360° View of Sustainable Work Environments Group 14 Engineering & Ampajen Solutions It starts with the team! Integrated Design / O+M Planning & Preparation Never too early! Green Champions “Trickle Down” Owner’s Project Requirements For Existing Buildings, Current Facility Requirements (CFR) Consultant Generated = Bad Not Generated = Bad Arbitrary Targets = Bad A FMs tool for communicate existing conditions Base Building Systems/Building Limitations Sole Sourced Vendors Company Culture and Programmatic Needs OPR/CFR Best Practices Identify Strategies that Achieve Sustainability Goals Upfront Design team’s responsibility Use CFR as a reality check (O&M staff’s responsibility) Make this a Living Document for the LifeCycle of your Building Sites The importance of transportation Urban location advantages Benefits of telecommuting – it’s not all about emissions! Sustainable Site Management The snow removal challenge Reduced emissions from site maintenance The “F” word… Fertilization! Water Living with low flow Hot water, piping, maintenance (soaps and solids) Irrigation Plantings Technologies Be a drip! 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Water Consumption in Gallons 5.3 million gallons May - October 2010 2011 Water Show Me The Money! Space Type Low Flow Aerators Low Flow Shower Heads Low Flow Flush Valves Performance 2.2 to 1.5/1.0 2.5 to 1.5 Assumptions GPM GPM 3.0 to 1.6 GPM Office 2 years 2 – 4 years 4 – 8 years Multi-Family <1 year 1 – 2 years 3 – 4 years Assumes 80% efficient DHW Plant Water Efficient Irrigation Systems It Depends Energy Go Cheap or Go Big (Hint: Plan for Both) Energy – RCx 2.0, or MBCx Energy - MBCx Good Fit for any Building with a BAS Start with the Budget you have Under a few thousand to get started (one time fee) Group14 preferred vendor: SkySpark by SkyFoundry Like RCx, should be less than two year payback Energy – Utility Data Management ENERGY STAR evolving Regression/Cost Avoidance based software tools can be very powerful Energy – Utility Data Management (DHA Case Study) Report Action Electric Heating Use, by address Work order to remove space heater High Electricity Baseload, by address Energy Manager/Maintenance Supervisor Investigates High Summer Gas Use, by address Energy Manager/Maintenance Supervisor Investigates Exceeds allowable irrigation water use Call Irrigation Management Vendor Kgal/SF Variance Energy Manager/Maintenance Supervisor Investigates Btu/DD/SF Variance (Winter Heating), by address Work Order to Functionally Test Unit, reset thermostat high limit Continuous Commissioning Fault Detection Central Plant work order Deficiency noted during M&V Inspections Work order to address deficiency Energy – Go Big/Deep Retrofit Consider all Major Capital Improvements over Next Several Years Informed by Whole Building Analysis Considers Reputation/Market Position Paired with Financial Planning Multi-Stage Project, with Specified “Triggers” www.rmi.org/retrofit_depot Materials & Waste Management Green Cleaning & Recycling Next…composting! Waste audits Waste Stream Audit 100.00% 90.00% 80.00% 70.00% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% Percentage of Waste Type Thrown Away Percentage Percentage of Waste Type Recycled Percentage of Waste Type Composted Waste Type Materials & Waste Management Waste audits (cont.) FINAL RESULTS Total Weight of Waste by Type % of Waste Stream Total Volume Diverted % Diverted Waste Type 41.21999968 1.75% 41.21999968 100.00% Glass 36.17054972 1.53% 33.49124974 92.59% Aluminum 557.6241557 23.62% 454.2443965 81.46% Mixed paper 123.6599991 5.24% 123.6599991 100.00% Corrugated Cardboard 72.13499945 3.06% 64.9214995 90.00% Plastics 1458.038088 61.76% 1305.230603 89.52% Food waste 72.03710195 3.05% 25.5615523 35.48% Other waste 2360.884894 100.00% 2048.3293 86.76% Total Indoor Environment Repurposing space – what about comfort and ventilation? ASHRAE 62.1 – what’s your status? New office layouts and acoustics Audience Forum Thank you!