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					 Waste Management:
Fluorescent Lighting in
       Schools
August 26th & 29th, 2003
     Workshops
      Today’s Topics
• California Integrated Waste
  Management Board
• Schools and lighting material
  wastes
• Green building programs
• Resources for technical advice
California Integrated Waste
Management Board (Waste
Board)
• Waste Board works with local
  governments and school districts to
  reduce the amount of waste sent to
  landfills;
• Waste Board approves local HHW
  Plans which include HHW facilities;
  and provides Used Oil & HHW grant
  funding
• Participates in the green building
  program, “Collaborative for High
  Performance Schools” (CHPS)
Fluorescent Tubes
• 600 million lamps disposed of
  annually nationwide
• Recycling spent tubes is
  environmentally preferable to
  hazardous waste disposal
• New low mercury lamps are
  available (brands: Philips Alto,
  Osram & GE Lighting)
Waste Board Mantra


• Reduce

• Reuse

• Recycle
   How Schools Manage
Fluorescent Tube Materials
            Humboldt
            USD:
            • Repackages old tubes
              in original containers
              & pays 10 cents/foot
              to dispose at HHW
              facility;
            • Uses new “green”
              tubes
            • Free recycling of new
              tubes
  More School Programs
• Fresno USD: Combines their light
  tube loads with the local hospital
  load and saves on processing fee (25
  cents vs. 75 cents)
• West Contra Costa USD: Collects
  and recycles spent tubes through an
  environmental company
Lighting Retrofits Get
       Results
         • Replacement costs
         • Disposal &
           installation costs:
           – Disposal of T-12
             lamps = $580
           – Disposal of ballasts =
             $1,740
           – Installation of 580
             fixtures = $31,320
         • Energy Savings:
           $4,304/year
Household Hazardous
Waste (HHW) Facilities
• HHW facilities can be used by
  schools, provided they qualify as:
  – A Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity
    Generator (CESQG):
     • Generating not more than 220 lbs. of
       hazardous waste per month
     • Check DTSC list of collection facilities & look
       for a “Yes” in CESQG Column
     Make into another slide:
• Must still pay a disposal fee, but is
  usually less and only for the exact
  management cost of handling the
  waste.
   Locating Household
Hazardous Waste Facilities

• Contact EARTH 911 for local
  HHW locations:

 – Internet Zip Code Locator
 www/earth911.org/master.asp

 – Telephone 1-800-253-2687
     Local Information
         Contacts
• Start with your local waste
  hauler
• Contact city or county recycling
  coordinator or Waste
  Management Agency
• Contact Waste Board staff
  regarding how to work with
  schools in your area:
  www.ciwmb.ca.gov/OLA/Contacts
  .asp
Example: Fluorescent Lighting
Recycling Company
Waste Board E-Waste:
www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Electronics/
U.S. EPA Web Site www.epa.gov
    Collaborative for High
Performance Schools Program
        (aka, “CHPS”)

             • Organized in 2000
             • Collaborative of
               government
               agencies, utilities
               & nonprofits
             • Working to improve
               the quality of
               California’s schools
             • www.chps.net.
               Contact: Dana Papke,
               dpapke@ciwmb.ca.g
               ov, 916-341-6496.
Fluorescent Lamp Technology
Recommended in CHPS
Manual
• Best choices for schools:
  –   T-8 Premium & Super Lamps
  –   T-5 Lamps; and,
  –   T-5HO Lamps

• Schools should NOT use:
  – T-12 Lamps
  – T-12 lamps use antiquated technology,
    have relatively low efficacy and have
    been supplanted by the new T-8 & T-5
    technologies.
Fluorescent Ballasts
Recommended by CHPS
Manual
• Electronic High Frequency
  Ballasts:
  –   Instant start ballasts
  –   Rapid start ballasts
  –   Program start ballasts
  –   Dimming ballasts
Lighting for Eco-friendly
        Schools
• Lighting features CHPS Manual
  recommends for renovations or
  new school buildings:
 – High efficiency lighting
 – Windows designed for max daylight
 – Classroom layout
 – Operable blinds
 – High ceilings
It’s not just about
lights…
• Natural lighting increases test
  scores:
  – 20% faster on math tests; and,
  – 26% faster on reading tests
Obtain CHPS Manual

• To obtain copies of all the CHPS
  Manuals visit:

• http://www.chps.net/
  – Click on Publications & Resources

• http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Green
  Building/Schools/
Other Resources


• CIWMB Waste Reduction for
  Schools Web Resources:
 – www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Schools/

 – School DEEL Desktop Manual
   www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Schools/SB373/Desk
   Ref.htm#WasteManagement
Waste Board Waste Reduction
Resources for School Districts
     Contact Information
Terri Gray, California Integrated Waste
Management Board, Office of Local
Assistance.




 916-341-6252         tgray@ciwmb.ca.gov

				
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