Roles of Dealers and Furniture in LEED Certification 2008 OFDA Conference Speaker Final- Tracy Backus

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Customers and the A&D community are increasingly interested in achieving LEED certification and "Sustainabiltiy" in both new and established commercial building environments. Dealers can enhance their image and business sucess by positioning themselves as a knowledgable resource on how products they offer contribute to LEED certification. OFDA is proud to offer these types of workshops at its annual OFDA Dealer Strategies Conference. For more information visit OFDAnet.org or our new LinkedIn group Office Furniture Dealers Alliance. Thanks Tracy and Teknion for sponsoring this program.

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Roles of Dealers and Furniture in LEED Certification 2008 OFDA Conference Speaker Final- Tracy Backus

  1. 1. The Roles of Dealers and Furniture in  LEED Certification Tracy Backus, LEED AP National Manager of Sustainable Programs Teknion
  2. 2. <ul><li>How can we support design and the environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we need to know? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I as a business owner do about it, and what are the expectations from my client? </li></ul><ul><li>Walking the Walk </li></ul>Learning Objectives:
  3. 5. Triple Bottom Line Planet People Profit
  4. 6. Why is it important? <ul><li>Demand is escalating for environmental “friendly” solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Customers/clients view sustainable practices as an expectation not an option </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation with regards to environmental and social policy is becoming a competitive advantage </li></ul><ul><li>With more than 100 Million buildings projected for 2010, the potential for positive impact is tremendous. </li></ul>
  5. 10. <ul><li>U. S. Green Building Council </li></ul><ul><li>LEED Rating System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The rating system strikes a balance between known practices and emerging concepts. Credits are earned for satisfying each criteria, and different levels of certification are awarded based on total credits earned. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.usgbc.org </li></ul></ul>
  6. 11. LEED® LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) the Green building Council’s voluntary rating and certification program for developing high-performance sustainable green-built environments. LEED® - wide range of built environments.  New construction  Commercial interiors  Existing Buildings  Core & Shell  Schools, Healthcare , Retail  Homes
  7. 12. <ul><li>Are you using LEED? </li></ul><ul><li>What Standard?NC/CI </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a consultant? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is on the Project team? </li></ul><ul><li>What credits will you work to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your time frame? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is handling the submittals for the project? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your budget for furniture? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will establish the criteria for the project? </li></ul><ul><li>Will there be influence from a design firm? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we partner with you to add value? </li></ul>
  8. 13. LEED CI (Commercial interiors) <ul><li>Sustainable Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Water Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Energy & Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Materials & Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor Environmental Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation & Design </li></ul>
  9. 15. <ul><li>Furniture Direct contribution to LEED® </li></ul><ul><li>Material selection </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Construction waste (packaging) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Reuse of product </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> High recycled content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Manufacturing and Harvesting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Rapid renewable materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  Certified wood </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor Environmental Quality </li></ul><ul><li>  Low emitting products/materials  Daylight and Views </li></ul>
  10. 16. Material & Resources MR Pre-req 1 Recycling Credit 1.1 Tenant Long Term Credit 1.2 Building Reuse 40 % Credit 1.3 Building Reuse 60 % Credit 2.1 & 2.2 Construction Waste 50 % & 75 % Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Resource Reuse 5 % & 10 % Credit 3.3 Resource Reuse, Furnishings Credit 4.1 & 4.2 Recycled Content 10 % & 20 % Credit 5.1 & 5.2 Regional Materials Manufactures and Extracted Credit 6 Rapid Renewable Materials Credit 6 Certified Wood Construction Waste Packaging debris, avoidance or recyclable Corrugated cardboard, plastic, blanket wrap, no skids
  11. 17. Material & Resources MR Pre-req 1 Recycling Credit 1.1 Tenant Long Term Credit 1.2 Building Reuse 40 % Credit 1.3 Building Reuse 60 % Credit 2.1 & 2.2 Construction Waste 50 % & 75 % Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Resource Reuse 5 % & 10 % Credit 3.3 Resource Reuse, Furnishings Credit 4.1 & 4.2 Recycled Content 10 % & 20 % Credit 5.1 & 5.2 Regional Materials Manufactures and Extracted Credit 6 Rapid Renewable Materials Credit 6 Certified Wood Resources Reuse Materials found on-site or off-site
  12. 18. Material & Resources MR Pre-req 1 Recycling Credit 1.1 Tenant Long Term Credit 1.2 Building Reuse 40 % Credit 1.3 Building Reuse 60 % Credit 2.1 & 2.2 Construction Waste 50 % & 75 % Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Resource Reuse 5 % & 10 % Credit 3.3 Resource Reuse, Furnishings Credit 4.1 & 4.2 Recycled Content 10 % & 20 % Credit 5.1 & 5.2 Regional Materials Manufactures and Extracted Credit 6 Rapid Renewable Materials Credit 6 Certified Wood Resources Reuse Furniture & Furnishings <ul><li>Use salvaged, refurbished, or used Furniture/ Furnishings </li></ul><ul><li>Use third party vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent opportunity for Move Management </li></ul>
  13. 19. Material & Resources MR Pre-req 1 Recycling Credit 1.1 Tenant Long Term Credit 1.2 Building Reuse 40 % Credit 1.3 Building Reuse 60 % Credit 2.1 & 2.2 Construction Waste 50 % & 75 % Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Resource Reuse 5 % & 10 % Credit 3.3 Resource Reuse, Furnishings Credit 4.1 & 4.2 Recycled Content 10 % & 20 % Credit 5.1 & 5.2 Regional Materials Manufactured and Extracted Credit 6 Rapid Renewable Materials Credit 6 Certified Wood Recycled Content
  14. 20. Material & Resources MR Pre-req 1 Recycling Credit 1.1 Tenant Long Term Credit 1.2 Building Reuse 40 % Credit 1.3 Building Reuse 60 % Credit 2.1 & 2.2 Construction Waste 50 % & 75 % Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Resource Reuse 5 % & 10 % Credit 3.3 Resource Reuse, Furnishings Credit 4.1 & 4.2 Recycled Content 10 % & 20 % Credit 5.1 & 5.2 Regional Materials Manufactures and Extracted Credit 6 Rapid Renewable Materials Credit 6 Certified Wood Regional Materials Manufacturing and Extraction within 500 miles of end user location.
  15. 21. Material & Resources MR Pre-req 1 Recycling Credit 1.1 Tenant Long Term Credit 1.2 Building Reuse 40 % Credit 1.3 Building Reuse 60 % Credit 2.1 & 2.2 Construction Waste 50 % & 75 % Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Resource Reuse 5 % & 10 % Credit 3.3 Resource Reuse, Furnishings Credit 4.1 & 4.2 Recycled Content 10 % & 20 % Credit 5.1 & 5.2 Regional Materials Manufactures and Extracted Credit 6 Rapid Renewable Materials Credit 6 Certified Wood Rapid Renewable Materials Materials harvested within a 10 year cycle. Linoleum, Wool, Bamboo, …..
  16. 22. Material & Resources MR Pre-req 1 Recycling Credit 1.1 Tenant Long Term Credit 1.2 Building Reuse 40 % Credit 1.3 Building Reuse 60 % Credit 2.1 & 2.2 Construction Waste 50 % & 75 % Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Resource Reuse 5 % & 10 % Credit 3.3 Resource Reuse, Furnishings Credit 4.1 & 4.2 Recycled Content 10 % & 20 % Credit 5.1 & 5.2 Regional Materials Manufactures and Extracted Credit 6 Rapid Renewable Materials Credit 6 Certified Wood Certified Wood Wood harvested from a sustainable forest FSC Chain of Custody
  17. 23. Indoor Environmental Quality EQ Pre-req 1 Minimum IAQ Pre-req 2 Tobacco Smoke Control Credit 1 Outside Air Monitoring Credit 2 Increased Ventilation Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Construction IAQ Management Credit 4.1 & 4.5 Low emitting Materials Credit 5 Pollutant Source Control Credit 6.1 & 6.2 Controllability, Lighting & Temperature Credit 7.1 & 7.2 Thermal Comfort, Compliance & Monitoring Credit 8.1 & 8.2 Daylight & Views – 75 % & 90 % Credit 8.3 Daylight & Views – seated spaces Low Emitting Materials Low volatile organic compound (VOC) emitting materials including paints, adhesives and carpet Low formaldehyde emitting Particleboard or MDF Greenguard Certification for Furniture
  18. 24. Indoor Environmental Quality EQ Pre-req 1 Minimum IAQ Pre-req 2 Tobacco Smoke Control Credit 1 Outside Air Monitoring Credit 2 Increased Ventilation Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Construction IAQ Management Credit 4.1 & 4.5 Low emitting Materials Credit 5 Pollutant Source Control Credit 6.1 & 6.2 Controllability, Lighting & Temperature Credit 7.1 & 7.2 Thermal Comfort, Compliance & Monitoring Credit 8.1 & 8.2 Daylight & Views – 75 % & 90 % Credit 8.3 Daylight & Views – seated spaces Pollutant Source Control Minimize exposure of building occupants to potentially hazardous indoor chemical and pollutants.
  19. 25. Indoor Environmental Quality EQ Pre-req 1 Minimum IAQ Pre-req 2 Tobacco Smoke Control Credit 1 Outside Air Monitoring Credit 2 Increased Ventilation Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Construction IAQ Management Credit 4.1 & 4.5 Low emitting Materials Credit 5 Pollutant Source Control Credit 6.1 & 6.2 Controllability, Lighting & Temperature Credit 7.1 & 7.2 Thermal Comfort, Compliance & Monitoring Credit 8.1 & 8.2 Daylight & Views – 75 % & 90 % Credit 8.3 Daylight & Views – seated spaces Control of Temperature & Lighting Giving employees control of their space with lighting and temperature
  20. 26. Indoor Environmental Quality EQ Pre-req 1 Minimum IAQ Pre-req 2 Tobacco Smoke Control Credit 1 Outside Air Monitoring Credit 2 Increased Ventilation Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Construction IAQ Management Credit 4.1 & 4.5 Low emitting Materials Credit 5 Pollutant Source Control Credit 6.1 & 6.2 Controllability, Lighting & Temperature Credit 7.1 & 7.2 Thermal Comfort, Compliance & Monitoring Credit 8.1 & 8.2 Daylight & Views – 75 % & 90 % Credit 8.3 Daylight & Views – seated spaces Daylight & views Giving employees natural lighting and a view of the outdoors
  21. 27. Innovation & Design ID Credit 1.1 – 1.4 Innovation & Design Credit 2 LEED AP Innovation & Design LEED AP Work with contractors and suppliers to come up with new ideas Have a team member LEED AP .
  22. 28. I feel like this right now!
  23. 29. What can I as a business owner do about it, and what are the expectations from my client?
  24. 30. <ul><li>Have key manufacturers provide training of environmental practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for your suppliers to provide accurate information on products that you sell. </li></ul><ul><li>How are they aligning their products with LEED? </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond LEED? </li></ul>
  25. 31. RFP Example: YOUR POTENTIAL CLIENT       Pricing Worksheet         Pricing Option 1: WORKSTATIONS & PRIVATE OFFICES     Includes (see New Workstation Pricing bid document     for specifications of components):                 Unit Cost 8 Pack *Please note that all items listed under &quot;Unit Pricing&quot; should not Cost Cost be included in this line item     $0.00 $0.00 Pricing Option 2: WORKSTATIONS & PRIVATE OFFICES     Includes (see New Workstation Pricing bid document     for specifications of components):                 Unit Cost 8 Pack *Please note that all items listed under &quot;Unit Pricing&quot; should not Cost Cost be included in this line item     $0.00 $0.00 Unit Pricing (see New Workstation Pricing bid document for component specifications) Task Chair         $0.00 Guest Stool         $0.00 Monitor Support 1 Arm       $0.00 Monitor Support 2 Arms       $0.00 Task Light         $0.00 Auxiliary Mobile Table       $0.00
  26. 32. RFP Example: LEED CI MR Credits 4.1 & 4.2       Assembly Recycled content for Typical Open Plan Workstation Configuration Manufacturer   Enter Manufacturer Name Here Product Line   Enter Workstation Line Here         Post-Consumer Pre-Consumer Component   Component Weight [lbs] % Weight [lbs] % Weight [lbs] Aluminum 0     0.0   0.0 Wood 0     0.0   0.0 Steel 0     0.0   0.0 Textile 0     0.0   0.0 Other 0     0.0   0.0 Total Weight 0   0.0   0 Post- Consumer Content           #DIV/0! Pre- Consumer Content           #DIV/0! Total Recycled Content Percentage allowed by LEED #DIV/0!
  27. 35. <ul><li>2. Self Education may mean Self Preservation Join networking groups CoreNet, CREW, AIACOTE Become a member of USGBC’s or EGB’s local chapter Read, Read, Read: Eco- Structure Sustainable Industry Journal Green Source EDC Green Buildings Guide </li></ul>
  28. 36. <ul><li>3. A + D Market Manager </li></ul>
  29. 37. <ul><li>4. Change Your Corporate Culture </li></ul>
  30. 38. <ul><li>Create an Environmental Missions Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Social Responsibility Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Large Impact Strategies for Reducing GHG </li></ul><ul><li>Educate </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Electronic Transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Green Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Alternative Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Share Lessons Learned </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Alternative Work Styles </li></ul><ul><li>Create a LEED Certified Showroom </li></ul>
  31. 39. Let’s continue the conversation! Tracy Backus [email_address]

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