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1 Industrial Green Building 101 Opportunities and Challenges Joanne Sawatzky Senior Project Manager, Light House Sustainability at Work Re-visioning a Sustainable False Creek Flats Light Industrial Green Building s Why are we talking about this? What can your building do? How much money does it cost? How much money can you save? Why Green? Building needs upgrade/repairs Reducing vacancy & operating costs Increasing productivity Positioning property as sustainable Don t want to be subservient to technology Want to manage and reduce capital

2 Economic Drivers Vancouver Economic Action Strategy Adaptive re-use of existing older building stock Business development Investment Objectives Investment objectives and horizon - Future redevelopment - 1 to 5 years short term (integrate sustainability into operations) - 5 to 10 years medium (individual upgrades) years - long term (whole building retrofits) Capital Amortized Payback Fact #1 Average return on investment (ROI) for energy efficiency projects is over 20%. - American Council for an Energy Economy

3 Barriers for Green s Awareness Split Incentives Impediments to Financing Contractor Availability and Selection Regulatory and Transactional Barriers Tools and Measures to Overcome Barriers ing and Energy Reporting Retro-commissioning Innovative Finance Education and Awareness Resource Networks (BIAs) Strategic Approach 6 Steps Get Started Checklist Level 1 Short Term Actions Level 2

4 Get Started Checklist Checklist Level 1 Short Term Actions Level 2 Determine current energy use and compare to similar buildings Checklist Level 1 Short Term Actions Level 2 Checklist Enter data into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Score of 50 is typical Score of 30 is only 30% more efficient than peer facilities Score of 75+ qualifies for ENERGY STAR Level 1 Short Term Actions Level 2

5 Level 1 Tour of the building to visually inspect each system Analyze energy data in terms of quantities and patterns Provide estimates of savings potentials and a list of low-cost savings opportunities Recommended incentives Focus on operational and maintenance practices and minor equipment upgrades Cost range: $800 - $2,000 Checklist Level 1 Short Term Actions Level 2 Short Term Actions Air sealing High efficiency light bulbs (eg. CFL, LED) Programmable thermostats Insulate pipes and hot water tanks Faucet aerators Checklist Level 1 Short Term Actions Level 2 Fact #2 Lighting accounts for nearly 30% of a business electricity use. It is a significant energy use and cost for most businesses, and an area with many opportunities for savings. Check all your lighting fixtures.

6 Level 2 Detailed analysis of systems, equipment and operational characteristics On-site measurements and testing Standard engineering calculations used to analyze efficiencies and calculate cost savings based on upgrades to each system Economic analysis of recommended energy saving measures Checklist Level 1 Short Term Actions Level 2 Cost range: $2,000 - $5,000 Lighting Daylight and/or occupancy sensors for lighting Building envelope Increase insulation Install energy efficient windows Solar hot water Cool roofs / green roofs Checklist Level 1 Short Term Actions Level 2 HVAC High efficiency HVAC Heat recovery ventilation Heat pump District energy ready piping Water fixtures, leak detection, irrigation Grey water recycling system Other Sub-metering for lighting and equipment Checklist Level 1 Short Term Actions Level 2

7 Ď Fact #3 About 52% of the electricity used in the average business is for motors. Motors are found in process equipment, HVAC systems, air compressors and other systems. Site Location and Context CLA PRIOR ST MA R IN S T RK D GREA T NORTH ERN WAY Site Location and Context I-3 I-2 7Ď

8 Building Types in False Creek Is this your building! Green Building Ideas Daylight Sensors Energy Windows High Lighting/ HVAC Increase Insulation Occupancy Sensors Solar Hot Water Water Fixtures Rainwater Harvest Solar Walls Green Roofs Rooftop Greenhouse Green Building Opportunities and Strategies Large warehouse Medium size Mixed-Use Small Workshop Green Building Opportunities and Strategies year old buildings Buildings that are between 10 and 50 years old are often good candidates for retrofits.

9 Ď Opportunities: GHG Emissions Industrial 2012 GHG Emissions Breakdown by Building Type 27.1% GHGs Industrial 27% Commercial & Institutional Residential 47% 19.7% Energy 26% Data is for Vancouver Building Type 1 Large Warehouse Large footprint Low employment density High Lighting Load High impermeable surface area Building Type 1 Large Warehouse Green Roofs Rooftop Greenhouse Energy Equipment Lighting Sensors Solar Wall Daylighting High Lighting Energy Windows 9Ď

10 Key Opportunities: Large Warehouse Daylighting Lighting sensors Green roofs Rooftop greenhouse Energy efficient windows Solar wall Energy efficient equipment Fact #4 7% of the electricity is for cooling & air -conditioning. HVAC systems can be a significant energy load for small manufacturing plants. It is important to keep these systems operating efficiently. Building Type 2 Mixed-Use Smaller footprint Multiple Storey Higher employment density Higher energy and water consumption More Windows

11 Building Type 2 Mixed-Use Rainwater Harvest High HVAC Water Fixtures Occupancy Sensors Energy Windows High Lighting Solar Hot Water Daylighting Sensors Increase Insulation Key Opportunities: Medium size Mixed-Use High efficiency lighting Increased insulation Solar hot water Energy efficient windows Rainwater harvesting High efficiency HVAC Water efficient fixtures Daylighting and occupancy sensors Fact #5 The sector consuming the most water is General Commercial & Professional Services (42%), followed by Miscellaneous Wholesale & Distribution (19%) and Manufacturers (14%).

12 Building Type 3 Small Workshop Small footprint Open envelope Higher heat loss Building Type 3 Small Workshop High Equipment High Lighting Energy Windows Solar Hot Water Daylighting Key Opportunities: Small Workshop High efficiency lighting Daylighting Solar hot water Energy efficient windows High efficiency equipment Behaviour changes

13 Fact #6 About 2% of the electricity used in the average business is for office equipment Consider this! For every $1 spent on construction, approximately $3 will be spent on operations, maintenance and renewal Energy savings do not require major capital improvements or retrofits that could cause disruption to occupied spaces. 1% increase in productivity (about five minutes per working day) is equal to $600 to $700 per employee, or $3 per square foot, per year. Incentives BC Hydro PowerSmart Free online energy evaluator tool Compressed air, lighting retrofits for industrial customers Free energy assessments Interior/exterior lighting replacements $1 to $275 per lamp Light sensors (occupancy, daylight) $35 to $50 Commercial cooking equipment, refrigeration rebates

14 Incentives Fortis BC Water Heaters up to $15,000 Commercial Boilers up to $60,000 Commercial (light industrial too!) Energy Study covers 50% of cost Capital Incentive covers incremental increased cost over standard replacement. Includes envelope retrofits. Case Studies Lighting retrofit Norco Bicycles Head Office Lighting Upgrades Annual savings and Incentive 29 LED exit signs saves $1,000/yr Power Smart incentive $1, T-12 fluorescent tubes to T-8 Saves $3,000/yr Power Smart incentive $10,000 Cost $18,000 Rebate $12,000 Annual savings $4, year payback Case Studies Vancouver Island Brewery (Industrial sector) Upgrades Lighting retrofit Plant area metal halide replaced with T5 Energy Study -free Electricity savings: 130,000 kwh/year Power Smart Incentive $18,930 Payback 1.2 years

15 Green Building Labeling LEED BOMA BESt What third party tools are evaluating LEED Energy Water Materials Indoor Air Quality Site/Location Innovation Regional BOMA BESt Energy, Water, Waste Audits and Targets Preventative Maintenance Program WHMIS Hazardous Materials Materials/Purchasing Environmental Policy / Communication Ozone Depleting Substances Phase Out Plan/Program Indoor Air Quality Concerns BOMA BESt Modules & Levels Modules: Office Buildings Light Industrial Enclosed Shopping Centres Open Air Retail Multi-Unit Residential Buildings Healthcare Facilities Certification Levels: Level 1 Best Practices Level 2 70%-79% Level 3 80%-89% Level 4 90%-100%

16 BOMA BESt Point Breakdown 18% 11% 35% Energy Water Waste Reduction Emissions & Effluents 17% 11% 8% Indoor Environment Environmental Management System Point Breakdowns vary slightly for different building types BOMA BESt v2 -!"#$%&#'&(&)*+'$(#',$%&)'-&(./0$)12(*'3.$4&3'%5 '-&6&)')&7&.%'2(#83%)+'"&)95)0$(.&' Light House is a not-for-profit company dedicated to advancing green building and the sustainable infrastructure and economic systems into which green buildings are intrinsically integrated. Joanne Sawatzky E: P:

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