March 9 2016 Municipal Green Building Task Force Minutes Approved

Municipal Green Building Task Force Meeting

Approved Minutes March 9, 2016

Appointed Members:


Amanda Dougherty, SFPUC Water

Bill Worthen*, Public Member, Urban Fabrick

Joshua Ollinger for Cyndy Comerford*, SF Department of Public Health

Claudia Gorham for John Updike*, Real Estate Division

Jessica Perez*, Public Works Landscape Architecture

Magdalena Ryor*, Public Works Project Management

Mark Palmer*, Chair, SF Environment

Mark Rudnicki, SF Municipal Transportation Agency

May Chan*, Public Works/Infrastructure Design & Construction

Melina Markarian*, Public Works /Building Design & Construction

Mohsin Shaikh*, SF Department of Building Inspection

Rachel Kraai, SFPUC Wastewater

Rich Berman, SF Port

Roberto Lombardi*, SF Public Library


Derrick Homer*, SF International Airport

Matt Jasmin*, SF Recreation and Park

Nishad Joshi, Capital Planning

*LEED Accredited

In addition there were attendees representing SFPUC Power, SFMTA, SF Port, SF Environment, Stok, NAM, Paladino & Co. and Ambient Energy.

1.      Introductions. New member: Rich Berman is the new representative from SF Port, taking over for Wendy Proctor.  Many thanks to Wendy for her 6 years of service on the Task Force.

2.      Minutes: The meeting minutes from February 10, 2016 were adopted as written.

3.      Announcements:

  • Fire Station #36 has achieved LEED v3 IDC Gold certification.  SF municipal LEED certified projects total 5.8 million square feet.
  • LEED v3 Energy Update: Projects registering for LEED v3 on or after April 8, 2016 will be subject to new minimum energy efficiency threshold: For new construction, this amounts to an 8% efficiency increase above the previous 10% requirement beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007.
  • NYC-owned buildings are now required to achieve LEED v4 Gold certification and 50% energy use reduction compared to ASHRAE 90.1-2013 for new construction and major alteration projects.
  • Water Conservation Showcase, March 22, Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St.

4.      Waiver Requests: The Waiver Request for Balboa Park Recreation Center has been postponed pending further analysis of LEED prerequisite EAp2 Minimum Energy Performance.

5.      Presentation: Kacia Brockman of SF Environment presented Solar plus Storage for Resilience, a Federal DOE grant-funded study to analyze opportunities and promote energy resilience at key city facilities. 

6.      Old Business:  

·        SF Environment Code Chapter 7 LEED v4 amendment draft: Updated Stormwater Management Requirements from SFPUC.  Possible requirements for natural gas reduction/elimination and solar plus energy storage for resilience.

·        Better Roofs policy update—citywide legislation introduced on 2/21 requiring solar to be installed on 15% “solar-ready” roof portion required by Title-24.

7.      New Business: None

8.      Public Comment: A member of the public commented on living conditions at “The Sanctuary”, a facility owned and operated by Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco