April 8 2015 Municipal Green Building Task Force Meeting Approved Minutes

Municipal Green Building Task Force Meeting
APPROVED Minutes April 8, 2015

Appointed Members:

Present:

Amanda Dougherty, SFPUC Water
Bill Worthen*, Public Member, Urban Fabrick
Claudia Gorham (for John Updike*), Real Estate Division
Mark Palmer*, Chair, SF Environment
Mark Rudnicki, SF Municipal Transportation Agency
Rod Nash, SFPUC Power
Melina Markarian* (for Melissa Hung), Public Works /Building Design & Construction
Wendy Proctor, SF Port
Rachel Kraai, SFPUC Wastewater

Absent:
Cyndy Scully*, SF Department of Public Health
Houshang Esmaili, SF International Airport
Matt Jasmin*, SF Recreation and Park
May Chan*, Public Works/Infrastructure Design & Construction
Mohsin Shaikh*, SF Department of Building Inspection
Roberto Lombardi*, SF Public Library

*LEED Accredited

In addition there were attendees representing SF Public Works BDC, SFPUC Wastewater, HSA, Thornton Tomasetti, Moscone SMG, and Healthy Building Science.

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions. Welcome to new Task Force appointee: Rachel Kraai of SFPUC Wastewater.
2. Minutes: The meeting minutes from March 11, 2015 were adopted as written.
3. Announcements:
• Newest LEED Gold certification is SFMTA Transportation Management Center.  Total LEED certified SF municipal projects = 4,839,812 square feet.
4. Municipal Project Reports
• Mark Rudnicki of SFMTA and Will Kwan of Public Works BDC presented on the SFMTA Transportation Management Center project.  This LEED Gold certified project achieved exemplary performance for water efficiency and lighting power density.
5. Presentation: Kunjan Shah and Carlos Flores of Healthy Building Science presented on Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx), demonstrating the importance of continuous air, thermal and vapor barriers in commercial construction.  BECx is a new credit under LEED v4.
6. Presentation: Donald Simon, Legal Counsel for USGBC-Northern California Chapter presented on the perceived risks and liabilities associated with Health Product Declarations (HPDs) from the perspective of manufacturers and building owners.  HPDs are manufacturer’s detailed disclosures of building material ingredients and can contribute to Materials and Resources credits under LEED v4.
7. Old Business: 
• SF Environment Director Raphael approved the EAc4 waiver request for Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
• Dave Curto and Robert Walsh of Human Services Agency submitted and presented a waiver request for a project at 3801 3rd St., conditional upon ongoing lease negotiations.  No action was taken.
• SF Environment Code Chapter 7 and LEED v4: Handout from HOK comparing LEED v3 and LEED v4 was discussed.
8. New Business: None
9. Public Comment: None