land used for the project was previously disturbed Heritage 2.3/5.0 • Thorough approach to heritage assessment and management • Monitoring overseen by appropriately qualified persons
  • 31. Great Eastern Highway Upgrade – Highlights 31 Category/ Credit Score Achievements Innovation 1.7/5.0 • Warm mix asphalt was used on the project, applying innovative foaming technology to mix the bitumen into the asphalt mix • This was a first for Western Australia, reducing energy use and GHG emissions
  • 32. IS Rating Tool – Continuous Improvement Review and Feedback IS Rating tool V1 Use of Design and As Built V1 IS Rating Tool - Design and As Built V2 Tool Consolidation Launch Preparation OperationPilot (IPWEA) Economic Workforce IS Operation V1 Operation Pilot (Others) 2012 2015 H1 2013 H1 2013 H2 Review and Feedback 2014 H1 2014 H2 New Themes Proposed Operational Priority Review Key ScopingScoping
  • 33. 33 ISCA Members
  • 34. 34 ISCA Members (cont’d)