Greening Government Operations (GGO)

The Greening Government Operations (GGO) table has been created for departments to report against progress on Goal 8 of the link Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (i.e., minimize the environmental footprint of government operations). In any given fiscal year departments are required only to complete the applicable portions of the table based on the provisions of the link Federal Sustainable Development Act.

Green Building Targets


8.1 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new construction and build-to-lease projects, and major renovation projects, will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance.*
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework
(Optional in FY 2011-12)
   
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework
(Optional in FY 2011-12)
   
Existence of strategic framework
(Optional in RPP 2011-12)
No; target completion date is March 31, 2012  

* This will be demonstrated by achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) New Construction (NC) Silver, Green Globes Design 3 Globes, or equivalent.

Strategies / Comments

  1. The Agency has one major construction project underway, but it will not be ready for occupancy until February 2013. The JC Wilt Infectious Diseases Research Centre Project will be targeting LEED-NC Silver certification on an approximate floor area of 5,360m2.
  2. The Agency will establish a Departmental Strategic Framework to outline the conditions for buildings being assessed against this target as of April 1, 2012. The Agency will assess existing new construction and build-to-lease projects against the framework commencing in 2012-13.


8.2 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, existing Crown buildings over 1,000m2 will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool.*
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of buildings over 1,000m2, as per departmental strategic framework
(Optional in FY 2011-12)
   
Percentage of buildings over 1,000m2 that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, as per departmental strategic framework
(Optional in FY 2011-12)
   
Existence of strategic framework
(Optional in RPP 2011-12)
No; target completion date is March 31, 2012  

* Assessment tools include: Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) BES (Building Environmental Standards), Green Globes or equivalent.

Strategies / Comments

  1. The Agency footprint includes two Crown laboratory buildings: the Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses and the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health.
  2. The Agency will establish a Departmental Strategic Framework to outline the conditions for buildings being assessed against this target as of April 1, 2012. Existing Crown buildings over 1,000m2 will be assessed upon completion of the Framework.


8.3 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new lease or lease renewal projects over 1,000m2, where the Crown is the major lessee, will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool.*
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1,000m2 in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework
(Optional in FY 2011-12)
NA  
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1,000m2 that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework
(Optional in FY 2011-12)
NA  
Existence of strategic framework
(Optional in RPP 2011-12)
NA  

* Assessment tools include: BOMA BES, an appropriately tailored BOMA International Green Lease Standard, or equivalent.

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target is not applicable as Public Works and Government Services Canada negotiates all leases on behalf of PHAC. As the client, the Agency can only request inclusion of this target in its lease requirements.


8.4 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, fit-up and refit projects will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance.*
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework
(Optional in FY 2011-12)
   
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework
(Optional in FY 2011-12)
   
Existence of strategic framework
(Optional in RPP 2011-12)
No; target completion date is March 31, 2012  

* This will be demonstrated by achieving LEED Commercial Interior Silver, Green Globes Fit-Up 3 Globes, or equivalent.

Strategies / Comments

  1. The Agency does not have any fit-up or refit projects scheduled this fiscal year.
  2. The Agency will establish a Departmental Strategic Framework to outline the conditions for buildings being assessed against this target as of April 1, 2012. The Agency will assess its fit-up and refit projects against the Strategic Framework commencing in 2012-13.

Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment Target


8.6 By March 31, 2014, each department will reuse or recycle all surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) in an environmentally sound and secure manner.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Existence of implementation plan for the disposal of all departmentally-generated EEE
(Optional in RPP 2011-12)
No; target approval date is March 31, 2012  
Total number of departmental locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year FY 2011-12 23%  
FY 2012-13 60%  
FY 2013-14 100%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of Location: Any building that is occupied by at least one PHAC employee and one EEE asset. It excludes facilities such as warehouses and mobile laboratories. The Agency has 39 locations.
  2. EEE Implementation Plan: The Agency will develop a National Implementation Plan for the disposal of the Agency’s surplus EEE. The plan will include an annual interim target of 23% for 2011-2012, with the target of having all PHAC facilities with an EEE implementation plan fully implemented by March 31, 2014. The EEE implementation plan will include all of the required elements, as per the mandatory implementation strategies listed in Theme IV of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. The Agency’s EEE Implementation Plan will be hosted on the PHAC internal website.
  3. Roles and Responsibilities: The Asset and Materiel Management Division is the Office of Primary Interest with collaboration from the Sustainable Development Division and the IM/IT Directorate.
  4. Key Activities of the EEE Disposal Process: PHAC, in collaboration with Health Canada, will enhance its system to track and report on EEE disposal based on key equipment types disposed of through all designated streams at all locations that have an EEE implementation plan fully implemented.
  5. Reporting Requirements: The financial system and Asset Centre databases will be used to establish, monitor and, report on metrics for measuring activity-level performance of this target.
  6. Mechanisms to Evaluate Progress: PHAC will prepare an annual, national EEE disposal report for senior management, which will be led by the Asset and Materiel Management Division, with input from the IM/IT Directorate.
  7. Relationship between Agency Asset Management System and EEE Implementation Plan: The Agency’s asset management systems will be modified to enable tracking and reporting on compliance with implementation plans.
  8. Security Concerns or Sub-Processes: PHAC will ensure all security considerations will be taken before disposal of electronic equipment occurs.

Printing Unit Reduction Target


8.7 By March 31, 2013, each department will achieve an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units. Departments will apply target where building occupancy levels, security considerations, and space configuration allow.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units in fiscal year 2010-11, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow (Optional) 1.8:1*  
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow FY 2011-12 4:1  
FY 2012-13 8:1  
FY 2013-14 8:1  

*Ratio determined through an audit of the PHAC Print Optimization studies, which include select PHAC locations. This ratio will be updated as additional figures from across Canada are determined.

Strategies / Comments

  1. Printing Unit Definition: A printing unit is defined as all desktop printers, networked printers, facsimile machines, photocopiers and multi-functional devices (MFDs).
  2. Scope: Target excludes:
    • Label makers, plotters, scanners, etc.;
    • Select employees as a result of Duty to Accommodate and ergonomic assessments;
    • Buildings with fewer than eight employees; and
    • Buildings where space configuration does not allow for an 8:1 ratio to be achieved.
    Security considerations will serve as an exemption under specific conditions.
  3. Method Used for Determining Number of Organizational Printing Units: IM/IT staff will conduct a manual inspection of all Agency workstations, using PHAC floor plans as a mapping tool.
  4. Method for Determining Number of Office Employees: TBS Population Affiliation Report1 (2777 Employees).

1 The TBS Population Affiliation Report can be found at: link http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pas-srp/report-rapport_e.asp?cat=e.


Paper Consumption Target


8.8 By March 31, 2014, each department will reduce internal paper consumption per office employee by 20%. Each department will establish a baseline between 2005-2006 and 2011-2012, and applicable scope.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the baseline year selected, as per departmental scope
(Optional in RPP 2011-12)
   
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected
(Optional in RPP 2011-12)
FY 2011-12    
FY 2012-13    
FY 2013-14    

Strategies / Comments

  1. PHAC will determine data sources and develop implementation strategies for achieving and reporting against this target by March 31, 2012. Once the data sources and strategies have been identified, PHAC will establish a baseline.

Green Meetings Target


8.9 By March 31, 2012, each department will adopt a guide for greening meetings.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Presence of a green meeting guide
(Optional in RPP 2011-12)
No; target approval date is March 31, 2012  


Green Procurement Targets


8.10 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least 3 SMART* green procurement targets to reduce environmental impacts.
8.10.1 As of April 1, 2011, office computers will have a minimum average of a four-year life in the Department.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Average life of office computers in the Department in fiscal year 2010-11 4 years  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year 4 years  

*SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target complies with Environment Canada’s SMART criteria. Considering the expenditures on and purchase volume of office computers, these reductions are a best practice in green procurement and should be considered before any other targets.
  2. It requires either asset management data on office computers or data on the average expenditure per office employee and the average cost of office computer for a proxy calculation.
  3. Successful integration of this target in Agency operations requires the collaboration of multiple stakeholders, such as information technology authorities, procurement authorities and asset managers. It also requires the support of program managers throughout the organization.


8.10 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least 3 SMART* green procurement targets to reduce environmental impacts.
8.10.2 As of April 1, 2011, at least 90% of new purchases and leases of printers and multi-functional devices will have environmental features.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Percentage of newly purchased and leased printers and multi-functional devices with environmental features in the 2010-2011 fiscal year 100%  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year 90%  

*SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target complies with Environment Canada’s SMART criteria.
  2. This target complements the Printing Unit Reduction Target (8.7).
  3. For this target, progress against measure in the given fiscal year may be lower than the established baseline to allow for security and emergency management considerations under specific conditions.


8.10 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least 3 SMART* green procurement targets to reduce environmental impacts.
8.10.3 By March 31, 2012, the Agency will procure and operationalize smart bars for all workstations across the Agency to enhance energy efficiency.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Baseline in 2010-2011:

Number of purchased and operationalized smart bars relative to the number of workstations across the Agency

0%
 
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year 100%  

*SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target complies with Environment Canada’s SMART criteria.
  2. This target will realize cost-savings and reduced energy consumption during off-peak hours. Considering the high level of electricity used in office buildings, these reductions are a best practice in green procurement.
  3. Operationalizing smart bars for all workstations will reduce greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the Agency and support the Agency's 4th Energy Reduction Initiative in its link Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy.
  4. This target requires the collaboration of multiple stakeholders, such as information technology, sustainable development, procurement authorities and asset managers. It also requires the support of program managers throughout the organization.


8.11 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish SMART* targets for training, employee performance evaluations, and management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement decision-making.
Training for Select Employees

8.11.1 By March 31, 2012, a minimum of 80% of materiel managers, procurement personnel and acquisition cardholders will have taken an Agency recognized training course on green procurement.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Baselines established in 2009-10:  
% of Asset and Materiel Management employees with Canadian School of Public Service (CSPS) C215 certification 73%

% of Asset and Materiel Management contracting specialists with CSPS C215 certification

83%
% of Acquisition Card Holders with PHAC Mandatory Procurement Training 83%

Progress against measure in the given fiscal year:

 
% of Asset and Materiel Management employees with Canadian School of Public Service (CSPS) C215 certification 80%**

% of Asset and Materiel Management contracting specialists with CSPS C215 certification

80%**
% of Acquisition Card Holders with PHAC Mandatory Procurement Training 100%***

*SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.
**For these targets, progress against measure in the given fiscal year may be lower than the established baseline to allow for security and emergency management considerations under specific conditions.
***Mandatory

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target complies with Environment Canada’s SMART criteria.
  2. An Agency recognized training course on green procurement includes: The Canada School of Public Service C215 certification and the mandatory procurement training for PHAC acquisition cardholders.
  3. For the purpose of this target, identified materiel managers and procurement personnel include all PHAC employees designated with a Procurement Group (PG) classification.


8.11 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish SMART* targets for training, employee performance evaluations, and management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement decision-making.
Employee performance evaluations for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management

8.11.2 As of April 1, 2011, 100% of all identified managers and functional heads of procurement will have environmental considerations clauses incorporated into their performance evaluations.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Baselines established in 2009-10:

% of all managers and function heads (three employees) of procurement and materials with environmental consideration clauses incorporated into their performance evaluations

100%
 
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year 100%  

*SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target complies with Environment Canada’s SMART criteria.
  2. The three identified employees have responsibility for 100% of departmental purchases over $10,000.


8.11 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish SMART* targets for training, employee performance evaluations, and management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement decision-making.
Management processes and controls

8.11.3 By March 31, 2014, decrease the quantity of “unknown attributes” associated with the financial system’s Green Procurement field in contracts by at least 10% below 2009-10 baseline levels.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
% of contracts and services with ‘unknown attributes’ 3,171 of 4,853 contracts = 65%  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year 63% “unknown attributes”  

*SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

Strategies / Comments

  1. In the 2009-10 Departmental Performance Report, PHAC reported that it established a green procurement baseline indicator for purchased goods and services.
    • 3171 Unknown Attributes or $125.7M.
    • 72 Environmental Attributes of Supplier or $20.1M.
    • 41 Uncertified Environmental Attribute or $0.6M.
    • 67 Certified Environmental Attribute or $1.4M.
    • 22 Recycled Content or $0.1M.
    • 1480 No Environmental Attribute or $364.6M.
  2. Of the 4,853 contracts implemented in 2009-10 for goods and services, four percent or 202 included a green component. PHAC’s objective for 2011-12 is to reduce the quantity of unknown attributes by 2%. Goods and services include, but are not limited to:
    • IT hardware procurement;
    • Vehicles procurement;
    • Furniture procurement;
    • IT services procurement;
    • Professional services procurement; and
    • Acquisition card procurement.

Reporting on the Purchases of Offset Credits


Mandatory reporting on the purchase of greenhouse gas emissions offset credits, as per the Policy Framework for Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Major International Events, should be reported here.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Quantity of emissions offset in the given fiscal year
(Optional for all RPPs)
Not Applicable  

Strategies / Comments

  1. The Agency is not seeking to purchase greenhouse gas emissions offset credits in 2011-12.

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