06.13.12 Municipal Green Building Task Force Approved Minutes

Municipal Green Building Task Force Meeting

Approved Minutes June 13, 2012

Appointed Members:

Clifton Wong  Municipal Transportation Agency              (Absent)

Cyndy Scully*  Department of Public Health                      (Absent)

Houshang Esmaili  SF International Airport                      (Present)

Janet Ng*   SF Public Utilities Commission                       (Present)

John Updike  Real Estate Division                                        (Present) 

Mark Palmer*   SF Environment                                             (Present)

May Chan*  DPW/Infrastructure Design & Construction    (Absent) 

Mohsin Shaikh*  Department of Building Inspection          (Absent) 

Raphael Sperry*  Public Member                                            (Absent) 

Meghan Tiernan*  SF Recreation and Park                           (Present)

Roberto Lombardi* SF Public Libraries                                  (Present) 

Tara Lamont  DPW/Building Design & Construction             (Absent)

Wendy Proctor  SF Port                                                                 (Present)

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

In addition, there were attendees representing SFDPW ID&C, SFDPW BD&C, SFDPW/SFGH, SFPUC Water, SF Planning, SMG Moscone, SFO, SFDPH, SFDBI, SF Capital Planning, and members of the public from Field Paoli, Green Dentistry and Golden Gate Solar Tech.  

Agenda Items:

  1. Introductions
  2. Minutes:  Task Force Meeting Minutes of April 11, 2012 were approved as written.
  3. Announcements:  Highlights include San Francisco municipal projects selected for green building tours during Greenbuild, Nov. 13-17, 2012: Laguna Honda Hospital, California Academy of Sciences, SFPUC Headquarters, EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, Hunter’s View, and Better Streets.   
  4. Presentation: Sarah Rhodes of SFPUC Water Enterprise presented the Non-Potable Water Program establishing guidelines for treatment and reuse of on-site alternate water sources for toilet flushing, irrigation and other non-potable uses that ensure appropriate water quality standards, and announced rebates of up to $250,000 per project to help offset design and construction costs of alternate water systems in commercial buildings.
  5. Old Business
  • MP noted that “clean-up” legislation will address the previously discussed minor correction to Environment Code Chapter 7.
  1. New Business: 
  • Introduction: LEED energy efficiency credits and San Francisco’s carbon-reduction goals—will be the subject of future discussion. 
  1. Public Comment: None.