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LEAN & GREEN Fitness Centers

  1. 1. Lean & Green Operations in Local NEPA Fitness Centers<br />BA 395 – Independent Research<br />Ryan Clifford<br />Nick DiPaolo<br />Eddie Pearson<br />Dr. Jennifer Edmonds<br />
  2. 2. Project Introduction Dr. Jennifer Edmonds<br />What does it mean to be LEAN? Ryan Clifford<br />What does it mean to be GREEN?Nick DiPaolo<br />What does this mean for Fitness Centers? Eddie Pearson<br />Next Steps Dr. Jennifer Edmonds<br />Your questions are welcome at any time…<br />
  3. 3. Going LEAN<br />
  4. 4. What is LEAN?<br />A manufacturing improvement approach based on the premise that work is accompanied waste or non-value-added effort that should be minimized or eliminated<br />Standardizes and drives waste out of any process<br />
  5. 5. Steps to becoming LEAN<br />Practicing 2 Core Principles<br />Continuous Improvement<br />Respect for People (Employee Empowerment)<br />Cut out commanding and controlling<br />Supported from the top down and executed from the bottom up<br />
  6. 6. How to Become a LEAN Business<br />Using one or more resources to convert inputs into outputs, these outputs then serve as the next stages inputs until a known goal is reached<br /><ul><li>What does this mean?
  7. 7. Each step in every process serves a purpose in the next step
  8. 8. Every tangible/intangible item is used efficiently and effectively (Employees/ Time)</li></li></ul><li>LEAN Example<br />Goal: Assembly of a Dumbbell<br />Step 1: Weighted piece is weighed<br />Step 2: Weighted piece is attached to the dumbbell handle<br />Step 3: Attached piece and dumbbell handle is attached to other correctly weighted piece <br />Step 4: Whole dumbbell is checked by employee<br />Step 5: Dumbbell is shipped<br />Each step served a purpose in the next step <br />The goal was met: After the five step process there was an assembly of a dumbbell<br />
  9. 9. Who is LEAN?<br />3M<br />Reinvigorated its pollution prevention program by training over 55,000 employees<br />Gave these employees projects that were environmental beneficial<br />General Motors<br />Eliminated excess waste and eliminated volatile organic compound by eliminating a painting process step<br />ApolloHardwoods Company<br />Use fewer trees and less energy to produce the same amount of product<br />
  10. 10. Going LEAN<br />Becoming LEAN is a large commitment and must be practiced throughout the company<br />Going LEAN will not happen without the practice of LEAN techniques and procedures day in and day out<br />The outcomes of practicing LEAN procedures can transform a company from the top all the way to the bottom<br />
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  12. 12. What does it mean?<br />Becoming More Environmentally Friendly<br />Reducing the Carbon Footprint<br />A carbon footprint is the measure of the amount of greenhouse gases, measured in units of carbon dioxide, produced by human activities.<br />Ozone layer being destroyed<br />Environmental Practices<br />Making a conscious effort to help protect the earth’s future<br />
  13. 13. Who Can “Go Green”?<br />Anyone who wants to make a positive impact on the environment<br />Anyone who wants to reduce costs and waste<br />Little changes in daily routines can make a big difference if everyone takes part.<br />
  14. 14. Where Can It Be Used?<br />Homes<br />Owners can save money on electric bills<br />Businesses<br />Huge opportunity since more people are becoming aware of the benefits of going green <br />Transportation<br />Car pooling<br />Walking<br />Biking<br />Buying food and other products<br />Organic foods<br />Cleaning products (non-toxic)<br />Biodegradable<br />
  15. 15. Why Go Green?<br />Protect the environment<br />Improving health<br />Saving money<br />For Businesses, it can severely cut costs<br />Makes you more profitable<br />
  16. 16. How To Go Green<br />3 R’s - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle <br />Reduce<br />Fluorescent Light bulbs<br />Water Saving Showerheads<br />On demand hot water heaters<br />Using different sources of energy<br />
  17. 17. How To Go Green<br />Reuse<br />Store food in reusable plastic containers<br />Bring your own reusable bags when shopping<br />Carbon Filtration systems<br />Changes out air several times an hour to ensure optimal air quality<br />
  18. 18. More Examples<br />Recycle<br />Actively use recycling bins instead of throwing things in the trash<br />Floors made from recycled tires<br />Furniture made from recycled materials<br />25,000,000 – number of trees saved a year IF every American recycled just 1/10 of their newspapers <br />
  19. 19. Energy Star Rating<br />U.S. EPA and U.S. Dept of Energy<br />Energy efficient products and practices<br />Appliances<br />Electronics<br />Heating and Cooling<br />Lighting<br />Plumbing<br />Energy Star equipment uses an average 65% less electricity than standard models.<br />
  20. 20. New Energy<br />http://www.gogreencommercially.com/go-green-facts/ <br />Wind power is the fastest growing source of energy in the world.<br />Wind power capacity grew by 45% in 2007, but only represents about 2% of the nation’s total electricity supply. <br />New wind power capacity completed in 2008, according to initial estimates will avoid up to 44 million tons of carbon emissions the equivalent of taking 7 million cars off the road <br />Coal-fired power plants and the pollution they release every day are a major threat to human health and our environment.<br />Burning coal accounts for half of America’s electricity production.<br />Achieving a 20% wind contribution to U.S. electricity supply by 2030 would reduce CO2 emissions by 25%.<br />
  21. 21. New Energy Con’t<br />Solar Energy is quickly rising.<br />More cars are solar powered.<br />Reduces pollution<br />Solar Energy does not emit any greenhouse gasses.<br />In just one hour, the earth receives more energy from the sun than the entire world uses during a whole year. <br />http://www.solarhome.org/infofactsaboutsolarenergy.html<br />
  22. 22. General Facts <br />The average American will throw 600 times their weight (90,000 lbs or 47.5 tons) in the garbage over their lifetime.<br />Compact Fluorescent (CF) bulbs use about 1/4 the energy to produce the same amount of light as a traditional incandescent bulb. <br />Printer cartridges take about 450 years to decompose<br />
  23. 23. LEAN & GREEN IN FITNESS CENTERS<br />
  24. 24. What some are doing today<br />Greenasium<br />Co-Owner – Bryan Spratt<br />Using recycled rubber for gym floor<br />Sustainable bamboo flooring in rooms<br />Repainted with zero-VOC paint<br />Plug-Out Technology<br />Added extra fly wheel to aerobic machines<br />Harnesses energy from user to generate electricity out to grid for use of building<br />
  25. 25. Continued..<br />Green Microgym<br />Owner – Adam Boesel<br />Human Dynamo <br />Machine Prototype – 4 pedal bikes attached to small generator. <br />Produce 200 watts to 600 watts of energy per hour<br />Solar Panel – 1st fitness center to implement this<br />
  26. 26. Continued..<br />Sunset Athletic Club<br />Owner – Chuck Richards<br />Remodeled and doubled the size of his fitness arena to a more environmental friendly center<br />Recycled paints for walls; Recycled rubber for floor<br />Paint – recycled latex ; Rubber – recycled tires<br />Insulated with UltraTouch<br />Non-toxic and flame-retardant material made from recycled cotton t-shirts & denim<br />Light sensors<br />Detect natural sunlight <br />Turn off & on based on needed amount<br />Large windows – less need for lightbulbs<br />
  27. 27. What Fitness Centers can do?<br />Electricity<br />Smart Chips – power strips that regulate energy and reduce electrical consumption when units are off but still plugged in <br />Energy Star Rated Light bulbs <br />Energy Star rating – means less energy & decreased electrical bills<br />Motion Sensor Lights<br />Detect motion in rooms, control lighting when needed<br />Plug-Out Technology<br />
  28. 28. Continued..<br />On-Demand hot water heaters<br />Make instant hot water for individual shower heads<br />Water-saving showerheads<br />Allow less water usage<br />Switch-boards <br />Turn off television and lighting in areas without activity for certain time frame<br />Body-Blowers<br />Reduce significant amount of laundry<br />Blows warm air to dry clients<br />
  29. 29. Continued..<br />Remodel<br />Add larger/more windows <br />Solar Panels – within budget<br />
  30. 30. Overall<br />Use recycled materials<br />Laundry detergent <br />Paints – Latex/Organic<br />Recycled Rubber<br />Eliminate paper towels or use recycled paper<br />Natural – biodegradable mats<br />ANYTHING GREEN & LEAN!!!!<br />
  31. 31. Project Scope-The Population<br />Questionnaire Development<br />On-site Interviews<br />

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