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Environment and Energy Services

  1. 1. Information Provided by Brian Swett, Leah Bamberger, Jacob Glickel, Brad Swing, and Benita Hussain email EnvironmentalEnergy@cityofboston.gov web www.cityofboston.gov/environmentalandenergy/ An Introduction to Environment and Energy Services
  2. 2. Cabinet-Level  Mayor’s Office of Environmental and Energy Services created as a cabinet-level office in 2004  Oversees ISD, Environment Department, and Energy Management Board  Manages programs and policies on green buildings, groundwater, park planning, recycling, renewable energy, and relevant transportation issues
  3. 3. Mission 1. Enhance the resources of our built and natural environment 2. Promote affordable, efficient, reliable and safe energy systems for Boston residents.
  4. 4. -8 Difference from the average temperature (oF) +8
  5. 5. Sea-level ≈ 10” over past 100 yrs Boston Harbor Tide Gauge
  6. 6. 6 Mean High Water + 2.5’ : Projected to occur by mid-century
  7. 7. 7 Mean High Water + 5’ : Projected to occur by mid- to late-century Equivalent to flooding from Hurricane Sandy if it hit during high tide
  8. 8. 8 Sea Levels Rising This map shows the Charles River Dam over-topped by a “Sandy”-like storm
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  11. 11. 12 Climate Ready Boston 2.5.13 #ClimateReadyBos Planning Existing Buildings New Buildings Emergency Response
  12. 12. Reducing Carbon Emissions  Boston has become a national leader  Aggressive goals for municipal and public emissions  Ahead of schedule  Adapting best practices and blazing trails of Boston-firsts
  13. 13. 25% 80% 5.7 1.5 6.8 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 2005 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040 2045 2050 GreenhouseGasEmissions (MillionmetrictonsCO2e) 2080 Goal Trajectory Measured Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2020 Goal Baseline Emissions are 11% Since 2005
  14. 14. Green & Healthy Buildings Article 37 - Green Building Zoning based on LEED, 2007 - Private Construction 1st in nation Stretch Energy Code, 2010 20% BETTER energy performance Climate Change Adaptation Questionnaire Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance Atlantic Wharf – LEED Platinum
  15. 15. 16 Renew Boston Solarize GOAL: 150 New Solar Installations by November 30th
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  17. 17. Greenovate Boston Drive Bostonians to GreenovateBoston.org Raise awareness about climate change Raise awareness about climate actions Motivate action

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