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Going Green At CMS 2012k

  1. 1. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Going Green at CMS “Leading By Example” Adapted from the CMS presentation at the 2ndAnnual Green Schools National Conference Colorado Convention Center, Denver, COBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 1
  2. 2. http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/ http://youtu.be/QOd_g9cRhmMBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 2
  3. 3. WHY GREEN? • What does it mean to go green? • Why should CMS go green?Brian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 3
  4. 4. CMS ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT •159 schools: 88 ES, 39 MS, 28 HS, 650 buildings • 937 of 1241 mobile classrooms operating • 21.2 million square feet occupied space • 5011 acres of land • 1451 utility accounts • 206 million kilowatt hours electric • 3.9 million therms natural gas • 256 million gallons potable water • 2.7 million gallons of diesel • 290 thousand gallons of gasoline • 22.1 million miles yellow bus fleet • 23.5 million meals served • 20 million pounds of solid waste •$1.12 Billion budgetBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 4
  5. 5. CMBOE POLICY ECF EXCERPTThe Board of Education believes that Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools mustbe an effective steward of our natural resources. The Board hereby commitsthat the district will continue and strengthen its efforts to operate in a mannerthat protects and conserves our air, water, and land resources, improves theenvironment, and promotes environmentally sound behavior.  Environmental Compliance  Resource Recovery  Pollution Prevention  Sustainable Development  Resource Conservation  Sustainable Purchasing  Behavioral ChangeBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 5
  6. 6. CMS STRATEGIC PLAN 2014 Objective: Reduce utility consumption 20%, solid wastes 5% and pollutants 20% Key Strategy: Engage all stakeholders in conservation of resources Tactics: 12 tactics aligned into 7 teamsBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 6
  7. 7. ENERGY CONSERVATION • CMS is a National Energy Star Leader • 57 CMS schools Energy Star certified • Highest number of Energy Star Certified schools in North Carolina 4th highest in United States MAJOR INITIATIVEBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 7
  8. 8. ENERGY CONSERVATION • CMS reduced KBTU/Sq. ft 15.7% since 2007/2008 • CMS saved $15,000,000 in energy cost since 2008/2009 • School specific data distributed to schools monthly YEAR TARGET TARGET ACTUAL ACTUAL KBTU REDUCTION KBTU REDUCTION FROM BASELINE2007/2008 59.96 Baseline N/A N/A2008/2009 57.56 -4% 57.45 -4.2%2009/2010 55.16 -8% 53.96 -10%2010/2011 52.76 -12% 51.85 -13.5%2011/2012 50.97 -15% 50.56* -15.7%*2012/2013 49.17 -18% TBD TBD2013/2014 47.97 -20% TBD TBD KBTU REDUCTION BY SCHOOL YEAR UTILITY BUDGET ACTUAL & ESCALATED vs. ACTUAL MAJOR INITIATIVEBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 8
  9. 9. Energy Conservation How does CMS Conserve? Metro School Solar Panels  School energy coordinators  Energy Management Systems  Energy Star-rated appliances  Retrofit lighting systems  Optimal start and scheduling  Heating and cooling set points  Performance contracting  Summer energy program  Energy management staff  Piedmont Natural Gas and Duke Energy rebate programs MAJOR INITIATIVEBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 9
  10. 10. RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION • CMS is North Carolina’s Largest School Recycling Program • CMS earned the Carolinas Recycling Association Outstanding Education and Outreach Award • CMS is Carton Council National Carton Recycling Model • Students, Teachers and Custodians are Program Pillars • 96% of CMS classrooms have recycling bins MAJOR INITIATIVEBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 10
  11. 11. RECYCLING IS A DISTRICT-WIDE EFFORT School and Facility Recycling •Paper •Plastics •Cans •Bottles Surplus Inventory •Furniture •Electronics •Books Construction/Demolition •Concrete •Ceiling tiles •Gypsum Board Fluorescent Bulbs Scrap Maintenance Metals Automotive Fluids Bus Tires….moreBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 11
  12. 12. RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION CMS Solid Municipal Waste CMS Recycled Tons Tons 2,000 1,834.50 1,800 12,000 11,084.86 10,859.02 10,346.93 10,458.33 1,600 1,466.74 10,000 1,400 1,322.60 8,907.60 1,232.18 1,200 1,003 8,000 1,000 6,000 800 600 4,000 400 2,000 200 - - FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 First half school year 2011-12 progress over 2010-11 •Recycling is up 111 tons •Solid waste is down 93.5 tons •Waste fee savings greater than $159,000 MAJOR INITIATIVEBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 12
  13. 13. Recycling & Waste Reduction How Does CMS Reclaim Natural Resources? • School supported student recycling clubs • Custodial Services teamwork and logistics • County Solid Waste and Recycling Team • 10,000 students tour county recycling facility annually • Strategic public-private partnerships • Participation in Mecklenburg County 10-Year Waste Management Plan Development MAJOR INITIATIVEBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 13
  14. 14. STORM WATER SW3P CMS voluntarily joined the Mecklenburg County National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit • Pollution prevention training • Storm water Drain Inspection & labeling • Storm water pollution prevention plans • Construction site storm water controls • Storm Water Best Management Practices MAJOR INITIATIVEBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 14
  15. 15. GREEN CLEANING Cleaning to protect health without harming the environment. Green cleaning programs go beyond chemical and equipment considerations and may include policies, procedures, training and “shared” responsibility. • Reduced chemical types from 12 to 4 • Eliminated caustic emulsifier 17,200 gallons • Conversion to HEPA Vacuums • Conversion to battery operated burnishers • 1.2 Million gallons green cleaners annually • Aggressive internal inspection program • National study to determine “what is clean”?Brian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 15
  16. 16. INDOOR AIR QUALITY MAJOR INITIATIVEBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 16
  17. 17. "CarpoolAssist was founded in 2009 with a dream of making this earth a greener planet, and this partnership with CMS is a significant achievement towards that dream. Our vision is to fill every vehicle traveling on the road to 60-80 percent of its seating capacity, by making it easy to set up carpools with neighbors, co-workers and like-minded people," said Seema Gupta, founder of CarpoolAssist.Brian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 17
  18. 18. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT • IPM is a holistic, preventive approach to managing pests that minimizes pesticide use in our schools and on school grounds. • IPM is a continual process and not just event. • IPM combines biological, physical, chemical and cultural tactics, and emphasizes pest prevention by eliminating the cause of pests by minimizing access to food, water and hiding places.Brian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 18
  19. 19. 704-432-1772Brian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 19
  20. 20. PLAYGROUNDS CMS Manages 248 Playgrounds at 118 Schools• ASTM/CPSC Public Playground Guidelines• Recycled Pallets for Kid Cushion• Recycled Materials Used in ComponentsBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 20
  21. 21. CMS GREEN STAR SCHOOLS To recognize, celebrate and promote the efforts of CMS students, staff, PTAs, coordinated health teams and more Three levels of school recognition: • CMS Green Partner School • CMS Green Star School • CMS Green Star Environmental Champion MAJOR INITIATIVEBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 21
  22. 22. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT WEBSITE •PROGRAM INFORMATION • TOPICAL INFORMATION • LINKS TO RELATED SITES • TEACHER RESOURCES • STUDENT FEATURES • STUDENT VIDEO SHOWCASE • FORM DOWNLOADS •MOREBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 22
  23. 23. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP GUIDE • Website PDF Download • Chapters on • Stewardship Programs • School Success Stories • Grant Opportunities • Community Partnerships • Integrated Pest Management • Recycling/Waste Reduction • Energy ConservationBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 23
  24. 24. MORE-MORE-MORE • Environmentally sustainable purchasing • Pineville E.S. LEED groundbreaking • Implement waste diversion study • Statewide Science Festival • Maximize grant opportunities • Update environmental stewardship guide • Broaden community partnershipsBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 24
  25. 25. WHAT CAN I DO? • Start or join a school environmental team or club • Participate in learning opportunities • Conduct IAQ school walk-throughs; plant a garden • Participate in CMS Green Star Schools • Engage parents, students, community leadership • Visit CMS environmental websites • Submit success stories to share with other schools • Download the CMS Environmental Stewardship Guide • MoreBrian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 25
  26. 26. YOUR IDEAS What are your ideas on how you and or CMS can protect or improve the environment?Brian.Kasher@cms.k12.nc.us 26
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