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5 Practical Approaches to Managing your \'Green\' Options

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This presentation shows practical approaches to \'greening\' your organization in five areas (energy, water, air quality, recycling, and supply chain). I have included the National Geographic Society successes as relevant examples.

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5 Practical Approaches to Managing your \'Green\' Options

  1. 1. 5 Practical Approaches to Managing your IDEX ‘Green’ Options Ottawa, March 2009 Meredith Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow Today’s Agenda 5 Practical Approaches to Drivers for Sustainability Managing your 'Green' Options 5 practical things that will contribute to ‘green’ green’ facilities Presented by How to calculate your carbon footprint Meredith Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow What others are doing Carroll Thatcher Planning Group www.thatcherplanning.com March 2009 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 2 When ‘Opportunity’ gets your Opportunity’ attention Reduced recruiting costs 71% of employees want to work for companies that commit to social and social community concerns ---Conference Board of Canada, 2000 ---Conference Retaining talented workers 87% of employees in Europe would be more loyal to a company involved involved in activities that help to improve society ---Fleishman-Hilliard study, 1999 ---Fleishman- Increased productivity Green buildings can increase occupant productivity by between 6% and 26% ---Rocky Mountain Institute ---Rocky Reduced operating expenses Xerox Corporation saved or avoided $2 billion in costs by designing designing green products and redesigning manufacturing processes over a 10 year period March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 4 When ‘Threat’ gets your attention Threat’ When ‘Threat’ gets your attention Threat’ Climate change The energy crunch Financial risk due to severe weather event Prediction: world oil and gas supplies will be New regulations – training, penalties unable to meet demand sometime between 2010 Damage to reputation Increased cost for fossil fuels and 2020 ---University of Uppsala in Sweden ---University Pollution Brownouts and blackouts Air pollution claims 70,000 lives every year in the US Erosion of trust ---World Health Organization, 2002 report ---World Air pollution costs $1 billion a year in Ontario in hospital The power of the internet admissions, emergency room visits and absenteeism ---Ontario Medical Association (OMA) ---Ontario Demanding stakeholders March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 5 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 6 © Carroll Thatcher Planning Group www.thatcherplanning.com 1
  2. 2. 5 Practical Approaches to Managing your IDEX ‘Green’ Options Ottawa, March 2009 Meredith Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow The Triple Bottom Line Planet Profit Sustainability Reduced environmental Higher productivity impact Increased occupancy Optimal performance rates Peak efficiency Lower operational costs People Decreased churn rates Increased occupant Increased asset value satisfaction Increase health Improved productivity Decrease risk Reduced absenteeism The ‘green’ decision is a journey March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 7 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 8 National Geographic Society National Geographic Society One of the world’s largest scientific and educational world’ non-profit organizations non- World Headquarters Headquarters complex has four buildings Washington, D.C. Hubbard Hall 17th Street 100 years old 40 years old 16th Street M Street 60 years old 20 years old March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 10 NGS - Financial impact What you can do…. Tremendous savings $600,000 in total savings 1. Energy conservation 10% reduction in energy expenses ($300K) $300K annual savings in other operating costs 2. Water conservation Lower water consumption, waste disposal expenses 3. Improve air quality Increased Market Value 4. Recycle $7 million investment increased real estate value by $24 million Improved equity, credit rating, debt borrowing capacity 5. Green your supply chain Results align with National Geographic Society mission March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 11 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 12 © Carroll Thatcher Planning Group www.thatcherplanning.com 2
  3. 3. 5 Practical Approaches to Managing your IDEX ‘Green’ Options Ottawa, March 2009 Meredith Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow 1. Energy conservation 1. Energy conservation Lighting Reduce use of CFC-based refrigerants CFC- Increase access to daylighting Fixtures Use renewable energy Bulbs Occupancy/motion sensors Install separate meters and include a direct pay clause Design for lighting intensity of 1.0 watts per square foot or less in your lease Equipment Install continuous meters for lighting, HVAC, etc. Energy star Ensure commissioning occurs after construction http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/energystar/english/consumers/products.cfm? http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/energystar/english/consumers/products.cfm? PrintView=N&Text=N Make more use of video conferencing rather than air Separate zoning and controls travel March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 13 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 14 Initiative Yearly CO2 Savings A low-energy, low-water-use washing machine low- low- water- 440 lbs NGS – Energy Conservation A high-efficiency refrigerator high- 500 lbs Change five lights to compact fluorescent 700 lbs • Boiler/cooling tower Reduce your garbage by 25 percent 1000 lbs upgrades Wrap your 5 year old water heater in an 1,000 + 550 lbs • Chiller replacements with insulating jacket. Set water heater thermostat no HFC refrigerants higher than 120oF. • Air-handling unit upgrades, Air- Leave your car at home two days a week 1590 lbs zone dampers, and fan VFDs • Building automation system Caulk and weather strip doors and windows 1700 lbs (BAS) DDC conversion & Programmable thermostat 1800 lbs upgrade • Green Power A car that gets 32 miles per gallon 5600 lbs March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 15 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 16 2. Water conservation NGS – Water conservation Only .013% of the world’s water is potable world’ • Efficient flush valve Reduce the use of potable water used diaphragm replacements Fixtures in private washrooms, kitchens, staff • Low flow faucet aerators lounges and controls Low flow • Irrigation system rain gauge controls Aerators on taps Fix dripping faucets Turn the water temperature down Water Sensor On-demand hot water On- March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 17 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 18 © Carroll Thatcher Planning Group www.thatcherplanning.com 3
  4. 4. 5 Practical Approaches to Managing your IDEX ‘Green’ Options Ottawa, March 2009 Meredith Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow 3. Air quality 3. Air quality Construction Kinds and types of filters Commuting options Order of construction Regularly changed Bicycles Flush out procedure Material selection Car pooling and preferred parking spaces Increase ventilation Better planning up front Consider financial support for employees using green transportation transportation CO2 sensors and alarms Use salvaged, refurbished or Telecommuting reused Electric car recharging station Today's atmosphere contains 32% more carbon Dismantle not demolish Trap dirt at entry to your space dioxide, one of the main Recycled content Enclosed rooms with separate exhaust for gasses or chemicals greenhouse gases, than at the Rapidly renewable products Mitigate the impact of floods and excess humidity (keep it start of the industrial era Regional manufacturing below 60%) immediately Personal environmental Certified wood Don’t let employees store food in their personal workspace – Don’ controls Low Volatile Organic helps eliminate chemicals from pesticides Air temperature, air flow Compounds (VOC’s) (VOC’ March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 19 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 20 Where VOC’s are found Immediate health effects of VOC’s VOC’ Furniture Carbonless (NCR) copy paper Paint Building materials Eye, nose, and throat irritation Paint strippers Aerosol sprays Adhesives/glues Disinfectants Headaches Solvents Fuels Allergic skin reaction like a rash Upholstery Tobacco smoke Contaminated water Air fresheners/deodorizers Difficulty breathing Draperies Pesticides Nausea and/or vomiting Carpet Mothballs Nosebleeds Spray cans Dry-cleaned clothing Dry- Clothing Hairsprays Fatigue Cleaning products Perfumes Dizziness Copy machine toners Nail polish Felt-tip markers/pens Felt- Fabric softeners Loss of coordination Correction fluid Confusion Source: www.greenguard.org Source: www.greenguard.org March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 21 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 22 NGS – Indoor air quality 4. Types of recycling • Complete asbestos Electronics (disassembly Biodegradable waste abatement and reclamation) Textiles • Ventilation and exhaust Aggregates and concrete Household hazardous waste air flow verification Batteries electronics (computers, cell • BAS based CO2 phones, etc) monitoring system Ferrous metals medical waste • Improved temperature Non-ferrous metals Non- and humidity control Air-handling unit Air- paint products through upgraded BAS upgrades Printer cartridges and toners Used motor oil recycling control and window film Glass Reduce water waste and Paper pollution Plastic Aluminum cans March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 23 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 24 © Carroll Thatcher Planning Group www.thatcherplanning.com 4
  5. 5. 5 Practical Approaches to Managing your IDEX ‘Green’ Options Ottawa, March 2009 Meredith Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow 5. Green your supply chain NGS - Adopted operating policies Future planning for flexibility and multiplicity of uses Establish green protocols for purchasing Site Materials & Resources Office supplies • Erosion control during • Construction waste management Recycled content site improvements • Resource reuse and recycled Biodegradable or compostable • Hybrid vehicle parking content policy Reduced chemical content and telecommuting Third party certified • Certified wood • Green landscaping, Furniture snow and pest • Green housekeeping management Fixtures management • Contractor materials management Equipment and reporting policy Construction materials Service providers Energy PWGSC Green Procurement Checklist • Measurement & Indoor Environmental Quality http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/greening/text/proc/enviro4-e.html http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/greening/text/proc/enviro4- verification plan • Construction IAQ management Reduce use of plastic packaging plan March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 25 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 26 Decision cycles Go ‘Carbon Neutral’ Leasing Construction, fit-up and renovation fit- If you add polluting emissions to the atmosphere, you can effectively subtract Daily operations them by purchasing “carbon offsets” offsets” A “carbon offset” is an emission reduction offset” Future planning, strategic planning credit from another organization’s project that organization’ results in less carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere than would otherwise occur. Carbon offsets are typically measured in tons of CO2-equivalents (or 'CO2e') and are bought CO2- and sold through a number of international brokers, online retailers, and trading platforms. March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 27 March 2009 Source: www.davidsuzuki.org www.thatcherplanning.com 28 Beyond ‘greening’ to corporate greening’ What is your carbon footprint? social responsibility http://www.earthlab.com/carbonProfile/LiveEarth.htm?ver=14 Step 1 http://www.livclean.ca/ Question wasteful practices, and design steps to benefit funding/profit and the planet Environmental Choice Program (ECP) rating – Step 2 average rating in US is 325 per person, and in Canada is 305 per person – a lower rating is better Gain endorsement for sustainable ideas using business language Step 3 An average acre of fully stocked forest will remove 3.6 tons of carbon dioxide per acre per year. An Collaborate throughout the organization to meet goals average tree will remove 1 ton of carbon dioxide Step 4 from the atmosphere over a 40 year period. Measure your organization’s progress, and strive organization’ Source: www.vtearthinstitute.org/carbonwksht.html continuously to improve March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 29 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 30 © Carroll Thatcher Planning Group www.thatcherplanning.com 5
  6. 6. 5 Practical Approaches to Managing your IDEX ‘Green’ Options Ottawa, March 2009 Meredith Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow Step 1 - Watch Step 2 – Gain support For one week, look at and question every Use appropriate language practice, process and procurement – is it What are the financial metrics used to determine wasteful? funding priorities? Document your findings What are the governance and accountability targets? Find out what colleagues are doing at other Know who your champion is organizations as environmental leaders Avoid alienating your SMT with your Pick a ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG)’ (BHAG)’ environmental message – keep focused on for improvement benefits or risks to the organization March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 31 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 32 Step 3 - Collaborate Step 4 - Measure Get support at the SMT and then throughout the Measure what you can and relate it to organization organization’s strategic objectives organization’ Include employees Stakeholder perspective – customer satisfaction and Ideas loyalty Implementation People perspective – improved productivity, reduced Make it part of performance expectations sick leave, faster hiring, improved retention Use empathy Operational perspective – designed a better ‘mouse Expand your network trap,’ less downtime trap,’ Work with others who will share best practices Financial perspective – reduced costs, funding Suppliers – look for ‘lowest responsible bid’ bid’ available for other priorities March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 33 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 34 What type of organization do you Resources want to be known for? Ottawa Go Green Expo, March 21, 22, 2009 Locusts http://www.ottawagogreenexpo.com/exhibitor/features/guests.html High negative impact Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments (ASBE) www.greenerfacilities.org Caterpillars Calculate your personal carbon footprint http://www.earthlab.com/carbonProfile/LiveEarth.htm?ver=14 Have potential for transformation Products certified for indoor air quality Honeybees www.greenguard.org Cultivate human, social and natural capitals, PWGSC Green Procurement Checklist http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/greening/text/proc/enviro4-e.html http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/greening/text/proc/enviro4- working in inclusive partnership. They cross- cross- ‘EcoLogo’ is North America's most widely recognized and respected multi- EcoLogo’ multi- pollinate, incubate innovative new ideas. attribute environmental certification mark www.environmentalchoice.com Gordon, Pamela J., Lean and Green, Profit for Your Workplace and The Butterflies Environment, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., San Francisco, 2001 Environment, Berrett- They generate environmental, social and Willard, Bob, The Next Sustainability Wave, New Society Publishers, Wave, economic value. They ‘get-it.’ get- it.’ Canada, 2005 ---Source: The Chrysalis Economy, John Elkington ---Source: March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 35 March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 36 © Carroll Thatcher Planning Group www.thatcherplanning.com 6
  7. 7. 5 Practical Approaches to Managing your IDEX ‘Green’ Options Ottawa, March 2009 Meredith Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow If you’d like more information, or have you’ questions, we can be contacted at …. (613) 729-2646 729- meredith@thatcherplanning.com www.thatcherplanning.com March 2009 www.thatcherplanning.com 37 © Carroll Thatcher Planning Group www.thatcherplanning.com 7

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