04.13.11 Resource Efficient Building Task Force Approved Minutes

Resource Efficient Building Task Force

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 1:30 p.m.

Appointed Members:           

Clifton Wong SF - Municipal Transportation Agency - (Present)
Gary Hoy - SF DPW/Bureau of Architecture - (Present)
Houshang Esmaili - SF International Airport - (Present)
Janet Ng - SF Public Utilities Commission - (Present)
Laura Lombardi - SF DPW/Bureau of Construction Management - (Present)
Mark Palmer - SF Environment - (Present)
Mohsin Shaikh - SF Department of Building Inspection - (Present)
Raphael Sperry - Public Member - (Present)
Rick Thall - SF Recreation and Park - (Absent)
Roberto Lombardi - SF Public Libraries - (Present)
Wendy Proctor - SF Port - (Present)

A quorum of appointed task force members was present at the meeting.

In addition, there were attendees representing DPW BOA, DPW/SFGH, SFPUC Water Conservation, Real Estate, and SFDPH. 

Agenda Items:

1.      Minutes:  Task Force Meeting Minutes of March 9, 2011 were approved as written.

2.      Announcements:  Mark Palmer announced SFO’s initiative to certify the terminal complex under LEED EB O&M (Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance).  Cyndy Scully of DPH announced a DPH research project focused on the health effects of green affordable housing.  

3.      Policy Development:  The task force reviewed the DRAFT amendment as revised based on review by SF Environment’s Deputy City Attorney, and the timeline for adoption. Houshang Esmaili of SFO brought up concerns about C&D debris recycling and stormwater management requirements as they apply to airport projects.  The Task Force will consider these issues at their next meeting.

4.      Presentation CALGreen and San Francisco Building Code Chapter 13C: Samuel Chui and Irene Aquino, DPW Project Managers, along with Deborah Morgan, BOA Project Architect for Ortega Library presented an overview of the 10 branch libraries now in design and construction, and slated for LEED Silver certification.  Of note was a discussion of stormwater management permitting issues and the need for better coordination between SFPUC Urban Watershed Management and SFDBI Plumbing officials and the need for plumbing plan checks concomitant with the more advanced methods of stormwater management.     

5.      Old Business: None.

6.      New Business:  None.

7.      Public Comment: None.