California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Sustainable (Green) Building

Blueprint Tasks: Capital Outlay

Below is Action Item 2 and associated tasks from the strategy, Building Better Buildings: A Blueprint for Sustainable State Facilities (Blueprint). The Blueprint contains a ten-point plan to implement the Governor's sustainable building goal. Links to key deliverables are provided, if available.

Action Item 2 Incorporate life cycle costing, integrated design, commissioning, and post-occupancy evaluation into the state's capital outlay program. Due Date

2-1

Develop a methodology to analyze life cycle costing for the full range of qualitative and quantitative sustainable building benefits or their equivalencies.

Ongoing

2-1a

  • Work with the Department of Finance to review life cycle costing approaches, policies, and legislation. Identify factors that can be calculated directly and indirect measurements for other factors Develop framework to bundle costs and benefits, treating the building as one system rather than separate components.

March 2002

2-1b

  • Convene a series of discussions with sustainable building experts to evaluate life cycle costing methodologies (e.g., utilities, the federal government).

Ongoing

2-1c

May 2002

2-1d

  • Establish a methodology to incorporate these changes into the state's capital outlay program. The methodology may include the need for further research, computer modeling, and the creation of base case buildings by facility type, size, and climate zone, to use for comparison purposes.

June 2002

Ongoing

2-2

Incorporate an integrated design approach into the state's capital outlay process.

Ongoing

2-2a

  • Propose administrative changes to incorporate an integrated design approach. Update process as required.

Annual updates each December

2-3

Work with DGS to develop a post-occupancy evaluation program.

February 2002

2-3a

  • Develop a strategic plan and the criteria for conducting post-occupancy evaluations.
    • DGS POE Strategic Plan

Completed

2-3b

  • Integrate post-occupancy evaluations into the design goals for select projects.

Completed

2-3c

  • Conduct a post-occupancy evaluation study on a sample of buildings.

Ongoing

2-3d

  • Survey significant buildings over the long-term and document performance, costs, and savings.

Ongoing

2-4

Work with DGS and the Division of the State Architect to develop a commissioning program.

March 2002

2-4a

  • Convene a series of meetings on developing a commissioning program.

February 2002

2-4b

  • Conduct a symposium on commissioning.

Completed

Last updated: September 4, 2014
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