Sustainability “Green” Health and Safety Greening Your Business 101 Don Howerter, LEED AP O&M Ruyle Mechanical Services, Inc Turning your Business into a High Performance Green Machine Ginger Johnson, LEED GA TRICON / Simply Ag Services DIOSH Day 2013 Ready to Go! 50 Minutes to Kick Start Your Next Green Step Defining “Green” Why it Matters Navigating Green Your Action Plan Opportunities and Strategies Incentives Getting Buy-In More Resources 2 Just Scratching the Surface Today DIOSH “Green” Participants What Does Green Mean to You? 3 Defining Green Green ► Sustainability Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Fuel-Efficient Vehicles, Local Food, Reusing, Improved Air Quality, Low Water Usage, Sustainable Development, Safe Buildings, Social Equity, Reducing Waste, Local/Recycled Materials, Efficient Appliances, Preserving Natural Resources, Walking, Comfort, Fewer Employee Sick Days, Daylight, Insulation, No or Few Toxins, CFL’s and LED’s, Recycling, Saving Money, More Productivity, Helping the Planet, Slowing Global Warming, Being Responsible to Future Generations . . . It’s “indefinable” 4 From Armory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute Defining Green Sustainability “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” From the Brundtland Report1 It’s “improving the quality of life for all within the capacity of nature” From Paul Hawken, renowned author, speaker, and environmentalist 5 1 World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED). Our common future. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987 p. 43. The Triple Bottom Line ENVIRONMENTAL Natural Resource Use Env. Management Pollution Prevention (air, water, land, waste) “Bearable” Justice Stewardship “Viable” Energy Efficiency Incentives ECONOMIC SOCIAL Profit Cost Savings Economic Growth R&D Standard of Living Education Community Equal Opportunity “Equitable” Ethics / Rights Fair Trade Adapted from University of Michigan 2002 and others Defining Green What is a Green or Sustainable Business? Better People Better Performance Better Products Better Environment 7 Better Business Defining Green Delta Institute: “Sustainability planning and related services are tools for businesses, state and local governments, and communities to reduce negative environmental impacts and improve efficiency in their operations, programs, and products. A sustainability program addresses energy, water, building and construction, pollution prevention, waste management, air quality, transportation, economic development, local food policy, open space and conservation – setting measurable goals for improvement in each area. Sustainability ultimately saves money, conserves resources and ensures that a business or community is “meeting its present needs without compromising those of future generations.” 1 8 1 Delta Institute, Sustainability & Certification, http://www.delta-institute.org/content/sustainabilitycertification (2013). Why it Matters BIG Picture Climate Change Resource Depletion Air / Water Pollution Wildlife Impact Green Jobs 9 Attitudes have Changed Part of Something Bigger Part of the Solution Responsibility to Care for our Planet – It’s Where We Live, Work and Play! Why it Matters The American Dream We spend on average 90% of our time INDOORS, including time at WORK, sharing our space, air, light, germs, equipment, chemicals, tools, dust and other stuff with fellow humans. At work, we want 72 degrees, shorter commutes, more sunshine, clean water, to lose a few pounds, less stress, better relationships, fewer illnesses, fresh air, safe surroundings, more moolah, green views, happiness . . . 10 Hoax or not . . . Green is good for YOU and BUSINESS and PLANET! Why it Matters For Business, Sustainability Can: 12 Enhance Comfort Ensure Safety Improve Health Increase Productivity Reduce Waste Reduce Pollution, Green House Gas Emissions Conserve Energy, Water, Natural Resources Lower Operating Costs Increase Asset Value Reduce Risk Get Incentives, Rebates Boost the Bottom Line Generate Positive Image Attract Tenants, Workers, Customers Beautify Building & Area Spark Collaboration Foster Happiness Help the Planet Why it Matters Role of the Safety and Health Professional in Sustainability You Have Passion and Expertise! 13 Valuable to Planning and Implementation Process Understand Needs of Employees AND Need for Cost Efficiency Opportunity to Improve Safety and Health for Employees and Others Contribute to: Comfort management Proper illumination in and out Clean water supply Stormwater management Materials and supplies HAZMAT regulations, handling IEQ standards, monitoring, contaminants, etc. Healthy environments Pollution control Ongoing monitoring and maintenance of measures Navigating Green Navigating Ratings, Certifications, Standards, Codes, Guidelines 14 No Shortage of Models! Name, Interests, Politics Can be Difficult and Time-Consuming for Consumers to Find, Learn, Implement Still Sorting out Models, but Emerging Leaders Narrow Your Focus? Need a Plaque? Go Beyond Code? Tips to Navigating: Don’t be Afraid to Ask! Look for State, Local and Federal Government Recommendations Look for Incentive & Code Requirements Check Local and State Training Entities Leverage Environmental Organizations Read Reviews Ask for Credentials Navigating Green Rating Systems 15 LEED® Rating System by U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org) ENERGY STAR® Buildings and Products by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Dept of Energy (www.energystar.gov) Green Globes™ by Green Building Initiative™ (www.greenglobes.com, www.thegbi.org) Living Building Challenge by International Living Future Institute™ (www.livingfuture.org) BPI Rating System by Building Performance Institute, Inc. (www.bpi.org) BOMA 360 Performance Program® by BOMA International (www.boma.org/360) Navigating Green Rating Systems 16 GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® program for low-emitting/lowVOC products (www.greenguard.org) Forest Stewardship Council™ certifies products from responsibly managed forests (www.us.fsc.org) Green Seal® certifies products, services, companies (www.greenseal.org) ACEEE’s Green Book® green car ratings (www.greencars.org) Pharos Project evaluates, certifies materials (www.pharosproject.net) Navigating Green Codes, Standards, Guidelines 17 International Energy Efficiency Code ® and International Green Construction Code, plus guides by International Code Council® (www.iccsafe.org) ASHRAE standards for indoor environments, refrigeration plus guides (www.ashrae.org) Building Energy Codes Program, U.S. Dept. of Energy, codes and standards, assistance to states (www.energycodes.gov) ICC 700 National Green Building Standard™ by NAHB (www.nahb.org) and ICC (www.iccsafe.org) IL DECO Bureau of Energy & Recycling (www.illinoisenergy.org) ANSI (www.ansi.org) and ISO (www.iso.org) Navigating to Planning Take a Step 18 Action! Company, Department, You, Starting Small OK No Guilt – not all at same stage Choose Focus or Priorities Early Don’t have to Reinvent Wheel Do it Together Make it Fun Go ahead, use your cell phone! Check out these Apps: iRecycle, Locavore, Good Guide, Econo, Climate Eyes, OneSmallAct, Go Green, 123 Zero Build, JouleX Modbile, Sustainable Facilities Mobile YOUR ACTION PLAN Action Plan  19 Many Examples Available – Based on Strategic Business Planning Models Use Continuous Improvement Cycle Similar to Your Plans for Safety and Health Common Strategic Areas across Models and Rating Systems 1 United Nations, UN Global Compact Management Model, http://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/news_events/9.1_news_archives/2010_06_17/UN_Global_ Compact_Management_Model.pdf (Published 2010, Accessed 2013). YOUR ACTION PLAN #1 Make a Commitment Usually Works Best “Top Down” (more on buy-in later) Company, Department, Branch, Neighborhood, You? Establish “Green Team” or “Sustainability Committee” Solicit volunteers, but include stakeholders like safety/health manager, building operator, owner, employee(s) who spend most of day on site, variety of ages/experience, maybe a client Identify primary contact person and location of information Establish regular meeting time 20 Create Preliminary Action Steps, Timeline Be Flexible, Expect Surprises, Challenges Be Prepared to Narrow Focus to Fit Time and Resources Communicate your Commitment Foster Collaboration, Innovation Create a Buzz! Have Fun! Good News . . . It Matters to CEOs YOUR ACTION PLAN #2 Know What You Have How can you fix what you don’t know is broken? CRITICAL to Plan! Survey Employees, Owners, Managers, Clients, for Example: 22 What about your work area makes you uncomfortable? What is the biggest challenge on a hot day to cool the building? Can you easily access recycling bins? Ask for Ideas, Desires, Interests List Past Complaints, Known Problems Conduct Walk-Thru with OPEN EYES! YOUR ACTION PLAN #2 Know What You Have Gather Information and Statistics Consumables and Cleaning Supplies Other Furnishings, Equipment Insurance, Other Expenses Manufacturing Processes Pests, Mold, Condensation, Ewww Stuff Resources for Data Collection 23 Utility Usage Waste Stream Employees Mechanical Systems Water, Stormwater ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Data Collection Worksheet (www.energystar.gov) Local/Regional Utility and Waste Companies IL DCEO Bureau of Energy and Recycling (www.illinoisenergy.org) US Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (www.eia.gov) AND Building Benchmarking (www.buildingbenchmarks.com) YOUR ACTION PLAN #2 Know What You Have Bring in the Professionals Energy Audit Waste Audit IAQ Testing Water Testing Mechanical System Assessment Retro-Commissioning Compile into Benchmark Reference Note Emerging Priorities Update Statistics, Conduct Follow-Up Surveys 24 YOUR ACTION PLAN #3 Know Your Options 25 How much Engagement and Support from Employees, Owners? Initial Investment Availability Look at Case Studies, Tour Other Offices / Projects Attend Introductory Seminars Leverage Professional Results Consider Everything! Potential Savings Over Life of Building Available Incentives Employee Productivity and Health Savings Waste Stream Savings Product Cost Savings Marketing – Business Seen as Part of the Solution YOUR ACTION PLAN #4 Create the Plan Priorities and Scope SMART Goals Timeline and Milestones Who is Doing What, When and How? IMPORTANT: Communicate the Plan and Engage Everyone Include Continuous Improvement Process 26 Use professionals, rating systems, case studies, to identify STRATEGIES to achieve goals. . . Opportunities and Strategies Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy and Atmosphere Materials and Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation and Regional Priorities Equity, Beauty, Education and Awareness 27 Rating Systems and Guidelines for Various Types: Existing Buildings, New Construction, Schools, Homes, Neighborhoods, Manufacturing . . . Combined From LEED®, Living Building Challenge™, and Others Sustainable Sites Opportunities Sustainable Sites Create/maintain safe building exterior and property that preserves surrounding ecosystem Reduce water consumption and runoff Reduce heat-island effect Reduce dependency on singleoccupancy autos Encourage outdoor human activity Reduce chemicals, control erosion, use native plants in landscaping Reduce light pollution while preserving safety and security 28 Create areas for wildlife habitat Novus International Headquarters Campus, St. Louis, MO. Learn more about this project and others at www.sustainablesites.org Image Source: Heat Island Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Heat Island Effect According to the EPA/ENERGY STAR, “The term "heat island" describes built up areas that are hotter than nearby rural areas. The annual mean air temperature of a city with 1 million people or more can be 1.8–5.4°F (1–3°C) warmer than its surroundings. In the evening, the difference can be as high as 22°F (12°C). Heat islands can affect communities by increasing summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, heat-related illness and mortality, and water quality.” Sustainable Sites Strategies Sustainable Sites 30 Green Roof: Reduce Heat Island Effect Eliminate and/or substitute harmful chemicals in paints, sealants, fertilizers, pesticides, etc. Manage Stormwater: install bioswales, use native landscaping, erosion control, reduce runoff Capture water (rainwater, gutters) for irrigation; reuse grey water Upgrade exterior illumination to limit nighttime pollution, disruption of wildlife, maintain safety and security Implement car-pooling programs Upgrade parking, walkways to Xeriscaping porous surfaces; reduce use of landscaping that traditional asphalt and concrete reduces or eliminates Install green roof need for irrigation The Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, Illinois, opened in 2012. It employed several sustainable site strategies and ultimately achieved LEED Gold certification. “Last week, Chicago officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on “the greenest street in America,” a two-mile stretch of Cermak Road and Blue Island Avenue in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood. In addition to new pedestrian and bicycle features, the innovative new street surface will filter stormwater, helping to prevent the city’s combined sewers from overflowing. Most impressive of all, the cement used to pave the street cleans the surface of the roadway and removes pollution from the air.” “The new roadway uses photocatalytic cement, an innovative new paving surface that contains nano particles of titanium dioxide, enabling it to literally “eat” smog and remove nitrogen oxide gases from the surrounding air. Additionally, the sidewalks are paved with 30 percent recycled content, and more than 60 percent of all construction waste was recycled.” Photo and Quote from Inhabit (www.inhabit.com) By Mark Boyer 10-15-2012 Water Efficiency Opportunities Water Efficiency 32 Reduce indoor water consumption Reduce outdoor/irrigation water consumption, especially of potable water Capture and reuse “grey” water when possible Reduce “black” waste water; reduce burden on building, site, treatment, and natural systems Lower water bills Are You Thirsty for More? Q: How much water is saved per flush with a high-efficiency toilet? A: 2.2 to 5.7 gal Q: Between 1950 and 2000, the US population grew by 89%; how much has our water use grown in the same period? A: 200% www.epa.gov/watersense Water Efficiency Strategies Water Efficiency Install low-flow toilets, showers, appliances Manage cooling towers to reduce water use; also relates to chemical and bacterial contamination and control issues Capture rainwater and use for irrigation; reuse grey water in toilets Monitor water usage regularly; upgrade meters Occupant Behavior Provide training to occupants on ways to reduce water consumption and why it matters Use leftover (from drinking) water for plants instead of pouring down drain Turn off faucets while not in use 33 Report and fix leaking faucets, toilets immediately Energy and Atmosphere Opportunities Energy and Atmosphere U.S. Buildings Use: Energy Use in Commercial Buildings 36 percent of total energy use and 65 percent of electricity consumption 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent of raw materials use 30 percent of waste output (136 million tons annually) 12 percent of potable water consumption 34 U.S. Green Building Source: Council Source: US DOE, 2010 Buildings Energy Data Book, Table 3.1.5 Energy and Atmosphere Opportunities Energy and Atmosphere 35 Reduce energy consumption (lighting, equipment, systems, phantom load, etc.) Increase on-site renewable energy generation Increase demand for off-site renewable energy generation Reduce harmful “green house” gas emmissions Manage refrigerants Develop HVAC maintenance program to monitor and optimize energy use; add control system Ensure occupant comfort (temperature) Provide proper ventilation and fresh air for occupants; reduce/eliminate poor air quality Energy and Atmosphere Strategies Energy and Atmosphere Envelope Air sealing to reduce leakage in building envelope Roof replacement, attic repairs Insulation – roof, walls, choose quality based on science Upgrade and/or air seal windows and doors, can lights 36 Energy and Atmosphere Strategies Energy and Atmosphere Lighting Upgrade to efficient indoor lighting and controls Provide zone lighting and task lighting ; add motion sensors Increase daylighting; add windows; reconfigure Before and after LED lighting upgrade offices for more daylight Upgrade to efficient outdoor lighting; choose long life products; control for security and time Explore local alternative electricity suppliers 37 ∆ T (Delta T) = temp 1 - temp 2 1 therm = 100,000 BTU 1 watt = 1 ampere (amp) under a pressure of 1 volt Foot-Candle = how much light a candle generates 1 foot away Lumen = amount of brightness coming from a light source 1 horsepower = power needed to lift 550 lbs 1 foot in 1 second Ton of cooling = amount of cooling that would be provided by melting a ton of ice Phantom load = electricity consumed by a device when it is turned off or in standby mode Energy and Atmosphere Strategies Energy and Atmosphere Mechanical Systems (HVAC, Boilers, Hot Water) Retro-Commission – Make sure systems are working like they are intended to work! Set back temperatures for low occupancy times and locations Provide occupant-based controls (window, zoned thermostat) Use or update to programmable or automated control systems Upgrade to high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment (and/or boilers), if needed; “right-size” equipment to building and occupants Upgrade chillers, if needed; right-size 39 Energy and Atmosphere Strategies Energy and Atmosphere Don has more stories: Meat Processing Plant 4-year College School Boiler 40 Mechanical Systems Use electric motor controls Upgrade hot water equipment, if needed; right-size Install/upgrade proper ventilation system; include heat recovery IMPORTANT - Train building operators! Building automation software Source: Ruyle Mechanical Energy and Atmosphere Strategies Energy and Atmosphere CAT, Peoria – PJ Star Eureka, IL – PJ Star 41 London, England Renewables Install on-site renewable energy sources, like wind turbines and photovoltaic systems Install solar hot water system Purchase renewable energy credits (RECs), available online Purchase products produced with renewable energy and recycled content Energy and Atmosphere Strategies Energy and Atmosphere 42 Occupant Behavior Host training for employees on how to reduce energy consumption and why it matters Provide occupant-controlled temperature zones and windows Provide occupant-controlled task lighting Turn off lights when not needed Unplug unused electronics Turn off computers while away/overnight Use stairs vs. elevators and automatic doors Solar Gain: The increase in temperature in a space, object or structure resulting from solar radiation Net Zero Energy Buildings A “Net Zero” building has a net annual energy consumption of zero, measured by cost, energy, and/or carbon emissions. It may use off-site, conventional energy at times when it can’t produce enough on-site (off-the-grid) energy. It returns to the grid at least as much energy as it borrowed during a year. Designers are already working on “Energy Plus” buildings that produce a surplus of energy (and can return it to the grid). University of Illinois is constructing a new home for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering . The project is anticipated to achieve LEED Platinum certification and officials are striving for a net zero energy building. For more information, visit www.ece.illinois.edu. Materials and Resources Opportunities Materials and Resources 44 Reduce waste from everyday operations, maintenance, and manufacturing processes Reduce waste from construction/deconstruction Divert waste from landfills Reduce energy used to produce products Establish recycling program Choose local food sources Manage waste stream Choose non-toxic materials Reduce disposal, supply costs and overall cost to do business REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE 45 Materials and Resources Strategies Materials and Resources Develop waste stream management plan Train building operators and employees Provide convenient access to recycling instructions and bins; consider co-mingled recycling Use “eco-friendly” cleaning procedures and products Compost food scraps Develop policy to purchase Source: www.epa.gov only (when possible) materials, foods, cleaning supplies that are: locally sourced, made RED LIST with recycled content, made from rapidly renewable Living Building sources, and contain low or no VOCs or toxins Challenge Materials and Resources Materials and Resources Recycling Recycling Works: A Toolkit for Reducing Waste in the Workplace (http://www2.illinois.gov/go v/green/documents/workr ecyclingtoolkit.pdf) Illinois Recycling Association (www.illinoisrecycles.org) County/City Recycling Programs 46 Materials and Resources Occupant Behavior Use recycling bins at desk or near work Strategies Materials and Resources 47 Reduce printing volume; duplex Use intranet, email, electronic media to distribute news, presentations, etc. Reuse backside of paper for “scratch” Purchase supplies in bulk and according to policy (local, renewable content, low VOCs, etc) Evaluate processes to eliminate waste (by department, location, manufactured product, etc.) Choose reusable water bottles, coffee mugs, plates, utensils, office supplies Put food scraps in compost bin Indoor Environmental Quality Opportunities Indoor Environmental Quality 48 Improve occupant health and safety Prevent Provide occupants with fresh, clean air Legionnaire’s Reduce or eliminate use of chemical Disease. ASHRAE pollutants, VOCs, toxins Legionella No stinky stuff! – human, VOC, biological Standard188 in 3rd Reduce or eliminate air-borne particulates, draft right now contaminants, disease Prevent moisture, humidity, condensation issues Reduce incidence of pests, mold, etc. Ensure occupants’ thermal comfort Increase occupant access to daylight and views Develop mechanical system monitoring program Improve productivity (and alertness) Give clients “eco-friendly” products and services Reduce costs (insurance, absenteeism, mechanical) Strategies Indoor Environmental Quality Indoor Environmental Quality Mechanical Systems Develop/Maintain System Management 49 Preventative maintenance – Continuous Monitoring! Replacement, upgrades Upgrade for automation and control systems IECC 2010 as of January 1, 2013 Proper temperature control; occupant controls Provide Proper Ventilation Control Air Flow, Pressures, Humidity, CO2 Levels Maintain / Upgrade Filtration Air Seal Envelope to Improve Mechanical Performance and Keep Out Critters, Allergens, etc. Indoor Environmental Quality Air Quality Develop Indoor Air Quality Management Plan Flush Out and/or Air Testing Limits of toxicology Radon mitigation Resources: 50 Most studies done on animals Occupational exposure Acute exposure Little known about chemical “soups” Toxicology for Non-Toxicologist by Mark Stelljes Healthy Building Network (www.healthybuilding.net) Pharos Project (www.pharosproject.net) Indoor Environmental Quality Strategies Indoor Environmental Quality Cleaning and Purchasing Develop and use “green” cleaning procedures and products Establish purchasing policy that restricts products with known contaminants, VOCs, toxins – applies to office supplies, equipment, product parts, furnishings, anything that comes in the door! 51 Occupant Behavior Reduce use of perfumes and lotions that could trigger allergies Purchase “greener” office and cleaning supplies according to policy Stay home when acutely ill; cover mouth and nose Report comfort issues immediately Innovation / Priorities Opportunities and Strategies Innovation in Design or Operation and Regional Priorities 52 UT Dallas won the Innovation in Green Building Award for its LEED platinum Student Services building. Source: www.thebuilderbuzz.com Spark collaboration among employees to develop innovative solutions Address regional issues and priorities, like preserving Illinois River Research new technologies; attend training; network with businesses on regional concerns Share innovative solutions with others Beauty, Equity, Education Opportunities and Strategies Beauty, Equity, Education and Awareness 53 Add native landscaping, green areas, rain gardens (bioswales), and “eco” art to beautify the site and surrounding area Beautify the work atmosphere with added daylight, task lighting, eco-friendly products and art Provide access to all employees to sustainability initiatives and programs; share knowledge, experiences with others Spark collaboration to develop innovative solutions Develop education and awareness programs for employees, clients, community, schools YOUR ACTION PLAN #4 Implement Make sure everyone understands the plan before starting Incentives for participation, reaching goals Impact Area Current Baseline Objective Strategies Dept or Team Project Start / End Dates #5 Measure and Monitor Remember: 54 Continuous Improvement Cycle! Foster and find new opportunities, ideas, innovations Continue research; watch for best practices Document, document, document! Compare to benchmarks Results Future YOUR ACTION PLAN #5 Communicate Results Tell everyone! Post throughout business Include in Annual Report to investors, public Press Releases, news coverage Incorporate into marketing materials Add to packaging but be wary of “green washing” and over-promising Present at conferences; share case study 55 Celebrate! Incentives Incentives and Rebates www.dsireusa.gov www.actonenergy.com www.illinoisenergy.com www.irs.gov www.illinoiscleanenergy.org www.sedac.org 56 Sustainable Buy-In Getting Buy-In Good news: More people on board, including building operators and CEOs; and there are many resources to help Engage the owner/manager from the start Start small or choose low-hanging fruits that give big bang for buck, demonstrate success Building the Case: 57 What are the things that create value to business? Align those things with sustainability measures Prove potential value; estimate, if needed, but use your research and data Leverage the “neighbor’s” experience; use case studies, published articles, etc. Reduce risk for owner/manager Present incentive and rebate options plus costs over life of building/project Tell a good story! Sustainable Buy-In Address Hurdles, Barriers, Challenges Complexity of implementing measures companywide and across business activities Still some uncertainty of ROI Lack of funding is misconception 58 How can you afford NOT to implement sustainability measures? Costs should be applied to lifecycle of building or item, not just immediate payback. Other benefits . . . insurance, health, productivity Lack of education and awareness still out there Lack of time and human resources Lack of skills to address sustainability issues More Resources 59 Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Energy and Recycling (www.illinoisenergy.org) US Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter (www.usgbcillinois.org) Illinois Green Economy Network (www.igencc.org) Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (www.sedac.org) ActOnEnergy® (www.actonenergy.com) Global Warming Solutions Group of Central IL (www.gwsolutionsgroup.org) Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.state.il.us) Illinois Recycling Association ( American Institute of Architects, Central IL Chapter (www.aiaci.org) Illinois Solar Energy Association (www.illinoissolar.org) Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs – Illinois Wind (www.illinoiswind.org) Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (www.illinoiscleanenergy.org) More Resources Green Mechanical Association (www.greenmechanical.org) EPA Water Sense (www.epa.gov/watersense) Healthy Building Network (www.healthbuilding.net) Green For All (www.greenforall.org) U.S. DOE EnergyPlus Simulation Software (http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/) Green Biz (www.greenbiz.com) Advocacy organization for sustainability leadership (www.ceres.org) Bob Willard author, speaker (www.sustainabilityadvantage.com) Many, many more! 60 61 Thank You! 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