Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces - Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-15

Greening Government Operations

Goal 6: GHG Emissions and Energy

Target 6.1: GHG Emissions Reduction

The Government of Canada will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings and fleets by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020.

Departmental target: 10% below 2005 by 2020

Scope and Context
  • Only fuel and energy consumed in buildings and commercial vehicle fleets are included within the scope of this target.
  • National Safety and Security (NSS) Fleets and Residential Housing Units (RHUs) are excluded from the GHG emissions reduction exercise.
Link to department's PAA

4.3 Real Property Lifecycle

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

Reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of federal operations.

Performance IndicatorTargeted Performance Level
Updated GHG reduction implementation plan in place by March 31, 2015 March 31, 2015

GHG emissions (kt CO2 equivalent) in fiscal year 2005-06

744  kt
GHG emissions (kt CO2 equivalent) in current fiscal year 714  kt
Percentage change in GHG emissions from fiscal year 2005-06 to the current fiscal year. 4 %  decrease

 

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management

7.1 Target: Real Property Environmental Performance

As of April 1 2014, and pursuant to departmental Real Property Sustainability Frameworks, an industry recognized level of high environmental performance will be achieved in Government of Canada real property projects and operations.

Scope and Context

New construction, build to lease and major renovation projects where the construction contract is valued at over $1 million must achieve a high level of environmental performance.  The environmental performance assessment of real property represents 20% of eligible heated buildings over 1000m2 by area including FSDS 2010-2013.

Link to department's PAA

4.3 Real Property Lifecycle

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

An industry-recognized level of high environmental performance will be achieved in Government of Canada real property projects and operations.

Performance IndicatorTargeted Performance Level
Real Property Sustainability Framework in place to improve the management of energy, waste and water in departmental real property assets by March 31, 2015. March 31, 2015
Total number of existing Crown-owned buildings (over 1000 m2) and new lease or lease renewal projects (over 1000 m2) where the Crown is the major lessee, assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool, and associated floor space (m2) 1,278,000 m2 of 6,390,000 m2 Crown-owned building
1 New lease or lease renewal projects
Planned assessment tool to be used: Green Globes DND Light industrial
Total number of existing Crown-owned buildings, new construction, build-to-lease projects, major renovations projects, achieving an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance, and associated floor space (m2) 7 New construction projects
Planned environmental performance level to be achieved: New construction: LEED 2009 Silver or 3 Green Globes.
Number of fit-up and refit projects achieving an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance See new construction projects above.
Implementation Strategy Element or Best PracticeTargeted Performance Level
7.1.1.1. Achieve a level of performance that meets or exceeds the custodian’s current commitment(s) to sustainable buildings using industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s). [Mandatory] Seeking to reach “Achieved” status
7.1.1.2. Conduct life-cycle assessments for major construction and renovation projects using an industry recognized tool. Seeking to reach “Achieved” status
7.1.1.3. Develop plans to address environmental performance assessment recommendations for existing Crown-owned buildings. Seeking to reach “Achieved” status
7.1.1.5. Manage construction, renovation and demolition waste in Crown-owned buildings in an environmentally responsible manner. Seeking to reach “Achieved” status
7.1.1.7. Develop an approach to building operator training in Crown-owned buildings. Seeking to reach “Achieved” status
7.1.1.8. Integrate the use of sustainable real property performance management indicators into the investment decision-making process for Crown-owned assets in the building portfolio (e.g. density, energy intensity, facility condition etc.). Seeking to reach “Achieved” status

Target 7.2: Green Procurement

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Scope and Context

Defence will build on FSDS 2010-2013 performance from fiscal year 2013-14. 

Link to department's PAA

4.2 Materiel Lifecycle

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Performance IndicatorTargeted Performance Level
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place (as of April 1, 2014). March 31, 2017
Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. 75% of fiscal year 2013-14 baseline
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement, in the given fiscal year. 25% of fiscal year 2013-14 baseline
Departmental Green Procurement Target:  Integrate greening in Real Property Services Procurement Instruments in 25% of Agreements from 2014-17. 
Performance IndicatorTargeted Performance Level
Number of procurement instruments with greening clauses to total number of procurement instruments. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
Departmental Green Procurement Target:  By March 31, 2017, 75% of vehicles purchased annually are right-sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient vehicles in its class in the Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle.
Performance IndicatorTargeted Performance Level

Number of vehicle purchases that meet the target relative to total number of all vehicle purchases in the given year.

Amount spent on vehicles.

Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
Departmental Green Procurement Target:  By March 31, 2017, 50% of food and beverage equipment purchases will include criteria to reduce food waste.
Performance IndicatorTargeted Performance Level

Dollar value or volume of food and beverage equipment products purchased meeting the target relative to the total dollar value or volume of all food and beverage equipment purchases in the given year.

Total annual spend on food and beverage equipment products.

Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
Implementation Strategy Element or Best PracticeTargeted Performance Level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status

Target 7.3: Sustainable Workplace Operations

As of April 1, 2015, the Government of Canada will update and adopt policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations.

Link to department's PAA

4.2 Materiel Lifecycle

4.3 Real Property Lifecycle

4.4 Information Systems Lifecycle

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

Departmental workplace operations have a reduced environmental impact.

Performance IndicatorTargeted Performance Level
An approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the departmental workplace is in place by March 31, 2015. March 31, 2015
Implementation Strategy Element or Best PracticeTargeted Performance Level
7.3.1.1. Engage employees in greening government operations practices. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.1.2. Integrate environmental considerations into corporate policies, processes and practices in accordance with departmental refresh cycles. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.1.3. Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices (i.e. printer ratios, paper usage, and green meetings). Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.1.4. Minimize the ratio of information technology (IT) assets per employee. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.1.6. Dispose of e-waste in an environmentally sound and secure manner. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.1.9. Increase the population density in office buildings and space utilization in special purpose buildings. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.1.10. Maintain or improve sustainable fleet management. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status

 

Goal 8: Water Management

Target 8.1: Water Management

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will take further action to improve water management within its real property portfolio.

Scope and Context

The water conservation performance of real property represents 10% of eligible heated buildings over 1000m2 by area including FSDS 2010-13.

Link to department's PAA

4.3 Real Property Lifecycle

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

Water is managed sustainably in Government of Canada real property operations.

 Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Approach to improving water management included in Real Property Sustainability Framework by March 31, 2015. March 31, 2015
Amount and percentage of floor space in buildings over 1000 m2 that includes water metering, in the given fiscal year (where feasible). 639,000 m2 of 6,390,000 m2 Crown-owned buildings
7 New construction projects
Presence of approved framework with above mentioned parameters and best practices.  YES/NO in given FY. Yes
 Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
8.1.1.1. Conserve potable water. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
8.1.1.2. Manage storm water run-off. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
8.1.1.4. Meter the water usage in new projects. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status

Best Practice

8.1.2 Conduct potable water audits in Crown-owned assets.

Seeking to reach "Achieved" status

Best Practice

8.1.4 Reclaimed non-potable water is used for landscape irrigation.

Seeking to reach "Achieved" status