07.11.12 Municipal Green Building Task Force Approved Minutes

Municipal Green Building Task Force Meeting

APPROVED Minutes July 11, 2012

Appointed Members:


Clifton Wong, SF Municipal Transportation Agency

Houshang Esmaili, SF International Airport

Janet Ng*, SF Public Utilities Commission

John Updike, Real Estate Division

Mark Palmer*, SF Environment

Mohsin Shaikh*, SF Department of Building Inspection

Raphael Sperry*, Public Member

Meghan Tiernan*, SF Recreation and Park


Cyndy Scully*, SF Department of Public Health

May Chan*, SFDPW/Infrastructure Design & Construction

Roberto Lombardi*, SF Public Libraries

Tara Lamont, SFDPW/Building Design & Construction

Wendy Proctor, SF Port

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

In addition, there were attendees representing SFDPW ID&C, SFPUC Power, SF Environment, and SMG Moscone.

Agenda Items:

  1. Introductions
  2. MinutesTask Force Meeting Minutes of June 13, 2012 were approved as written.
  3. Announcements:  MP reviewed reporting responsibilities for advisory bodies, the newly adopted Tenant Bicycle Access Ordinance and the proposed Drink Tap Ordinance.
  4. Presentation: Raphael Sperry and Mark Palmer led a discussion on the city’s energy efficiency and carbon reduction goals and their relationship to LEED EA1, Optimize Energy Efficiency, taking into account the city’s nearly carbon-neutral hydropower supply and LEED’s focus on reducing overall energy use based on cost.  The question was posed: Should San Francisco’s green building policy put increased emphasis on reductions to the municipal natural gas load?
  5. Old Business
  • None
  1. New Business: 
  • Introduction: SF Environment and SFPUC are working toward a centralized data sharing protocol to comply with LEED Minimum Project Requirements (MPR) #6 for all municipal LEED 2009 certified projects.  MPR #6 requires sharing of building energy and water usage data for a period of 5 years after certification. 
  • Introduction: MP introduced the concept of a municipal Zero Net Energy Pilot Project.
  1. Public Comment: None.