August 12 2020 Municipal Green Building Task Force Meeting

Meeting Notice and Agenda

Municipal Green Building Task Force

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:30pm

Meeting will be held remotely


Refer to the “Remote Access to Information and Participation” section below for instructions.


  1. Welcome
  2. Adoption of Task Force Meeting Minutes of February 12, 2020. (2 minutes) Action
  3. Announcements: (10 minutes) Discussion
  • Recent LEED certified projects: Congratulations to project teams for Sunol Administration Building (LEED BD+C v2009), SFO Ground Transportation Unit (LEED BD+C v4), SFO Grand Hyatt (LEED BD+C v4), and SFMTA Burke Warehouse (LEED CI v2009). There are now 71 LEED certified municipal projects totaling 9,781,469 sf. 
  • Congratulations to the project team for SFO Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Center, which is the first airport terminal to earn Fitwel certification. (Fitwel 2 Star rating)
  • SFPUC has rebate programs that helps pay for energy efficiency for Power Enterprise/Hetchy electric customers on Industrial, Commercial, and Municipal Enterprise electric service rates, check out the website. “Blueprint for Savings” is modeled after PG&E’s Savings By Design, and is for large new construction projects. Another program is available for smaller new construction projects under 50,000 sqft. Contact Russell Stepp at SFPUC for more information: [email protected]. The SFPUC also offers “Upgrade for Savings” to large existing building/facility energy efficiency upgrades for enterprise departments and commercial tenants. Contact Terry O’Sullivan at SFPUC for more information: [email protected].
  1. Presentations: (70 minutes) Presentations and discussion

SF Department of the Environment Zero Waste and Green Building program staff will present recent and upcoming policy updates and tools to advance San Francisco’s commitment to reduce disposal to landfill by at least 50% by 2030:

  • Commercial Zero Waste Analyst, Steven Chiv, will describe a calculator currently in development to aid with design and documentation of adequate, accessible, and convenient recycling, composting, and refuse collection areas in buildings. (Ref: Environment Code Chapter 7, Section 707 and Chapter 19)
  • C&D Debris Recovery Assistant Coordinator, James Slattery, will explain proposed modifications to the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Recovery Ordinance, and an implementation tool to support Material Reduction and Recovery Plans (MRRP)/CalGreen requirements. (Ref. Environment Code Chapter 7, Section 708 and Chapter 14)
  • Senior Green Building Coordinator, Eden Brukman, will provide context for how these updates may influence municipal project delivery and possible changes to Environment Code Chapter 7.
  1. General Public Comment


Remote Access to Information and Participation

This meeting will be held remotely using video conferencing, through the Webex Meetings platform, and by telephone for members of the public who are unable to attend using computers or smart devices.


Attending the Meeting: Watch or Listen

Members of the public have the following options for attending the meeting:


Option 1:   Watch the meeting using a computer or smart device by clicking on the following link:

                  Password: MGBTF

  • If you are able to and would like to watch via your computer, please follow these instructions: i) Click on the link above; ii) Enter your first name, last name, and email address if desired; iii) Click “Join by Browser” (directly beneath the “Join Now” button);
  • If you are able to watch via your smart mobile device: i) Download the Webex Meetings application; ii) Click on the link above; iii) Click Join; iv) Enter your name and email; v) Click Ready to Join


Option 2:   Join the meeting by phone, if you do not have access to a computer or smart device.

      Dial: 1-408-418-9388 and then enter the Access Code: 146 792 7600.


Participating During Public Comment: By Phone or by Chat

Members of the public will have opportunities to participate during public comment. The public is asked to wait for the particular agenda item before making a comment on that item. Comments will be addressed in the order they are received. When the moderator announces that the Committee is taking public comment, members of the public can either:


Option 1:   Participate via computer or smart device by: i) Clicking on the “Raise Hand” icon in the Participant window; ii) Depending on the number of people also in line ahead of you, you may have to wait before it is your opportunity to speak. When it is your turn, you will be notified that your line has been unmuted and it will be your opportunity to speak; iii) Your call will be muted when your allotted time expires.


Option 2:   Participate via computer or smart device by: i) Submitting a written comment via the Q&A function; ii) Your comment will be read by the moderator.


Option 3:   Participate over the phone by: i) Pressing *3 (this step is very important, as it will activate the “Raise Hand” icon in the Participant window); ii) Depending on the number of people also in line ahead of you, you may have to wait before it is your opportunity to speak. When it is your turn, you will be notified that your line has been unmuted and it will be your opportunity to speak; iii) Your call will be muted when your allotted time expires.



See San Francisco’s LEED® certified municipal projects on DataSF


In accordance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s statewide order for all residents to “Stay at Home” - and the numerous local and state proclamations, orders and supplemental directions - aggressive directives have been issued to slow down and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Copies of explanatory documents are available at, (1) or upon request to Eden Brukman, at telephone number 415-355-3710, or (2) via e-mail at [email protected] within three business days of a meeting. If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Municipal Green Building Task Force after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the Department of the Environment, 1455 Market St., Suite 1200, San Francisco, California 94103 during normal office hours.


Important Information

Persons unable to attend the meeting may submit to the Task Force, by the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the agenda items above. These comments will be made a part of the official public record and shall be brought to the attention of the Task Force members. Any written comments should be sent to: Eden Brukman, San Francisco Department of the Environment, 1455 Market St., Suite 1200, San Francisco, California 94103 by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the hearing. Comments which cannot be delivered to Ms. Brukman by that time may be sent via e-mail at [email protected].


The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

Public Comment

At this time, members of the public may address the Task Force on items of interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Task Force but are not on today’s agenda. Public comment will be taken following each agendized item. Each member of the public may address the Task Force for up to three minutes, unless otherwise announced by the Chair. If it is demonstrated that the comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the Chair may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.


The Brown Act forbids the Task Force from taking action or discussing any item or issue not appearing on the posted agenda. This rule applies to issues raised in public comment as well. In response to public comment, not on an agendized item, the Task Force is limited to:

  1. Briefly responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public, or
  2. Request staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting, or
  3. Directing staff to place the item or issue on a future agenda (Government Code Section 54954.2(a).)

Disability Access

The Muncipal Green Building Task Force meeting will be held virtually due to the public health emergency. Large print agendas, audiotapes of minutes, sound-enhancement equipment, and other services to aid the visually and hearing-impaired to attend the meeting are available by calling (415) 554-6390.


In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals.  Individuals with chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call the Mayor’s Office on Disability at (415) 554-6789 or (415) 554-6799 (TTY) for further information.


Language Access

Per the Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), Chinese, Spanish and or Filipino (Tagalog) interpreters will be available upon requests. Meeting Minutes may be translated, if requested, after they have been adopted. Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To request assistance with these services please contact Eden Brukman at 415-355-3710, or [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.  Late requests will be honored if possible.



根據語言服務條例(三藩市行政法典第91章),中文、西班牙語和/或菲律賓語(泰加洛語)傳譯人員在收到要求後將會提供傳譯服務。翻譯版本的會議記錄可在委員會通過後透過要求而提供。其他語言協助在可能的情況下也將可提供。上述的要求,請於會議前最少48小時致電 415-355-3710 或電郵至 [email protected] 向委員會秘書提出。逾期提出的請求,若可能的話,亦會被考慮接納。


Acceso A Idioma

De acuerdo con la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas “Language Access Ordinance” (Capítulo 91 del Código Administrativo de San Francisco “Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code”) intérpretes de chino, español y/o filipino (tagalo) estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas, de ser requeridas, luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. La asistencia en idiomas adicionales se tomará en cuenta siempre que sea posible. Para solicitar asistencia con estos servicios favor comunicarse con el Secretario de la Comisión al 415-355-3710, o [email protected] por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible.


Access Sa Wika

Ayon sa Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 ng San Francisco Administrative Code), maaaring mag-request ng mga tagapagsalin sa wikang Tsino, Espanyol, at/o Filipino (Tagalog). Kapag hiniling, ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin  sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Maari din magkaroon ng tulong sa ibang wika. Sa mga ganitong uri ng kahilingan, mangyaring tumawag sa Clerk ng Commission sa 415-355-3710, o [email protected] sa hindi bababa sa 48 oras bago mag miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng pagbibigyan.


Know your Rights under the Sunshine Ordinance

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, City Hall, Room 244, One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA  94102-4683 at Phone No.: (415) 554-7724; Fax No.: (415) 554-5163; E-mail: [email protected]. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at



Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code §2.100, et. seq] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at: 25 Van Ness Avenue, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112; web site at


Posted: July 29, 2020