Greening Government Operations (GGO)

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 performance1.
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. 2011-12
None planned
 
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. 2011-12
None planned
 
Existence of strategic framework. 2011-12
Yes 
 

Strategies / Comments

NRCan’s Low Carbon (LoC) Initiative, which has been approved by the Deputy Minister in September 2010, is NRCan’s strategic framework.  The LoC initiative is in the implementation stage.


8.2 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, existing crown buildings over 1000m2 will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool2.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of buildings over 1000m2, as per departmental strategic framework. 25  
Percentage of buildings over 1000m2 that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, as per departmental strategic framework. 2011-12
20%
 
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) Yes  

Strategies / Comments

Minimum level of assessment: BOMA BESt Level 1

The appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): 1000 m2 

Applicable building types:  All NRCan-owned buildings over 1000 m2, excluding sheds, garages or warehouses.

Industry recognized assessment tool used: BOMA BESt

One facility - CanmetENERGY Varennes, QC – achieved BOMA BESt Level 3 certification in 2009. 

NRCan’s Low Carbon (LoC) Initiative, which has been approved by the Deputy Minister in September 2010, is NRCan’s strategic framework.  The LoC initiative is in the implementation stage.


8.3 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new lease or lease renewal projects over 1000m2, where the Crown is the major lessee, will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool3.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000m2 in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 2011-12
1
 
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000m2 that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 2011-12
1
 
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) Yes  

Strategies / Comments

LEED NC Platinum building built in 2010-11 by as McMaster University per NRCan request.


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 performance4.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 2011-12
67
 
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. 2011-12
0
 
Existence of strategic framework. Yes  

Strategies / Comments

Current three-year Building Management Plan (BMP, 2009-2012) identifies refit and fit-up projects.  Approximately, 22% of the 67 projects are expected to improve environmental performance.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target


8.5 The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions from its operations to match the national target of 17% below 2005 by 2020.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Departmental GHG reduction target: Percentage of absolute reduction in GHG emissions by fiscal year 2020–21, relative to fiscal year 2005–06. 44%  
Departmental GHG emissions in fiscal year 2005–06, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. 1.85  
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. FY 2011–12 1.21  
FY 2012–13 1.19  
FY 2013–14 1.17  
FY 2014–15 1.15  
FY 2015–16 1.13  
FY 2016–17 1.11  
FY 2017–18 1.09  
FY 2018–19 1.07  
FY 2019–20 1.05  
FY 2020–21 1.03  
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from fiscal year 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year. FY 2011–12 35%  
FY 2012–13 36%  
FY 2013–14 37%  
FY 2014–15 38%  
FY 2015–16 39%  
FY 2016–17 40%  
FY 2017–18 41%  
FY 2018–19 42%  
FY 2019–20 43%  
FY 2020–21 44%  

Strategies / Comments

Targeted GHG emission sources: Fleet only.

Additional performance indicators, key emissions reductions strategies, implementation plan, opportunities for continuous improvement:

Fleet modernization: A lowering of existing vehicle life cycle retention parameters will further improve upon fuel efficiency, while reducing overall costs. Newer model vehicles are cleaner to operate due to advancements in vehicle technologies.

Acquiring new technology vehicles: plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles are forecast for production in 2011/12. NRCan is committed to being the first department to introduce these types of advanced vehicle classes into its vehicle fleet.

Expanding a vehicle pooling model across the department: NRCan will continue to look for opportunities to open up its vehicle fleet to a wider population of employees through the implementation of Vehicle Pools, thereby helping to further reduce the overall size of its vehicle inventory.

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. Yes: to be completed by August 31, 2011  
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 2011–12 100%  
FY 2012–13 (100%, will have been achieved in FY 2011-12)  
FY 2013–14 (100%, will have been achieved in FY 2011-12)  

Strategies / Comments

Definition of location: comprises asset management facilities in NCR and regions (16 facilities)

NRCan has ensured that our department is following all the requirements provided in the Treasury Board Directive on Disposal of Surplus Materiel, and elaborated on in section 3.4 of the TBS Guide to Management of Materiel.

Currently, NRCan disposes of surplus E-Waste via the three following mechanisms:

1. Computers for Schools [Industry Canada] (30%)
2. Crown Assets Distribution Directorate [PWGSC] (20%)
3. Provincial Extended Producer Responsibility Programs (in select locations) (40%)

We are developing a Departmental E-Waste Plan, to be implemented by summer 2011. As part of this Plan, we will triage our departmental e-waste and also leverage a fourth disposal mechanism:

4. Departmental Individual Standing Offer (DISO*) for E-waste Recycling [PWGSC] (10%)

* For equipment that does not qualify for mechanisms No. 1–3 

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. 3:1  
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 5:1  
FY 2012–13 8:1  
FY 2013–14 10:1  

Strategies / Comments

The printing unit figures were determined using a combination of methods including: Web Jet Admin tool, LANDesk network discovery, procurement and physical inventory.

Although building occupancy levels, and security considerations are  factors, space configurations is perhaps the largest challenge in the distribution of printing units here at NRCan. Many of the work areas are lab environments located in older buildings with accessibility issues.

The number of employees was determined via PeopleSoft and our Directory of People and Services (DPS).

Roles and responsibilities: SSO ITS is the division responsible for printer distribution and are about to begin the process of printer consolidation.

Although printer placement will be determined on a case by case basis, some of the strategies for reduction will be the increased use of multifunction printers and the decreased use of personal (local) printers.

Although the reduction of printers does not necessarily mean a reduction of printing, it has been estimated that a goal of a 6:1 ratio will still reduce power consumption by 25% and obviously decrease our amount of ewaste significantly. 

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.    
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2011–12    
FY 2012–13    
FY 2013–14    

Strategies / Comments

NRCan will be reporting on this target in subsequent RPPs/DPRs.

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.    

Strategies / Comments

NRCan will be reporting on this target in subsequent RPPs/DPRs.

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.


By March 31, 2014, 100% of vehicles purchased annually are right sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient vehicle in its class in the Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
By March 31, 2014, 100% of vehicles purchased annually are right sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient vehicle in its class in the Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle. 100%  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%  

Strategies / Comments

Dollar value of vehicles that meet the target relative to total dollar value of all vehicles in the Department.

Number of vehicles that meet the target relative to total number of all vehicles in the Department.
Exclusions may include executive vehicles.

This target requires that criteria to identify when a vehicle is right-sized are defined.

It requires the availability of inventory counts / assets management data for reporting, but does not require the availability of procurement data.

Consideration must be taken when setting the percentage for the target to ensure that vehicles will not need to be prematurely disposed of to meet the target.


By March 31, 2012, 90% of IT hardware procured will be “environmentally preferred” models (as required via a 4-year life cycle).
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
By March 31, 2012, 90% of IT hardware procured will be “environmentally preferred” models (as required via a 4-year life cycle). 100%  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%  

Strategies / Comments

Last year's Desktop RVD was categorized as "Gold" by EPEAT and Energy Star.
We are striving to continue this trend with this year's and all future desktop RVD's. Based on a 4 year life cycle, at the completion of the 4 years all desktops will be
"Environmentally preferred" models. Although we can't comment on specific server hardware, we are making great strides with server consolidation.

And virtualization is allowing us to set optimistic greening targets.


By March 31, 2012, 100% of network printer consumables and suppliers used will offer a collect and credit service, i.e. recycling, for toner cartridges.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
By March 31, 2012, 100% of network printer consumables and suppliers used will offer a collect and credit service, i.e. recycling, for toner cartridges. 100%  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%  

Strategies / Comments

We currently recycle 100 % of all toners and will continue to do so. However given the diversity of our printing environment, the various regions, and number of suppliers, our credit service is minimal. Several companies will recycle toners (even from other suppliers) as a service but do not offer credit for it.

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:

By March 31, 2012, 50% of procurement staff members in regions will complete Green Procurement training.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
D) By March 31, 2012, 50% of procurement staff members in regions will complete Green Procurement training. 50% (in 2011-12)  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 0%  

Strategies / Comments

Why this self selected green procurement training target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific nature/type of training and target audience
  2. Measurable: Information is available from regional procurement personnel (HR-related) files (An electronic certificate is issued upon completion of the training.)
  3. Achievable: Training is “learner friendly”: easily accessible, i.e. online (24/7).
  4. Relevant: In-house training used: Canada School of Public Service course on Green Procurement (C215)
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target completion, i.e. 100% (March 31, 2014)

Other reporting considerations:
The Green Procurement training implementation experience in NCR will be used as a model to follow for implementation of such training in regions.

As part of the NRCan Regional Organization Review, a “procurement” Regional Functional Working Group has been established, with a Procurement Regional Functional Head as the lead. The Regional Functional Head will be responsible for tracking progress against the green procurement training target. 


Employee performance evaluations for personnel of procurement and materiel management.

By March 31, 2012, 50% of all procurement personnel’s (NCR and regions) Performance Feedback Reports will include the contribution of and support for green procurement policy objectives.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
By March 31, 2012, 50% of all procurement personnel’s (NCR and regions) Performance Feedback Reports will include the contribution of and support for green procurement policy objectives. 50% (in 2011-12)  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 0%  

Strategies / Comments

Why this self selected green procurement performance evaluation target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific positions (non manager and non functional head personnel) and functional area (procurement)
  2. Measurable: information is available from our procurement module (e.g. for service transactions valued at >$5K a mandatory checklist which includes environmental considerations is completed by the RC Manager)
  3. Achievable: Contribution of and support for green procurement policy objectives will be reviewed as part of annual evaluations (Performance Feedback Reports).
  4. Relevant: Environmental considerations may be applied to all procurement requests (albeit to varying degrees* and subject to client specifications).
    * e.g. to a lesser extent with services than goods
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target completion, i.e. 100% (March 31, 2014)


Management processes and controls.

By March 31, 2012, 95% of the Wireless Services procurement consolidation initiative will be implemented.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
By March 31, 2012, 95% of the Wireless Services procurement consolidation initiative will be implemented. 95% (in 2011-12)  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 90%  

Strategies / Comments

Why this self selected green procurement Management processes and controls target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific initiative (Wireless Services consolidation) and functional area (procurement)
  2. Measurable: information is available from our procurement module
  3. Achievable: Pilot phase (CMSS and another Sector) was successfully completed in 2009–10. Full departmental rollout had already begun as of April 2010.
  4. Relevant: Decrease in the number of acquisition cards being used only for wireless services procurements/acquisitions (leads to a more efficient use management of the acquisition card.)
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target completion, i.e. 100% (March 31, 2014)


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