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U P D A T E Schedule | Data Collection | Blog Institutional Sustainability at

U P D A T E

Schedule

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Data Collection

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Schedule

Moving forward with data collection into data processing.

Audit Phase 1 and 2 worked concurrently.

Communications underway.

Phase 1 and 2 worked concurrently. Communications underway. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu
Phase 1 and 2 worked concurrently. Communications underway. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu

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Missing Data

+ Small utilities from Finance

+ Most current (August 2010 and on) utilities

+ Management agreement sites data

+ As-Builts or similar

+ Data from Historic Forestville and Mille Lacs data

+ Visits to Mille Lacs, Hill, Ramsey scheduled

+ Forestville sometime late Nov

Lacs, Hill, Ramsey scheduled + Forestville sometime late Nov Sites Electricity Fuels Water Sewage Waste

Sites

Electricity

Fuels

Water

Sewage

Waste

As Builts

1500 Miss

P

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Allied

Forest History

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Well

Septic

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Fort Snelling

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P

Mpls

P

P

Hill House

P

P

P

P

P

Forestville

P

History Center

P

P

P

P

P

P

Jeffers

P

P

Well

Septic

P

P

Kelley Farm

P

P

Lindbergh

P

P

P

P

P

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Mill City

P

P

P

P

P

Mille Lacs

P

Northwest Company

P

P

Well

Septic

Pine City - Hinckley

P

Ramsey House

P

P

P

P

P

Sibley House

P

P

P

P

 

John

Split Rock

P

P

Well

Septic

Sanitary

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x_Comstock

x_Folsom

x_Fort Ridgley

x_Harkin

x_Mayo House

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Site

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Consistent set of measured components for each site / building throughout the institution.

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Will be looked at as an

accumulated value, as well as by site.

Think about the following:

+How does component

compares to large scale of institution?

+Should it be part of the 9- month project or

suggested as a future

study?

part of the 9- month project or suggested as a future study? Institutional Sustainability at the
part of the 9- month project or suggested as a future study? Institutional Sustainability at the

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Some sites may have different elements that could be included as a ‘satellite’ account.

Think about the following:

+ Will the measurement be useful to reducing impact? +Can the measurement be used in other educational

ways?

+Can the measurement be used in other educational ways? Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu
+Can the measurement be used in other educational ways? Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu

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‘Energy – Stationary Combustion’ refers to energy used for heating, cooling, lighting, and any other non-mobile equipment.

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One of the most popular portions of sustainability audits / assessments.

Also serves as a stand-alone

option, as energy is typically the largest component.

Note: Will include all of these components in the scope.
Note: Will include all of these
components in the scope.

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‘Energy – Mobile Combustion’ refers to the energy associated with powering vehicles, or other transportation components (ie buses, trains, etc.)

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May not be too useful for our purposes as we cannot chose the fleet vehicles provided by the

State, and we do not have much

time in our project to influence

transportation changes by employees or visitors.

influence transportation changes by employees or visitors. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu
influence transportation changes by employees or visitors. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu

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Gray X’s indicate discussion results.

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Note: Discussion centered around the amount driven from site to site.

Most felt it was important to include the CO2 from driving, even if it will be small

compared to the rest of the institution’s

CO2 figures.

Calculating the employee travel may help justify the use of video conferencing, combining trips, or
Calculating the employee travel may
help justify the use of video
conferencing, combining trips, or
different vehicle selections.

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‘Wood-based Resources’ refers to the use of any wood resources. Typically, this includes construction components, but given the existing structures, we

would look at items we keep

consuming.

Exhibits mostly applies to exhibit changes at the History Center, but

can inform future exhibits at any

site.

Paper usage could be expanded to any paper-products purchased

by the institution, as long as there

are receipts.

purchased by the institution, as long as there are receipts. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin
purchased by the institution, as long as there are receipts. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin

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Data for 12 months in middle exhibit of MHC used to justify future study.
Data for 12 months
in middle exhibit of
MHC used to justify
future study.

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Gray X’s indicate discussion results.

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Note: Exhibit materials from Chocolate already behind, new exhibits planned to use less material and
Note: Exhibit materials from Chocolate
already behind, new exhibits planned to
use less material and more recycling.
Exhibit information to be used in
recommendations area for further study
and collection of documentation.
Gather exhibit resources in final
document.
Note: Paper products will be tracked via billing at
individual sites as well as through Karen. While
small, could be the basis for a public / employee
centered PR campaign. Might only focus on subset
of paper products, depending on data available.
on subset of paper products, depending on data available. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu

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‘Process Driven’ refers to any special processes occurring at a site. Typically, this would also include industrial processes, which do not apply to our sites.

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Processes related to programming and education, not production. May not indicate anything we can

change.

Could be interesting educational components for the site, especially the farm.

educational components for the site, especially the farm. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu
educational components for the site, especially the farm. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu

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Satellite calculation for Kelly Farm site only.
Satellite calculation
for Kelly Farm site
only.

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Gray X’s indicate discussion results.

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Note: Farm CO2 accounting is still a

topic of debate in sustainability. There

may not be many benchmarks to use to compare Kelly Farm with modern farms. However, establishing calculation will be useful for educational purposes, and for future study.

On the other hand, can these calculations be “a double edged sword” and used to
On the other hand, can these
calculations be “a double edged sword”
and used to justify cutting programs?
Will do initial data collection and audit
to see what information can be used.

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‘Waste’ refers to any solid waste diverted to landfills, or incinerators. The net impact of recycling (energy recovered vs energy used to recycle) is subtracted from waste totals.

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Difficult to track given many sites do not know the weights, but can

use typical composition figures

and estimates based on size of receptacles and pick ups.

May be interesting / educational

to see impact of History Center

Café.

/ educational to see impact of History Center Café. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu
/ educational to see impact of History Center Café. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu

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Consider food production and food waste. See what data emerges before deciding to include in
Consider food production
and food waste. See what
data emerges before
deciding to include in the
scope of institutional
study.

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I N S T I T U T I O N A L

Gray X’s indicate discussion results.

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Note: Some more discussion needs to happen in terms of what is included in the
Note: Some more discussion needs to
happen in terms of what is included in
the café processes. Energy, water, and
major utilities are already included since
most cafes are tied to the buildings
being studied. However, going further
up the supply chain to food gets into a
similar study as in the Farming practices
at Kelly Farm. Will collect data, and
make final decision in December.

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‘Water’ refers to any water usage in the building and on the site. This can also include any landscape recovery that has increased site infiltration of water.

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Often overlooked category for sustainability audits, but importance of fresh water supply

is becoming more popular.

Typically, site changes are more impactful than plumbing usage.

site changes are more impactful than plumbing usage. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu
site changes are more impactful than plumbing usage. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu

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Make calculations satellite accounts for sites with large areas of land.
Make calculations
satellite accounts for
sites with large areas
of land.

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I N S T I T U T I O N A L

Gray X’s indicate discussion results.

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Note: Sites with reclaimed prairie or forest land will have a very high net positive
Note: Sites with reclaimed prairie or
forest land will have a very high net
positive improvement in water
infiltration, and CO2 sequestration.
These will be less confusing as a
separate satellite account for large
land-cover sites.

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Recommendation for the Institutional Audit:

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+ Energy Stationary

Combustion

+ Wood-Based Resources

+ Waste

+ Water

(Excludes Energy Mobile Combustion, Process Driven)

(Excludes Energy – Mobile Combustion, Process Driven) Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu
(Excludes Energy – Mobile Combustion, Process Driven) Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu

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Include certain Process-Driven components for some sites that could use the information.

For example:

Kelly Farm could use the CO2 footprint of their 1820s farm and compare it to modern industrial or organic farms.

Note: Question about building repairs and including materials. Data from last 2 years could be
Note: Question about building repairs
and including materials. Data from last
2 years could be used, but would be an
intensive and time-consuming study.
May not be as useful. Consider only a
few sites or construction projects.

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D I S C U S S I O N

Institution

Energy Stationary Combustion

Energy Mobile Combustion > Fleet Vehicles

Wood-Based Resources > Paper Products Waste Water

Note: Will collect data for many of the site specific components, but will keep to
Note: Will collect data for many of the
site specific components, but will keep
to December deadline to acquire
information. Some components may
become recommendations for future
studies.

Site Specific

Process Driven > Farming (Kelly Farm)

Wood-Based Resources > Exhibit Materials

(History Center) Water > Sites Impact (large land cover sites) Waste > Composted / Feed > Cafes (History Center, Mill City, Split Rock, etc)

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M A N A G E M E N T

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A G R E E M E N T

Select any number of management agreement sites to include in the institution.

S I T E S

Remember these sites are not necessarily consistent with rest of MHS-operated sites, consider putting them in satellite calculation.

Select based on:

+Management company response, +Data availability, +Representative program,

+Popularity.

+Data availability, +Representative program, +Popularity. Site Location Management Year SF Mill City

Site

Location

Management

Year

SF

Mill City

Minneapolis

Northmarq

Offices

Comstock

Moorhead

Moorhead

1883

4617

House

Folsom House

Taylors Falls

1856

4244

Fort Ridgely

Fairfax

Nicollet

1853

6308

 

County

Harkin Store

New Ulm

1869-1871

4298

W.W. Mayo

Le Sueur

1859

2275

House

Total SF of Institution = 969,715 SF

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A G R E E M E N T

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S I T E S

Sites to include: Site Location Management Year SF Mill City Minneapolis Northmarq Offices Comstock Moorhead
Sites to include:
Site
Location
Management
Year
SF
Mill City
Minneapolis
Northmarq
Offices
Comstock
Moorhead
Moorhead
1883
4617
House
Folsom House
Taylors Falls
1856
4244
Fort Ridgely
Fairfax
Nicollet
1853
6308
County
Harkin Store
New Ulm
1869-1871
4298
W.W. Mayo
Le Sueur
1859
2275
House
Note: Mill City will be included since
Total SF of Institution = 969,715 SF
utilities are intertwined between offices
and museum. Folsom and Fort Ridgely
represent two types of programs / sites
that will represent many of the other
partner sites.

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that will represent many of the other partner sites. Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu
N E X T - S TEPS Missing Data | Preliminary Audit Presentation
N E X T -
S TEPS
Missing Data
|
Preliminary Audit Presentation
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Biggest missing piece is as-built drawings, or most recent design drawings.

+ Floor plan

+ Wall components or R-values

+ Mechanical schedule

+ Lighting schedule

+ Lighting plan

+ Exhibit lighting schedule

+ Exhibit lighting plan

plan + Exhibit lighting schedule + Exhibit lighting plan Sites Electricity Fuels Water Sewage Waste

Sites

Electricity

Fuels

Water

Sewage

Waste

As Builts

1500 Miss

P

P

P

P

Allied

Forest History

P

P

Well

Septic

x

Fort Snelling

P

P

Mpls

P

P

Hill House

P

P

P

P

P

Forestville

P

History Center

P

P

P

P

P

P

Jeffers

P

P

Well

Septic

P

P

Kelley Farm

P

P

Lindbergh

P

P

P

P

P

P

Mill City

P

P

P

P

P

Mille Lacs

P

Northwest Company

P

P

Well

Septic

Pine City - Hinckley

P

Ramsey House

P

P

P

P

P

Sibley House

P

P

P

P

 

John

Split Rock

P

P

Well

Septic

Sanitary

P

x_Comstock

x_Folsom

x_Fort Ridgley

x_Harkin

x_Mayo House

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Sites Electricity Fuels Water Sewage Waste As Builts N E X T - S TEPS
Sites
Electricity
Fuels
Water
Sewage
Waste
As Builts
N E X T -
S TEPS
1500 Miss
P
P
P
P
Allied
Forest History
P
P
Well
Septic
x
Fort Snelling
P
P
Mpls
P
P
Hill House
P
P
P
P
P
Forestville
P
History Center
P
P
P
P
P
P
Jeffers
P
P
Well
Septic
P
P
Kelley Farm
P
P
Lindbergh
P
P
P
P
P
P
Mill City
P
P
P
P
P
Mille Lacs
P
Northwest Company
P
P
Well
Septic
Pine City -
Hinckley
P
Ramsey House
P
P
P
P
P
Sibley House
P
P
P
P
John
Note: Will be targeting more
as-built drawing data in the
next few weeks. Will work
with Tom Ellig on Folsom and
Split Rock
P
P
Well
Septic
Sanitary
P
x_Comstock
x_Folsom
x_Fort Ridgley
Ridgely.
x_Harkin
x_Mayo House
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Next Key Dates and Milestones:

12.2010

| Preliminary Audit 12.13 Green Team

01.2011

| Professional Services

02.2011

| Audit Results, Green Strategies

05.2011

| Begin Report

06.2011

| Technical Document

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| Begin Report 06.2011 | Technical Document Institutional Sustainability at the MHS Shengyin Xu

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C H E C K

OUT

T H E

B L O G !

http://blogs.mnhs.org/sustainability Next Green Team Meeting December 13, 2010 @ 1pm

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