Primer Part 3c: Buildings

Sustainability Primer Part 3c: Buildings The Primer’s purpose is to act as an initial step in raising knowledge of sustainability, and to function as a simple, readily accessible resource on sustainability for engineers and geoscientists. This module explores practical ways to apply the sustainability principles within the building industry.
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Enabling the SMS

The development and implementation of the SMS requires resources in time and money. This strategy aims at finding these resources whether internally within APEGBC, or externally from sponsors. Most of the funding is dedicated to the “sustainability researcher” program that provides additional staff resource to help implementing the SMS.
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SMS Raising Awareness and Knowledge

The objective is to increase sustainability awareness and knowledge and provide training for staff, committees, and members. Rationale The lack of awareness and know-how of sustainability both within APEGBC and its Members is a key barrier to its implementation.
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SMS – Monitoring

Develop system of internal and external monitoring. Rationale The ISO principles of continual improvement requires that all significant actions, systems or programs be monitored and, where possible, quantitatively tracked to ensure that progress towards goals and objectives are being made. It is important to distinguish between monitoring APEGBC and monitoring Members. The targets APEGBC sets for itself are auditable standards. We do not set targets in this Action Plan. However, we anticipate that subsequent work plans will set targets. APEGBC should self-audit to these targets to assess its performance.
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SMS Integration

Improve integration of Sustainability in APEGBC systems and standards. APEGBC’s fundamental strength is its legislated role as the gatekeeper and regulator of professional activities in engineering and geoscience. APEGBC can leverage this strength to raise the standard of professional engineering and geoscience with respect to sustainability, and thereby demonstrate its legal and ethical responsibility to uphold the welfare and safety of the public.
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Primer Part 1: Introduction

The Primer’s purpose is to act as an initial step in raising knowledge of sustainability, and to function as a simple, readily accessible resource on sustainability for engineers and geoscientists. This document, Part I: Introduction of the Sustainability Primer, outlines general issues that provide context to all sustainability activities of professional engineers and geoscientists.
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Primer Part 2: Applying the Guidelines

The keys to developing more sustainable approaches to engineering and geoscience lie in the skills, experience and ingenuity of practicing engineers and geoscientists. This document, Part 2: Applying the Guidelines, develops some suggestions for approaches for applying APEGBC’s Sustainability Guidelines across the spectrum of engineering and geoscience activities.
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Primer Part 3a: Municipal Engineering

The keys to developing more sustainable approaches to engineering and geoscience lie in the skills, experience and ingenuity of practicing engineers and geoscientists. This part adresses the practice specific aspect of Sustainability and Municipal engineering.
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