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									      SUSTAINABILITY


           Sandy Jones
GSA Energy and Sustainability Branch
Queen of Green
E-Word
Sustainability

“Sustainable development is development
  that meets the needs of the present
  without compromising the ability of
  future generations to meet their own
  needs.”

               Brundtland Commission
               United Nations – March 20, 1987
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Sustainability




                     Green

                  Going Green

                 Green Movement
Sustainability




       HOW GREEN ARE YOU?
Sustainability Is…
• Recycling                • Conserve & Optimize
• Waste Prevention           Energy Performance
• Integrated Pest          • Protect and Conserve
  Management                 Water
• Green Cleaning           • Enhance Indoor
                             Environmental Quality
• Indoor Air Quality
                           • Reduce Environmental
• Green                      Impact of Materials
  Procurement/Purchasing
                           • High Performance
• Building Operations        Bldgs
• Commuting
.
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So what is un-sustainable?

 • Continued degradation of the
   environment and natural resources

 • Increased use of energy, water, land,
   waste and air pollution
 Why Sustainability?

Executive Orders and Laws
Your Agency Strategic Sustainability
 Performance Plan (SSPP)
GSA’s Strategic Sustainability Performance
 Plan (SSPP) www.gsa.gov
Good Business Sense


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EO 13514 - Oct, 2009
 “Federal Leadership in Environmental,
  Energy, and Economic Performance”

Expands sustainability goals of previous
  laws and Executive Orders
E.O. 13514

•    Accountability and Transparency
•    Strategic Sustainability Performance Planning
•    Greenhouse Gas Management
•    Sustainable Buildings and Communities
•    Water Efficiency
•    Electronic Products and Services
•    Fleet and Transportation Management
•    Pollution Prevention and Waste Reduction
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 … EO 13514

• OMB must prepare scorecards providing
  periodic evaluation of Federal agency
  performance.

• The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ
  Chair) must ensure that Federal agencies are
  held accountable for conforming to Executive
  Requirements.


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E.O. 13514

• Among other things, requires Federal
  agencies to track their greenhouse gas
  (GHG) emissions and set reduction targets




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EO 13514


• Managing existing building systems to
  reduce the consumption of energy,
  water, and materials and resources

• Buildings and leases (above 5,000
  gross square feet) meet the Guiding
  Principles by fiscal year 2015 and that
  the agency makes annual progress
  towards 100% compliance across its
  building inventory.                       20
Guiding Principles


 • Employ Integrated Assessment,
   Operating, and Management Principles
 • Optimize Energy Performance
 • Protect and Conserve Water
 • Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality
 • Reduce Environmental Impact of
   Materials
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 LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY &
 ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN


• LEED is a third-party certification program and
  the nationally accepted benchmark for the
  design, construction and operation of high
  performance green buildings.

• LEED gives building owners and operators the
  tools they need to have an immediate and
  measurable impact on their buildings’
  performance.
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LEED
• LEED promotes a whole-building approach to
  sustainability by recognizing performance in
  five key areas of human and environmental
  health:
• Sustainable Site Development
• Water Savings
• Energy Efficiency
• Materials & Resources
• Indoor Environmental Quality
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LEED & GPs are Roadmap to Compliance




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…EO 13514


• Federal agencies must enhance efforts
  towards sustainable buildings and
  communities.

• They are required to: Implement high
  performance sustainable Federal building
  design, construction, operation and
  management, maintenance, and
  deconstruction by:
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… E.O. 13514


• Existing Buildings

• Ensuring all new construction, major
  renovations, or repair or alteration of Federal
  buildings comply with the Guiding Principles
  of Federal Leadership in High Performance
  and Sustainable Buildings.



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• The impact on the environment must be
  considered in the operation,
  maintenance, repairs and alterations of
  the building.
GSA Mission


GSA’s mission is to use expertise to
provide innovation solutions for our
customers in support of their mission
and by so doing, foster an effective,
sustainable and transparent government
for the American People.”

                             April 12, 2010
 … con’t    GSA Sustainability Policy


GSA will…

• Use its purchasing power to drive the market to
  produce a wider variety and greater number of
  products, services, and workspaces that are
  more sustainable
  SSPP
GSA will…
• Eliminate its impact on natural environment
• Use its government-wide influence to
  reduce the environmental impact of Federal
  Government
• Minimize and offset its consumption of
  energy, water, and other resources
• Eliminate all waste and pollution in all GSA
  operations and activities
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 SSPP…

• Exceed the requirements of all
  environmental and energy statutes,
  regulations, and Executive Orders
• GSA’s Sustainability Goals requires
  changes in the behavior of customers -
  both internal and external.
• GSA will introduce new education and
  awareness initiatives to tenants, GSA
  contractors, and GSA employees.
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Waste Reduction



 • Divert at least 50% of non-hazardous solid waste
   by the end of fiscal year 2013.

 • Minimize waste and pollutants through source
   reduction.




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Construction Waste Mangement


• All construction projects must contain
  language to recycle and report on
  construction waste.
• Divert a minimum of 50% of demolition
  waste from the landfill.
• All carpet removed from a project must
  be reused or recycled. No carpet can be
  incinerated or land-filled.
Additional Recycling…




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Measures




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     Sandy




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Green Procurement



• Meet/exceed EPA’s recycled content
  recommendations for Comprehensive
  Procurement Guideline items (CPG).
  www.epa.gov/cpg
Green Procurement
Recycled Content
• Non – CPG items: Project
  materials/products should contain the
  maximum amount of post-consumer
  recycled content if available; then the
  maximum amount of post-industrial
  recycled content.
Biobased Content Products

• For USDA-designated bio content
  products. Or, use products made from
  rapidly renewable resources and/or
  certified sustainable wood products.
  For the USDA Biobased product
  catalog:
  http://www.catalog.biopreferred.gov/bio
  PreferredCatalog/faces/jsp/catalogLandi
  ng.jsp
Furnishings and Wall Coverings




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Carpet

 • GSA Carpet requirements must be used
 • Carpet must be manufactured within
   500 miles of the building location.
   (www.carpet-rug.com)
 • Carpet cushion must meet the
   requirements of the CRI Green Label
   Testing Program. (www.carpet-rug.com)
 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s)
 Organic Gases


VOC’s are emitted as gases from certain
 solids or liquids.
VOC’s include a variety of chemicals, some of
 which may have short and long term adverse
 health effects.



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Those Stinky Things That Can Make You Sick




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Paints and Coatings

• Paints and coatings must meet Green
  Seal’s Standard GS-11 requirements.
• In addition, the total VOCs are to be a
  combination of both the base GS-11
  requirements and any additional
  colorants.
• Adhesives and sealants must be low
  VOC.
Some Causes of Poor Air Quality


Cleaning Products         Copiers
Air Fresheners            Pest Control
Walkoff Mats              Perfume
Outside Plants            Nail Polish/Remover
Paint                     George Forman
Furnishings                   Grills
Carpet                    Microwaves
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•
Green Cleaning




Health Issue ?

Environmental Issue ?




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     Is
     It
Clean?
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Changing Your Mind Set




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Green Cleaning



• Cleaning Products
• www.greenseal.org




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Green Cleaning



• Walk-Off Mats

• HEPA Filter Vacuum Cleaners

• Micro Fiber Cloths

• Outside Plants

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Wipe Your Feet!




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Walk-Off Mats




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Micro Fiber Cloths




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    Low VOC Paints…


•   Benjamin Moore
•   Pittsburgh
•   Sherwin Williams
•   Etc., etc., etc.




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Green Label Plus Carpet and Adhesives




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Incorporate
Changes in
Specifications




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Acquisition Personnel Will:


• Include applicable sustainable Federal
  Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions
  and clauses in solicitations and
  contracts
Partners


•    GSA/Lessor
•    Project Manager
•    Maintenance Staff
•    Cleaning Staff
•    Building Occupants




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Integrated Pest Management




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     Green Washing




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Recycling Source



         www.earth911.org
             Thank You!




           • Sandy Jones
     • Southeast Sunbelt Region
       • sandy.jones@gsa.gov


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