Greening the District

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District department of environment:
DDOE’s mission is to improve the quality of life for District residents by protecting and restoring the environment. DDOE works through partnerships with other District agencies, business groups, nonprofits and residents to conserve natural resources and energy and promote policies that support a sustainable city.

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Greening the District

  1. 2. DDOE’s mission is to improve the quality of life for District residents by protecting and restoring the environment. DDOE works through partnerships with other District agencies, business groups, nonprofits and residents to conserve natural resources and energy and promote policies that support a sustainable city. Brendan Shane Chief, Office of Policy and Sustainability District Department of the Environment [email_address] (202) 834-6385
  2. 3. Green DC Agenda <ul><li>Action Agenda to green government operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Successes and Key Commitments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized around seven themes: Homes; Schools; Neighborhoods & Community; Transit & Mobility; Business, Jobs & Economic Development; City & Government Operations; Parks & Natural Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spotlights on Anacostia Restoration and Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Green DC Map (print and online) </li></ul><ul><li>green.dc.gov </li></ul>
  3. 4. Climate Initiative <ul><li>Climate planning process underway with OP and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse Gas Inventory completed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Operations and Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10.6 mm tons CO2e (19.7 tons pp) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low local generation, long transmission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High percent from coal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highest daily population growth of any large city (400,000 or 70%) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Green Building <ul><li>Green Building Act of 2006 (updates under review) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LEED silver or higher for public buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First standard binding on private buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>85 LEED certified buildings, 600+ registered </li></ul><ul><li>120 EPA Energy Star® buildings (45Msf) </li></ul><ul><li>2008 building codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ASHRAE 90.1 2007 energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cool roofs, water efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2010 code revisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ASHRAE 189.1 energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICC Green Codes </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Green Infrastructure <ul><li>Low impact development for stormwater control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green roofs for public buildings; incentives for private </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public space green infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree canopy preservation and expansion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>River Smart Homes (expanding) </li></ul><ul><li>EPA MS4 permit requirements </li></ul><ul><li>DCWASA Long-Term Control Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined Sewer Control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anacostia 2032 Restoration plan </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulus program expansion </li></ul>
  6. 7. Energy Programs <ul><li>Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance based outcomes, programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive energy analysis underway </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to financing (PACE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Property tax repayment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$250M initial bond authorization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smart meter conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Incentive Program (REIP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants up to $33,000 for 20kW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DC Government purchasing 50% renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulus—weatherization, government buildings, streetlights </li></ul>
  7. 8. Waste/Recycling <ul><li>Low citywide diversion rates (poor data) </li></ul><ul><li>Single stream residential </li></ul><ul><li>Leaf composting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion to yard and food waste? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Space Recycling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public/private partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disposable bag law </li></ul><ul><li>Trash reduction programs for waterways </li></ul><ul><li>New policies under development </li></ul>
  8. 9. Green Economy <ul><li>DDOE Youth Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mayor’s Green Summer Job Corps (800) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mayor’s Conservation Corps (4,000) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DDOE Office of Green Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green business incubator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mayor’s Environmental Excellence Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Jobs Advisory Council </li></ul><ul><li>DOES green Jobs training programs </li></ul><ul><li>DLSBD small business education and training </li></ul>
  9. 10. Transportation <ul><li>Metro 2 nd highest transit ridership in U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>50% of District trips by transit, walking, or bike </li></ul><ul><li>Highest percentage of walk-to-work commuters (12%) </li></ul><ul><li>First bike share program in U.S. expanding to 1,000 bikes </li></ul><ul><li>40 miles of bikes lanes and 1,000+ bike racks </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and design underway for streetcars, rapid bus transit, Metro expansion </li></ul>
  10. 11. Contact <ul><li>Brendan Shane </li></ul><ul><li>Chief, Office of Policy and Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(202) 834-6385 </li></ul><ul><li>green.dc.gov </li></ul>

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