Southwest VirginiaGREEN JOBS AND TRAINING CONFERENCE<br />Green Building Construction and Retrofit<br />
HOW DID I GET HERE?<br />
<ul><li>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</li></ul>GREEN JOBS IN CONSTRUCTION<br />
GREEN PROJECTS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA<br />
GREEN PROJECTS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA<br />
U.S. Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED certification for buildings - Flexible point system used to rate green building<br />...
Operation and Maintenance (O & M)
Interior Design & Construction (ID & C)
Homes (H)
Neighborhood Development (ND)</li></ul>WHAT ARE THE GREEN CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDIATIONS AVAILABLE IN CONSTRUCTION?<br />
USGBC LEED Accreditation Program <br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>WHAT ARE THE GREEN CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDIATIONS AVAILABLE IN CONSTRUCTION?<br />
Green Advantage – green construction training for field employees and sub-contractors<br />Energy Star<br /><ul><li>Commer...
Multi Family
Renovation
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  1. 1. Southwest VirginiaGREEN JOBS AND TRAINING CONFERENCE<br />Green Building Construction and Retrofit<br />
  2. 2. HOW DID I GET HERE?<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>Green Buildings in the Southwest Virginia Region
  4. 4. Green Building and Development Programs
  5. 5. Training, Certifications and Accreditations - available to individuals
  6. 6. Breakell Inc.’s Green Initiative
  7. 7. Retrofitting
  8. 8. New Technologies
  9. 9. Opportunities</li></ul>GREEN JOBS IN CONSTRUCTION<br />
  10. 10. GREEN PROJECTS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA<br />
  11. 11. GREEN PROJECTS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA<br />
  12. 12. U.S. Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED certification for buildings - Flexible point system used to rate green building<br />LEED V. 3 - 2009<br /><ul><li>Building Design and Construction (BD & C)
  13. 13. Operation and Maintenance (O & M)
  14. 14. Interior Design & Construction (ID & C)
  15. 15. Homes (H)
  16. 16. Neighborhood Development (ND)</li></ul>WHAT ARE THE GREEN CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDIATIONS AVAILABLE IN CONSTRUCTION?<br />
  17. 17. USGBC LEED Accreditation Program <br /><ul><li>Green Associate – nontechnical participation in green building
  18. 18. Participation on LEED project or industry involvement
  19. 19. LEED AP Plus - Specific technical knowledge of BD & C, ID & C, O & M, Homes and ND
  20. 20. LEED project within 3 years
  21. 21. Agree to Credentialing Maintenance of 30 hours over 2 years
  22. 22. LEED Fellow - TBA</li></ul>WHAT ARE THE GREEN CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDIATIONS AVAILABLE IN CONSTRUCTION?<br />
  23. 23. Green Advantage – green construction training for field employees and sub-contractors<br />Energy Star<br /><ul><li>Commercial and Residential</li></ul>Earthcraft Builder<br /><ul><li>Residential
  24. 24. Multi Family
  25. 25. Renovation
  26. 26. Communities</li></ul>National Home Builders Green Building Program<br />WHAT ARE THE GREEN CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDIATIONS AVAILABLE IN CONSTRUCTION?<br />
  27. 27. Have you measured your carbon footprint?<br />Breakell Inc. Green Initiative<br />
  28. 28. 2007 Total Carbon Footprint: 538 Tons<br />2007 Utilities -- 156,554 lbs.<br />2007 Transportation -- 919,252 lbs.<br />2008 Total Carbon Footprint: 308 Tons <br />(through August 2008)<br />2008 Utilities -- 82,305 lbs.<br />2008 Transportation -- 533,062 lbs.<br />Breakell Inc’s Carbon Footprint<br />
  29. 29. IT – We are members of Climate Savers and adhere to their protocol for energy saving practices and standards<br />Electronic Storage – scanned documents are filed electronically, our company SharePoint site encourages reduced paper use<br />Printing Policy – wide margins, double sided printing and fast draft setting are standard<br />Recycling – All materials that can be recycled in the valley are recycled<br />Transportation – Loaner Prius and carpooling is encouraged<br />START WITH PRACTICES FIRST<br />
  30. 30. Office Supplies – Reuse and conservation are encouraged, finding the “greenest products” available is required<br />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<br />Company Fleet – Project Managers drive hybrid vehicles and all equipment compatible for biodiesel use a 10% mix<br />PURCHASING PROTOCOL<br />
  31. 31. <ul><li>Developed a Construction Waste Management Plan
  32. 32. Developed a Indoor Air Quality Plan
  33. 33. Developed a Environmental Construction Job Site
  34. 34. Standard that enforces LEED protocol
  35. 35. Mandatory Recycling at all sites
  36. 36. Smoking in the building is being phased out</li></ul>ON THE JOBSITE<br />
  37. 37. <ul><li>Eight staff LEED AP’s, including executive management and project managers
  38. 38. Three Green Advantage Certified with an ongoing program to train all supervisors and team leaders
  39. 39. Ongoing employee education thru monthly meetings, Share Point postings and printed reminders throughout the office
  40. 40. Continuing education by attending workshops, seminars and training</li></ul>CONTINUING EDUCATION<br />
  41. 41.   Energy Efficiency:<br />Trane SEER 16 HVAC Heat Pump<br />Ductwork is replaced or cleaned and re-balanced, sealed with mastic <br />John Mansville Formaldehyde Free R-13<br />Heat Recovery Unit to add fresh air<br />CO2 sensors to ensure good air quality<br />Lighting:<br />T-8 and T-5 high efficiency lighting (electronic ballasts 25% more efficient)<br />Light Emitting Diodes (LED) used where applicable<br />Reduced outdoor lighting<br />Motion Detector light switches <br />Ceiling Tiles:<br />USG Radar ClimaPlus (low formaldehyde, no mold or mildew)<br />RETROFITTING AND RENOVATTING THE OFFICE<br />
  42. 42. Additional Improvements:<br />Developed a building energy model with DOE LEED approved software<br />Complete building weatherization with infra red sensor data<br />Measured particulates and other air quality monitoring<br />Measured lighting efficiency to maximize performance<br />Replaced all water faucets and toilets with low flow products<br />White elastomeric coating on roof<br />Used only low VOC paints and adhesives<br />Landscaped using native, drought tolerant plants<br />Installed a rain garden<br />Installed a pervious pad and open grid system in our parking lot<br />a<br />RETROFITTING AND RENOVATTING THE OFFICE<br />
  43. 43. WE TRAIN OUR SUBCONTRACTORS AND FIELD EMPLOYEES IN NEW TECHNOLOGIES<br />
  44. 44. GREEN ROOF INSTALLATION<br />
  45. 45. a<br />INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANELS<br />
  46. 46. a<br />WIRING THE INVERTORS<br />
  47. 47. Tridium Building Automation <br />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. <br />For real time monitoring go to: www.breakell-inc.com<br />a<br />BUILDING ENERGY TECHNOLOGY<br />
  48. 48. Breakell employees pitch in and Clean Up Patterson Avenue<br />Collecting e-waste for Hollins delivery<br />a<br />THINGS WE ARE PROUD OF<br />
  49. 49. a<br />OUR PRIUS FLEET INCLUDING OUR PHEV<br />
  50. 50. Certifications & Accreditations give you market advantage <br />LEED AP and Green Advantage, Energy Star benefit the LEED process<br /><ul><li>Realtors
  51. 51. Insurance
  52. 52. Banking
  53. 53. Building Auditors
  54. 54. Energy Model Technicians
  55. 55. Research and Development – science
  56. 56. Trainers and educators for industry certifications
  57. 57. Technology Specialists – energy, technology and new product installation and maintenance</li></ul>a<br />OPPORTUNITY<br />
  58. 58. QUESTIONS?<br />THANK YOU! <br />a<br />
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