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									M+NLB AIA 2030 Report

March 2011
About M+NLB

Sustainability has long been integral to M+NLB design solutions          Our vision: M+NLB is making the
resulting in numerous projects that have won LEED certification,         world a better place by creating
including eight Gold. Thirty percent of our staff is LEED Accredited,    better environments.
and the firm itself is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
We focus on bringing sustainable solutions to every project.

In order to create better environments consistent with our vision, M+NLB believes it is essential
support and implement the AIA 2030 Challenge as well and “walk the talk” in our offices.
M+NLB adopted a Sustainability Action Plan 2011, as well as a corporate Resource Management
Plan that outlines our commitment and specific actions that include our environmentally
preferable purchasing (EPP) and waste minimization policies. Both are attached in Appendices A
and B.

Founded in 1962, Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (M+NLB), a merger of Mazzetti & Associates and
Nash Lipsey Burch, is a full-service consulting and design firm focused on the engineered systems
of buildings, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, technology, lighting, and
power systems. Apart from traditional design services, we provide consultation and support in
facility planning, commissioning, energy management, climate change consulting,
medical/laboratory equipment planning and procurement, materials and waste management,
and a broad spectrum of low-voltage and information technologies. Headquartered in San
Francisco, with additional offices in Irvine and Sacramento, California; Portland, Oregon; Denver,
Colorado; Nashville, Tennessee; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas,
M+NLB employs over 160 professionals firm wide. M+NLB focuses on developing expertise in
four main markets: healthcare, mission critical, laboratory, and higher education facilities.
Because of our focus, we have recruited individuals with specific skills, experience, and overall
knowledge of those industries, both in professional and support roles. Eighty percent of our work
is in engineering, with ten percent in commissioning, and the remaining ten percent split
between master planning and due diligence/studies.




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Commitment:

Consistent with AIA Project Goals, M+NLB worked to ensure that every project team understands
and strives to meet the AIA 2030 Challenge energy use goals:

             •   2010 – 60% below 2030 Baseline
             •   2015 – 70% below 2030 Baseline
             •   2020 – 80% below 2030 Baseline
             •   2025 – 90% below 2030 Baseline
             •   2030 – Net Zero

We are working to establish energy and water use targets for all major projects and to collect
and analyze energy data for all major projects. We are also working to develop meaningful
metrics for those non-traditional engineering services (e.g. medical equipment planning) to
measure climate-related impacts.

We have outlined our commitments in the attached reports: M+NLB’s 2011 Sustainability Plan,
And Resource Management Plan. These are updated annually and are shared with all staff.

Advocacy

    •   AIA 2030 – American Institutes of Architects 2030 Challenge; calls for a minimum 50%
        carbon reduction for new construction beginning immediately, 60% by 2010, 70% by
        2015, 80% by 2020, 90% by 2025 and 100% or carbon neutral by 2030.
    •   UN Global Compact – A strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to
        aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the
        areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
    •   CEO Water Mandate - A unique public-private initiative designed to assist companies in
        the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and
        practices.
    •   Haiti Earthquake Reconnaissance & local hospital rewiring, power generation
        and sustainable upgrades – Several trips to Haiti to work on reconnaissance, survey,
        assessment and upgrades.
    •   Continued in a leadership role with the Green Guide for Healthcare. (GGHC)
    •   Helped to develop the ASHRAE 189.2 Standard for Green Healthcare Facilities.
    •   Volunteered with the World Health Organization on their Healthy Cities Campaign in
        China, focused on helping Hospitals there to reduce their energy consumption.
    •   Consulted with the World Health Organization by contributing to and writing its
        Healthcare in the Green Economy. To be published Spring 2011.
    •   Aided in development of the LEED-HC reference guide
    •   Speak nationally and internally promoting sustainable healthcare buildings.




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    •   Chosen to participate in the Obama Administration‘s US Trade Delegation to Cancun in
        an effort to demonstrate a US Commitment to dealing with the Climate Change problem.
        The Commerce Department characterized the mission’s purpose as showing the world
        the best that the US has to offer.
    •   Created the Sextant Foundation a new non-profit foundation that we have funded and
        created provided seed funding, board of directors - dedicated to doing pro-bono green
        development work for healthcare facilities in developing nations & doing research into
        remove barriers for better green buildings.

Sample Projects

    •   Worked with the American Hospital Association and most of its Personal Membership
        Groups (PMGs, such as ASHE) to develop the AHA Sustainability Roadmap.
    •   In 2010, we completed a 4 year research effort which investigated, displacement
        ventilation, an alternative air distribution system for hospitals that has the potential to
        provide significant energy savings while also improving indoor air quality. As a result of
        this research, we succeeded in achieving a change in the hospital ventilation standard
        (ASHRAE Standard 170: Ventilation of Healthcare Facilities) to allow for use of the
        system.
    •   Worked with inventor of technology to destroy pharmaceuticals in hospital waste water
        to try to commercialize the technology.
    •   Did pilot installations of LED fixtures for Stanford Medical Center to induce them to
        design LEDs into their large expansion projects; did pilots for wireless light switches to
        induce various clients to use them (and eliminate need for wiring and conduits).
    •   Encourage lighting retrofit projects with energy savings potential that allow for
        procurement of energy efficiency incentives from local utilities. Use M+NLB energy
        analysis and design experience to optimize cost, energy savings , measure and report
        payback.
    •   Won first prize (national contest) in sponsoring a college (California Polytechnic State
        University, San Luis Obispo) Team Tech project to develop a wireless code blue system
        that provides improved clinical outcomes, with less wire and conduit (i.e. better
        environmental footprint).
    •   Partnered with Panoramic Power as part of a collaboration supported by the Israel-US Bi-
        national Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation. This partnership will
        develop and test a low-cost, non-intrusive, real-time circuit level monitoring platform
        that has the potential to greatly enhance energy monitoring and management. The effort
        includes development of the technology/application, performing market research to
        refine the product and application, and execution of a pilot test installation to evaluate
        the implementation of the application.




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    •   Working with Blue Zone Technology to capture waste anesthetic gases (WAG) for reuse.
        WAGs are potent GHGs so this technology provides both environmental and health
        benefits by limiting patient, occupant, and environmental exposure to these inhaled
        substances. We are also developing an offset protocol for reduction of GHG emissions for
        this technology with the Climate Action Reserve and the Voluntary Carbon Standard. We
        are also working with AGR, (Anesthetic Gas Recovery) the other vendor for this kind of
        technology to help them commercialize their product.

Innovative Financing
To overcome the financial hurdles perceived by many of our clients wanting to do greener
building projects, we are working to develop a range of easily-implementable strategies that will
allow them to achieve the kinds of progress to which they aspire.

    •   In addition to traditional MEP services, M+NLB has gone above and beyond with its
        energy incentive and rebates program. For instance, every eligible project that comes
        into the Portland office is evaluated for incentive potential with the Energy Trust of
        Oregon incentive programs. In the past 2 years, M+NLB projects have earned well over
        $1 million in incentives. In addition, we track incentive amounts through the energy
        analysis, life cycle costing and CA process to ensure that equipment is ordered that
        meets both the energy and technical specifications for the job and that building owners
        receive incentives to which they are entitled.
    •   Exploring opportunities for using PACE financing to further improve our energy footprint.
        Beta testing various manufacturers of LED and wireless light switches and fixtures to see
        which work best for our projects and clients.

Awards or other recognition as a result of sustainability initiatives:

    •   2007-2010 Practice Green Health’s Champion for Change award (annually)
    •   2009 - First Portland, Oregon business to receive the BEST Business Center’s new
        “Portland Climate Champion” recognition
    •   2009 - Colorado Environmental Leadership Award, Silver
    •   2010 - Designated as one of the Nashville Post’s 2010 “Green Heroes”
    •   2011 - Certified San Francisco Green Business
    •   2011- Sacramento Area Sustainable Business
    •   Climate Registered™ status by successfully registering its comprehensive greenhouse gas
        emissions inventory with The Climate Registry, of which the firm is a founding member




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Internal Sustainability

    •   Achieved the San Francisco Green Business certification, which includes energy reduction
        and water conservation efforts, waste minimization including compost all compostable
        materials from the kitchens and paper towels from the bathrooms. Green purchasing
        program including less toxic and durable equipment purchases.
    •   Tested and installed water fixtures for efficient water use. We had received and installed
        American Standard 1.28 GPF toilets which helped the SF office achieve the S.F. Green
        business certification for low flow and high efficiency use. These are the current
        ‘standard’ we are attempting to specify for our healthcare projects, where applicable.
    •   Created a program to support people taking public transportation in order to reduce
        company commuting footprint
    •   Explored the development of on-site renewable energy systems at our facilities, where
        we are the for-profit investor in a PPA with the buildings as our energy buyers.

AIA Data Reporting Methodology and Outcomes
The main goal for 2010 and to date, was to implement widespread data collection procedures to
facilitate data collection in the future and set up M+NLB for resource use validation in later years
of our AIA 2030 commitment. M+NLB employs approximately 170 employees in nine offices and
has a presence in five additional locations across the country. The widespread nature of
employees and their projects proved to be a challenge for data collection.

M+NLB is committed to realizing both water and energy savings in buildings. To facilitate this
effort, we took the basic AIA 2030 reporting spreadsheet and combined it with real-world
knowledge of metering systems to develop a comprehensive spreadsheet tool that could be used
for all reported data including:

    •   Energy design and baseline estimates by end-use
    •   Actual energy usage by end-use
    •   Water design and baseline estimates by end-use
    •   Actual water usage by end-use

Our tracking tool is mostly developed. For the purposes of this report, we have decided to only
share AIA 2030 required data at this time as we are still finalizing internal spreadsheet
functionality. We anticipate being able to share the entirety of our data is future reporting years.
For 2010, the main AIA 2030 effort centered around projects in design in 2010. As the majority of
M+NLB projects are large-scale healthcare projects, a project can easily spend a year or more in
some type of design phase. The data presented herein represent the best available data and are
not necessarily complete for any single project given the long design phase.




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To gather data, a list of questions was emailed to team leaders and support staff. These
questions were geared at ascertaining project type, square footage, scope, and energy goals.
Based on the results of the initial survey, follow-up was completed on an individual basis to
gather missing data. Overall, we were able to collect data for approximately 60% of the buildings
that are applicable for AIA 2030.

In 2011, we aim to collect data for 90% or more of M+NLB projects that meet the AIA 2030
criteria. Moreover, we will fill in gaps from previous year’s data based on additional design
completion. Finally, we will start tracking energy and water use data for completed projects and
comparing predicted and actual data. This quality control will help to ensure that our clients
realize both high-performing building design and high-performing buildings themselves.

Data is included in the attached spreadsheet.




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Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch 2010

Project Name                                                          Project         Size Conditione    NC/ EB?     Is the  Was the                                Modeled Projects          Non-Modeled Project                   Project
                                                                        Type      (Square d Area (sq               project    project                                                                              Will actual                                   Code
                                                                                                                                        Predicted     National Regional      PEUI %      Design Energy      Code                   Lighting      ASHRAE
                                                                                     Feet)         ft)             interior modeled?                                                                              Energy Use                                Equivalent
                                                                                                                                           Energy     Avg Site  Avg Site Reduction               Code Equivalent                     Power      90.1-2007
                                                                                                                     only?      (Y/N)                                                                               Intensity                                  LPD %                              General Notes
                                                                                                                                              Use          EUI EUI (opt -- form Avg                       PEUI %                    Density          LPD
                                                                                                                      (Y/N)                                                                                           data be                               Reduction
                                                                                                                                         Intensity                  when         EUI                   Reduction                 (w/sf) (if in Allowamce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   collected?                                   fr Avg
                                                                                                                                            (PEUI)                  avail)                                 fr Avg                    scope)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     128.23
030-188 JOHN MUIR MEDICAL CENTER                           Healthcare - Other     388000      347718         NC         N          Y                      227                                       None                    Y      kbtu/sf/yr       1.200
                                                                                                                                                                                       California Title 24                             124.3
050-036 PAMF SAN CARLOS MEDICAL CTR                    Healthcare - Hospitals     215000      170753         NC         N          Y                      227                                        2008     40%                  kbtu/sf/yr       1.200
                                                                                                                                                                                        Texas Municipal
060-256 UMC El Paso (Thomason) Renovation              Healthcare - Hospitals     400,000                    EB         N          N                      227                                       Code                    N                      1.200

070-084 New Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, CA           Healthcare - Hospitals     846000                     NC         N          Y                      227                                       None                    Y                      1.200
                                                                                                                                                                                       California Title 24
070-107 Kaiser San Leandro Medical Ctr                 Healthcare - Hospitals     709,000                    NC         N          N                 162.56818                                       2008     40%           N                      1.123                      Hospital is 434k sf, HSB is 270k sf
070-108 Kaiser Anaheim Replacement Medical                                                                                                                                             California Title 24
Ctr                                                    Healthcare - Hospitals     609,445                    NC         N          N                 178.72414                                       2008     40%           N                      1.143                   Hospital is 434,445 sf, HSB is 175k sf
                                                                                                                                                                                         Oregon Energy
075-072 Mount Hood Medical Plaza                      Healthcare - MOB/ASC                                   NC         N          N                       59                                       Code      25%           N                      1.000                                        Currently on hold
                                                                                                                                                                                         Oregon Energy
085-048 KWMC-HSB                                      Healthcare - MOB/ASC        105000                     NC         N          Y                       59                                       Code      25%           Y         0.767        1.000          23%
                                                                                                                                                                                         Oregon Energy
085-049 KWMC-THP                                       Healthcare - Hospitals     283000                     NC         N          Y                      227                                       Code      25%           Y         0.825        1.200          31%
                                                                                                                                                                                         Oregon Energy
085-050 KWMC-Central Plant                         Healthcare - Central Plants      28000                    NC         N          Y                      104                                       Code      25%           Y         0.900        1.500          40%
088-067 HCA Kendall 4th Floor Buildout                 Healthcare - Hospitals      34,783                    EB         Y
088-091 HCA St. Mark's 1st Floor Renovation            Healthcare - Hospitals      18,335                    EB         Y
088-341 WFUBMC Pediatric ED                            Healthcare - Hospitals      16,210
088-344 WFUBMC Cancer Center Expansion                     Healthcare - Other     237,990                    NC         N                                 227                                                                                      1.200
                                                                                                                                                                                            Exempt as a
                                                                                                                                                                                       Historical Building
090-059 Stanford, Hoover Pavilion Renovation          Healthcare - MOB/ASC          84230                    EB         N          N                       59                              and OSHPD 3                      N         0.620        1.000          38%
                                                                                                                                                                                       California Title 24
090-085 Marin Healthcare District, Expansion Srv       Healthcare - Hospitals                                NC         N                                 227                                        2008     40%                                  1.200

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Modeled Oregon Code baseline 363
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             kBtu/sf/year, Proposed System 263
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         kBtu/sf/yr. In theory the Oregon baseline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                should be 25% more efficient that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CBECS. In addition, the model includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             high NG usage for cooking, if actual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            usage is lower, both the baseline and
                                                                                                                                                                                         Oregon Energy                                                                              proposed model EUI will lower
095-029 COCC-Culinary School                          Food Service - General        15000                    NC         N          Y          263         351        363        25%              Code         25%                     1.203        1.500          20%           accordingly. Lighting By Sparling
                                                                                                                                                                                         Oregon Energy
095-054 COCC Allied Health Nursing Building               Health Care - Clinic      45000                    NC         N          N                       84                                    Code         25%                     0.812        1.000          19%                        Lighting by Sparling
                                                                                                                                                                                         Oregon Energy
095-055 COCC Science Building                                      Laboratory       45000                    NC         N          N                      370                                    Code         25%                     0.849        1.200          29%                        Lighting by Sparling
                                                      Laboratory - University /                                                                                                          Oregon Energy
095-056 OHSU Jones Hall Infrastructure Ph II                        Research                                 EB                    N                      370                                    Code         25%                                                           Lighting was not part of project scope
098-030 NSH Oakleaf Specialty Hospital                 Health Care - Hospital                                                                                                                                                                                                Target will be IECC compliance, not
Replacem                                                             Inpatient      50000                               N          N                      227                                                                                      1.200                                                 ASHRAE
                                                       Health Care - Hospital
098-055 Neshoba County General Hospital                              Inpatient      96000                    NC         N          N                      227                                                  0%           N                      1.200
                                                       Health Care - Hospital
098-069 HCA North Suburban Medical Center                            Inpatient      18600                               N          N                      227                                                  0%                                  1.200
                                                                                                                                                                                           International
100-008 CMCD Heart Center Renovation                   Healthcare - Hospitals       59081                               N          N                      227                          Mechanical Code         0%           N                      1.200
                                                       Health Care - Hospital                                                                                                           Oregon Energy
104-014 Coquille Valley Replacement Hospital                        Inpatient       60000                    NC         N          N                      227                              Ccode 2007         25%
105-009 LCC Flanagan Chapel HVAC                                                                                                                                                        Oregon Energy
Replacement                                                 University - Other      14000                    EB                    N                                                              Code        25%                                                           Lighting was not part of project scope

                                                                                                                                                                                         Oregon Energy                                                                    Lighting was not part of project scope,
105-020 CWS Energy Improvement Assistance                  Laboratory - Other       72000                    EB                                                                                  Code         25%                                                         Project was initially designed by MNLB
                                                                                                           Oregon Energy
105-027 KWMC Parking Structure                    Other - not classified    340000   NC   N   Y                    Code    25%   Y   0.079   0.300   74%
                                                Commercial - Corporate                                     Oregon Energy
105-039 Oregon Pacific Building Shell & Core                     Office     32000    EB   N                        Code    25%                                                 Currently on hold
                                                                                                           Oregon Energy
105-040 OHSU KPV 9th Flr Orthopedic-Spine         Healthcare - Hospitals    15183    EB   Y   N                    Code    25%
                                                                                                           Oregon Energy
105-048 KPB- Fee for Mech Design                     Secondary Markets      307000   EB       N                    Code    25%                             Lighting was not part of project scope
                                               Health Care - Outpatient -
108-007 Kaiser Capitol Hill MOB                                 General     163000   EB   Y   N   59    ASHRAE 90.1-2007   25%               1.200
108-030 Jackson Hospital Renovations &            Health Care - Hospital
Additions                                                      Inpatient                  N   N   227                      0%                1.200
108-050 Warm Springs Rehab Hosp, San              Health Care - Hospital
Antonio,TX                                                     Inpatient    45000         N   N   227                      0%                1.200
                                                  Health Care - Medical
108-054 Ottumwa MOB                                               Office    15000         N   N   59                       0%                1.000
                                               Health Care - Outpatient -                                                                                   Target will be IECC compliance, not
108-065 HCA Chippenham ASC                                      General     14000         Y   N   59                             N           1.000                                    ASHRAE
 SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN

Submitted to the AIA 2030 Challenge

           January 2011




           MAZZETTI NASH LIPSEY BURCH
            530 BUSH STREET, SUITE 300
         SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94108
Who We Are
Vision

M+NLB is making the world a better place by creating better environments.

Values

People at M+NLB do what’s right; we treat people the way we would like to be treated, and we
take responsibility and act effectively.

Mission

We radically align ourselves with our clients in the healthcare, mission critical, university, and
laboratory sectors, and constantly seek new ways to provide them with value

History

Founded in 1962, Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (M+NLB), a merger of Mazzetti & Associates and
Nash Lipsey Burch, is a full-service consulting and design firm focused on the engineered
systems of buildings, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, technology,
lighting, and power systems. Apart from traditional design services, we provide consultation
and support in facility planning, commissioning, energy management, climate change
consulting, medical/laboratory equipment planning and procurement, materials and waste
management, and a broad spectrum of low-voltage and information technologies.
Headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in Irvine and Sacramento, California;
Portland, Oregon; Denver, Colorado; Nashville, Tennessee; Baton Rouge and New Orleans,
Louisiana; and Houston, Texas, M+NLB employs over 160 professionals firm wide. M+NLB
focuses on developing expertise in four main markets: healthcare, mission critical, laboratory,
and higher education facilities. Because of our focus, we have recruited individuals with specific
skills, experience, and overall knowledge of those industries, both in professional and support
roles. Eighty percent of our work is in engineering, with ten percent in commissioning, and the
remaining ten percent split between master planning and due diligence/studies.

Organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health & Science and Stanford Universities,
Hospital Corporation of America, Digital Realty Trust, and University of California Medical
Centers, look to M+NLB for the provision of not only high-caliber MEPT services, but the ability
to proactively coordinate those services with other design and construction professionals to
provide the most cost-effective, functional, and technologically flexible facilities possible.


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M+NLB’s principals are leading experts in the industries they serve. Our professionals
contribute to the development of codes and standards by actively participating in the AIA
Healthcare Guidelines Revisions Committee (the National Building Code in a majority of states
across the country), the Electrical Committee for NFPA 99, and Practice Greenhealth. In
addition, staff members participate in mission-critical focus group discussions, such as the
Rocky Mountain Institute and 7X24, exploring future trends in server technologies. They are
also frequent speakers at 7x24, AFCOM, ASHRAE, and ASHE.

Sustainability has long been integral to M+NLB design solutions resulting in numerous projects
that have won LEED certification, including eight Gold. Thirty percent of our staff is LEED
Accredited, and the firm itself is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. We focus on
bringing sustainable solutions to every project.

Employee involvement in programs within and outside the office has been and will continue to
be crucial to our success.

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

   •   Completed 1% of LEED Gold certified buildings worldwide
   •   Completed 12% of LEED Gold certified buildings in Oregon
   •   Over 50 LEED Accredited Professionals firm wide
   •   In-house Certified Energy Managers
   •   Four-time Practice Greenhealth Champion for Change Award winner
   •   First Portland, OR business to receive the BEST Business Center’s new Portland Climate
       Champion recognition
   •   Climate Registered™ with The Climate Registry

Actions

Our Work

In order to create better environments consistent with our vision, M+NLB believes it is essential
support and implement the AIA 2030 Challenge as well and “walk the talk” in our offices. We
have a corporate Resource Management Plan that outlines our commitment and specific
actions that includes our environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) and waste minimization
policies.




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Project Goals

       Ensure that every project team understands and strives to meet the AIA 2030 Challenge
       energy use goals:
           • 2010 – 60% below 2030 Baseline
           • 2015 – 70% below 2030 Baseline
           • 2020 – 80% below 2030 Baseline
           • 2025 – 90% below 2030 Baseline
           • 2030 – Net Zero
       Establish energy and water use targets for all major projects
       Collect and analyze energy data for all major projects.
       Develop meaningful metrics for those non-traditional engineering services (e.g. medical
       equipment planning) to measure climate-related impacts

INTERNAL SUSTAINABILITY OPERATIONS

As part of M+NLB’s commitment to sustainability, we have developed a set of guidelines for
internal sustainability for our offices. These guidelines include criteria for purchase of
consumables and equipment, operational improvements like energy efficiency, water
reductions, encouraging staff transportation alternatives, and waste minimization. All offices
are committed to participating and continuously improving our sustainability training.

Transportation Impacts

M+NLB aims to reduce the impacts of daily employee commuting through the following
programs:
      Allowing employees to purchase public transit passes pre-tax
      Provide employees who bike to work with a subsidy for bicycle maintenance and gear
      Providing employees with a monthly public transit subsidy to encourage the use of
      public transportation
      Complete a yearly survey of employee transit activities and practices
      “M+NLB Employee Transportation Survey and Plan” available upon request.

Building Attributes – Location, Amenities and Policies

The following attributes shall be strongly considered when M+NLB chooses an office location:
        Presence of green features and certifications in buildings such as LEED or Energy Star.
        Buildings with onsite shower facilities and bike storage.
        Buildings that prohibit smoking


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       Buildings with good access to public transportation.
       Promote public transit, biking, walking, and carpooling/car-share in lieu of single
       occupancy vehicles.
       Presence of low-flow plumbing fixtures.
       Building management that supports waste reduction efforts.

Energy Usage – Lighting, HVAC, and Equipment

All M+NLB offices shall have the following attributes:
       All lighting to be T5, T8, CFL or LED with controls. No incandescent lighting.
       All exit signs to be LED.
       Provide some access to daylighting.
       All HVAC systems in good and working order with occupant controls and night/weekend
       setback.
       All leased and purchased equipment shall be Energy Star or equivalent.
       Provide access to double-sided printing as a default
       All employees shall shut off computers and monitors at night and on weekends.
       Minimize number of space heaters. All employees shall shut off space heaters at night
       and on weekends.
       M+NLB to purchase carbon offsets at corporate level for Scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Resource Usage – Purchasing, Recycling, and Water

All M+NLB offices shall complete the following:
       Review the M+NLB Waste Management Plan with all new employees.
       For all offices with dishwashers, purchase and use durable dishware only.
       For offices without dishwashers, purchase and use disposable dishware that has
       recycled content or is biodegradable.
       All purchased paper and paper products to have a minimum of 30% post-consumer
       recycled content.
       Coordinate with building property management to purchase and use green cleaning
       materials and other eco-friendly products.
       Recycle cans and paper in the office at a minimum. Additionally, recycle anything
       supported by the local municipality in the office. Provide easy access to recycling such
       that there is a recycle bin at every location there is a trash can.
       Recycle batteries, printer and toner cartridges.


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Recycle or donate electronic waste.
Provide compost in the office if supported by the local municipality.
Zero purchase of one-time use bottled water.
Work with vendors to minimize multiple copies of printed catalogs and provide
electronic libraries.
All sinks in tenant space to be 1.5 GPM maximum.
Specify low VOC and less toxic alternatives where available for purchases.
Purchase products in bulk rather than individually wherever possible to reduce
packaging waste.
Where feasible, ask suppliers to take back packaging waste from products delivered.
Where possible, order local, organic, and otherwise healthy food.
“M+NLB Resource Management Plan” available upon request.




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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN
M+NLB’S vision is to make the world a better place. While that means more than just recycling and
waste management programs, these are cornerstones of our commitment in every office. Waste and
pollution prevention means we’re trying to make less waste in the first place and what we do
generate, we need to manage in the most responsible way possible. Employee participation is
fundamental to the success of these programs.

Landfilling recyclable or reusable materials is not sustainable. When we throw recyclable,
compostable or reusable materials away, we are literally tossing away resources.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (or Procurement) - EPP

Resource management includes both “environmentally preferable purchasing” (EPP) and waste
prevention. EPP is about using specific criteria to purchase products with environmental and health
attributes in mind. Waste prevention (using less stuff in the first place) allows us to save money by
avoiding additional purchases. For example, for paper, a comprehensive plan calls for buying paper
with recycled content, process chlorine-free etc., then double-sided copying and printing and finally,
only recycling paper that has been used on BOTH sides.

Basic principles of EPP

Environmentally Preferred Procurement is the purchase of products and services whose
environmental impacts have been considered and found to be less damaging to the environment and
human health when compared to competing products and services.

 I.     M+NLB will consider the following criteria that make an alternative preferable:
        A.     The ability to use less of it (Durable, reusable, etc),
        B.     Resource conservation (e.g. use less water, energy, or virgin resources to produce
               or use),
        C.     Certified using reliable source, Energy Star or WaterSense rated,
        D.     Waste elimination and reduction (e.g. minimal packaging),
        E.     Toxicity reduction (e.g. less-or non-toxic alternative),
        F.     Recycled Content,
        G.     Relative functionality and effectiveness,
        H.     Total cost of ownership is comparable (e.g. unit cost, cost of waste, etc.),
        I.     Increased reliability and longer product life.

 II.     MNLB will strive to build material and product specifications that promote the purchase of:
         A.    Building products, materials that do not adversely impact indoor air quality.
         B.    Building products, materials and furnishings that minimize toxic components like
               those found (but not limited to) in the list below
         C.    Building products, materials and furnishings that are approved by National Facilities
               Services Planning and Standards.
         D.    Products made from “rapidly renewable” materials (defined as materials/products
                   made from plants that are harvested within a 10-year cycle or less)
         E.        Products high post-consumer recycled content.
         F.        Readily recycled, re-processed and/or re-used products.
         G.        Products that have “Take Back” provisions.

 III.    MNLB will strive to reduce the purchase of products containing toxic components like, for
         example, persistent bioaccumulative toxic compounds; bisphenol- A; carcinogens,
         mutagens, and reproductive toxic chemicals*; Halogenated flame retardants; mercury;
         phthalates (e.g. plasticizer DEHP (di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate); polyvinyl chloride (PVC),
         chlorine, latex, bisphenol A, and others.

Waste Management Plan

M+NLB is committed to waste reduction at the source and to recycling. Significant volumes of
materials are being diverted from the landfill every year through this commitment. Because
employees care and are proud of waste reduction and recycling, these programs are making a
difference.

Basic principles

Segregate Your Waste. Every employee is expected to make the proper decisions about where and
how to dispose of different types of waste. Direct any questions to your office point of contact or to
the corporate points of contact. (see page 6)

Reduce your solid waste. Use only what you need and leave the rest for others to use. Find ways to
be less wasteful and share your ideas.

Reuse. Use reusable serving ware. Use a reusable mug for your take-out drinks. Reuse your take-
out box before you throw it out. Ask staff if they might need the item you no longer need. Your
trash may be another person's treasure!

Recycle whatever can be recycled according to Recycling Program in your office! See the individual
Office recycling list at the end of this document.

Prevent Waste. Take ownership of this process. Make the unnecessary creation of waste your pet
peeve!

Add to the M+NLB Eco-Tips. If you have an addition to the Eco-Tips, let your office manager know!
See page 4.

Sustainability Polices, labels, signage

Find copies of M+NLB sustainability policies on MINT under Operations.




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 Why Recycle Paper?
 Paper products are the largest single component of the recycling and solid waste streams.
 Recycling old paper to make new paper uses 50% less energy and water, and 95% less air pollution
 than making paper from virgin trees.

 Why Recycle Glass?
 The manufacture of glass from recycled glass requires 32% less energy, 50% less water pollution,
 and 20% less air pollution than manufacturing glass from raw materials.

 Why Recycle Plastic?
 Plastics are made from limited supplies of non-renewable resources such as natural gas and crude
 oil. Plastics will not biodegrade. Approximately 60% of beach and waterway pollution is plastic.

 Why Recycle Metals?
 Recycling aluminum saves 90% of the energy required to make the product from raw materials.
 Recycled steel and tin cans save 74% of the production energy. Metal mining and processing are
 energy intensive and have a very negative impact on the environment.

 Why Recycle Electronics?
 Electronics may contain heavy metals and toxic materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury,
 brominated flame retardants, and others. Recycling electronics through a certified recycler that
 controls exports ensures that these materials are captured and recycled safely. Further, in some
 states, electronics are considered a universal waste and are required by law to be recycled.

CONTAMINATION IN RECYCLABLES

 Potentially recyclable materials are landfilled every day because they are contaminated. When trash
is placed in recycling bins the recyclables are "contaminated" and cannot be recycled. PLEASE be
aware of the recycling bin labels/guidelines and follow directions.

BOTTOM LINE TIPS:
   - When in doubt, throw it out
   - If it’s gross, throw it out
   - Remove plastic wrap from cardboard and other recyclables
   - NOTE – people sort your recyclables – they do not want to sort through your lunch or your
     tissues!
   - Ask Questions before you toss or dump!

Respect your co-workers – M+NLB employees are committed to this effort. It only takes the
careless, lazy or thoughtless few to contaminate recycling and make the overall program less
effective. Please respect those trying to protect the planet and do their part – by not screwing it up!


        Repeated failure to comply with this Resource Management Policy,
        particularly as it applies to the waste generator’s responsibility for proper waste
        disposal practices may result in corrective action by your supervisor.



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                         OFFICE SUSTAINABILITY ECO TIPS

     Check your office list of items to recycle!



     Do not throw batteries or electronics away without checking with the office manager!



     Use a reusable coffee mug and any reusable dishware that is available and reasonable.



     Reusable or donatable items – ask if someone else can use an item before you toss it!



        Think twice about the proper container for your recycling, compost and trash! YOU MAKE
A DIFFERENCE!



      Turn off lights, computers, monitors at the end of everyday!



     Conserve water.



    Turn off space heaters (and/or air conditioners) when not needed



    Double-side print paper



                side
    Save single-side printed paper to use one more time!



     Eat local, organic, minimize food waste and packaging!




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                      A PLEDGE OF SUPPORT OF M+NLB SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES


  I support M+NLB’s commitment to generate less waste and wherever possible, I will work to
minimize the waste I create while performing my job;

  I support M+NLB’s recycling program and will work to understand what I can and cannot recycle
and will ask my colleagues when I have questions;

  In order to save energy, reduce costs and reduce our climate change impacts, I will turn of lights
and equipment, shut-down computers at the end of the day and as appropriate;

  M+NLB strives to constantly improve our operations. To that end, I understand that I am
encouraged to share ideas or concerns I have with my colleagues;

  M+NLB is committed to sustainability and to making the world a better place. Whenever
appropriate, I pledge to carry that commitment into the work I perform.




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                                                    Irvine
                                                                                         Denver

                                                                         Houston




                             Portland
                                        Nashville



                Sacramento
                                                                                                            Baton Rouge




San Francisco
                                                                                                                                     Office
                                                                                                                                     M+NLB




                             Kottre



Brannen
                                                                                                            Karen Lange




                             Margie West
                                                                         Angela Meckle




Joanne Linarez
Barb Laser/Laura
                                                                                         Megan O'Sullivan
                                                                                                                                       Contact




                             Amy Jarvis/Chelsea
                                                    Christine Nagayama
                                                                                                                                     Main Point of




    x
                  x
                               x
                                          x
                                                        x
                                                                            x
                                                                                            x
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                                                                                                                          Mixed paper (white, news,
                                                                                                                          plotter, mags, etc)




    x
                  x
                               x
                                                        x
                                                                                            x
                                                                                                              x
                                                                                                                          Cardboard




    x
                               x
                                          x
                                                        x
                                                                                                                          Aluminum Cans/Foil




    x
                               x
                                                                                                                          Tin Cans




    x
                               x
                                                                                            x
                                                                                                                          Glass




    x
                               x
                                                        x
                                                                                                                          Plastics 1-2




    x
                               x
                                                                                                                          Plastics 4-7




    x
                               x
                                                                                                                          Plastic Bags




    x
                                                                                                                                                            RECYCLING SUMMARY




                                                                                                                          Compost




    x
                  x
                               x
                                          x
                                                        x
                                                                            x
                                                                                            x
                                                                                                              x




                                                                                                                          Batteries (SOON)


    x
                                                                                                                          Fluorescent Bulbs (SOON)
    x
                                                                                                                          Electronics
    x
                  x
                               x
                                          x
                                                        x
                                                                            x
                                                                                            x
                                                                                                              x




                                                                                                                          Toner Cartridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                   (draft as of 1/18 – to be completed and inserted by 2/1)




                                                                                                                          Other:
                                                                                                                          Reusable Dishware -- Supported
    x
                  x
                               x
                                                        x
                                                                            x
                                                                                            x
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MNLB RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SUMMARY BY OFFICE




                                                                                                                          by dishwashers
                                                                                                                          Recycled content or bio-based
                                          x




                                                                                                                          dishware
                                                                                            x




                                                                                                                          Reusable Mugs Only
                                                                                                                          At least 30% recycled content
    x
                               x




                                                                                                                          copy paper
                                                                                                                          At least 30% recycled content
    x
                               x
                                          x
                                                        x




                                                                                                                          plotter paper
                                                                                                                          At least 530% recycled content
                                                                                                                                                                          SUMMARY




    x
                               x




                                                                                                                          janitorial paper
    x
                               x
                                                                                            x




                                                                                                                          "Green Cleaners"
                                                                                                                          Preference for local, minimally
    x
                               x
                                                        x




                                                                                                                          packaged food
    x
                               x
                                                                                                                                                            PURCHASING AND RESOURCE CONSERVATION




                                                                                                                          Less toxic toners, markers
DEFINITIONS
Bisphenol-A – A plastic chemical used in a variety of capacities that the National Institute of Health
National Toxicology Program believes is hazardous to human reproductive and developmental
health.
Carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxic chemicals – Chemicals that have been shown to
cause cancer, a mutation of the genes, or damage to the development or function of reproductive
systems.
Compostable materials – food, paper, anything that was once alive that can decompose in a
composting process. NOTE – be careful about plastics. Compostable plastics are really “bio-based”
so aren’t really traditional plastic. Non-biobased plastics are NOT compostable.
DEHP (di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate) is a plasticizer (softener) used to increase the flexibility of polymers
like polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
        DEHP is the plasticizer for most PVC medical devices such as IV bags and tubing.
        DEHP can leach out of the flexible PVC medical devices into the solution or medication it
        contains and subsequently into the patient.
        Animal studies indicate that DEHP is a potentially reproductive and development toxicant.
Environmentally Preferred Purchasing is the purchase of products and services whose
environmental impacts have been considered and found to be less damaging to the environment and
human health when compared to competing products and services.
Flame retardants (Chlorine-containing) – These flame retardants are suspected to accumulate in the
liver and kidneys and be carcinogens and reproductive toxicants.
Green Building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of design,
construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and demolition.
        Elements of green building include, but are not limited to, designing and operating buildings
        to use energy efficiently and to use renewable sources of energy, including solar and wind;
        use water efficiently; use building materials that, in comparison to competing brands, have a
        reduced effect on the environment throughout their life cycle (e.g. recycled content, low
        toxicity, energy efficiency, biodegradability, and/or durability); reducing the waste from
        construction, remodeling, and demolition; designing and operating buildings that are healthy
        for their occupants.


Halogenated flame retardants – These flame retardants have been shown through controlled studies
in laboratory animals to disrupt thyroid function, critical for brain development early in life, and
potentially suppress immune systems, cause cancer, and disrupt normal endocrine function.
Hazardous (Chemical) Waste – Waste that, due to its characteristics, pose a hazard to human health
or to the environment when improperly managed. Chemicals are considered hazardous if they are
toxic, flammable, reactive or corrosive. In our offices, we do not really have hazardous waste.
Cleaning chemicals may fall into the category but we try to specify safer alternatives that are not
hazardous.
Latex – Extensive use of this material can cause allergic reactions in healthcare personnel and
patients.
Life-cycle --A product’s life-cycle refers to the environmental and public health implications of all
phases of a product’s existence; from raw material extraction or production, to manufacture,
distribution, use, and disposal and includes all intervening transportation.
Mercury – A metal that is a potent neurotoxin that can affect the brain, spinal cord, kidneys, and
liver.
Persistent bioaccumulative toxic compounds –Compounds that are toxic, persist in the environment
and build up in the food chain, and can pose risks to public health by causing adverse effects to
biological systems.
Phthalates (see DEHP (di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate)
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) – The manufacture and disposal of this material releases dioxin, a known
carcinogen, into the environment.
Recyclable Materials – Any material that can be diverted from the landfill through recycling. Paper
and cardboard are the highest volume of recyclables, followed by beverage containers, and some
types of plastics. (see the list of acceptable items for each office)
Reusable Materials – Goods or materials that can be diverted from the landfill through beneficial
reuse. This might include furniture, supplies, equipment – anything that someone else could use.
Solid Waste (also known as garbage, trash, rubbish, municipal solid waste or MSW) – Waste that
cannot be recycled or reused (or composted where available), or chemicals or universal waste (or
otherwise regulated in any way).
Take Back Provisions encompass the ability to return items for credit, reuse and disposal such as the
return of mercury sphygmomanometers, fluorescent lights, shipping containers and packaging etc.
Universal Waste: Electronics/Batteries/Fluorescent Bulbs - These materials may contain mercury,
heavy metals or other hazardous materials that should not be landfilled. Our offices generate a
relatively small quantity of these wastes but they should all be recycled. Ask your main office point
of contact when and how these materials are collected.
Volatile organic compounds and semi-volatile organic compounds – These are “any compound of
carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates,
and ammonium carbonate, which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions," (with a few
exclusions) U.S. EPA




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