Fire station eco audit

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  • 1.Fire Station Sustainability Report By: Juan, Lotte, and Zain IMTG 8625 Environment, Business Strategy, and SustainabilityProfessor Bruce Paton

2. Why focus on firestations? 3. Business Case Size and scalable opportunityOver 30,000 Fire stations in the U.S.Whitespace. Green changes low priority 4. Fire Stations in Monterey 4 fire stationsServing 30,000 - 70,000 peopleControlled by the City of Monterey GovernmentNo current environmental initiatives Start with pilot program. 5. How Do Fire Stations Operate?All risk departmentEach Firefighter is an EMT1 engine for medical calls / 2 for fires16 calls a day on average What areas they are covering All calls from 911 70 % of calls- public assistance calls They go instead of the ambulance as ambulance service is private, hence: costly 16 calls per day They bring their 'toolbox' everywhere, in case there's a fire somewhere else 6. What's in Monterey's Fire Stations?Staff of 16 1 Rescue Truck7 pumping engines1 Hazardous Materials Trailer1 Fire boat 1 100' Quint Aerial tractor-drawn Tiller Truck *1 Rescue truck 1 Hazardous Materials trailer- 1 Command vehicle,- 4 Staff vehicles- 1 Air Compressor Trailer - Fire Boat moored at the breakwater.* All trucks are diesel, give 8 miles per gallon. Hold 500 gallons of water. Renewed every 10 years. Cost about $500,000 1 Type 3 Wildland Unit - 1 Urban Search & Rescue Trailer with equipment 7. UpstreamTrucks Equipment (cheaper equipment is not green) Foam Chemicals Water This is the upstream/supplies. We're going to focus on the production/providing of the service. (which happens at the same time) 8. Midstream & Environmental ImpactsAir emissions from the truck (5600 annual calls)Average of 10 mile radiusSpillsWater usageNoise As we are talking about a service, we invented a new term: midstream. A service is produced when it is consumed, so it is hard to divide the two (production/downstream).The impact- Air emissions (the use of diesel) Spills from the toxic chemicals- the foam they use for killing the fires Water Noise- seriously, is it really necessary with that much noise? 9. Initial Steps Limit the fire truck trips Recycling pick-up program for fire stationso Traditional o Chemical and toxic equipment Mixture of water and a non-toxic, non-polluting foam concentrate Use a smaller car for the housecalls, best case scenario: a hybrid/el car Recycling as much as possible, also the cars- where do the cars go when they are terminated? The new mix of water and non-toxic foam is more efficient than water only The non-toxic, non-polluting foam can replace the traditional foam completely No usage of CO2 10. Next Steps Change and house callstaff vehicles Purchase of low sulfurdiesel engines Remove undergroundtanks Leed certified building Change staff and house call vehicles to zero emission vehicles. Lower emissions through purchase of low sulfur diesel engines for new trucks. Removal of underground gasoline and diesel tanks to reduce likelihood of soil contamination. Leed certified buildings- a package: water, lightning, powerInternationally recognized green building certication system, providing third-party verication that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. 11. Barriers of ImplementationBureaucracyMust follow federal guidelineUnder the control of the cityLimited budget 1) Budget cuts2) Hiring freeze3) Lay offs4) Hard to justify front-loaded expenses 12. How To Make This Happen? Partnering with other stakeholders, i.e. o U.S. Green Building Council, use conferences Small wins Part of bigger initiative- Eco city Use tourist city advantage Cannery Row. 13. ORGANIZATION 14. Cost Structure Trends Revenue capacity Debt capacity Demographics 15. Branding Opportunity 16. Thank You Q&A