Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)


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Learn how your business can run more sustainably. Getting started is easier than you think with convenient programs from the Delta Institute such as a free initial audit and their green purchasing program.

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  • 75 employees – of which 61 have offices/cubicles, 3 copy machines, 3 break areas. USEPA suggests using 0.75 lbs/person/per day as your paper generation rate. So .75 x 61 = 45.75 lbs of paper per day. Multiply by 5 = 228.75, Multiply by 4.3 = 983.63 lbs per month of paper generated. That’s almost a ½ short ton of paper. Think about how that fills up the container. 1 yd 3 = 165 lbs of mixed paper You could divert 6 yd 3 per month by recycling paper. The same theory applies to cans, bottles, shrink wrap, pallets, wood debris, other packaging (i.e. Styrofoam).
  • In the US, C&I Industry accounts for over 50% of the energy output. This demonstrates the large potential businesses have to contribute to US energy efficiencies.
  • Abby Office Depot consortium: 2,500 green products, currently over 30 tenants participating, trying to increase through flyers and workshops Pru facts: 3. Million GSF 2 towers with shared mechanicals and lobby
  • Abby General background about Mart and LEED process: The Merchandise Mart, at 4.2 million-square-feet is the largest commercial building in the world. In November, 2007 they were awarded LEED-EB silver certification The Delta Institute led the team that took on the very large, two year task of getting the LEED certification. Notes on items in slide: Internal structure: staff teams now assigned to LEED implementation areas, Community outreach : tours and presentations in hot demand, audiences range from local groups to international A lot of the challenges were due to the size/scope of the project Progression: environmental practices  Clean Air Counts  LEED Certification  Sustainability Planning Challenges / Special Issues: mostly stemmed from scale of building. Old toilets  water prerequisite Scale/scope of building, extensive analysis of energy, lighting, IAQ, purchasing, etc. – EnVise to elaborate More Mart facts: 561 tenants 3 million visitors/year 16 trade shows/year 4,000 windows 2,000 toilets 380 miles of wiring 5 miles of corridor 2 city blocks 1 zip code etc
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  • Getting started in sustainability webinar (08 15 11)

    1. 1. Sustainability 101 Getting Started <ul><li>53 W. Jackson Boulevard </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, Illinois 60604 </li></ul><ul><li>August 18, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by: </li></ul>
    2. 2. Delta Certification and Sustainability Services
    3. 3. Abby Corso Director, Sustainability Services <ul><li>Delta Institute since 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Specialties include: energy efficiency, green purchasing, pollution prevention, sustainability consulting, LEED consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Prior experience in site remediation and regulatory compliance in the private consulting arena </li></ul><ul><li>BS Civil Engineering from Drexel University; MBA from New York University </li></ul><ul><li>Valparaiso resident, Northwest Indiana Green Drinks co-organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Board member, Illinois Green Building Council </li></ul><ul><li>Area served: Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Southwest Michigan </li></ul>
    4. 4. Program Overview <ul><li>Getting Started in Sustainability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste Reduction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taking it to the Next Level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green purchasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Cleaning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continuous Improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certifications- LEED </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What is sustainability? <ul><li>Sustainability is managing for future generations </li></ul><ul><li>Environment, equity, and economy </li></ul>
    6. 6. Sustainability Continuum
    7. 7. Recycling and Waste Reduction <ul><li>Waste handling and disposal typically comprises approximately 10% of a budget </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling and reuse programs can reduce that cost. </li></ul><ul><li>You can save money by conducting a waste audit. </li></ul><ul><li>You can save money by using salvaged or once used materials. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Recycling and Waste Reduction
    9. 9. Getting Started with Reducing Waste <ul><li>Walk through your facility and talk to facility personnel to understand how waste is handled </li></ul><ul><li>Review your waste contract </li></ul><ul><li>Get a waste audit </li></ul><ul><li>Implement a recycling and reuse program to divert waste </li></ul><ul><li>Renegotiate your waste contract </li></ul><ul><li>Implement measures and track your savings </li></ul>
    10. 10. Source: EIA, Annual Energy Review 2007 In the US, Commercial and Industrial accounts for over 50% of the energy output. Energy Efficiency
    11. 11. Case Study- 45,000 sf warehouse- Low and No Cost Measures O&M/ERM Electric Savings (kWh) Natural Gas Savings (therms) Electric Demand Savings (kW-mo /yr) Cost Savings ($) Project Cost (First Cost) Incentive ($) Simple Payback in Years Repair Compressed Air System Leaks 105,987 0 16.1 $12,888 $7,500 $3,180 0.3 Reduce Compressed Air System Pressure 22,055 0 3.4 $2,691 $1,800 $661 0.4 Install Set-Back Thermostats 1,780 377 0 $590 $1,200 $0 2.0 Repair Drive Belts and Alignment 9,418 0 0 $1,130 $3,400 $0 3.0 Clean AC Condenser Coils 2,543 0 0 $305 $600 $0 2.0 Total 141,783 377 19.5 $17,604 $14,500 $3,841 0.6
    12. 12. Case Study- 45,000 sf warehouse- Capital Investment Measures Capital Investment/ERM Electric Savings (kWh) Natural Gas Savings (therms) Electric Demand Savings (kW-mo /yr) Cost Savings ($) Project Cost (First Cost) Incentive ($) Simple Payback in Years Install Variable Frequency Drives 47,090 0 0 $5,745 $40,625 $13,500 4.7 Pipe Outdoor Air to Air Compressor Inlets 28,868 0 4.4 $3,522 $5,000 $866 1.2 Total 75,958 0 4.4 $9,267 $45,625 $14,366 3.4 Replace 5 Older Roof Top Heating and Cooling Unit (Individual Incremental 8 to 14) 2,868 0 5.78 $350 $2,250 $250 5.7
    13. 13. Getting Started with Energy Efficiency <ul><li>Walk through your facility and talk to facility personnel to understand opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Get a an ASHRAE Level I and II Energy Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Understand utility incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Implement measures and track your savings </li></ul>
    14. 14. What is Green or Environmentally Preferable Purchasing? <ul><li>The EPA defines </li></ul><ul><li>environmentally preferable as… </li></ul><ul><li>… products or services that have a lesser or </li></ul><ul><li>reduced effect on human health and the </li></ul><ul><li>environment when compared with competing </li></ul><ul><li>products or services that serve the same </li></ul><ul><li>purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>This comparison applies to raw materials, </li></ul><ul><li>manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, </li></ul><ul><li>reuse, operation, maintenance, and disposal. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Why is Green Purchasing Important? <ul><li>What comes in must go out - almost everything that ends up in the garbage probably came into the office through purchasing – the connection between purchasing and waste disposal becomes important </li></ul><ul><li>Certain products actually cost us more than just the initial purchase price- utility costs, maintenance, and end of life disposal </li></ul><ul><li>What we purchase sends a message to our customers and our suppliers </li></ul>
    16. 17. Opportunities to Save with Green Purchasing <ul><li>Reduce your energy bills by purchasing Energy Star office equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce your fuel use by choosing energy efficient and hybrid vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce your paper (and waste) costs by requiring duplexing </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the initial cost of new products by purchasing remanufactured products </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the initial cost and waste disposal fees by buying in bulk to reduce packaging </li></ul>
    17. 18. Sustainability Planning <ul><li>Increasingly seen as a requirement for vendors and contractors- sends the right message to your clients </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to consolidate company-wide efforts into one document </li></ul><ul><li>Increases efficiency and saves money </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy development Goal Setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>360 degree view of activities Process and results oriented </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. Sustainability Planning
    19. 20. Getting Started with a Plan <ul><li>Know why you want a plan and what you want to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Involve all levels of employers- but message needs to come from the top! </li></ul><ul><li>Review everything you do to find opportunities and cost savings </li></ul><ul><li>Be rigorous about documenting your findings and researching alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Track your results over time to celebrate your successes and identify where you need more work </li></ul>
    20. 21. Get Certified <ul><li>External communication to stakeholders of sustainability commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Stamp of approval from a 3 rd party </li></ul>
    21. 22. Prudential Plaza <ul><li>LEED® results/improvements include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30% electricity reduction over 2 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrofitted to VFDs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrofitted to T8s and reduced lamp usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reverse osmosis water treatment for natural gas boilers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online software to analyze detailed meter data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Depot purchasing consortium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PruCycle and Green Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges and Resolutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water prerequisite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy prerequisite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complexity of 2 dissimilar buildings </li></ul></ul>
    22. 23. Merchandise Mart <ul><li>LEED® results/improvements include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10% energy reduction in ‘07 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> 60% recycling rate, now ~70% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over dozen tenants certified LEED CI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LEED-compliant Contracts and Leases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Operations Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tenant and community outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges and Resolutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water prerequisite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy prerequisite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction Standards for buildouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization & continuous improvement </li></ul></ul>
    23. 24. Q & A
    24. 25. Contact information Abigail Corso- Sustainability Services 312-554-0900 ext. 25 [email_address] Delta Institute 53 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 230 Chicago, Illinois 60604
    25. 26. For more information on other green news & events: Kathy Sipple 219 GreenConnect Founder 219 GreenConnect 2005 Valparaiso St., Suite 17 Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-462-0600 [email_address]
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