Columbus

February 13, 2008

Energy Audit
Don Hall, WattWorks

  1. Energy Audits are needed for banking, tax credits and saving money.
  2. Audit should include:
    1. Looking at utility bills for the past year.
    2. Looking at blueprints including architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings.
    3. Interviews.
    4. Operating hours.
    5. Implementable measures including simple and complex.
    6. Identify current successes.
  3. Possible saving include:
    1. Heating and cooling areas of the building at different temperatures.
      1. Different temperatures in different rooms
      2. At the floor different than at the ceiling.
    2. Energy savings in area beyond the meter.
      1. Car use
      2. Business travel.
    1. HVAC Reheat boxes use more energy due to the air is conditioned twice.
    2. Must have the ability to measure savings.
  4. Average cost of an Energy Audit is $1,200.00

Waste Audit
Larry Spencer, SWACO

  1. 25% of debris in landfills is from building demolition.
  2. Shrink wrap and cardboard can be recycled and get money back.
  3. Forms for a Waste Audit: www.swaco.org
  4. Steps of a Waste Audit:
    1. Current Waste Disposal Practices And Cost
    2. Characterizing The Waste Stream
    3. Waste Handling Information
    4. Recycling Stream Analysis
    5. Cost Benefits

Investing in Green Buildings: Why?

Jack Hedge, Design Group

  1. “Live off the interest not the principle.”
  2. Urban Sites
  3. None Urban Sites With Less Disturbance Of The Site’s Environment
  4. Storm Water Management
  5. Natural Vegetation
  6. Energy Efficiency
    1. Orientation
    2. Shading
    3. Solar ($0.20 / Hour Cost)
      1. Columbus: south facing at 30 degree angle
  7. Reuse / Recycle
  8. Indoor Environment
    1. Day Lighting
    2. Outside Views

OSU Green Building – 4H Center

Mike Long, Associate State 4-H Leader

  1. Geothermal Heating And Cooling
  2. Day Lighting And Task Lighting
  3. Highly Reflective Roof Materials
  4. Monitoring Building Electrical Use
  5. Material And Resources
    1. Construction Debris
    2. Recycling Plan
    3. Recycled Materials
  6. Sustainable Site
    1. Restore Construction Disturbance
    2. Car Pool Parking Spaces
    3. Reduced Parking Foot Print
    4. Use Of Downward Parking Lighting
  7. Indoor Air Quality
    1. Co2 Reduction
    2. Low-Emitting Voc Materials
    3. Walk-Off Grates At Building Entry Points
  8. Views
  9. Water Efficiency
    1. Dual Flush Toilets
    2. Waterless Urinals
    3. Faucet Sensors
    4. On Site Storm Water Management

Small Scale Food Waste to Energy Systems

Mike Long, Resource 100 LTD

  1. Dr. Floyd Schanbracher, OSU is doing research on how to convert food waste into energy for energy cells. Will be for Grocery Stores and groupings of Restaurants.

Cap & Trade

Jim Coleman, Ohio’s Tomorrow

  1. http://www.ohiostomorrow.com

Two Wheeling: The Greenest Way to Walk
Doug Morgan, Halter and Griswold LLP

  1. BIKE
  2. www.twowheeling.com
  3. www.considerbiking.com
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