Section IV - Greening Government Operations (GGO) - DPR - 2011-12

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Greening Government Operations (GGO)

Overview

The GGO supplementary table applies to departments and agencies bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act, the Policy on Green Procurement, or the Policy Framework for Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Major International Events.

Please note:

  • RPP refers to Reports on Plans and Priorities and represents planned / expected results.
  • DPR refers to Departmental Performance Reports and represents actual results.

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 ON TRACK
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects in the given fiscal year (FY), as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) N/A N/A
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 FY, as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) N/A N/A
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) N/A Yes: Approved Dec. 2011

Strategies / Comments

  1. Level of environmental performance: Green Globes / LEED New Construction (NC)
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): 3 Green Globes - construction value ranges from $1M-$10M; and LEED NC Silver - construction values greater than $10M
  3. Applicable building types: Heated buildings where an available benchmark applies, which includes office buildings, singles quarters/barracks, health care facilities, retail areas (CANEX) and dining facilities.
  4. Whether certification was sought: No (not mandatory)
  5. Rationale for the traffic light: Strategic framework was completed on December 20, 2011.



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 tool.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status ON TRACK
Number of buildings over 1000m2, as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) N/A N/A
Percentage of buildings over 1000m2 that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) FY 2011–12 N/A N/A
FY 2012–13
FY 2013–14
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) N/A Yes: Approved
Dec. 2011

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of assessment: All heated buildings where Defence has full operational control over monitoring, use and payment of utilities. DND Residential Housing Units (RHUs) are excluded from this scope.
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): 1000 m2
  3. Applicable building types: All heated buildings greater than 1000 m2
  4. Rationale for the traffic light: Defence is on track to achieve the target, as per the Defence strategic framework for Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS).



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 tool.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status ON TRACK
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000m2 in the given fiscal year (FY), as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) N/A N/A
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000m2 that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given FY, as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) N/A N/A
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) N/A Yes: Approved
Dec. 2011

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of assessment: All requests for proposals (RFP) for new and renewed leases or licenses to Defence for any facility over 1000 m2 with a minimum lease term of 10 years (residential housing units are excluded from this scope).
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): 1000 m2
  3. Applicable building types: New and renewed leases or licenses for any facility larger than 1000 m2 (residential housing units are excluded from scope).
  4. Whether certification was sought: No (not mandatory)
  5. Rationale for the traffic light: Strategic framework that outlines considerations for this target has been completed.



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 ON TRACK
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year (FY), as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) N/A N/A
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given FY, as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) N/A N/A
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) N/A Yes: Approved
Dec. 2011

Strategies / Comments

  1. Level of environmental performance: Green Globes / LEED New Construction (NC)
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): Green Globes - construction value ranges from $1M-$10M; and LEED NC - construction values greater than $10M
  3. Applicable building types: Heated buildings where an available benchmark applies, which includes office buildings.
  4. Rationale for the traffic light: Strategic framework that outlines considerations for this target has been completed.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

8.5 The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its operations to match the national target of 17% below 2005 by 2020.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status ON TRACK
Departmental GHG reduction target: Percentage of absolute reduction in GHG emissions by fiscal year (FY) 2020–21, relative to fiscal year 2005–06. 10% 10%
Departmental GHG emissions in FY 2005–06, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. 744 744
Departmental GHG emissions in the given FY, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. FY 2011–12 736 730
FY 2012–13
FY 2013–14
FY 2014–15
FY 2015–16
FY 2016–17
FY 2017–18
FY 2018–19
FY 2019–20
FY 2020–21
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–06 to the end of the given FY. FY 2011–12 -1% -2%
FY 2012–13
FY 2013–14
FY 2014–15
FY 2015–16
FY 2016–17
FY 2017–18
FY 2018–19
FY 2019–20
FY 2020–21

Strategies / Comments

  1. Targeted GHG emissions sources include facilities and commercial fleets.
  2. DND operational fleet (i.e. National Safety and Security Fleet - military-pattern vehicles, ships and aircraft) and Residential Housing Units (RHUs) are excluded.
  3. There has been no update to the Defence GHG targets since it was established in Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPP) 2011-12.
  4. Implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions includes: Reduce overall energy consumption.
  5. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: As per the mandatory implementation strategies for target 8.5 in the FSDS, Defence has: reported (and adjusted as required) baseline GHG emissions, developed and put into action an implementation plan to achieve the departmental GHG reduction target and demonstrated that departmental GHG emissions are on a clear downward trend.

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 ON TRACK
Existence of implementation plan for the disposal of all departmentally-generated EEE. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) N/A Yes: Approved
Dec. 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). FY 2011–12 15% 10%
FY 2012–13
FY 2013–14

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of location: Supply Repair & Disposal locations (i.e. locations where disposal policy states that E-Waste should be entering the waste stream) for computer equipment (e.g. desktops, laptops, monitors and printers).
  2. Number of Supply Repair & Disposal locations: 40
  3. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Defence is on track to achieve the target of 15%. Site visits were conducted at four of the forty Repair and Disposal sites (7 CFSD Edm, 1 Svc Bn Edm, CFB Esquimalt and 8 Wg Trenton). These four major sites generate approximately 30% of all departmental E-Waste.
    Additional information:
  4. DND offers right of first refusal of all surplus IT assets to the Industry Canada Computers for Schools Program prior to pursuing transfer to other government departments, sales through Crown Assets, disposal through a provincial recycling program or conversion to waste in that order.
  5. As part of a departmental information management system, DND has identified the requirement to be able to report electronically on the disposal of E-Waste by line item and weight to the various waste streams (CFSP, Crown Assets, provincial recycling programs etc).

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 ACHIEVED
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units in fiscal year (FY) 2010–11, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. (Optional) N/A N/A
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given FY, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. FY 2011–12 6:1 9.6:1
FY 2012–13
FY 2013–14

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of printing unit: unclassified network printers.
  2. Scope: While the intent is all buildings where space configurations and occupancy levels allow it, Defence does not track devices or employees by building. As a result, the scope for Defence will be the number of network users to the number of network printers.
  3. Method used for determining number of printing units: Information Technology asset management databases will be used to capture Information Technology equipment.
  4. Number of office employees subject to the target: Number of network users to network printers subject to the target: 135,672 users to 14,206 printers currently identified on the Enterprise network (FORCES domain).
  5. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Defence has achieved the target. Further refinements to the metrics used for determining the ratio should yield similar results in the achievement of targets for FY 2012-13.

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 2005–06 and 2011–12, and applicable scope.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status ON TRACK
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) N/A N/A
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) FY 2011–12 N/A N/A
FY 2012–13
FY 2013–14

Strategies / Comments

  1. Scope: Defence purchases office paper through PWGSC Standing Offer Agreements. To measure paper consumption reductions, the dollar amount of paper bought in a given FY through Standing Offers will be used as an indicator of consumption.
  2. Method used for determining paper consumption: Public Works Government Services Canada (PWGSC) standing offer usage data
  3. Method used for determining number of office employees: The Human Resources Summary of Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) will be used for determining the number of employees.
  4. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Defence is on track to achieve the target, as per the Defence strategic framework for FSDS.

Green Meetings Target

8.9 By March 31, 2012, each department will adopt a guide for greening meetings.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status ACHIEVED
Presence of a green meeting guide. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) No Yes: Approved
Jul. 2011

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of adopt: The green meetings guide is promulgated and incorporated as a best management practice throughout the department.

  2. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Defence has adopted a green meeting guide.

    Additional Information

  3. A green meeting guide and checklist has been produced and posted on the Defence Intranet Site and widely communicated throughout the organization through a variety of awareness activities.

Green Procurement Targets

8.10 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least three SMART green procurement targets to reduce environmental impacts.

8.10.1 DND/CF will procure green vehicles for the light commercial fleet where it is cost-effective and operationally feasible.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status EXCEEDED
Percentage of light commercial vehicles procured each year will be green vehicles where it is cost-effective and operationally feasible. N/A N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 5% 63.48%

Strategies / Comments

  1. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Defence has exceeded the 5% target. Defence has placed a high priority on increasing the number of green vehicles in order to reduce the environmental foot print and greenhouse gas emissions as well as realizing current and future cost savings.



8.10.2 DND/CF will implement the conversion to an environmentally friendly hydraulic fluid common within the 15 aircraft fleets by March 31, 2014.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status ACHIEVED
Percentage of the 15 aircraft fleets introducing and utilizing environmental friendly hydraulic fluid. N/A N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 20% 20%

Strategies / Comments

  1. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Defence achieved the target of 20% (3 aircraft fleets) as the CF-188 Hornet, the CC-130J Hercules and the CC-177 Globemaster III fleets are using an environmentally friendly hydraulic fluid.



8.10.3 DND/CF will apply best practices to eliminate from use or restrict in application specified, nationally managed high-risk hazardous materials identified by 31 December each year based upon Risk Management Actions from Environment Canada and Health Canada.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status EXCEEDED
Percentage of specified high-risk hazardous materials to be eliminated from use or restricted in application. N/A N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 30% 44%

Strategies / Comments

  1. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Defence exceeded the target.

    Additional information

  2. A screening process has been developed to identify and to prioritize high-risk hazardous materials based on their inherent health, safety, and environmental properties.

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.

8.11.1 Training for select employees.
All current DND/CF employees and members performing Financial Administration Act (FAA) Sections 32 and 34 responsibilities will complete the Green Procurement Course.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPROVEMENT
Percentage of DND/CF employees and members performing FAA Sections 32 & 34 responsibilities with green procurement training, expressed as a percentage of employees and members, by the end of the given FY. N/A N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 100% 45%

Strategies / Comments

  1. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Defence has made some progress towards achieving the training target. The initial target of 100% was extremely ambitious given the number of the personnel to be trained (approximately 8,100 civilians and 17,500 military members). The on-line training course also provided several logistical challenges to DND/CF that needed to be resolved (e.g. network security, course accessibility) prior to implementation. Other challenges included clarifying to whom the target applied, since there would have been significantly larger pool of personnel required to take the training based only on having the responsibilities of Section 32 and 34 under the FAA.

    Additional information

  2. Green Procurement modules have been incorporated into key on-line & existing Material Acquisition and Support (MA&S) procurement course content.

  3. Significant lessons learned required DND/CF to re-focus the Performance Measure in FY 2011-12 from 100% to 25% of civilians and members having completed the green procurement course. For FY 2012-13, the Performance Measure is an additional 25% bringing the total number of civilians and members trained by the end of FY 2012-13 to 50%.



8.11.2 Employee performance evaluations for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.
Green Procurement Objectives will be part of the Performance Management Agreements for relevant personnel.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status ACHIEVED
Percentage of relevant personnel to include commitments to Departmental Green Procurement Objectives within their Annual Performance Management Agreements. N/A N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 100% 100%

Strategies / Comments

  1. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Defence achieved their 100% overall target as Green Procurement Objectives were included in the Performance Management Agreements of the Assistant Deputy Minister of Materiel (ADM –Mat) and the Director General of Materiel Systems and Supply Chain (DGMSSC).



8.11.3 Management processes and controls.
DND/CF will have in place policies that enable departmental personnel to perform and enforce best practices related to Materiel Acquisition and Support functions by March 31, 2014.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status ACHIEVED
Percentage of key DND/CF policies reviewed and updated, as necessary, to incorporate best practices in Materiel Acquisition and Support. N/A N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 10% 10%

Strategies / Comments

  1. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Defence achieved their target with progress in the review and update of key DND/CF policies to incorporate best practices in Materiel Acquisition and Support (MA&S) which includes the following key activities to-date:
    • Promulgation of Green Procurement Policy;
    • Promulgation of interim policy on the disposal of Electronic and Electric Equipment (EEE) Waste;
    • Review of the Canadian Forces Supply Manual (the primary manual for material acquisition and supply);
    • Review of the Procurement Administration Manual (PAM) which is the main document that establishes guidelines and standard practices for all DND procurement and contracting activities;
    • Review of the Materiel Knowledge Network (MatKNet) which is the ePortal for national level policy, guidance and support of Material Acquisition and Supply (MA&S) processes; and,
    • Review of new environmental clauses with PWGSC.
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