Greening Government Operations - RPP 2013-14

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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. 7
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. 7
Existence of strategic framework. Yes


Strategies / Comments

  1. Scope: For residential apartments, Green Globes will be applied. For applicable buildings where construction value ranges from $1M-$10M Green Globes will be applied and for building construction values greater than $10M LEED NC will be applied. Projects for other buildings shall follow an equivalent system and projects without buildings or historic buildings are excluded.
  2. Equivalent system: Applicable requirements from tools referenced by the Green Building Directive when the integrity of the public tool would be difficult to apply because of the physical and/or operational constraints, which would ensure greenhouse gas emissions minimization and reduction in water consumption comparable to LEED Silver.
  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. Strategic framework: Approved 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 tool2.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status
Number of buildings over 1000m2, as per departmental strategic framework. 1513
Percentage of buildings over 1000m2 that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, as per departmental strategic framework. FY 2011–12 N/A
FY 2012–13 0
FY 2013–14 0
Existence of strategic framework. Yes


Strategies / Comments

  1. Scope: All heated buildings greater than 1000m2, where the department has full operational control over utilities monitoring and usage and pays the costs. All locations and areas are included except for Defence Residential Housing Units.
  2. While the intent is to assess the identified buildings for environmental performance, Defence needs to build this capability. In the remainder of FY 2012-13 and 2013-14, Defence will install meters and compile data to assess and to monitor all inclusive energy consumption for 10% by number of buildings or by floor area.
  3. Strategic framework: Approved on December 20, 2011.


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. 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. N/A
Existence of strategic framework. Yes


Strategies / Comments

  1. Scope: All Requests for Proposals (RFP) for new and renewed leases or licenses to the department for any facility over 1000 m2 (residential housing units are excluded from this scope).
  2. Intent: All RFPs for new and renewed leases or licenses for any facility larger than 1000 m2 (residential housing units are excluded from scope) to the department will contain a requirement in the scope criteria that the contractor must assess the facility for environmental performance with an industry-recognized assessment tool for environmental performance within the first year of the term of the lease or license. Evaluation of the responses to any RFP for this criterion will carry a weight in the evaluation scoring methodology equal to the weight afforded to the score for financial criteria, criteria for operational performance and suitability of the facility, and criteria for geographic location of the facility.
  3. Performance Measure: The number of RFPs for leases or licenses to the department where a requirement for an industry recognized assessment tool for the measurement of environmental performance was a criterion of the RFP and the number of facilities then acquired by lease or license with an environmental rating of the facility will be reported.
  4. Strategic framework: Approved on December 20, 2011.


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. 0
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. 0
Existence of strategic framework. Yes


Strategies / Comments

  1. Scope: For applicable buildings where construction values range from $1M to $10M then Green Globes will be applied and where construction values are greater than $10M LEED new construction (NC) and major renovations will be applied. Defence is not planning any fit-ups or refit projects for FY 2013-14, which is reflected in the number '0', in the table above.
  2. Applicable building types: Heated buildings where an available benchmark applies, which includes office buildings.
  3. Strategic framework: Approved on December 20, 2011.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

8.5 The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) 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 (FY) 2020–21, relative to fiscal year 2005–06. 10%
Departmental GHG emissions in FY 2005–06, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. 744
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. FY 2011–12 736
FY 2012–13 729
FY 2013–14 721
FY 2014–15 N/A
FY 2015–16 N/A
FY 2016–17 N/A
FY 2017–18 N/A
FY 2018–19 N/A
FY 2019–20 N/A
FY 2020–21 N/A
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–06 to the end of the given FY. FY 2011–12 1%
FY 2012–13 2%
FY 2013–14 3%
FY 2014–15 N/A
FY 2015–16 N/A
FY 2016–17 N/A
FY 2017–18 N/A
FY 2018–19 N/A
FY 2019–20 N/A
FY 2020–21 N/A
Existence of an implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions. Yes


Strategies / Comments

  1. Scope: Targeted GHG emissions sources to include facilities and commercial fleets. Defence operational fleet (i.e. National Safety and Security Fleet - military-pattern vehicles, ships and aircraft) and Private Married Quarters are excluded.
  2. Implementation Plan: Approved on December 20, 2011.

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
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 15%
FY 2012–13 50%
FY 2013–14 100%


Strategies / Comments

  1. The Defence Materiel Group disposal generation sites for E-Waste that will be monitored are 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. The number of Supply Repair & Disposal locations for the Defence is 40.
  3. Data for the Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) 2012-13 has been adjusted to represent the cumulative percentage as a percentage to the total as per Public Works Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Guidance - Guidelines for Reporting in the Greening Government Operations Supplementary Table.

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 (FY) 2010–11, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. 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
FY 2012–13 8:1
FY 2013–14 8:1

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition: Printing units are defined as 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 for determining printing resources: Information Technology asset management databases will be used to capture Information Technology equipment.

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
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the baseline year selected (FY 2008-09), as per departmental scope. 3241
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2011–12 N/A
FY 2012–13 10%
FY 2013–14 20%


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 fiscal year (FY) through Standing Offers will be used as an indicator of consumption. The Human Resources Summary of Full-Time Equivalents in the Department Performance Report (DPR) will be used for determining the number of employees.

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. Yes


Strategies / Comments

  1. Green Meeting Guide: Approved on July 29, 2011.
  2. Definition of adoption: The green meetings guide will be adopted when the guide is promulgated and incorporated as a best management practice. Continuous communications to employees will ensure its success.

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.

DND/CAF will procure green vehicles for the light commercial fleet where it is cost-effective and operationally feasible.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status
Percentage of light commercial vehicles procured each year will be green vehicles where it is cost-effective and operationally feasible. N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 5%
Progress against measure in FY 2012-13. 5%
Progress against measure in FY 2013-14. 5%


Strategies / Comments

  1. Where it is cost-effective and operationally feasible, Defence will increase the number of green vehicles while reducing the number of non-green vehicles through normal attrition.
  2. Commands and fleet managers will be educated on the importance of greening the fleet, through national training events, conferences, and workshops, and encourage procurement of green vehicles and greener fleet management practices.


DND/CAF 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
Percentage of the 13 aircraft fleets introducing and utilizing environmental friendly hydraulic fluid. N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 20%
Progress against measure in FY 2012-13. 50%
Progress against measure in FY 2013-14. 100%


Strategies / Comments

  1. Initially, the program included 15 aircraft fleets but this number was reduced to 13 due to existing service contracts for specific fleets where a change of hydraulic fluid had not been included in the initial service contract.
  2. For future service contracts, additional requirements will be explored that may examine the conversion to environmentally friendly hydraulic fluids for the remaining fleets.
  3. Data for the RPP 2012-13 has been adjusted to represent the cumulative percentage as a percentage to the total (as per PWGSC Guidance - Guidelines for Reporting in the Greening Government Operations Supplementary Table).


DND/CAF 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
Percentage of specified high-risk hazardous materials to be eliminated from use or restricted in application. N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 30%
Progress against measure in FY 2012-13. 30%
Progress against measure in FY 2013-14. 30%


Strategies / Comments

  1. 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.

Training for select employees.

All current DND/CAF 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
Percentage of DND/CAF 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 fiscal year. N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 25%
Progress against measure in FY 2012-13. 50%
Progress against measure in FY 2013-14. 80%


Strategies / Comments

  1. Green Procurement modules will be incorporated into key on-line & existing Materiel Acquisition and Support (MA&S) procurement course content.
  2. The total numbers of personnel to be trained is approximately 8,100 civilians and 17,500 military members.
  3. Data for RPP 2012-13 has been adjusted to represent the cumulative percentage as a percentage to the total (as per PWGSC Guidance - Guidelines for Reporting in the Greening Government Operations Supplementary Table).


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
Percentage of relevant personnel to include commitments to Departmental Green Procurement Objectives within their Annual Performance Management Agreements. N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 100%
Progress against measure in FY 2012-13. 100%
Progress against measure in FY 2013-14. 100%


Strategies / Comments

  1. Relevant personnel are defined as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Material and the Director General of Materiel Systems and Supply Chain.


Management processes and controls.

DND/CAF 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
Percentage of key DND/CAF policies reviewed and updated, as necessary, to incorporate best practices in Materiel Acquisition and Support. N/A
Progress against measure in FY 2011-12. 10%
Progress against measure in FY 2012-13. 10%
Progress against measure in FY 2013-14. 10%


Strategies / Comments

  1. Continuous improvements to policies, procedures and best practices within DND/CAF to enhance performance.
  2. Key policies relate only to the Materiel Acquisition and Support functions.
  3. Address Green Procurement requirements in the annual Materiel Acquisition and Support Functional Planning Guidance to all Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) and equivalent organizations.
  4. Include requirement to support Green Procurement initiatives in the annual Materiel Letter of Attestation (attestation required from all ADM and equivalent organizations)

Notes:

  1. This would be demonstrated by achieving LEED NC Silver, Green Globes Design 3 Globes, or equivalent.
  2. Assessment tools include: BOMA BESt, Green Globes or equivalent.
  3. Assessment tools include: BOMA BESt, an appropriately tailored BOMA International Green Lease Standard, or equivalent.
  4. This would be demonstrated by achieving LEED CI Silver, Green Globes Fit-Up 3 Globes, or equivalent.
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