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Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Economic and Environmental Strategic Plan Background Balboa Park Economic and Environmental Sustainability Program Background Situation Analysis 2009- 2012 Environmental Sustainability Strategic Outcomes Sustainability Strategy and Focus Areas Benchmarking, Measurement and Resource Optimization Education Outreach Finding Financial Resources Partnering 2015 Environmental Sustainability Big Ideas Sustainability Tactics Timeline Annual Process, Timeline and Program Integration

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Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIC PLAN BACKGROUND This document presents the 2010 – 2012 Economic and Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan (the Plan) for Balboa Park (the Park), San Diego, California. It is compiled by the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (Partnership) as a resource for all private and pubic entities within the Park, as well as the City of San Diego and other supporting groups. The Partnership is the collaborative body and collective voice for arts, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park. Leveraging collective vision and resources, the 24-member Partnership promotes efficiency, innovation and excellence in professional practice to enrich our member institutions, the Balboa Park experience and the San Diego region’s cultural community. One of the Partnership’s four strategic plan goals by 2012 includes an initiative to increase the economic and environmental sustainability of its members and Balboa Park. This Plan formalizes and expands on the previously developed Environmental Sustainability element of the Partnership’s 2009 – 2012 Strategic Plan. Identified strategies include: • Action 1: Establishing benchmarks for, coordinating, and monitoring the progress of all green projects pertinent to member institutions and Balboa Park • Action 2: Serving as the recognized hub for information exchange and sharing (internally and externally) related to green projects in the Park • Action 3: Providing education and training for cultural institutions and the public (in coordination with BPCP members) to advance green projects benefiting the Park and region • Action 4: Helping prioritize green projects affecting BPCP member institutions and the Park, and attract financial and in-kind support to complete them This Plan will: • Identify energy efficiency and conservation goals • Formalize our sustainability strategies • Identify sustainability focus areas • Detail our informational programs • Identify funding This effort will result in an enhanced collaborative program which will save money and lower the carbon footprint of Balboa Park. A key group of internal and external stakeholders, Balboa Park’s Sustainability Alliance, contributed to its creation and will execute the plan. The Partnership manages the Sustainabilility Alliance, leverages resources for it and ensures agreed upon policy implementation. Mission: The Balboa Park Sustainability Program mission is to educate, measure and promote sustainability practices to preserve and enhance Balboa Park. Vision: To significantly advance environmental sustainability in Balboa Park by 2015 and beyond. By the end of 2015, our community will leave a legacy to future generations in the form of a “Green Balboa Park.” Green in this context means environmentally sustainable.

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Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 Our Goals: • Reduce Balboa Park electric bills by $1.5 million Per year. Increase Balboa Park water conservation by 50%. Increase recycling at Balboa Park by 50%. BALBOA PARK ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM BACKGROUND The Partnership’s Park-wide sustainability program developed in 2000 when identifying energy efficiency projects and waste and recycling opportunities. The framework was developed during a strategic planning session with Park stakeholders. The plan is funded by SDG&E’s Local Government Initiative. The Plan is a natural outcome of work started by the Partnership’s Sustainability Alliance comprised of Partnership members and park stakeholders to assist with the development of a long-term energy strategy for Balboa Park. During its formation, the Alliance chose Energy Efficiency as its top priority as it would have a high return on investment and significantly reduce carbon emissions. Since 2007, 3,500,000 kWhs in energy and 87,000 therms of gas have been saved annually. In 2009, more than 5,000,000 kWhs have been identified. Conceptual ideas must now be vetted, the Plan defined, goals established, timing agreed upon and responsibilities assigned to appropriate alliance members. We have much from which to build. In 2009, two member institutions -- the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center -- were LEED certified by the US Green Building Council for existing buildings. Additionally, The Balboa Park Sustainability Program launched a sustainability workshop series with a Community Forum that drew over 350 people from the environmental and cultural arts fields. Serving over 1200 attendees, 24 workshops were held to educate, engage and share sustainable practices in Balboa Park.
SITUATION ANALYSIS

In the wake of The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, local governments are held responsible for implementing a variety of recommended measures set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce California greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2020. As a sustainability leader, the Sustainability Program sets forth a plan modeled after those utilized by local governments to comply with these standards and other California legislative mandates. The California Long-term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan’s strategies for local governments details five goals, three of which are addressed by the Sustainability Program. As a partner in this program through SDG&E, we are: leading by example with our own facilities and energy usage practices, helping surrounding communities develop innovative programs which increase sustainability and reduce climate change, and making it possible for energy efficiency expertise to become widely available. It takes the collective efforts of citizens, organizations, and businesses to transform a community into an environmentally sustainable city. To achieve the mandated 25% GHG-emission reductions by 2020 and meet

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Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 the city’s energy-efficiency goals, the program will serve as an example, demonstrating the park’s participation in the city’s “green movement.” The plan provides the necessary resources and tools needed to engage facility managers, staff, and visitors into saving energy, money, and the environment. Due to its micro and macro importance, sustainability is high on the radar for various funding sources – even in a down economy. Whether for programs on increasing energy efficiency, education on how citizens can do their part or green jobs skills development, monies from sponsors are currently available. The intention is to use the past and seed the future. Due to the success and visibility this program has already achieved, BPCP can leverage those resources to obtain additional funding. Socially, becoming more sustainable is perceived as a positive – and necessary. Given the fine reputation of the Park, a successful Sustainability Program can only enhance how it is viewed by the local and regional community. Creating a sense of community and additional camaraderie is also becoming increasingly important given the current economy and the desires of our citizens. With social media now being the prime vehicle used to share and spread information,. that technology can now be harnassed to share sustainability information with people and in even more meaningful ways.. Multiple generations can now access and use the internet to learn about successful sustainability projects and practices. 2009 – 2012 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIC OUTCOMES*

Our Expected Program Outcomes include: • Creation of a culture of sustainable practices • Alignment of park and community sustainability efforts • Increased stakeholder connections • Increased efforts to reduce-reuse and recycle • Increased sustainability education and outreach efforts • Increased visitor enjoyment • Quantified successes • Creation of 10,500,000 kWhs and 200,000 therms in annual savings SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY AND FOCUS AREAS

We will achieve the Sustainability Program vision of reducing our carbon footprint by focusing upon these elements: • • • • • p. 5 Benchmarking, measurement and resource optimization Education and training Outreach which encourages thinking and acting green Finding financial and in-kind support as the hub for information exchange among Balboa Park institutions Partnering for success

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012
BENCHMARKING, MEASUREMENT AND RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION

Our plan to reduce the carbon footprint leads us to break our strategic initiatives into specific focus areas: • Energy Efficiency • Water Conservation • Recycling • Transportation • Sustainable Business Practices • Land Use Management Energy Efficiency The Sustainability Program, funded by SDG&E, systematically assesses the energy efficiency and climate change impacts of the park’s facilities, operations, and infrastructure. This includes identifying opportunities to implement energy-saving and GHG-reducing, water saving, recycling and improved transportation measures to meet energy cost-reduction and management goals. This is a high priority and will be worked on extensively in 2010. An element of maximizing energy efficiency is incorporating savings opportunities as identified in the benchmarking process. In this way, the park is able to quantify opportunities and prioritize actions to reduce energy use and GHG emissions. An analysis will be made of opportunities for the park to incorporate clean generation, such as photovoltaic or fuel cells. The benchmarking process consists of the following steps: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Establish energy baseline Establish measurement criteria Determine potential savings Set resource management goals Track and collect data in ENERGY STAR Benchmarking Portfolio Manager Analyze findings Share results Provide performance management, if desired Determine aggregate/longer term vendor contract options with individualized milestones/evaluations Facilitate centralized communication regarding resource sharing Publish savings results throughout institutions Challenge success through quarterly contests, presentation and/or assessments/audits Organize outreach visits by Facilities Directors, presentation and/or assessments/audits

We will undertake specific tactics outside of benchmarking during the course of this plan: • • • • • • • • • • • p. 6 Build retrofits taking into consideration park deferred maintenance Implement an energy management control system Consolidate computer servers Fine-tune the park maintenance schedule Optimize outdoor lighting Install LED induction street lights Retro-commission equipment Install smart metering Install power products (i.e. surge protectors) Implement Heat island reduction Improve weatherization

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 • Install solar collectors

Water Conservation San Diego imports close to 95 percent of its water from the Colorado River and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. These sources of water could shrink by 20 percent or more in the coming years and the County is expected to require 37 percent more water than we use today.1 Other issues surrounding this critical problem are the fact that the Delta is slowly deteriorating, thus putting our water supply at risk. This is compounded by current climate change predictions that indicate San Diego’s warm, dry season will be more acute and last longer. BPCP’s sustainability Plan will address the critical importance of water conservation, as reflected in the City’s Emergency Water Regulations, enacted in 20082 and make certain that all its stakeholders are aware that we are in a Level 2 Drought Alert3. Initiatives will reflect the importance of goals to reduce water consumption, establish gray water policies, and enact efficient landscaping and irrigation systems. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Upgrade irrigation controllers Reduce indoor water use Upgrade plumbing fixtures Capture rainfall Collect storm water Establish gray water policy Implement Smart metering Increase low-water landscaping Utilize “Save-A-Buck” Program Water Introduce 20 Gallon Challenge Increase Irrigation Efficiency Implement gray Water Policy Increase Low Water and Native Plant Landscaping Review fountain use Replace and upgrade plumbing fixtures, irrigation controllers, kitchen equipment and cooling tower controllers

Recycling In coordination with the City of San Diego, SDG&E, California Integrated Waste Management Board, and with support from Keep California Beautiful, Partnership's Sustainability Plan includes the implementation of waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs for office paper, corrugated cardboard, newsprint, beverage containers, oil waste, fluorescent lamps and other recyclable materials. Tactics include: • Waste and Recycle Assessments • Enhance Recycling Bins Park-wide • Encourage use of Recycled Paper Products
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San Diego’s Changing Climate Report: A Regional Wake-up Call, produced by the San Diego Foundation City of San Diego Emergency Water Regulation (12/2/2008) 3 Effective 6/1/2009, The City of San Diego announced a Drought Response, Level II (http://www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation/drought/droughtlevels2.shtm)

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Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 • • • • • • • Establish Web-Based Equipment Exchange Program Establish Electronic Member Passes Develop Canvas Bag Program Encourage Paper Bag Use Conduct Waste Audit Choose Alternate Leaf Blowers Create More Effective Recycling to Minimize Down-cycling

These programs include the creation of a cooperative recycling hub for the Park where institutions will be able to recycle appropriate materials in a safe and efficient manner. Long-term goals include the implementation of a composting program to collect food scraps and other organic material. Transportation BPCP's Sustainability Program includes reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by supporting current alternative transportation and implementing alternative transportation measures, thereby reducing the negative impacts of climate change in compliance with AB 32 and other measures. This will improve air quality, directly benefiting the community in terms of a higher quality of life and reduction of related illnesses, including asthma and allergies from particulate pollution.. Strategies which will be explored in 2011 include: • Public Transportation: Implementation of the proposed plan will significantly reduce GHGs produced by standard transportation to, from and within the Park. Additionally, these strategic improvements will enhance both Park accessibility for diverse populations and visitor quality of experience, while preserving the Park’s historical integrity. Clean transportation will contribute to the economic engine of tourism. Alternative Transportation: BPCP proposes to plan, market (education and outreach) and implement strategies to promote alternative transportation programs and reduce the number of vehicles on the road and in the Park. Such strategies include: • Research and purchase solar-charged electric golf carts • Establish designated parking for alternative fuel vehicles, rideshare, vanpools and shared vehicles • Educate staff and public to adopt energy efficient driving strategies and use alternative transportation • Plan and implement a shared bicycles program • Assess and implement better signage for visitors driving in the Park • Offer vanpool and rideshare incentives (San Diego Zoo vanpool employees spend $1.75 a day) • Adopt shared plug-in vehicles and vehicle services (establishing two (2) or three (3) hybrid vehicles for subsidized rental such as Zipcar, Hertz and Enterprise) • Install electric charging station at the San Diego Automotive Museum and make available other alternative fuels in partnership with the San Diego Zoo • Establish Park-wide fleet policy to buy clean transportation vehicles • Establish employee discount for hybrid and electric vehicles • Assess the San Diego Zoo’s fleet for alternative fuel upgrades

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Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 The Partnership's Sustainability Program includes Green Business Operations, which addresses the successful development and execution of a Sustainability Program for business operations in the Park. Its objectives include: 1) raising awareness of sustainable business practices and processes, 2) outlining the scope of a 1-3year project, realizing tangible, measurable results (in areas such as reduction in CO2 emissions), and 3) sharing results with other businesses and the public to promote adjusting business practices to reduce waste and increase efficiency. The focus is on two core areas currently in place: 1) shared resources and 2) green purchasing. We will implement a six-month to one-year StakeWare™, stakeholder engagement process that will prioritize issues of focus and metrics for the core categories of shared resources and green purchasing. At the completion of this phase, we anticipate internal process improvements related to sustainable business practices and tangible, measurable results of metrics selected. The Sustainability Program will review the policies of its associated institutions, creating universal policies, standards, and practices with a centralized manager. These policies will reflect sustainability goals, encourage consistency of approach, and effect cost savings. These policies will focus on the following: • Growing the Environmentally Preferred Collective Purchasing Policy • Setting Clear Guidelines for Contractors • Establishing the Resource Energy Management (REM) Progr am • Developing Green Guidelines for Leasing Agreements • Selecting preferred vendors; e.g. for electronics • Considering longer term relationships with longer term savings for vendor contracts, using milestones • Establishing best practices through Balboa Park Stakeholders’ cooperative efforts • Requiring participation from all Facilities Departments; identifying representatives, demonstrating value and benefits • Encouraging collective agreement on goals with a park-wide directory • Specifying that all new or redeveloped buildings should be designed to achieve energy efficiencies requiring 15 - 20 % less energy than allowed under the 2005 version of Title 24 of the California Building Code. This would also qualify them for participation in SDG&E’s Savings by Design or Sustainable Communities programs • Replacing turf areas with approved drought tolerant landscaping • Providing water audits of all structures and operators and upgrade with water saving plumbing fixtures • Providing vetted local vendors list • Encouraging use of compostable products • Developing park wide green teams • Developing green purchasing policies and procedures • Providing Cost cycle analysis education • Implementing intranet – shared resources Practices emphasize collaboration to promote efficient resource use. Practices to be implemented consist of the following: • Establishing green information exchange • Establishing equipment exchange program for park institutions • Creating an E-waste recycling event • Aligning Earth Day event with sustainability goals • Encouraging varied facility use • Encouraging use of rubberized asphalt (i.e.; County of San Diego) • Ensuring capable resources to implement Sustainability Plan • Enhancing human capital through education provided by the Balboa Park Learning Institute

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Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Providing a standardized approach to energy planning and projects based on state, regional, and local goals Aligning food and beverage purchasing (energy efficient vending machines) Minimizing computer power usage outside of operation hours and training staff on HVAC/heating use Implementing park-wide recycling Pursuing SDG&E collective discounts Researching implementation of big ticket technology Purchasing energy efficient/green/sustainable products Utilizing conjunctive billing through SDG&E Implementing central management of hazardous materials Identifying points of contact for coordinators Utilizing internal personnel knowledge, skills and resources park-wide Sharing personnel, materials, knowledge, and expertise at cost or wholesale rather than retail Scheduling an introduction (“Meet and Greet”) Considering quarterly combined meeting Organizing “walk around” tours and assessments by successful users of practices Forging vendor alliances (SDG&E, MTS/transportation) Modeling after the “Sustainable Seattle” community program Utilizing the San Diego Natural Guide for services and products Participating in the San Diego Area Green Business Certification Program

Land-Use Management BPCP’s land-use initiatives are based on preserving a healthy ecosystem within its 1,200 acres of land. The use of its land will reflect the current Multiple Species Conservation Plan (MSCP)4 and Multi-Habitat Planning Area (MHPA)5 laws designed to protect species, manage the habitat and encourage droughtresistant plants. It will begin with the focus areas surrounding or beneath the Park’s facilities—the brown field, hidden aquifers, and available land on the premises. For example, a 600 acre-foot aquifer, discovered in 20086, could provide a small, yet vital source of groundwater that could be used for the Park’s gardens and plants. A 70-acre landfill area will be assessed for brownfield redevelopment (Brownfield refers to the redevelopment of contaminated land or land that will be examined for its historical solid waste contamination). This site will undergo ecological research and assessment to determine if and how it might be utilized by visitors. In addition, plans for organic education gardens will illustrate to all stakeholders how to maximize stormwater capture and encourage groundwater exchange, as well as suggest pleasing, drought-resistant landscaping, designed to preserve soil and conserve water. Additional educational efforts will focus on the ecological and social benefit of a Farmer’s Market concept. • •
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Reclaim brown-scape - Arizona Landfill (70 acres) Recharge Balboa Park aquifer (600 acre ft)

The San Diego MSCP (http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/dplu/mscp/sc.html) The San Diego MHPA (http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/mscp/faq/index.shtml#area) 6 Sign on San Diego, “City-backed Project Still Must Determine Amount Available to be Pumped, Salinity,” Mike Lee, 2/2/2008.

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Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 • • • Cultivate organic education garden Create drought resistant landscape models Establish farmers’ market in Balboa Park

EDUCATION

The Sustainability Program delivers extensive education focused on sustainability for staff, volunteers and visitors. BPCP will enhance current sustainability education efforts to reach a broader audience through an existing BPCP professional education/training program and community, the Balboa Park Learning Institute. The Learning Institute is in place with a viable, functioning program infrastructure. It is sustained in part by a $500,000 matching grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Additional content and learning experts will be engaged annually to conduct programs and outreach. Evaluation consultants will assist with program assessment. The Learning Institute targets 3,000 professional staff members, 500 trustees and 7,000 volunteer in the Balboa Park’s cultural institutions, as well as individuals and organizations throughout the San Diego region. This training will not only act to enhance staff members’ skills, but those of the greater community. Professional training/education - This program component will provide professionals/staff in Balboa Park with “how to” training for effectively implementing energy efficiency and Sustainability Programs in Balboa Park. It will disseminate the learning from these efforts outside the park and will provide additional sustainability training and education. At least 16 informal learning sessions, 2 symposia, and 10 workshops will be conducted per year, including classes that support field certifications (e.g., LEED). The creation of case studies and two conferences will also be held over the three-year program period. Education sources include: include: • • • • • • • • •
OUTREACH

Monthly “Lunch & Learns” - Facilities Directors ENERGY STAR Series - Green Jobs Training USGBC LEED Series – Green Jobs Training “Green Life Styles” Series – Staff and Board “Green Skills” Series – for children Intern Programs - Case Studies Electronic Kiosks – Sustainability Projects Sustainability Online Series Sustainability Website

The Sustainability Program will help the public (as well as staff and volunteers in Balboa Park and beyond) understand issues and activities surrounding energy efficiency and sustainability. This will be achieved by: 1) the production and placement of visual aids/signage, 2) special events, 3) an extensive educational web feature on the BPCP’s Sustainability Program web pages (linked elsewhere), 4) the development and presentation of educational exhibitions and performances (supported by sub-granting of education and outreach funds to museums and cultural institutions), and 5) other forms of distributed media such as public service announcements. The BPCP will promote and educate the city and visitors on the efforts of the program utilizing the following strategies: • Developing branding for the program • Developing message points tailored to various audiences • Pursuing external alliances p. 11

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 • • Developing products with logos Engaging in cross-promotion via the following outlets:  Web  PR  Speakers Bureau  Awards Programs  Media  Newsletters Providing signage and Displays Hosting conferences, Expos, and Events “Greening” of events’ operations and products Annual showcasing of sustainability efforts Attracting sustainability conferences to the park Providing information via a Website /E-Newsletter

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FINDING FINANCIAL RESOURCES

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership will review a comprehensive list SDG&E’s programs, as well as potential Federal and State programs from which the park may benefit. Such resources include:. • • SDG&E’s On Bill Financing (OBF) Program which provides zero-interest loans to customers for energy efficient business improvements that cost $5,000 or more after rebates. The loan is paid back through an adjusted monthly energy bill. SDG&E’s Sustainable Communities Program (SCP) provides energy-efficiency incentives and a “green bonus” for achieving LEED certification. This program also offers the option of installing clean energy systems (i.e., fuel cell or photovoltaic panels) on the customer’s site. In this case, SDG&E owns and operates the system, and pays the customer a small lease payment, the amount varying depending on system size. California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)’s California Solar Initiative (CSI) Program provides incentives to building owners for installing solar power on their building sites. The incentive amount varies depending on the amount of solar already installed in California and decline over time. For current rates, visit the CSI website at www.csi-trigger.com. SDG&E’s Tax-Exempt Customer Incentive (TEC) Program provides technical and administrative assistance plus financial incentives to help tax-exempt organizations implement energy efficiency measures. The program addresses the many barriers tax-exempt organizations face including time, staffing, and technical resources and funding. TEC provides the extra resources needed to take projects from concept to successful implementation. SDG&E’s Express Efficiency Program is a nonresidential rebate program designed to help customers replace or retrofit existing equipment with high efficiency equipment. The program provides cash rebates to eligible business customers for energy efficient lighting, refrigeration, food service, natural gas and other technologies. Rebates can help offset the overall cost of installed equipment. Customers may qualify for rebates up to $350,000 per meter, per fuel, per year.

BPCP will be conducting a stakeholder engagement process with its internal and external stakeholders to uncover a range of new resources for the funding of the many initiatives in its sustainability program. As an example, these could take the form of: *Outreach efforts by the Marketing Department to identify new funding sources, including how social media could be utilized in campaigns to attract funding p. 12

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 *Alignment with organizations such as the San Diego Foundation (and sharing of its current sustainability initiatives). BPCP could be represented as a single plan with multiple sustainability projects that could be funded by new philanthropic sources *Research of additional state/Federal funding opportunities *Identification of any additional national grants applicable to the program The BPCP will also create a resource development plan to gain additional funding to cover the costs of all this program activity.
PARTNERING

BPCP is focused on engaging with its multiple external and internal stakeholders. It realizes that a solid, two-way, engaged communication process with key groups is vital to its success. For example, its vital partnership with SCG&E has been the impetus for funded programs that will move the Park closer to achieving its energy efficiency goals and for vital training on cost-saving measures, such as the Online Bill Payment seminars. Its partnership with the City of San Diego was vital in helping the Park see where it was, from the Park-wide audit process, and determining critical funding sources. Other partnerships with its contractors/suppliers, allowed Park employees to not only learn about the ‘green’ products available but learn more about the field of sustainability and find ways to apply it to their own departments and facilities. Finally, external groups such as Friends of Balboa Park helped to clarify critical social issues, such as ____________. BPCP plans to implement a more formalized process of stakeholder engagement in the coming months. Briefly, this process (1) identifies key stakeholders (those that are critical to the mission of the Park at this juncture) (2) weighs its critical issues (3) maps out a plan to engage with key stakeholders on these issues (4) refines its internal processes or policies to reflect changes and (5) measures results. It is not enough for BPCP to communicate with partners—they are numerous and not all tied to the Park’s critical sustainability path. Instead, it will implement a focused approach to this process possibly utilizing one of the enterprise platform software packages focused on stakeholder engagement processes and/or with a consultant. Eco-Tourism Platform As BPCP continues to create and implement successful “green” programs, it will be ready to showcase the results. For tourists interested in participating in its efforts, BPCP will begin with an offering of an EcoTourism; but will eventually move towards a “Sustainable Tourism” package. (Eco-tourism refers only to environmental/ecological issues; sustainable tourism, reflects the triple bottom line—social, environmental and financial issues). Funneled through the PBCP office, this package would be available for certain groups of individuals interested in volunteering or enhancing the Park’s green initiatives. It will target key EE/sustainability programs within the Park that require additional volunteer support. For example, this could be in the form of assessment of recycling efforts, or specific requirements in gardening, irrigating or a particular need in EE programs. BPCP will be researching organizations involved in educating and certifying companies in this field, including: Sustainable Travel International (and their STEP Snapshot™), the WTO (World Trade Organization), as it relates to their indicators for sustainable development for tourism destinations involved in sustainable tourism; The Rainforest Alliance; and the Sustainable Tourism Certification p. 13

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 Network of the Americas. BPCP will research key initial indicators from the 40 major sustainability issues for its focus and would assign the Eco-tourism groups assignments based on enhancing and creating results in those indicators. 2015 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY BIG IDEAS

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Environmental Sustainability hopes to accomplish key benchmarks by the 2015 Centennial. These goals include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Create 10M kWh and 200,000 therms savings and reduce utility expenses by $1.5 million, annually Achieve 100% participation of Balboa Park institutions in EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Establish “green teams” within all Balboa Park Cultural institutions. Increase recycling by 50% Reach 80% participation in group green procurement Increase water conservation by 40% Establish Clean Energy Park-wide shuttle system Increase sustainability education and outreach efforts with incorporation of Museum Exhibits Increase visitor enjoyment by interfacing with sustainable achievement and practices Increase Solar energy by 3 MW in Balboa Park Become a US Green Building Council LEED Campus Become a Biomimicry Education Campus Establish a Sustainability Education Center in Balboa Park Build a co-generation plant for Balboa Park Create a SmartGrid for Balboa Park using alternative energy including fuel cells and solar

SUSTAINABILITY TACTICS TIMELINE

Timeline
As needed As needed As needed As needed Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Deliverables
Create marketing for specific events Refine collateral Develop press releases and press kit Provide Institutions LEED EB OM Support Coordinate Facilities Directors Meeting Attend SDG&E Program Manager Meetings Provide Green Website/Intranet Update Facilitate SDG&E Program Lunch & Learns Update Green Website/Intranet Provide Institution Energy Star Rating Support

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Monthly Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Periodic Periodic Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Coordinate Sustainability Workshop Series Provide Institution Energy Star Rating Support Facilitate Energy efficiency research for 2015 legacy Research Funding options Provide Special Presentations - Regionally Coordinate Sustainability – Energy Efficiency Exhibits Coordinate Sustainability Alliance Meetings Host California Center for Sustainable Energy Meetings Provide Energy Road Map /Strategic Planning Develop Green E-Newsletter Refine PR communications plan Update green branding and marketing plan Energy Efficiency Speakers Series – Visit Institutions Update Sustainability Map

Time Table Key Example: 10Q1 = 2010, 1st Quarter Dates needed for these to integrate in the timetable that follows: From energy list • Coordinate computer server consolidation • Fine-tune maintenance schedule • Optimize outdoor lighting • Provide LED induction street lights • InstallRetro-commissioning (equipment) • Install Smart metering • Install Power products (i.e. surge protectors) • Provide Heat island reduction • Provide Weatherization • Provide Energy efficiency technology research for 2015 legacy project From water conservation list • Upgrade irrigation controllers • Indoor water use reduction • Upgrade plumbing fixtures • Capture rainfall • Storm water collection • Establish gray water policy • Implement Smart metering • Increase low-water landscaping • Utilize “Save-A-Buck” Program Water • 20 Gallon Challenge • Storm Water Collection • Indoor Water-use Reduction • Increased Irrigation Efficiency • Gray Water Policy • Metering p. 15

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 Increased Low Water and Native Plant Landscaping Review of Fountain Use Replacement and upgrades to plumbing fixtures, irrigation controllers, kitchen equipment and cooling tower controllers From recycling list • Waste and Recycle Assessments • Enhance Park Recycling Bins Park-wide • Encourage Recycled Paper Products • Web-Based Equipment Exchange Program • Establish Electronic Member Passes • Develop Canvas Bag Program Encourage Paper Bag Use Conduct Waste Audit Choose Alternate Leaf Blowers Create More Effective Recycling to Minimize Down-cycling • • •

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From the education list, coordinate: • ENERGY STAR Series - Green Jobs Training • USGBC LEED Series – Green Jobs Training • “Green Life Styles” Series – Staff and Board • “Green Skills” Series – Children • Intern Programs - Case Studies • Electronic Kiosks – Sustainability Projects • Sustainability Online Series From the transportation list • Research and purchase solar-charged electric golf carts • Establish designated parking for alternative fuel vehicles, rideshare, vanpools and shared vehicles • Promote additional public transportation access to the Park • Educate staff and public to adopt energy efficient driving strategies and use alternative transportation • Plan and implement a shared bicycles program • Assess and implement better signage for visitors driving in the Park • Offer vanpool and rideshare incentives (San Diego Zoo vanpool employees spend $1.75 a day) • Adopt shared plug-in vehicles and vehicle services (establishing two (2) or three (3) hybrid vehicles for subsidized rental such as Zipcar, Hertz and Enterprise) • Install electric charging station at the San Diego Automotive Museum and make available other alternative fuels in partnership with the San Diego Zoo • Establish Park-wide fleet policy to buy clean transportation vehicles • Establish employee discount for hybrid and electric vehicles • Assess the San Diego Zoo’s fleet for alternative fuel upgrades From the green business list • Grow the Environmentally Preferred Collective Purchasing Policy • Set Clear Guidelines for Contractors • Establish Resource Energy Management (REM) Program • Develop Green Guidelines for Leasing Agreements • Consider longer term relationships with longer term savings for vendor contracts, using milestones • Establish best practices through Balboa Park Stakeholders p. 16

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Require participation from all Facilities Departments; identify representatives, show value and benefits Encourage collective agreement on goals with a park-wide directory Specify that all new or redeveloped buildings should be designed to achieve energy efficiencies requiring 15 - 20 % less energy than allowed under the 2005 version of Title 24 of the California Building Code. Replace turf areas with approved drought tolerant landscaping Provide water audits of all structures and operators and upgrade with water saving plumbing fixtures Provide vetted local vendors list Encourage compostable products Develop Park-wide green team Publicize Green purchasing policies and procedures Coordinate Cost cycle analysis education Implement intranet – share resources Provide information exchange Establish equipment exchange program for park institutions Create an E-waste recycling event Align Earth Day event with sustainability goals Encourage varied facility use Encourage use of rubberized asphalt (i.e.; County of San Diego) Provide a standardized approach to energy planning and projects based on state, regional, and local goals Align food and beverage purchasing (energy efficient vending machines) Minimize computer power usage outside of operation hours and train staff on HVAC/heating use Pursue SDG&E collective discounts Research implementation of big ticket technology Purchase energy efficient/green/sustainable products Utilize conjunctive billing through SDG&E Implement central management of hazardous materials Identify points of contact for coordinators Utilize internal personnel knowledge, skills and resources park-wide Purchase materials at cost or wholesale rather than retail Share personnel, knowledge and expertise Schedule an introduction (“Meet and Greet”) Consider quarterly combined meeting Organize “walk around” tours and assessments by successful users of practices Forge vendor alliances (SDG&E, MTS/transportation) Model after the “Sustainable Seattle” community program Utilize the San Diego Natural Guide for services and products Participate in the San Diego Area Green Business Certification Program

From the land-use management list • Reclaim brown-scape - Arizona Landfill (70 acres) • Recharge Balboa Park aquifer (600 acre ft) • Cultivate organic education garden • Create drought resistant landscape models p. 17

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 • Establish farmers market in Balboa Park

Timeline 2010 10Q1 10Q1 10Q2
10Q2 10Q2 10Q3 10Q4 10Q4 2011 11Q1 11Q1 11Q2 11Q2 11Q2 11Q2 11Q2 11Q3 11Q4 11Q4 2012 12Q1 12Q2 12Q2 12Q2 12Q2 12Q2 12Q2 12Q2 12Q3 12Q3

Deliverables Sustainability Forum Create sustainability FAQs Create Park-wide Sustainability Map
LEED Four Part Series Energy Management System installation Green Skills for Children’s Program Climate Registry/Cool Planet Project UCSD Ext. Sustainability Certification Partnership Sustainability Forum LEED Four Part Series Emerging Technologies – Demand Response Green Skills for Children Green Job Skills Greenest Employee Competition Building Operators Certification Climate Registry/Cool Planet Project AB811 home retrofits Solar Installation (3 to 5 megawatts)

Initiative Education Outreach Outreach
Education Resource Management Education Resource Management Education or Partnership? Education Education Education Education Education Education Education Resource Management Resource Management Resource Management

Sustainability Forum Emerging Technologies – Demand Response Green Skills for Children LEED Four Part Series Green Job Skills Greenest Employee Competition Building Operators Certification Alternative Transportation Systems AB811 home retrofits Climate Registry/Cool Planet Project

Transportation

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Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012 ANNUAL PROCESS, TIMELINE AND PROGRAM INTEGRATION

The Partnership’s Strategic Plan provides desired outcomes for the next five years. Each year the plan will be reviewed for relevancy and adjustments and an accompanying operational plan will be produced with details as to how strategies, actions, and tactics will be implemented and measured during the upcoming fiscal year. It is important that the Partnership’s different programs and initiatives align with the strategic plan. Program plans should be reviewed annually and updated according to progress toward or any changes within the organization’s strategic plan. The 2010-2012 timeline for maintaining the plan is as follows: • January: At the January Sustainability Forum, The Partnership will report the cumulative status of the strategic plan. A strategic planning committee is formed to determine input needed to revise the plan and what is required to gather that input (workshops, surveys, etc.). March: The Alliance strategic planning committee implements the input-gathering strategies and incorporates the new input into the plan. Ideas on the table for the future include: o Water Reclamation Project in June 2013 o Landfill – Methane Gas Conversion System in December 2014 o Using what has been accomplished here to create a plethora of green job trained experts who are used throughout San Diego. April: The updated strategic plan is distributed at the committee. Feedback is solicited and incorporated into the revised plan. May: Partnership program staff adjusts annual operating and program plans in relation to the revised strategic plan (draft) and prepares the next year’s budget. June: The revised sustainability strategic plan and the next fiscal year’s budget are approved by the Partnership’s Board of Directors.

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