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					TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN
                                                         Date updated: May-10                             Initials:   PRIZIM Inc.

ENERGY ACTIONS
Overarching goals

Improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
     Reduce of energy intensity by (i) 3 percent annually through the end of fiscal year 2015, or (ii)
  I. 30 percent by the end of fiscal year 2015, relative to the baseline of the agency's energy fiscal                   EO 13423
     year 2003;
     Ensure that (i) at least half of the required renewable energy used by the agency in a fiscal year
 II. is from new renewable sources, and (ii) to the extent feasible, the agency implements                               EO 13423
     renewable energy generation projects on agency property for agency use;


                                                                                     Cost &/or Level of Simple
                         Action and Justification                        Priority*                                        Metrics
                                                                                       Effort (LOE)     Payback

     Complete and Maintain Environmental Database: Gather and                        Variable; estimate
                                                                                                                         completed
 1   track data to measure progress towards goals, identify most             1        5-20 hours per        NA
                                                                                                                          database
     effective practices, and report successes.                                            month

     Monitor Monthly Utility Bills: Gather data from the source to
                                                                                     1 hour per month
 2   measure consumption and spending, track progress towards              1-GC                             NA          updated data
                                                                                        per District
     goals, and report successes.

     Monitor Credit Card Transactions for Propane: Gather data to                    Variable; estimate
 3   measure consumption and spending, track progress towards              1-GC       half an hour per      NA          updated data
     goals, and report successes.                                                        purchase

                                                                                     Variable; estimate
     Document Fuel Oil Use: Gather data to more accurately
 4                                                                         1-GC       half an hour per      NA          updated data
     measure consumption and compare with expenditure data.
                                                                                            refill


     Gather Electricity Data for Leased Facilities: Gather data to                   1 hour per month
 5                                                                         1-GC                             NA          updated data
     measure consumption and spending.                                                  per Facility
                                                                                                              GHG emissions
     Follow Climate Leaders program requirements: maintain                   50-80 hours per
                                                                                                                  output,
6    greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory to track progress towards         1     year, depending on       NA
                                                                                                                completed
     reduction goal.                                                          data availability
                                                                                                                 inventory
                                                                                                depends on
     Conduct energy audits: conduct audits on 25% of buildings
7                                                                    1-DC   $            42,000 implementa completed audits
     each year.
                                                                                                    tion

     Review audit and report recommendations: review
                                                                                2 hours every 3
8    recommendations from past audits/reports to ensure               1                              NA       completed review
                                                                                    months
     Implementation, provide troubleshooting.

     Identify opportunities to Winterize Buildings: Save energy by          $0 and 10 hrs per                  # winterized;
9                                                                     2                           immediate
     closing seldom used buildings in the winter                                building                       energy saved


   Upgrade Portage Field House Building: Save energy by
                                                                                                              Work completed,
10 closing unused spaces, upgrading lights, right sizing the          3            $82,000        16 years
                                                                                                               energy saved
   generator, etc.

                                                                                                                Installation
     Install Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV): Juneau Office
11                                                                    3            $49,000        10 years    complete; energy
     Building
                                                                                                                  saved
   Identify opportunities for Demand Controlled Ventilation
   (DCV): Staff in some buildings shut off air handling units               $9,500 and 10 hrs                  Fuel oil and $
12                                                                    4                           ~2 years
   manually when occupancy is low, which does not ensure that                  per building                       saved
   minimum ventilation requirements are met.
   Identify opportunities to recommision building systems:
                                                                                                                    # re-
   Improve efficiency of buildings with poor temperature control,           $3,900 and 15 hrs
13                                                                    4                            ~1 year     commissioned;
   excessive boiler operation, and insufficient energy management              per building
                                                                                                                energy saved
   system.

     Improve weather sealing on doors: Improve weather sealing               $50-480 and 10                     # improved;
14                                                                    1                            <1 year
     as needed to save energy.                                               hrs per building                  energy saved
     Upgrade lighting: Save energy, especially important for                 $270 and 5 hrs per                  # upgraded;
15                                                                       1
     buildings that use generators for power.                                     building                      energy saved


     Expand Use of Efficient Hand Dryers: Save energy with more                                                  # installed;
16                                                                       3        $1,525
     efficient hand dryers.                                                                                     energy saved


   Replace thermostats in 402D/E with digital, programmable                                                   number replaced,
                                                                                < $300 per
17 thermostats : ability to reduce heat at night when occupants are      3                         7 years      fuel oil and $
                                                                                thermostat
   sleeping saves energy                                                                                           saved

   Install signs in bunk houses with direct-vent heaters that explain                                         user compliance,
18 programming the heaters and provide recommended settings to           1           0            immediate     fuel oil and $
   save energy with lower nighttime temperatures                                                                   saved

                                                                                                              user compliance,
     Communicate 60 degree nighttime setback to all staff and
19                                                                       1           0            immediate    Fuel oil and $
     buildings (where appropriate)
                                                                                                                   saved


     Reduce domestic hot water temperatures to 120 degrees to                                                 Work completed,
20                                                                       1           0            immediate
     save energy.                                                                                              energy saved


     Insulate hot water pipes: Insulating hot water piping will reduce        $6-61 and 5 hrs                 kWh, fuel oil, and
21                                                                       1
     heat loss.                                                               per building. (1)                  $ saved


     Replace batteries in solar installations: Solar energy is                  $18,000 per
22                                                                       4                        13 years     Fuel oil saved
     renewable and reduces fuel oil use.                                        location. (1)


                                                                                $18,000 per
23 Expand use of solar power: Solar energy reduces fuel oil use.         3                                     Fuel oil saved
                                                                                location. (1)
                                                                                                                   # turbines
   Incorporate use of wind power: Using wind power will reduce
24                                                                       4          Variable                     erected; kWh
   the amount of fossil fuel generated electricity Tongass uses.
                                                                                                                     saved


     Expand biomass projects: Evaluate and implement biomass
25                                                                       2          Variable                      kWh saved
     projects to increase use of renewable energy.


     Lights Off: Develop strategies for keeping lights off when not in         $0 to $30-$130 for immediate       # lights; kWh
26                                                                       1
     use (training, signs, occupancy sensors, timers)                               a sensor      to ~ 1 year          saved


   Right Lighting levels: Make sure that spaces are not overlit, an             ~$100 for a light
                                                                                                   immediate Areas corrected;
27 inexpensive light meter can be used to check and lights changed       2     meter; 0 to delamp
                                                                                                   to ~ 1 year kWh saved
   or delamped to maintain adequate lighting.                                   or turn off lights
   Educate Staff about energy saving behaviors: periodically
28 remind employees through email and during meetings about a            2              0         immediate        # of emails
   new opportunity to reduce energy use, and share successful
   case studies
                                                                                                                    Number
   Energy efficient appliances: Older equipment such as
                                                                                                    ~1 to 5      replaced, ave.
29 refrigerators use significantly more energy and replacing may be      2          Variable
                                                                                                     years        efficiency of
   cost effective.
                                                                                                                appliances, fuel
                                                                                                                List of equipment
     Energy saving equipment: identify need for equipment like
30                                                                       1          Variable       Variable         to replace,
     vending misers and implement
                                                                                                                  replacements

     Work with GSA: develop a joint strategy to increase energy
31                                                                       1          Variable       Variable      kWh reduced
     efficiency in buildings leased from GSA.

     *See Priorities tab
     (1) costs and savings based on 10 buildings audited in 2009 Energy & Water Audit

     See also Water for other actions that can save energy.
                       Est Annual Consumption (from expenditures)
                            Electricity       2,281,070               kWH

                             Fuel oil          127,564                 gal



                            Propane             11,612                 gal

                                                         Potential Savings
                        Annual reduction/    Annual cost                                Estimated GHG
     Benefits                                                 % of energy reduction                        Deadline
                         energy savings       savings                                 reduction (MTCO2e)

 supports ability to
achieve Action Plan            NA                NA                    NA                                  within 2010
       goals

 supports ability to
achieve Action Plan            NA                NA                    NA                                   Monthly
       goals

 supports ability to
achieve Action Plan            NA                NA                    NA                                   Monthly
       goals

 supports ability to
achieve Action Plan            NA                NA                    NA                                   Monthly
       goals

 supports ability to
achieve Action Plan            NA                NA                    NA                                   Monthly
       goals
 supports ability to
achieve Action Plan
                                NA                    NA                      NA                                             Annual
 goals; leadership
       goals
                                                    savings in
Reduce energy use;      savings in individual
                                                    individual                NA                                           within 2010
  achieve goals          recommendations
                                                recommendations


Reduce energy use;
                                 NA                   NA                      NA                                            Quarterly
  achieve goals

                                                                                                                            multi-year
                        Per building: Up to
Reduce energy use                                   $1,100         <1% fuel oil per building    up to 1.6 (per building)   schedule to
                         160 gal fuel oil
                                                                                                                           complete all


Reduce energy use         720 gal fuel oil          $5,000               <1% fuel oil                     7.3



Reduce energy use         1,500 gal fuel oil        $4,700               <2% fuel oil                    15.3


                        Annual savings per
Reduce energy use       building: 1,200 gal         $5,800         <2% fuel oil per building      12.2 (per building)
                        fuel oil and $3,900

                        Annual savings per                            1.5% electricity per
Reduce energy use      building: 36,000 kWh,        $5,800         building, <1% fuel oil per      16 (per building)
                           790 gal fuel oil                                 building


                       per building: 1-198 gal per building: $1-
Reduce energy use                                                  <1% fuel oil per building        2 (per building)
                               fuel oil              319
                     per building: 20 gal
Reduce energy use                            per building $160   <1% fuel oil per building   0.2 (per building)
                           fuel oil



Reduce energy use                                $14,079



Reduce energy use



Reduce energy use


                       ~ 1% of heating
                       energy for every
Reduce energy use                            $10 to $2,000    <1% fuel oil per building            ~2.9
                     degree setback; 1 to
                        566 gal fuel oil
                       Each 10 degree
                     reduction equals 3 to
Reduce energy use                          $3 to $50 per tank
                      5% savings in water
                        heating costs.

                       per building: 18-                           <1% electricity per
Reduce energy use                               $2 to $20                                    0 (per building)
                           158kWh                                      building


Increase renewable   per location: 200 gal
                                                  $1,400         <1% fuel oil per building   2 (per location)
    energy use              fuel oil


Increase renewable   per location: 200 gal
                                                  $1,400         <1% fuel oil per building   2 (per location)
    energy use              fuel oil
Increase renewable
                     NA
    energy use


Increase renewable
                     NA
    energy use



Reduce energy use



Reduce energy use



Reduce energy use



Reduce energy use



Reduce energy use



Reduce energy use
     Link to Goal/Compliance               Source

Both goals: Initial step that will help
implement & track other actions and Current project
measure success in meeting goals.


Goal I: Necessary to measure        Current project;
progress and demonstrate success.   Michele


Goal I: Necessary to measure        Current project;
progress and demonstrate success.   Michele


Goal I: Necessary to measure        Current project;
progress and demonstrate success.   Michele


Goal I: Necessary to measure        Current project;
progress and demonstrate success.   Michele
Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use
                                       Current project
and in GHG emissions.


Goal I: Identifies energy saving      EO 13423
opportunities                         requirement


Depends on additional actions
                                      PRIZIM
identified


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use
                                       2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions; compliance
                                       Audit
with air quality standards


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit
Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use
                                       PRIZIM
and in GHG emissions.


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use
                                       2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions. Goal II: new
                                       Audit
renewable energy source.
Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use
and in GHG emissions. Goal II: new PRIZIM
renewable energy source.


Goal II: New renewable energy
                                      PRIZIM
source.


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use Michele, general
and in GHG emissions.                  knowledge


Goal I: Direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water
and in GHG emissions.                  Audit


Goal I Direct reduction in energy use
                                      PRIZIM
and in GHG emissions.


Goal I Direct reduction in energy use
                                      PRIZIM
and in GHG emissions.


Goal I Direct reduction in energy use Leadership Team
and in GHG emissions.                 Presentation

Goal I Direct reduction in energy use
and in GHG emissions (note leased Energy Focus Group
buildings are Scope 3 emissions).
                                                 Resources



Microsoft Access Help: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access/default.aspx


Contact information for utility providers can be found in the Env. Inventory and in the District Spreadsheets.
Also, see How to Figure Out Quirks in USFS Utility Bills doc on USFS Sustainable Ops website:
www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-energy.shtml


Debbie Riggs, Tongass Budget Analyst, 907.747.4266 (driggs@fs.fed.us)
Yuki Iida (yuki_iida@esource.com), www.epa.gov/stateply/




DOE Energy Savings Calculators: www1.eere.energy.gov/calculators/
Misubishi Electric Jet Towel ROI and cost savings calculator, compared to paper towels.
http://global.mitsubishielectric.com/bu/handdryer/products/document/pdf/handdryer_usa.pdf



Energy Star Thermostat Tool: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=thermostats.progThermostat




Brian Hirsch, NREL: 907.271.3633 (brian.hirsch@nrel.gov) DOE Energy Savings Calculator:
www1.eere.energy.gov/calculators/renewable_energy_systems.html (Directs to:
www.retscreen.net/ang/g_win.php), Federal Energy Management Program: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp,
Energy Star: www.energystar.gov, EPA Clean Energy: www.epa.gov/RDEE
Brian Hirsch, NREL: 907.271.3633 (brian.hirsch@nrel.gov) DOE Energy Savings Calculator:
www1.eere.energy.gov/calculators/renewable_energy_systems.html (Directs to:
www.retscreen.net/ang/g_win.php), Federal Energy Management Program: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp,
Energy Star: www.energystar.gov, EPA Clean Energy: www.epa.gov/RDEE
Brian Hirsch, NREL: 907.271.3633 (brian.hirsch@nrel.gov) DOE Energy Savings Calculator:
www1.eere.energy.gov/calculators/renewable_energy_systems.html (Directs to:
www.retscreen.net/ang/g_win.php), Federal Energy Management Program: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp,
Energy Star: www.energystar.gov, EPA Clean Energy: www.epa.gov/RDEE
Brian Hirsch, NREL: 907.271.3633 (brian.hirsch@nrel.gov). Ameresco Feasibility Study. DOE Energy
Savings Calculator: www1.eere.energy.gov/calculators/renewable_energy_systems.html (Directs to:
www.retscreen.net/ang/g_win.php), Federal Energy Management Program: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp,
Energy Star: www.energystar.gov, EPA Clean Energy: www.epa.gov/RDEE

Occupancy Sensor Fact Sheet: http://www.p2pays.org/ref/32/31316.pdf



Light Meter Source: http://www.dasdistribution.com/products/lm-economical_models.htm



Federal Energy Management Program: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp, Energy Star: www.energystar.gov,
EPA Clean Energy: www.epa.gov/RDEE


Energy Star: www.energystar.gov, Sustainable Operations Energy:
www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-energy.shtml


Energy Star: www.energystar.gov, Sustainable Operations Energy:
www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-energy.shtml


Federal Energy Management Program: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp, Energy Star: www.energystar.gov,
EPA Clean Energy: www.epa.gov/RDEE
TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN
                                                   Date updated: May-10                                              Initials:

TRANSPORTATION ACTIONS
Overarching goals

Improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
     Reduce the fleet's total consumption of petroleum products by
I.                                                                                                                  EO 13423
     2 % annually through the end of FY 2015
     increases the total fuel consumption that is non-petroleum-
II.
     based by 10 percent annually
     use plugin hybrid (PIH) vehicles when PIH vehicles are
III.
     commercially available at a comparable cost


                                                                                 Cost & Level of       Simple
                       Action and Justification                      Priority*                                       Metrics
                                                                                     Effort           Payback

     Complete and Maintain Environmental Database: Gather                        Variable; estimate
                                                                                                                   completed
 1   and track data to measure progress towards goals, identify         1         5-20 hours per
                                                                                                                    database
     most effective practices, and report successes.                                  month

     Monitor Purchase Card System and Fuel Logs: Evaluate                        Variable; estimate
                                                                                                                  evaluation with
 2   effectiveness of purchase card system and fuel logs as             1         half an hour per
                                                                                                                recommendations
     methods of gathering vehicle fuel consumption and spending.                     purchase

     Track Watercraft Fuel Consumption: Gather data on                           Variable; estimate
 3   watercraft fuel consumption and spending to measure                1         half an hour per               completed data
     progress towards reduction goals.                                               purchase

     Track Project Equipment Fuel Consumption: Gather data                       Variable; estimate
 4   on project equipment fuel consumption and spending to              1         half an hour per               completed data
     measure progress towards reduction goals.                                          refill


     Track Commercial Flights: Data on commercial flights will                   $0 and 50 hrs per              # business flights;
 5                                                                      3
     establish baseline greenhouse gas emissions estimate.                             year                      fuel and $ saved
     Continue Right-sizing the Fleet: Reducing the size of                                            average fuel
6    Tongass’ fleet to fit its needs will reduce the need for fuel and   2          $0            efficiency; fuel and
     maintenance costs.                                                                                  $ saved

     Remove large trucks that aren’t frequently used: Removing                                      # large trucks
                                                                             Variable, estimate
7    rarely used vehicles from Tongass’ inventory will help right-size   3                        removed; fuel and
                                                                             20 hours per truck
     its fleet.                                                                                        $ saved

                                                                                                   # hybrid vehicles
     Purchase more hybrid vehicles: Hybrid vehicles use fewer
8                                                                        3       Variable           purchased; fuel
     fossil fuels.
                                                                                                     and $ saved


     Increase and Document Bike Riding: Biking requires no fuel                                     number of
9                                                                        1     $0 and 5 hrs
     use and has health benefits for employees.                                                   employees biking

                                                                                                      number of
     Increase and Document Carpooling: Carpooling reduces                      Estimate 10
10                                                                       1                            employees
     fuel use and costs.                                                      minutes per trip
                                                                                                      carpooling

   Increase and Document Video Conferencing: Video                              Estimate 20
                                                                                                   number of video
11 conferencing reduces the need for travel (which uses fuel and         3      minutes per
                                                                                                     conferences
   costs money).                                                                 meeting

     Emphasize and Provide Training on Eco-driving Tips:
12                                                                       1           0               fuel savings
     Increasing awareness is key to behavioral change.

     *See Priorities tab
                      PRIZIM Inc.




                                Potential Savings
                      Annual reduction/       % of fuel
    Benefits                                              Deadline            Link to Goal/Compliance                   Source
                        fuel savings         reduction

supports ability to                                                     Goal I: Will help with implementation of
 achieve Action              NA                           within 2010   other actions and to measure success Current project
   Plan goals                                                           in meeting goals.

supports ability to
                                                                        Goal I: Will help monitor and design
 achieve Action                                            Ongoing                                               Current project
                                                                        strategies for reducing petroleum use.
   Plan goals

supports ability to
                                                                        Goal I: Will help monitor and design
 achieve Action                                            Ongoing                                               Current project
                                                                        strategies for reducing petroleum use.
   Plan goals

supports ability to
                                                                        Goal I: Will help monitor and design
 achieve Action                                            Ongoing                                               Current project
                                                                        strategies for reducing petroleum use.
   Plan goals

supports ability to
                                                                        Goal I: Will help monitor and design
 achieve Action                                            Monthly                                               Current project
                                                                        strategies for reducing petroleum use.
   Plan goals
                                                Goal I: Direct reduction in consumption
Reduce fuel use                       Ongoing                                           Forest Service EMS
                                                of petroleum products.


Reduce fuel use;                                Goal I: Direct reduction in consumption
                                                                                        Forest Service EMS
  cost of fleet                                 of petroleum products.


                                                Goal I: Direct reduction in consumption
Reduce fuel use                                                                         Forest Service EMS
                                                of petroleum products.

Reduce fuel use,
                                                Goal I: Direct reduction in consumption
   increase                           Ongoing                                           Current project
                                                of petroleum products.
employee health


                                                Goal I: Direct reduction in consumption
Reduce fuel use                       Ongoing                                           Current project
                                                of petroleum products.

Reduce fuel use,
  reduce travel                                 Goal I: Direct reduction in consumption
                                      Ongoing                                           Current project
 costs, reduce                                  of petroleum products.
 employee time
Reduce fuel use,
    increase     up to 37% increase             Goal I: Direct reduction in consumption
                                      Ongoing                                           Current project
    employee         in efficiency              of petroleum products.
   knowledge
                       Resources


Microsoft Access Help: http://office.microsoft.com/en-
us/access/default.aspx


Gordon Brooks, Fleet Manager: 907.2286336
(gbbrooks@fs.fed.us)




GovTrip: www.govtrip.com/govtrip/site/index.jsp
Gordon Brooks, Fleet Manager: 907.2286336
(gbbrooks@fs.fed.us), VAM, Sustainable Operations Fleet
and Transportation:
www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-fleet-
Gordon Brooks, Fleet Manager: 907.2286336
(gbbrooks@fs.fed.us), VAM, Sustainable Operations Fleet
and Transportation:
www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-fleet-

Gordon Brooks, Fleet Manager: 907.228.6336
(gbbrooks@fs.fed.us), www.fueleconomy.gov




Sustainable Operations Fleet and Transportation:
http://www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-
fleet-transportation.shtml
Eco-driving Manual:
www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/documents/TheEco
DriversManual.pdf, Sustainable Ops Transportation:
http://www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-
TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN
                                                                 Date updated: May-10                                            Initials:

WATER ACTIONS
Overarching goals

Reduce Water Consumption
    Reduce water consumption intensity, relative FY 2007 baseline by 2 percent annually
 I.                                                                                                                            EO 13423
    through the end of FY 2015 or 16 percent by the end of fiscal year 2015;

                                                                                              Cost & Level of     Simple
                            Action and Justification                              Priority*                                      Metrics
                                                                                                  Effort         Payback
  Complete and Maintain Environmental Database: Gather and track data                            Variable;
                                                                                                                               completed
1 to measure progress towards goals, identify most effective practices, and          1         estimate 5-20
                                                                                                                                database
  report successes.                                                                           hours per month


    Monitor Monthly Utility bills and water meters: Gather data to measure
2                                                                                    1               0
    consumption and spending.

                                                                                                                           # low-flow devices
    Install low-flow faucet aerators and showerheads: Low-flow devices                         $11-243 per
3                                                                                    3                                      installed; gallons
    use significantly less water and are more energy efficient.                                  building
                                                                                                                             of water saved

                                                                                              $300-1,200 and               # toilets retrofitted;
  Retrofit toilets for dual flush: Dual flush toilets give people the option to
4                                                                                    4           5 hrs per                  gallons of water
  use less water for liquid waste.
                                                                                                 building                    saved; $ saved

                                                                                               $2,200-2,800                # urinals installed;
    Install low-flow urinals: Low-flow urinals are designed to use less water
5                                                                                    4        and 10 hrs per                gallons of water
    and be more energy efficient than conventional urinals.
                                                                                                 building                   saved; $ saved


    Install signs in all bathrooms and over all sinks: Visual reminders can                   Half an hour for
6                                                                                    2                                          # of signs
    make a big difference.                                                                       ten signs
  Explore opportunities to install additional water meters: very few
7 buildings are metered, this would help with measuring progress towards         4
  water use reduction goals


8 Conduct water audits: conduct audits on 25% of buildings each year.            3



9 Install toilets with infrared sensors:                                         1


  *See Priorities tab
  (1) costs and savings based on 10 buildings audited in 2009 Energy & Water Audit
PRIZIM Inc.




                              Potential Savings
                      Annual reduction/     % of water
    Benefits                                              Deadline          Link to Goal/Compliance                         Source
                       water savings        reduction
                                                                     Both goals: Initial step that will help
supports ability to
                                                                     with implementation of other actions
 achieve Action              NA                NA        within 2010                                           Current database
                                                                     and to measure success in meeting
   Plan goals
                                                                     goals.
supports ability to
 achieve Action                                NA
   Plan goals
                    300-97,000 gal
  Reduce water                                                       Goal I: Direct reduction in water use
                   water saved; $5-
   use, reduce                                           end of 2010 (also a direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water Audit
                   2,158 saved per
   energy use                                                        and in GHG emissions).
                      building (1)
                    200-45,400 gal
                                                                     Goal I: Direct reduction in water use
                 water saved; $0-400
Reduce water use                                         end of 2011 (only a reduction in energy if water is 2009 Energy & Water Audit
                  saved per building
                                                                     being pumped)
                           (1)
                   7,200-45,400 gal
                                                                      Goal I: Direct reduction in water use
                 water saved; $100-
Reduce water use                                                      (also a direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water Audit
                    400 saved per
                                                                      and in GHG emissions).
                      building (1)
 Reduce water
                                                                      Goal I: Direct reduction in water use
  use, increase
                                                                      (also a direct reduction in energy use 2009 Energy & Water Audit
    employee
                                                                      and in GHG emissions).
   knowledge
                           Resources


Microsoft Access Help: http://office.microsoft.com/en-
us/access/default.aspx

Contact information for utility providers can be found in the Env.
Inventory and in the District Spreadsheets. Also, see How to
Figure Out Quirks in USFS Utility Bills doc on USFS Sustainable
Ops website: www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-

Sustainable Ops Water:
www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-water.shtml


Sustainable Ops Water:
www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-water.shtml


Sustainable Ops Water:
www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-water.shtml


Sustainable Ops Water:
www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-water.shtml
TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN
                                                                                    Date updated: Mar-10

GREEN PURCHASING ACTIONS
Overarching goals

Increase purchase of greener products
           Increase acquisition of biobased, environmentally preferable, energy-efficient, water efficient and
I.                                                                                                                EO 13423
           recycled-content products

II.        Use paper that is at least 30% postconsumer fiber content                                              EO 13423

III.       Purchase EPEAT registered electronic products                                                          EO 13423

IV.        Reduce purchase of toxic and hazardous chemicals and materials                                         EO 13423

V.         Reduce overall purchases                                                                               EO 13423
           establishes and implements policies to extend the useful life of agency electronic
VI.                                                                                                               EO 13423
           equipment
VII.       uses environmentally sound practices to dispose of agency electronic equipment                         EO 13423


                                          Action and Justification                                    Priority*    Cost & Level of Effort

         Design and maintain a tracking system: Gather and track data so that progress in
                                                                                                                   Variable; estimate 5-8
       1 reaching goals can be measured, most effective practices identified and duplicated,              1
                                                                                                                     hours per month
         and successes can be rewarded and reported.

                                                                                                                     Once products are
           Increase purchase of bio-based products: Bio-based products are typically easier
       2                                                                                                  3       identified, nothing above
           to dispose of because their components break down naturally.
                                                                                                                     existing purchasing

                                                                                                                     30 hours to develop
         Increase training for employees on green purchasing: Training will equip
       3                                                                                                  1        training, 1 hour to take
         employees with the knowledge needed to make smart green purchasing choices.
                                                                                                                           training
  Implement "Craigslist" idea for exchanging items: This proposed system will              5 to 10 hrs to set up and
4 promote the reuse of items before making new purchases or unnecessarily disposing    1   minimal time to moderate
  of products.                                                                                        list

                                                                                              Initial time to define
    Require Green Purchase Language in Contracts: Green purchasing extends to
5                                                                                      1   language, minimal time to
    services as well as products.
                                                                                                    implement

    Reduce paper use: identify and implement strategies for the overall reduction of
6                                                                                      1              0
    paper use reduces waste and pollution while saving money


    Reduce purchase of toxic materials: develop strategy to identify and suggest
7                                                                                      3              0
    alternatives for toxic material.


    Ensure purchase of EPEAT-registered electronic products: develop strategy to
8                                                                                      3              0
    identify and suggest products, publicize need for EPEAT purchases

    *See Priorities tab
                                   Initials:              PRIZIM Inc.




  Simple Payback              Metrics          Benefits          Results     Deadline            Link to Goal/Compliance

                                                                                           All goals: Initial step that will help with
  supports ability to
                                                          ability to track                 implementation of other actions and
 achieve Action Plan completed system                                        within 2010
                                                          progress                         to measure success in meeting
        goals
                                                                                           goals.
Compliace with goals,     # bio-based
                                                                                           Goal I: Direct increase in acquisition
    reduce carbon         products
                                                          compliance                       of biobased and environmentally
  footprint, help build   purchased; $
                                                                                           preferable products.
        market            saved from
Acheive goals, reduce
                                                                                           Goal I: Increase in acquisition of
carbon footprint, build
                                                          compliance                       biobased and environmentally
     market, build
                                                                                           preferable products.
 employee knowledge
Achieve goals, reduce
                       $ saved from not    compliance, save      Goal V: Direct reduction in overall
carbon footpring, save
                       double purchasing   money                 purchases.
money, reduce waste
                       Number or                                 Goal 1 & IV: increase acquisition of
Achieve goals, reduce
                       percent of                                preferable products and reduce
 scope 3; emissions,                       compliance
                       contracts with                            purchase/use of toxic and hazardous
build vendor capacity
                       green language                            chemicals and materials.
 Save money, reduce
                                           compliance, save
waste, reduce carbon amount of paper
                                           money, reduce         Goal V: Reduces overall purchases.
   footprint, reduce   ordered/used
                                           waste and pollution
 pollution, leadership
 Reduce compliance                         compliance, reduce
                       amount of toxic                           Goal IV: Reduce purchase of toxic
    issues, reduce                         cost of handling
                       material                                  and hazardous chemicals and
  hazardous waste,                         toxic materials &
                       purchased                                 materials
reduce employee risk                       waste
                       percent of EPEAT-
 Achieve goals, save registered                                  Goal III: Purchase EPEAT registered
                                           reduces energy use
         money         products                                  electronic products
                       purchased
       Source                                        Resources


current project

                  BioPreferred: www.biopreferred.gov, Sustainable Ops Biobased ppt:
                  www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/documents/BioPreferred_Slides_4108.pdf,
                  Sustainable Ops Green Purchasing: www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-
                  green-purchasing.shtml

                  Sustainable Ops Green Purchasing: www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-
                  green-purchasing.shtml
Sustainable Ops Green Purchasing: www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-
green-purchasing.shtml



Environmental Defense Fund Paper Calculator: www.edf.org/papercalculator/



Sustainable Ops Green Purchasing: www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-
green-purchasing.shtml



EPEAT: www.epeat.com
TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN
                                                     Date updated: Mar-10                                            Initials:

WASTE PREVENTION AND RECYCLING ACTIONS
Overarching goals

Increase waste diversion rates and recycling
 I. Maintain cost-effective waste prevention and recycling programs                                             EO 13423

II. Increase diversion of solid waste                                                                           EO 13423
      Use environmentally sound practices to disposition of agency electronic
III                                                                                                             EO 13423
      equipment

                                                                                   Cost & Level of     Simple
                        Action and Justification                       Priority*                                     Metrics
                                                                                       Effort         Payback
   Complete and Maintain Environmental Database: Gather                               Variable;
                                                                                                                   completed
 1 and track data to measure progress towards goals, identify             1         estimate 5-20
                                                                                                                    database
   most effective practices, and report successes.                                 hours per month

                                                                                     1 hour per
      Track Waste Collection Bills: Gather data to measure                                                         completed
 2                                                                        1          month per
      spending and use.                                                                                             database
                                                                                       District

   Maintain an Inventory of Waste and Recycling Bins and                             20 mins per
                                                                                                                    up to date
 3 Record Collection Rates: Gather data to track waste disposal           1          building per
                                                                                                                    inventory
   amounts and compare if pick up rates are appropriate.                               month

   Start composting: Composting diverts biodegradable solid
                                                                                   $0 and 20 hrs to              pounds of waste
 4 waste from the landfill and creates a nutrient-rich solid for          1
                                                                                        start                       diverted
   planting.
   Create more community partnerships with local schools                                                           Number of
   and tribes: Educating the community about recycling will                        $0 and 20 hrs to               partnerships;
 5                                                                        2
   reinforce the environmental message Tongass wants to                                 start                   pounds of material
   convey.                                                                                                          recycled
                                                                   Cost of            Pounds of
    Increase Recycling at Remote Sites: Increase amount of
6                                                            1   containers, 5    material recycled
    material diverted from the waste stream
                                                                 hours to start   or waste diverted
    *See Priorities tab
                        PRIZIM Inc.




                        Potential Savings
                         Annual reduction/
       Benefits                                Deadline            Link to Goal/Compliance                           Source
                            diversion
                                                           All goals: Initial step will help with
  supports ability to
                                                           implementation of other actions and
 achieve Action Plan    NA                     within 2010                                             Current database
                                                           to measure success in meeting
        goals
                                                           goals.
                                                           Goals I & II: Initial step will help with
  supports ability to   Understanding
                                                           implementation of other actions and
 achieve Action Plan    waste will help with    Monthly                                                Current project
                                                           to measure success in meeting
        goals           reduction/ diversion
                                                           goals.
                                                           Goals I & II: Initial step will help with
  supports ability to   Understanding
                                                           implementation of other actions and
 achieve Action Plan    waste will help with    Monthly                                                Current project
                                                           to measure success in meeting
        goals           reduction/ diversion
                                                           goals.
Reduce waste, reduce
                                                             Goal II: Direct increase in diversion
carbon footprint, create Diversion              Fall 2010                                              PRIZIM
                                                             of solid waste.
       compost
    Reduce waste,
                        increase recycling
  increase recycling,                                        Goal I: Direct increase in recycling
                        opportunities,          Fall 2010                                              Current project
     educate local                                           opportunities.
                        education
      community
                     increase recycling
  Reduce waste,                                     Goal I: Direct increase in recycling
                     opportunities,       Ongoing                                          Current project
increase recycling                                  opportunities.
                     education
                            Resources


Microsoft Access Help: http://office.microsoft.com/en-
us/access/default.aspx


Contact information for waste collectors can be found in the Env.
Inventory and in the District Spreadsheets




EPA Composting: www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/rrr/composting,
Sustainable Ops Waste: www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-
area-waste-prevention-recycling.shtml
EPA Waste Partnerships: www.epa.gov/osw/partnerships,
Sustainable Ops Waste: www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-
area-waste-prevention-recycling.shtml, EPA Waste:
www.epa.gov/osw
Sustainable Ops Waste: www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-
area-waste-prevention-recycling.shtml, EPA Waste:
www.epa.gov/osw
TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN
                                                                               Date updated: Mar-10

SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP ACTIONS
Overarching goals

Improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
I.       Incorporate a sustainability ethic in all staff and operations.

         15 % of Federal buildings by the end of fiscal year 2015 incorporates the sustainable practices
II.
         in the Guiding Principles (1)

         new construction and major renovation of agency buildings comply with the Guiding
III.
         Principles (1)

IV. Compliance with EO 13423

V. Compliance with EO 13514


                                        Action and Justification                               Priority*


     1 Communication: continue producing annual footprint report and GHG inventory.                1


       Implement the Action Plan: Continue managing and tracking the tasks of the
     2 Action Plan to reduce Tongass' footprint and ensure that actions are taken to               1
       continually improve environmental performance.


         Survey Staff: to identify current attitudes and practices, continue to survey in
     3                                                                                             1
         future to identify changes and successes


         Address Funding Needs: The ability to properly prioritize Actions will depend on
     4                                                                                             1
         available funding.


         Develop a Strategy to Meet the Goals of EO 13514: to be in compliance, must
     5                                                                                             1
         develop and implement a strategy to meet the goals of new EO


       Form Alaska Collective: Work with Chugach and PNW Research Station to meet
     6 regional goals, extend resources, and support regional sustainable operations               2
       efforts


         EPA Federal Green Challenge: Work with EPA to set goals and meet
     7                                                                                             2
         requirements


         Ensure Climate Change Resilience: Initiate scenario planning to ensure climate
     8                                                                                             3
         change resilience
     Explore Community Gardens Options: Extend sustainable operations to the
 9                                                                                     low
     community, foster relationships with community members


     Develop and implement sustainable building strategy: in existing buildings to
10                                                                                     high
     meet Fed. Leadership in High Performance Buildings requirements.


   Share Lessons Learned with Other Forests: Leadership means sharing success
11 to encourage sustainability across the Forest Service - bundle with                  2
   communications


     Create a rain garden at the Petersburg office: Rain gardens capture runoff from
12                                                                                      4
     hard surfaces and filter water pollutants.


     Implement Clean Marina Practices: Forest operations involve marina activities,
13                                                                                     low
     sustainable ops should extend to marinas - delete? Sustainable harbors?


     Develop a tracking and reporting mechinism for sustainable buildings to show
14                                                                                      1
     compliance, recognize success, and encourage compliance.

     *See Priorities tab
                         Initials: PRIZIM Inc.




                    EO 13423




 Cost & Level of
                      Metrics           Benefits          Deadline     Link to Goal/Compliance
     Effort
                                  Build support,
                    annual report encourage              Annual      All goals
                                  improvement

                    Working and support all
                    updated     elements in Action       within 2010 All goals
                    action plan Plan

20 - 30 hrs to
                    completed     develop more
design, post, and                                        within 2010 All goals
                    survey        effective program
compile


                    Adequate      ability to implement
                                                         within 2010 All goals
                    funding       program


                    completed     improve
                                                         within 2010 Goal V
                    strategy      compliance


                    collective    improve program
                    formed, joint and ability to reach               Goal I
                    projects      goals.
                                  Support from EPA
                                  in meeting energy,
                    Multiple                                         Goal V
                                  transportation,
                                  waste and water

                                  improve
                                                                     Goal V
                                  ecosystems
                  # of
                                build support,
                  community
                                leadership and         Goal II
                  garden
                                education
                  initiatives
                                reduce pollution,
                                high performance
                                                       Goal II
                                buildings,
                                leadership
                                improve program
                                and ability to reach   Goal II
                                goals.

                 # rain         meet high
$1,000-2,000 and
                 gardens        performance            Goal II
20 hrs
                 installed      buildings guidance
                                improve
                                compliance with
                                                       Goal I
                                env. regs,
                                leadership

                                                       Goals II and III
       Source                                         Resources


Current project



Current project



Current project   Pacific Southwest Research Station and Region 5 Sustainable Operations Survey



Current project



Current project   www.fs.fed.us/sustainableoperations/focus-area-sustainability-leadership.shtml



Michele



Michele           http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/ECOCOMM.NSF/Federal+Green+Challenge/fedgreen



                  USFS Climate Change Strategy: www.fs.fed.us/climatechange/documents/strategic-
Current project
                  framework-climate-change-1-0.pdf
                  USDA People's Garden Initiative:
Current project
                  www.usda.gov/documents/The_Peoples_Garden_Initiative.pdf


                  USDA Green Building: http://greening.usda.gov/USDA_SBIP_Final_Aug13.pdf,
Current project   Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings:
                  www.wbdg.org/references/sustainable_eo.php


Current project



Current project   www.anchorageraingardens.com/plants.html



Current project   NOAA Clean Marinas: http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/marinas.html
COLUMN DEFINITIONS

ALL TABS
Action and Justification

Priority

Cost & Level of Effort

Simple Payback

Metrics

Benefits

Potential Savings

Deadline

Link to Goal/compliance

Source

Resource


Energy
Annual reduction/ energy savings
Annual cost savings
% of energy reduction

Transportation
Annual reduction/ fuel savings

% of fuel reduction
Water
Annual reduction/ water savings
% of water reduction
Green Purchasing
Results


Waste
Annual reduction/ diversion


Leadership
Benefits
Describes the action and the reason to take the action

Rating system to help prioritize actions based on areas such as expected result, cost, and feasibility.
Cost for the action and the level of effort in hours for staff time. Some may include both, like weather stripping has
a cost for materials and takes time, others may be a lump sum for a contractor like installation of a DCS.
Number of years to recoup the cost

How accomplishment or success can be tracked.

Anticipated results of the action including environmental, economic, social, and cost benefits. Helps in evaluating
projects and activities based on life-cycle return on investment in accordance with EO 13514, Section 8 (f).
Possible benefit from action being implemented (may be related to monetary savings, time savings, energy
savings, etc.). Specific to each tab.
When does the action have to be completed.
Which goal does the action help achieve, or is it an action that help reach or maintain compliance with EOs or other
requirements.
Source of the action-from an audit, EO requirement or other suggestion

Any additional documents or information



How much energy will be saved every year
How much money will be saved every year (this is likely to increase over time, as energy costs increase).
How much will this action decrease annual energy use



How much fuel will be saved every year

How much will this action decrease annual fuel use


How much water will be saved every year
How much will this action decrease annual water use (this will be difficult to calculate until improved tracking of
water use)

What is the beneficial result of the action (in this area, cost savings are not the primary driver)



Contribution to reducing waste or increasing diversion or recycling



Contribution to reaching goals
PRIORITY DETERMINATION



                                  4                      3
                               High Cost,             High Cost,
                              Low Return             High Return
               Cost




                                  2                      1
                               Low Cost,              Low Cost,
                              Low Return             High Return




                                            Return



     Potential ratings
 1   Low cost, high return
 2   Low cost, low return
 3   High cost, high return
 4   High cost, low return

    Other Considerations
GC General Compliance
DC Direct Compliance

				
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