February 8 2017 Municipal Green Building Task Force Meeting

MEETING Notice & Agenda
Municipal Green Building Task Force Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:30 p.m.
30 Van Ness
4th Floor, BOA Main Conference Room
 
1.    Introductions: (2 minutes) Discussion
 
2.  In Memorium: A remembrance of William Worthen, mayoral appointee to the Municipal Green Building Task Force. (5 minutes) Discussion
 
3.    Adoption of Task Force Meeting Minutes of January 11, 2017 (2 minutes) Action
 
4.    Green Building Announcements: (5 minutes) Discussion
•  LEED certification has become the de facto green building standard in the US and around the 
world. Today, 88 of the Fortune 100 have mandated LEED to be their standard. That level of corporate acceptance and penetration is a clear indication of market validation. Businesses want a consistent methodology and standard applied to their real estate assets globally.
•   New York City Council approved amendments to Local Law 86 requiring all new city 
projects—starting in 2018— to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold 
certification, and to use less than half the energy of current code or of the average energy use of 
existing buildings.
•   Oakland California uses LEED v4 certification as a tool for green development.  The Brooklyn 
Basin project—a new neighborhood on the city’s historic waterfront, surrounded by open space and views of the San Francisco Bay and East Bay hills is the first LEED v4-certified Neighborhood 
Development project in Oakland.
• In 2014, the government of the Netherlands recognized LEED v4 as a rating system eligible for green building tax incentives, marking the first time this version of LEED v4 was referenced in 
public policy in any country.
 
5.    Old Business: SF Environment Code Chapter 7 LEED v4 amendment (10 minutes) Discussion
 
6. Presentation: Kathleen O’Day of Public Works and April Philips of April Philips Design Works 
will present the SITES Rating System, a sustainability-focused framework for landscapes that protect ecosystems and enhance the benefits they provide, such as climate regulation, carbon 
storage and flood mitigation. (30 minutes) Presentation and Discussion
 
7. Presentation: Rachel Stallworth, under contract with SF Public Works will present 
DesignAsBuilt.com, a green building materials platform to enable architects and designers to 
search, find, save and share information on products from over 15,000 manufacturers. (30 minutes) Presentation and Discussion
 
8.    New Business: Zero Net Energy buildings (5 minutes) Discussion
 
9.    Public Comment
 
Green Building Information Gateway: see San Francisco’s LEED certified municipal projects
 

** Copies of explanatory documents are available at (1) the Municipal Green Building Task Force Office, 1455 Market St., Suite 1200, San Francisco, California 94103 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (2) or upon request to Mark Palmer, at telephone number 415-355-3710, or (3) via e-mail at Mark.Palmer@sfgov.org 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: Mark Palmer, 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 Mr. Palmer by that time may be taken directly to the hearing at the location above. When bringing handouts to meetings, please photocopy on both sides of the paper and try to use post-consumer recycled or tree-free paper.  Also, please bring sufficient copies of handouts for the Task Force and the public.

 

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 Municipal Green Building Task Force Meeting will be held at 30 Van Ness Avenue.  The meeting room is accessible by wheelchair.  The closest accessible BART station is Civic Center, four blocks from City Hall.  Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are the #5 Fulton/McAllister, #19 Polk, #21 Hayes, #42 Downtown Loop, #47 Van Ness, #49 Van Ness/Mission, #71 Haight/Noriega, the F-line to Market and Van Ness, and the MUNI Metro stations at Van Ness and Market and Civic Center.  The closest MUNI Metro stations are at Van Ness & Market and Civic Center.  For more information about MUNI accessible services, please call 923-6142. There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall, underneath Civic Center Plaza, and adjacent to Davies Symphony Hall and the Veterans War Memorial complex.  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 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 Mark Palmer at 415-355-3710, or Mark.Palmer@sfgov.org at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.  Late requests will be honored if possible.

 

語言服務

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Mark.Palmer@sfgov.org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 Mark.Palmer@sfgov.org 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 Mark.Palmer@sfgov.org 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, Sunshine Task Force Administrator, City Hall, Room 409, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA  94102-4683 at Phone No.: (415) 554-7724; Fax No.: (415) 554-7854; E-mail: sotf@sfgov.org.  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 www.sfgov.org.

 

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 www.sfgov.org/ethics.

Posted: February 1, 2017