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  • Thank you for this opportunity to share the exciting sustainability work happening in Balboa Park and What the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is doing to support this effort. Sustainability is commonly defined by the Acynym PEERS - Public Safety, Environmental Care, Economics, Resources (forest, water, land) and Social Equity. You may also have heard of the the three E’s Ecology, Economy and Equity or 3 P’s People, Planet and Profit. Slide 1 Thank you for this opportunity to share the exciting sustainability work happening in Balboa Park and What the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is doing to support this effort. Sustainability is commonly defined by the three E’s Ecology, Economy and Equity or 3 P’s People, Planet and Profit. Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is one of many stewards of the Park who contribute to the Park’s progress. The Partnership’s flagship Balboa Park Sustainability Program has reached many milestones in our efforts to green Balboa Park.
  • Balboa Park is a 1,200 acre park in the heart of San Diego. After 96 years, Balboa Park continues to serve as the GREEN jewel in San Diego’s crown. We are very proud of the 500 trustees like yourselves and more than 3,000 staff and 7,000 volunteers who represent 26 institutions in this beautiful 1200 acre Civic Treasure.
  • 26 Arts, Science and Cultural Institutions 3,500 staff 7,000 volunteers 500 trustees 6.2 million visitors The arts, science, and cultural institutions that reside in Balboa Park and comprise the Partnership hold many accolades, such as: The internationally-acclaimed, Tony® Award-winning Old Globe is one of the most renowned regional theatres in the country The San Diego Natural History Museum is the oldest scientific institution in Southern California (1874) The San Diego Museum of Art is the region’s oldest and largest art museum. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center opened in 1973, featuring the world’s first IMAX Dome Theatre. The San Diego Air & Space Museum has the only International Aerospace Hall of Fame. The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is the largest of its kind in the United States and the only one accredited by the Association of American Museums. The San Diego Zoo is the largest zoological membership organization and has of the largest zoo-based research centers in the world. Annually, the Partnership institutions: Serve more than 6.5 million visitors, Engage 7,000 volunteers, and Provide 3,000 jobs for San Diego residents Give away more than $2 million in complementary admissions Contribute more than $280 million to the local economy And have delivered more than $250 million in capital improvements in the last decade alone to preserve and enhance the Park
  • David It wasn’t just in the name of a good idea though, that the institutions came together. The increasing peril of some particular shared issues helped serve as a catalyst. (See list, all but last bullet). So did the particular combination of personalities and leadership involved. (Last bullet) The Partnership was conceived and developed by the Executive Directors. While many groups -- educators, marketers, etc. -- had been meeting parkwide for some time, this was the first time the leadership -- the decision-makers -- of the Park came together. Literally. Recently we came across a box of name tags from our early strategic planning process, which was necessary because the first planning meeting was the first time the directors had all been in the same room. One of our directors often recalls how he’d been in the Park for an entire year before meeting any another director. I’m pleased to say the need for name tags is now long gone.
  • David The discussion began very informally, over wine after work, and led to a 2-year grant-funded strategic planning process. A local planning consultant facilitated the process and I was hired as the Strategic Planning Director, along with a project assistant. We had very broad and committed participation in this phase. 22 (CORRECT #?) institutions who met certain criteria (see list) were involved in the strategic planning process. We also created a Community Council of business leaders, government officials, nonprofit professionals, and other stakeholders who met 2 to 3 times yearly throughout the process to offer feedback on the strategic planning process. Extensive research was also a key part of the process -- interviews, focus groups, and surveys. This helped the group to identify where the Balboa Park cultural institutions were then and how they got there; to define their constituencies; to question assumptions about external influences; and to clarify where the institutions wanted to go and how they would get there.
  • David Lang So how and why did the Partnership form? The Partnership came together to facilitate collaboration and the sharing of resources to achieve greater organizational and Park-wide efficiency, innovation, and excellence. By strengthening member institutions, the Partnership enhances the Balboa Park experience for visitors, helps build a vibrant and sustainable future for the Park and enriches the greater San Diego community. The Partnership is about today AND tomorrow. .
  • In line with the Partnership’s strategic plan, these are the Partnership major initiatives. They were developed from a strong foundation of collaboration over several years.
  • The Partnership has created the Sustainability Program to strengthen the Park’s economic, environmental vitality, through education, measuring and promoting sustainable practices. When we reach 2015, the Parks Centennial, which is only 5 years away, we will have brought Balboa Park into greater environmental balance. How are we going to do it….?
  • Creating an MOU with the City. Diverse stakeholder planning committee. Has generated funding interest for Balboa Park component
  • The Showcase Award honors us for commitment and dedication to achieving sustainability goals, and provides an important opportunity to share best practices in the field. This recognition illustrates that the the Balboa Park Sustainability Program exemplifies Be st in Class” in areas such as sustainability policies, programs, practices, tools, and technologies.  Our Sustainability Journey has been included in the Rachel Maden’s new Book. AND Two of our Institutions have reached LEED
  • This Program began by learning about funding opportunities for energy efficiency projects and sharing the information in informal lunch and learns and is now an internationally recognized Sustainability model which is scalable. in Partnership with City of San Diego and SDG&E $30,000 matched additional program funding from SDG&E $7,000 Corporate Sponsorships $10,000 Institution In-kind donations - Space and Staff time $180,000 Marketing and Outreach: Presentations, Press Releases, TV Spots, Email Campaigns, Program Collateral in concert with the Learning Instute
  • These projects were funded by the institutions by using SDG&E program On-bill financing. A zero interest loan paid back by the savings 17 Participating Institutions 5.4 million Kilowatt hours of electricity AND 91,000 therms of natural gas saved annually =  $800,000 in annual savings Reducing 3,882 metric tons of emissions =385 homes electricity use for one year
  • Our paper on how we began our journey was accepted by the ACEEE American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy Posters are presented in a session attended by 400 world wide participants. Downloadable
  • NEW PARTNERSHIP I will wrap up with sharing about our collaboration with the San Diego Green Building Council’s new Green Assistance Program (GAP) the Park is becoming a hands - on Green education center within our institutions: As a Green Jobs Training Program, it has trained more than 40 individuals with professional experience and tools to be leaders in sustainable field by working with Balboa Park facilities. Our goal is 10 or more institutions reaching LEED Other opportunities you ask..
  • Again, I want to acknowledge the work of Park Leadership, staff and Partners who are working behind the scenes. OUR STAFF AND PARTNERS Individually and collectively the Staff AND Partners, such as SDG&E and the City Staff make these results happen. Here is one such meeting. Through mentoring, colleagues sharing their knowledge. This was a planning meeting for 2011 projects
  • David Lang transfer to Mick Hager High points of what our collaboration has achieved thus far.
  • Thank you. Do you have any questions
  • BPCP Presentation WMA 2011

    1. 1. Keeping the Green in Balboa Park Collaboration Case Study Greening Balboa Park Rory Ruppert Director, Environmental Sustainability September 26, 2011 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Awareness. Sustainability. Leadership.
    2. 2. Are you familiar with Balboa Park?
    3. 3. Our cultural community Balboa Park Central Balboa Park Online Collaborative Centro Cultural de la Raza House of Pacific Relations Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego Mingei International Museum Museum of Photographic Arts Reuben H. Fleet Science Center San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego Art Institute San Diego Automotive Museum San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum San Diego History Center San Diego Junior Theatre San Diego Model Railroad Museum San Diego Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Man San Diego Natural History Museum San Diego Youth Symphony Spanish Village Art Center Spreckels Organ Society The Old Globe Timken Museum of Art Veterans Museum & Memorial Center WorldBeat Center San Diego Zoo 26 Arts, Science and Cultural Institutions
    4. 4. The Beginning <ul><li>A Crisis </li></ul><ul><li>City was considering </li></ul><ul><li>alternate uses for </li></ul><ul><li>Balboa Park </li></ul><ul><li>Danger! </li></ul><ul><li>and Opportunity  </li></ul>
    5. 5. Catalysts for Collaboration <ul><li>Diminishing financial resources </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to build relations with the City </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to increase professionalism across the different institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Address deferred maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in the Park </li></ul>
    6. 6. Partnership Structure <ul><li>Two-year strategic planning process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant-funded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broad, committed participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operation of a physical facility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full-time paid Executive Director </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Governed by a Board of Directors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment to attend all sessions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Council </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
    7. 7. Same and Different <ul><li>Shared Qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic proximity </li></ul><ul><li>Shared landlord </li></ul><ul><li>Business models rely on audiences (visitors) </li></ul><ul><li>Shared issues (e.g., parking, city funding) </li></ul><ul><li>Success of one builds success of others </li></ul><ul><li>Differences </li></ul><ul><li>Different missions </li></ul><ul><li>Assorted types of institutions (performing arts, gardens, museums, zoo) </li></ul><ul><li>Varying sizes of institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Free vs. paid admission </li></ul>
    8. 8. Benefits of Collaboration <ul><li>Greater efficiency, innovation and excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen the sustainability and vitality of Balboa Park </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance audience experience and access </li></ul><ul><li>Enrich the cultural life of the San Diego region </li></ul>
    9. 9. Partnership Core Initiatives <ul><li>Advocacy, Sharing, and Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Balboa Park Sustainability Program </li></ul><ul><li>Balboa Park Learning Institute </li></ul><ul><li>2015 Centennial Celebration Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Business Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Park-wide Membership (Feasibility Study) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Balboa Park Sustainability Program <ul><li>Preserve and enhance Balboa Park: </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen social, environmental & economic vitality </li></ul><ul><li>Educate, measure and promote sustainable practices </li></ul><ul><li>Increase accessibility for our visitors </li></ul>
    11. 11. 2015 Centennial Celebration <ul><li>Opportunity to transform Balboa Park for the next 100 years </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to showcase Balboa Park </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation and excellence in arts, science, and culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New funding sources </li></ul>
    12. 12. By 2015-Sustainability Showcase <ul><li>Education, Practices, Measurement, Retrofits </li></ul><ul><li>SAVE energy, gas and water & 1.5 million annually </li></ul><ul><li>• education campus to build green workforce - 10,000 attendees </li></ul><ul><li>• museum exhibits - increase by 25% </li></ul><ul><li>• resource management - increase by 50% </li></ul><ul><li>• green (collective) procurement - increase by 50% </li></ul><ul><li>• shared services - increase by 25% </li></ul><ul><li>• water conservation - increase by 40% </li></ul><ul><li>model LEED certification measures - 10 buildings </li></ul><ul><li>• increase renewable energy resources - by 20% </li></ul>
    13. 13. Achievements & Sharing <ul><li>2 USGBC LEED Certified Institutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Silver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Diego Natural History Museum - 1935 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Balboa Park Cultural Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Award: 2010 Sustainability Showcase </li></ul></ul><ul><li> California Sustainability Alliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Book Chapter: Sustainable Museums: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies for the 21st Century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference Paper/Poster : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Council for an Energy Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economy (ACEEE): Greening Balboa Park </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Collaboration Visitors/Green Workforce Education Balboa Park Leadership, Staff and Volunteers Park Stakeholders City Council, City of San Diego Staff, Park & Recreation Department Local Historical Board, State Historical Preservation Office Contractors/Consultants Retrofits, New Buildings Sustainability Partners San Diego Gas & Electric, USGBC Sustainability Experts, Universities, Foundations, Corporate Sponsors
    15. 15. Sustainability Education <ul><li>Since 2008, over 5,000 Park staff and the public </li></ul><ul><li>attended workshops, trainings, and forums: </li></ul><ul><li>Public Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Public Sustainability Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities Director Lunch and Learns </li></ul><ul><li>CFO, Business Manager affinity meetings </li></ul>
    16. 16. Energy Efficiency <ul><li>Created energy efficiency initiative in Balboa Park through collaboration: </li></ul><ul><li>City of San Diego </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego Gas & Electric </li></ul><ul><li>US Green Building Council </li></ul>saving 6 million kilowatts hours and over$1,000,000 annually
    17. 17. Retrofit Projects <ul><ul><ul><li>LIGHTING REPLACEMENT AND UPGRADES </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Ballroom, Exhibit Space and Cases, offices, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>elevators , visitor centers and gift shop </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Common hallways , atriums and galleries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Fixtures control, ballast and bulbs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Air handler, Chiller, Compressor replacement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Cross piping </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Outside air gauge </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Variable Frequency drives: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- hot water pumps </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  – air handlers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  – Chiller Pumps </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Control– heating/chilled water temps </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Central Plant, air handlers, Sensors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Control system upgrades </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SERVER VIRTUALIZATION PROJECTS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ  Server Consolidation - 25 reduces to 7 servers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. ACEEE Conference Poster
    19. 19. Collective Business <ul><li>$450,000 Program Annual Savings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20% credit card processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% general insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30-75% office supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% payroll services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30% waste & recycling </li></ul></ul>Information Exchange and Shared Resources Collective Purchasing
    20. 20. Community Building /Leverage <ul><li>San Diego -- Green Building Council: GAP Program </li></ul><ul><li>Hands On Applied Learning about LEED Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Re-enforces Triple-Bottom Line </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing education credit and new green industry job accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>World Beat Cultural Center outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>- 40 % Water use reduction </li></ul><ul><li> - 15 % Energy reduction </li></ul><ul><li>- Improved air quality and ventilation </li></ul><ul><li>- ENERGYSTAR© facility designation </li></ul>
    21. 21. Staff & Partners <ul><li>working together to make things happen… </li></ul>BPCP staff, BPCP Consultants, USGBC Executive Director and San Diego Gas & Electric staff working with Park staff, City of San Diego’s Grant Manager to prepare for grant requirements while doing energy efficiency projects with American Recovery Act - stimulus funds
    22. 22. <ul><li>Leadership : solving problems and creating new opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing political presence through unity and advocacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Attracting new sources of funding </li></ul><ul><li>Creating $450,000 in annual savings in collective purchasing and $1,000,000 in reduced utility bills annually. </li></ul><ul><li>Saving 6 million killowatt hours of electricity annually, lower carbon foot print. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening communication, sharing and the Park as a learning community . </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a culture of innovation , excellence and collaboration to better serve our community </li></ul>What is collaboration achieving?
    23. 23. What were the lessons learned? <ul><li>Environmental Sustainability practices are good for business, buildings, collections and people. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration attract funders </li></ul><ul><li>Start small and build (scale) - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal process (i.e. Lunch & Learns) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create multiple entry points for engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Measure and share results </li></ul><ul><li>Look to other success stories for new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Educate decision makers in the far reaching value of a program and create opportunities for them to be involved as a program grows </li></ul>
    24. 24. Mahalo <ul><li>Rory Ruppert </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Environmental Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Balboa Park Sustainability Program, </li></ul><ul><li>a program of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.bpcp.org </li></ul>