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BHA Green Team





Area

Current Activities/Goals

 

 

Policy and Planning

Formalize Green Policy/Values @ BHA

--PMM

--Capital standards

--Redevelopment standards

--Procurement standards

--Recycling

--LEED Strategy

 

 

Green Products and Supplies

Expand use of green maintenance/janitorial products (cleaners, paints, etc.)

 

Convert to recycled copy paper stock

 

Paper reduction campaign—20% in 2009

 

Energy Star appliances for unit replacements and Laundry Rooms

 

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

 

 

Vehicles

All new passenger vehicle purchases are hybrid

 

Analysis of truck usage across sites and regions to gain more efficiencies

 

Investigate Zipcar, more efficient police cruisers

 

 

Maintenance

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

–continued refinement at all sites

 

Investigate Heat Island Issues

 

Develop a Green Roofing pilot

 

Upgrade to green alternatives upon turnover:

--1.28 GPF Toilets

--low-flow shower-heads

--flushometers

 

Install controls to limit indoor temperature to 70 F.

 

Conduct informal lighting survey at each site to identify efficiency strategy

 

Investigate landscaping, yard waste and low-toxicity strategies for exterior maintenance

 

Develop appliance disposal program for optimum recycling and freon handling

 

Utilize lighting sensors in hallways to reduce constant usage

 

Increase compact florescent lighting in units

 

Consider metering opportunities to raise awareness of resident usage

 

 

Capital Projects

ESCO III:  $50 million in energy retrofits across 15 federal sites

 

Integrated Pest Management Guidelines for Capital Projects

 

Rainwater Collection Pilot

 

Incorporate photovoltaics as appropriate when exterior lighting is being upgraded or installed

 

Incorporate water efficiency standards into all plumbing projects

 

Incorporate electrical efficiency standards into all electric upgrades

 

Consider new roofing standards to achieve greener results

 

 

Redevelopment

Define Sustainability Goals for every new redevelopment

 

Meet Article 37 standards for LEED

 

Maverick:

--photo-voltaic panels

--co-generation

--high performance building envelope/windows

--high-efficiency boilers

--integrated pest management

--enhanced ventilation

--gas absorption chiller

--construction waste recycled

--10% carpet-free units

--Energy Star lighting, appliances, motors

 

West Broadway:

--Energy Star lighting, appliances, motors

--high-efficiency boilers

100% carpet-free units

--construction waste recycled

 

Franklin Hill:

--photo-voltaic panels

--high performance building envelope/windows

--high-efficiency boilers

--integrated pest management

--construction waste recycled

--20% carpet-free units

--Energy Star lighting, appliances, motors

 

 

Resident Education

Utilize Resident Health Advocates for conservation outreach/training re: utilities

 

ESCO sites resident training/outreach

 

Investigate potential resident incentives for conservation

 

 

Recycling

Chauncy Street Recycling Initiative

 

Sites Recycling Initiative

 

 

Healthy Housing

Healthy Public Housing Initiative

 

Smoke-Free Housing Pilots

--Franklin Hill

--Washington Beech

--West Broadway

 

Kellogg Integrated Pest Management Initiative



 



 



 








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