13-02lecturenotes - Tradeline Spring Conference:...

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1 Tradeline Spring Conference: Sustainability Context John S. Nelson, PE Long Term Facilities Management Sustainability
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2 Context: First Think Differently, Then Act { Thinking: 3 Questions z Confront Brutal Facts: What Really Matters? z { Acting: 7 Observations z z Different Tools z Expectation and Behavior Management z Technology
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3 { I don’t have my “brain around this” yet: z Complexity and Tremendous “Velocity”. z Tendency to “Lunge” at Simple Solutions. { I have not seen “The Answer”: z Think z Act z Evaluate { We only have 50 minutes z Big Ideas, Big Issues z Acknowledge Discontinuity { If you aren’t a little sobered and overwhelmed…confront the “Brutal Facts” .
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4 “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future” – Niels Bohr “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” --Thomas Watson (1943) “Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” --Lord Kelvin (1895) “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” --Western Union (1876) “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” --Charles H. Duell (1899) “Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” --Marshal Ferdinand Foch “The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?” --David Sarnoff “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” --Harry M. Warner (1927) “There is no reason for any individuals to have a computer in their home.” --Ken Olson (1977)
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5 Question 1: Why Sustainability? { Is this an Organizational Requirement? z Moral Obligation? z Regulation? z Market/Public Pressure? { Is this an Organizational Opportunity? z Competitive Advantage z Organizational Mission Alignment { Other? z Recruiting?
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6 Question 2: What is Your Organizational Sustainability Literacy? {
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