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Green Building Construction and Retrofit
at VHCC Green Conference. October 2009

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    • Southwest VirginiaGREEN JOBS AND TRAINING CONFERENCE
      Green Building Construction and Retrofit
    • HOW DID I GET HERE?
      • Green Buildings in the Southwest Virginia Region
      • Green Building and Development Programs
      • Training, Certifications and Accreditations - available to individuals
      • Breakell Inc.’s Green Initiative
      • Retrofitting
      • New Technologies
      • Opportunities
      GREEN JOBS IN CONSTRUCTION
    • GREEN PROJECTS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
    • GREEN PROJECTS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
    • U.S. Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED certification for buildings - Flexible point system used to rate green building
      LEED V. 3 - 2009
      • Building Design and Construction (BD & C)
      • Operation and Maintenance (O & M)
      • Interior Design & Construction (ID & C)
      • Homes (H)
      • Neighborhood Development (ND)
      WHAT ARE THE GREEN CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDIATIONS AVAILABLE IN CONSTRUCTION?
    • USGBC LEED Accreditation Program
      • Green Associate – nontechnical participation in green building
      • Participation on LEED project or industry involvement
      • LEED AP Plus - Specific technical knowledge of BD & C, ID & C, O & M, Homes and ND
      • LEED project within 3 years
      • Agree to Credentialing Maintenance of 30 hours over 2 years
      • LEED Fellow - TBA
      WHAT ARE THE GREEN CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDIATIONS AVAILABLE IN CONSTRUCTION?
    • Green Advantage – green construction training for field employees and sub-contractors
      Energy Star
      • Commercial and Residential
      Earthcraft Builder
      • Residential
      • Multi Family
      • Renovation
      • Communities
      National Home Builders Green Building Program
      WHAT ARE THE GREEN CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDIATIONS AVAILABLE IN CONSTRUCTION?
    • Have you measured your carbon footprint?
      Breakell Inc. Green Initiative
    • 2007 Total Carbon Footprint: 538 Tons
      2007 Utilities -- 156,554 lbs.
      2007 Transportation -- 919,252 lbs.
      2008 Total Carbon Footprint: 308 Tons
      (through August 2008)
      2008 Utilities -- 82,305 lbs.
      2008 Transportation -- 533,062 lbs.
      Breakell Inc’s Carbon Footprint
    • IT – We are members of Climate Savers and adhere to their protocol for energy saving practices and standards
      Electronic Storage – scanned documents are filed electronically, our company SharePoint site encourages reduced paper use
      Printing Policy – wide margins, double sided printing and fast draft setting are standard
      Recycling – All materials that can be recycled in the valley are recycled
      Transportation – Loaner Prius and carpooling is encouraged
      START WITH PRACTICES FIRST
    • Office Supplies – Reuse and conservation are encouraged, finding the “greenest products” available is required
      Renovation Purchases – each purchase was thoroughly researched to be the greenest product available including our purchase of office furniture that is Cradle-to-Cradle Certified
      Company Fleet – Project Managers drive hybrid vehicles and all equipment compatible for biodiesel use a 10% mix
      PURCHASING PROTOCOL
      • Developed a Construction Waste Management Plan
      • Developed a Indoor Air Quality Plan
      • Developed a Environmental Construction Job Site
      • Standard that enforces LEED protocol
      • Mandatory Recycling at all sites
      • Smoking in the building is being phased out
      ON THE JOBSITE
      • Eight staff LEED AP’s, including executive management and project managers
      • Three Green Advantage Certified with an ongoing program to train all supervisors and team leaders
      • Ongoing employee education thru monthly meetings, Share Point postings and printed reminders throughout the office
      • Continuing education by attending workshops, seminars and training
      CONTINUING EDUCATION
    •   Energy Efficiency:
      Trane SEER 16 HVAC Heat Pump
      Ductwork is replaced or cleaned and re-balanced, sealed with mastic
      John Mansville Formaldehyde Free R-13
      Heat Recovery Unit to add fresh air
      CO2 sensors to ensure good air quality
      Lighting:
      T-8 and T-5 high efficiency lighting (electronic ballasts 25% more efficient)
      Light Emitting Diodes (LED) used where applicable
      Reduced outdoor lighting
      Motion Detector light switches
      Ceiling Tiles:
      USG Radar ClimaPlus (low formaldehyde, no mold or mildew)
      RETROFITTING AND RENOVATTING THE OFFICE
    • Additional Improvements:
      Developed a building energy model with DOE LEED approved software
      Complete building weatherization with infra red sensor data
      Measured particulates and other air quality monitoring
      Measured lighting efficiency to maximize performance
      Replaced all water faucets and toilets with low flow products
      White elastomeric coating on roof
      Used only low VOC paints and adhesives
      Landscaped using native, drought tolerant plants
      Installed a rain garden
      Installed a pervious pad and open grid system in our parking lot
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      RETROFITTING AND RENOVATTING THE OFFICE
    • WE TRAIN OUR SUBCONTRACTORS AND FIELD EMPLOYEES IN NEW TECHNOLOGIES
    • GREEN ROOF INSTALLATION
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      INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANELS
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      WIRING THE INVERTORS
    • Tridium Building Automation
      VYKON is a complete management and control suite that orchestrates the building automation, energy, and security functions of a facility by means of a single software platform NiagaraAX. VYKON integrates diverse systems and devices - regardless of manufacturer or communications protocol - into a unified platform that can be easily managed and controlled in real time over the Internet using a standard web browser.
      For real time monitoring go to: www.breakell-inc.com
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      BUILDING ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
    • Breakell employees pitch in and Clean Up Patterson Avenue
      Collecting e-waste for Hollins delivery
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      THINGS WE ARE PROUD OF
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      OUR PRIUS FLEET INCLUDING OUR PHEV
    • Certifications & Accreditations give you market advantage
      LEED AP and Green Advantage, Energy Star benefit the LEED process
      • Realtors
      • Insurance
      • Banking
      • Building Auditors
      • Energy Model Technicians
      • Research and Development – science
      • Trainers and educators for industry certifications
      • Technology Specialists – energy, technology and new product installation and maintenance
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      OPPORTUNITY
    • QUESTIONS?
      THANK YOU!
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