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WORKbright green Staff Sustainability Training Program Module 3: Land Use & Stewardship, Green Buildings, and  Energy & Climate UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability December 13, 2011


UCB Commitment to Climate Ac>on Kira Stoll 

Sustainability Manager and CalCAP Steering CommiBee “Climate change caused by our use of carbon fuels is one of the most significant and pressing challenges of our time. At UC Berkeley, the nation’s leading public teaching and research university, we are aggressively addressing climate change through our teaching and research, as well as through policy and collective and individual action on our campus.” UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau Testimony to the United States Senate, Committee on Environment and Public Works, April 3, 2008


Cal’s Climate Ac>on Partnership The Cal Climate Action Partnership (CalCAP) is a collaboration of faculty, administration, staff, and students working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at UC Berkeley.

UCB is four years into a seven year process to meet our initial GHG emission target

CalCAP's work includes: •

Conducting an annual 3rd party verified ten-source greenhouse gas emissions inventory to track our progress.

Engaging the community and guiding action through climate planning and reporting.

Developing and implementing infrastructure and behavioral strategies to reduce the climate impacts of buildings and transportation.

Setting and meeting a series of emission reduction targets until climate neutrality is achieved.


UC Berkeley Climate Ac>on Partnership

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Voluntary reduction goal UC Berkeley’s Goal – six years earlier than UC Policy requires The campus needs to reduce GHG emission by 1/3 to meet the target


Climate Reducing Greenhouse Gas •Infrastructure Projects - energy efficiency, renewable energy, green buildings •Behavioral Projects - encourage individuals to conserve energy and make different transportation choices

Emission Sources: 80% Buildings 20% Transportation


20 10

20 05

20 00

Total Energy per 1,000 sq ft

150 145 140 135 130 125 120 115 110 105 100 19 95

2,100,000 2,000,000 1,900,000 1,800,000 1,700,000 1,600,000 1,500,000 1,400,000 1,300,000 1,200,000 19 90

Total Energy (MMBtu

Energy Energy Efficiency The campus is implementing many energy efficiency projects that will reduce 19 thousand tons of GHG emissions and save millions of dollars annually.

Energy Management A new initiative to engage faculty, staff and students to change behavior and save energy


Land Use & Stewardship

Tim Pine 

EH&S Specialist, Surface Water Quality &  Strawberry Creek


Green Buildings & Energy • Facili>es Services Panel  Presenta>ons & Discussion • Judy Chess ‐ Project Manager, Capital Projects • Patrick MacArdle ‐ Energy Manager, Capital Projects • Raul Abesamis ‐ Energy Engineer, Physical Plant  Services


The Energy Management Ini>a>ve Lisa McNeilly Sustainability Director Erin Fenley Energy Management  CommunicaNons Specialist


WORKbright green Training • Learning Outcomes • Gain a broad understanding of campus  sustainability • Tools and connecDons to green your work • Building a community of sustainability  champions


All that We’ve Learned Staff will learn about campus sustainability goals and gain campus  specific competencies in:  •

Campus transporta>on opDons ‐ making more environmentally friendly business  and commute travel choices.

CreaDng less waste ‐ methods to reduce, re‐use, recycle, and compost.

Energy efficiency, conserva>on, and reduc>ons in electricity use – implemenDng  best pracDces in the workplace.

Campus land use/stewardship and greening campus buildings.

Using less water ‐ ways to reduce campus domesDc and lab use.

Green purchasing ‐ making sustainable buying decisions at work.

Student‐led sustainability iniDaDves ‐ ways to work together to green operaDons.

Money ‐ grants and funding available to staff for green campus iniDaDves.


Bright Green Brainstorm & Table Talk

USE ALTERNATIVE 

TRANSPORTATION

• Thinking about CAMPUS and one of these  TOPICS, discuss and write down your  thoughts on...

REDUCE WASTE SAVE ENERGY (electricity)

How can you take acDon or change work pracDces to  make improvements?

How can you empower others to take acDon or change  work pracDces to make improvements? This can be an 

CONSERVE WATER INCREASE SUSTAINABLE FOOD

individual or a group (friends, colleagues, organizaNons, etc.)

Come back to the group for Table Talk


USE ALTERNATIVE 

TRANSPORTATION REDUCE SAVE 

WASTE

ENERGY (electricity)

CONSERVE

WATER FOOD

INCREASE SUSTAINABLE 


ENERGY (electricity)

SAVE

‐ The campus has a goal to reduce GHG Emissions to  1990 Levels by 2014. ‐ Electricity is the second largest source of greenhouse  gas emissions from the campus.

USE ALTERNATIVE 

TRANSPORTATION ‐ The campus has a goal to reduce fuel use by  commuters and campus fleet and have a 25% green  fleet by 2014.

‐ The campus uses 218 kWh per year in electricity. ‐ Over 100 energy efficiency projects are underway in  campus buildings.

‐ In 2010, the campus traveled over 123 million  miles by air on business ‐ 43% of faculty and staff now commute via driving.  ‐ Over 10% of the campus commutes regularly by  bicycle. 

FOOD

INCREASE SUSTAINABLE 

‐ The campus has a goal to increase sustainable food  purchases by campus food service providers to at least  20% by 2020. ‐ Events on campus can gain "green event"  cerDficaDon, a process that can help guide events to  incorporate aspects of sustainability into catering and  overall event planning. ‐ Over 50% of snacks offered at the WORKbright green  training have fallen into the local, organic and fair‐ trade categories. ‐ Cal Dining received the naDon's first organic  cerDficaDon on a college campus in March 2006.

WATER

CONSERVE

‐ The campus uses 640 million gallons of potable  water each year.

‐ How can you take ac>on or  change prac>ces to make  improvements?    ‐How can you empower others  to take ac>on or change  prac>ces to make  improvements? This can be an individual or a  group (friends, colleagues,  organizaGons, etc).

‐ 50% of campus water is used for domesDc  purposes (toilets, sinks, showers) ‐ The I Heart Tap Water campaign tested over 400  drinking fountains on campus, finding that the  water quality is very good.

REDUCE

WASTE

‐ The campus has a gaol to achieve a 75%  diversion rate by June 2012 and zero waste by  2020.  ‐ The diversion rate for municipal solid waste on  campus is 42%. ‐ In 2009, Sutardija Dai Hall launched the first  academic building‐wide composDng program. ‐ The student‐run ReUSE program has created an  internet‐based system for the campus  community to communicate directly with one  another, facilitaDng the exchange of reusable  materials.


Congratula>ons on your comple>on of  WORKbright green!

Vice Chancellor John Wilton VC of AdministraNon and Finance


Engaging through Energy

Morwenna Rowe

UC Berkeley Green Campus Student Intern


It’s a Wrap! • Ques>ons? • Green Gi]s for the Workplace • A Warm Welcome to the growing  WORKbright green Network of UC  Berkeley Green Champions!

UC Berkeley Workbright green Staff Sustainability Training Part II  

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