Keeping it Green: What’s New with Sustainability in Your Venue?


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Unisource advocates for the importance of Green Cleaning to LEED certification. Includes case studies, up to date statistics and information on industry standards.

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Keeping it Green: What’s New with Sustainability in Your Venue?

  1. 1. Keeping It Green: What’s New With Sustainability In Your Venue?
  2. 2. 2 There is a transformation occurring within the sporting world as more and more facilities and franchises realize that they can have an impact both off and on the field by changing the way that they operate. Why Is Sustainability Important To Your Venue?
  3. 3. 3 The Rose Garden, home to the Portland Trailblazers, became the first major sports venue to earn LEED® Gold Certification. Currently, 25 Professional Sports Venues Are LEED Certified
  4. 4. 4 Currently, 25 Professional Sports Venues Are LEED Certified Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN are LEED® Silver Certified
  5. 5. 5 Currently, 25 Professional Sports Venues Are LEED Certified Nationals Park in Washington, DC is LEED® Silver Certified Marlins Park in Miami, FL is LEED® Gold Certified
  6. 6. 6 In March 2011, the Green Sports Alliance was formed with the goal of helping teams and facilities accelerate their environmental initiatives. The Green Sports Alliance members work collaboratively to identify and adopt environmental initiatives and share information about ways to measure and reduce their environmental impact.  After two short years, the group includes189 Members, 79 Teams, 103 Venues, 7 Leagues WORLDWIDE The GSA and USGBC develop toolkit for greening schools through sports Green Is No Longer Something You Find Only On The Field.
  7. 7. 7 The adoption of Green Building Standards continues to advance. There are a number of different standards from varying certifying bodies, all with their own advantages: Green Globes: 136 buildings in the United States BOMA 360: 600 certified buildings in the United States »Unisource is a BOMA 360 Ambassador BOMA Best: the Canadian counterpart to both these standards with over 1600 certified facilities LEED®: continues to be the industry standard What Is The Standard For Certification?
  8. 8. 8 LEED® is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies. LEED®, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. LEED® was conceived and is managed by the U.S. Green Building Council. What Is The Standard For Certification?
  9. 9. 9 LEED® is comprised of a number of different standards that cater to the needs of the buildings that are certified:  Commercial Interiors  Retail: Commercial Interiors  Neighborhood Development  Homes  Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance What Is The Standard For Certification?  New Construction  Core & Shell  Schools  Retail: New Construction and Major Renovations  Healthcare Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED® is intended to help building owners and operators find and implement ways to be environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. Over 2 billion square feet of building space is LEED® Certified worldwide. Every day 2 million square feet of commercial building space is being LEED® Certified.
  10. 10. 10 Historically when you think LEED®, you think office buildings, shopping malls, schools, and hospitals. You don’t necessarily think stadiums, baseball parks and hockey rinks. That is changing as more franchises certify their buildings. What Is LEED® Certification?
  11. 11. 11  100 Possible Base Points  Five major credit categories: 1. Sustainable Sites 2. Water Efficiency 3. Energy and Atmosphere 4. Materials and Resources 5. Indoor Environmental Quality  10 Incremental Points available for innovation in design and regional priorities  Certified: 40–49 points  Silver: 50–59 points  Gold: 60–79 points  Platinum: 80 points and above As more and more buildings are built or certified, the benchmark has moved up. In the not to distant past, where it was sufficient to simply have a building Certified or Silver, we are increasingly seeing the entry point now becoming Gold or even Platinum. How is LEED® Certification Determined?
  12. 12. 12 Not all buildings choose to pursue easy-to-achieve credits: Only 60% of the certified buildings achieved the credit for implementing a high performance program Only 48% actually conducted a custodial effectiveness assessment Only 48% took the credit for the use sustainable cleaning equipment What Points May Be Missed?
  13. 13. 13 Many organizations neglect to implement solutions specifically around the implementation, and tracking of green cleaning programs that are easy and straightforward, generally low cost. What Points May Be Missed? Prerequisite IEQ Credit 3.1 IEQ Credit 3.2 IEQ Credit 3.3 IEQ Credit 3.4 IEQ Credit 3.5 IEQ Credit 3.6 SS Credit 2 WE Credit 2 WE Credit 3 MR Credit 6 Green Cleaning Policy High Performance Cleaning Program Custodial Effectiveness Assessment Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials Sustainable Cleaning Equipment Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control Indoor Integrated Pest Management Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixtures Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Solid Waste Stream Audit 0 1 1-2 1 1 1 1 1 1-5 1 1
  14. 14. 14 Case Study: Rose Garden Arena, Portland, OR Would not have achieved Gold certification without Green Cleaning Points  Home to Portland Trailblazers  765,000 square foot complex  LEED® 2009 EB:OM Gold certified  62 total points earned  7 Green Cleaning Points
  15. 15. 15 Case Study: WorldBeat Cultural Center, San Diego, CA  Non-profit multi-cultural arts center  11,000 square foot building  LEED® 2009 EB:OM Silver certified  58 total points earned  4 Green Cleaning Points not earned! Green Cleaning Points would give them Gold certification
  16. 16. 16 We can design your green cleaning program for you. We can help conduct those custodial effectiveness assessments for you. We can provide you the reporting and monitoring tools necessary to allow you to track your purchases of sustainable cleaning supplies and materials, through our proprietary Green Gauge cleaning tool. How Can We Help?
  17. 17. 17 Green Gauge IEQc3.3 Reporting Tool  Easy-to-read analysis of Sustainable Cleaning Product purchases against LEED®:EB- O&M standards  View results for your entire building portfolio and individual delivery locations  Identify products not meeting LEED® standards for easy conversion to more sustainable options  Subscribe to a monthly YTD report or request reports to match LEED® performance periods How Can We Help?
  18. 18. 18  Unisource Worldwide fully understands the unique and complex challenges that come with evolution and the continued pursuit of excellence.  We understand that properly maintained environments can help create lasting brand confidence while helping to reduce risk and cost. » Our solutions include program management, customer specific solution design and support, dedicated customer service representatives, and innovative communication tools, and a broad assortment of facility products. Who Is Unisource Worldwide?
  19. 19. 19 Where To Find Us: Contact Us: 1-800-UNISOURCE Follow us on Twitter @Unisource_Clean Access Green Gauge Access our white paper, A simplified path to LEED® EB-O&M success