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August 2011


                             Carbon Reduction
                                    Challenge
                            Carbon Reduction Plan Template
The Carbon Reduction Plan is a checklist comprised of practices for GHG reductions
and innovative strategy sharing between Members and the Technical Committee. It is a
required element of Carbon Reduction Challenge (CRC) membership. This is a template
and can be used as a guideline or in addition to other planned reduction documentation.



        Vineyard/Winery Name:

       Year(s) this Plan covers:

Person responsible for this Plan
             and its execution:
                         Phone:

                          Email:


Scope: Check the box for all corresponding areas of your facility.
Vineyard
Winery
Tasting Room
Office Space
Warehouse
Other Wine Making and/or Grape Growing Operations (please describe)




Plan Goals

Carbon Reduction Mission
Statement:

Yearly Goals: For each year of your plan describe your overall goals, strategies, and any
major capital investments or organizational restructuring:
       Year 1
       Year 2

       Year 3

       Year 4

       Year 5

       Year 6

                           Carbon Reduction Plan Template

 For each greenhouse gas reduction practice, check the box if including it in your plan.

Organizational Strategy Practices
Energy Leadership: Designate an Energy Director or Energy Team
Records Maintenance: Establish record keeping
Records Maintenance: Establish maintenance log for each piece of equipment
Records Maintenance: Establish fuel meter log for on-site fuel tanks
Records Maintenance: Establish maintenance log for each company vehicle
Records Maintenance: Establish mileage log for each company vehicle
Records Maintenance: Establish energy use log from sub-meters
Records Maintenance: Establish processing intensity comparison logs
Staff Engagement: Establish a mechanism for staff feedback
Staff Engagement: Establish informal feedback loops for staff
Staff Engagement: Establish energy efficiency operating procedures
Staff Engagement: Hold informal “green” information and feedback sessions with
staff
Staff Engagement: Hold formal staff education seminars
Staff Engagement: Have Energy Director attend external energy efficiency classes
Staff Engagement: Hold employee OSHA safety consultations
Consumer Education and Outreach: Create an annual sustainability report
Consumer Education and Outreach: Publicize recycling information to customers
Consumer Education and Outreach: Advertise alternative customer transportation
to the vineyard or winery: including bike tours and eco-tours

Scope 1: Direct Energy Consumption and Renewable Energy

Solar Electric Audit: Perform a Solar Audit
Wind Power Audit: Perform a Wind Audit
Renewable Energy Certificate & Carbon Offset Purchase
Direct Emissions
Vehicle Inventory: Create a Vehicle Inventory
Fuel Inventory and Use log
Fuel Inventory and Use log: Install Fuel Meters
Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Replace existing vehicle with biofueled vehicle
Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Replace existing vehicle with electric vehicle



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Scope 2: Indirect Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency

Energy Audit: Have an Energy Audit performed by a Consultant
Energy Audit: Perform energy self-audit: Oregon Best Winery Guidebook
Energy Efficiency
Monitoring: Install sub-meters
Monitoring: Install fuel tank meters, log all fuel use
Monitoring: Install temperature sensors
Monitoring: Install refrigerator monitors
Monitoring: Install pump system monitors
Monitoring: Install compressed air system monitors
Maintenance: Schedule and perform comprehensive preventative maintenance
(e.g., pump system, compressed air, and motor)
Lighting: Self-Evaluate existing lighting
Lighting: Label light switches
Lighting: Perform Light retrofitting
Lighting: Install lighting controls and sensors
Lighting: Perform routine lighting maintenance
Daylighting: Install skylights or additional windows
Daylighting: Couple existing or new daylighting with daylighting sensors
Refrigeration: Install bubble-wrap foil wine tank and pipe insulation
Pumps, Motors, Fans & Compressed Air: Evaluate and implement fan and pump
conservation
Pumps, Motors, Fans & Compressed Air: Install variable frequency drives (VFD) on
pumps
Pumps, Motors, Fans & Compressed Air: Install variable frequency drives (VFD) on
fans
Heating and Cooling HVAC: Implement Free Cooling
Heating and Cooling HVAC: Install programmable thermostats
Heating and Cooling HVAC: Install Geothermal Heat Pump
Hot Water Supply/Solar Water heater: Install a solar water heating system
Heating and Cooling HVAC: Utilize ozone cleaning
Tankless On-Demand Water Heater: Install an on-demand tankless water heater
Appliances and Office Equipment / Office Plug Load Efficiency Strategies: Install
vending miser for refrigeration
Appliances and Office Equipment / Office Plug Load Efficiency Strategies
Install timers, occupancy sensors, and/or “smart trips”
Appliances and Office Equipment / Office Plug Load Efficiency Strategies: Upgrade
to Energy Star Products
New Construction, Renovating, and Retrofitting: Utilize Passive House or LEED
building principles for renovation
New Construction, Renovating, and Retrofitting: Utilize Passive House/LEED
building principles for new building


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Water Efficiency
Irrigation water management: Utilize rainwater capture tanks
Irrigation water management: Monitor soil moisture
Irrigation water management: Properly time irrigation when necessary
Erosion and Sediment Control: Conservation strategy
Implement Conservation Tillage
Implement Conservation Buffers
Road Construction: Utilize proper Road Construction techniques
Winery Water Conservation: Install water meters and monitor
Winery Water Conservation: Personnel reduction strategies
Winery Water Conservation: System for water capture and reuse
Wildlife Habitat Preservation: Implement buffer zones
Wildlife Habitat Preservation: Planting strategy

Scope 3: Indirect Emissions

Purchasing, Packaging & Bottles: Reuse bottles through a bottle deposit program
Purchasing, Packaging & Bottles: Lightweight bottles
Purchasing, Packaging & Bottles: Use bottles made from recycled glass
Purchasing, Packaging & Bottles: Eliminate foil caps
Purchasing, Packaging & Bottles: Use smaller labels with recycled paper and
vegetable/soy-based inks
Purchasing, Packaging & Bottles: Offer magnum bottles rather than smaller bottles
Purchasing, Packaging & Bottles: Recycle or up-cylce unusable bottles
Kegs: Provide keg service to restaurants
Closures: Strategy for increased use of natural cork
Closures: If using metal screw caps educate customers of proper recycling
Closures: If using Synthetic corks educate customers of proper recycling
Biodegradable and Recyclable Products: Purchase and use
biodegradable/recyclable products
Locally and Domestically Assembled Oak Barrels: Purchase and use Locally/
Domestically Assembled Oak Barrels
Employee travel: Track employee business travel
Employee travel: Establish carpooling programs for employee commuting
Distribution: Wine Clubs biannual shipments
Distribution: Mention to wine club members to reduce/eliminate air shipments by
encouraging customers to pick up shipments in-person
Distribution: Participate in green shipping programs

List other initiatives you are implementing at your vineyard or winery




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                       Carbon Reduction
                              Challenge
Signatures


(Name)                                  Michele Martin


(Company)


(Title)                                 CRC Program Manager


(Signature)                             (Signature)


(Date)                                  (Date)




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