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  • Thank you Mayor… he is the best Mayor in the country and I am proud to work for him. Thank you Aparna/David and the entire Green Team. As said, my name is Erin Miller, I am the Environmental Steward for the City of Columbus. The Environmental Steward’s Office is a partnership between the City and SWACO.
  • The Mayor launched the Get Green Columbus initiative in 2005 with the release of Green Memo, a policy directive document outlining strategies to meet both economic development goals and ensure a healthier environment. The vision is to make Columbus not only the best, but also the greenest place in the nation to live, work and raise a family. We have had many accomplishments over the last five years, annual reports can be found online at www.getgreencolumbus.org as well as a five year accomplishment summary.
  • In February this year, we released Green Memo II, which is the Get Green Columbus strategic plan for 2010-2015. This document is available outside and is also online. The first goal is to improve economic social and environmental prosperity by supporting the growth and development of sustainable ‘green’ businesses. Which is the goal we will focus on today. Forgive me, I have 10 minutes, so I will go through this quickly.
  • Our first objective is to Create, Attract and Retain Green Job Industries. Green Job industries and occupations are defined by the Department of Labor as including the energy efficient building, construction and retrofit industries; the renewable electric power industry; the energy efficient and advanced drive train industry; the biofuels industry; the deconstruction and materials reuse industries; the energy efficiency assessment industry serving residential, commercial and industrial sectors; sustainable agriculture including healthy food production; forestry; recycling and waste reduction; manufacturers that produce sustainable products using environmentally sustainable processes and materials. Supply a Trained workforce – we are working with COWIC and Columbus State Community College on a Green Pathways Project- Job Training & Placement Program to help prepare out of work individuals for careers in the Green Job industry. We have applied for grant funds to get this program to the next level and are awaiting response. Encourage Entrepreneurship- Rick Coplin, Tech Columbus is going to talk about Green Business Incubators. We have been working with Sci Tech, Tech Columbus and OSU on developing a Green Business Incubator in the Tech Corridor. We are in the process of developing an Economic Development Strategic Marketing Plan with an emphasis on Green Jobs, to help us identify, attract and market to the green job industry and be more proactive to create jobs.
  • The second objective is to support businesses in their efforts to Get Green. The first item is to Paul Racher, Columbia Gas of Ohio 30 Chuck Jennings, AEP 15 minutes Jeff Stephens, Consider Biking 15 Greg Cunningham, Limited Brands Time - 90 minutes. 80 minutes.
  • The Green Columbus Fund is a grant program meant to encourage sustainable development and redevelopment through financial incentive to private businesses and non-profit organizations. Its focus is on redevelopment of the inner city, and is expected to produce environmental, social and economic benefits. Private businesses and non-profit organizations will be eligible to receive grant funds on a first-come first-serve basis in the two broad areas of site clean-up and green buildings.   Grant funding for land acquisition, environmental assessments and physical clean-ups will be limited to brownfields in developed areas. Entities receiving funds for assessment or clean-up may not have contributed to the abandonment or contamination of the project site. Any structures built on sites benefiting from such brownfield funds are strongly encouraged to meet green building standards. Financial incentives to build green will be given throughout Columbus at the basic level of reimbursing the fee required for green building certification, and higher incentive levels if development occurs within the City’s urban core.   In 2010 program year, $1,000,000 is allocated toward the Green Columbus Fund grant program. To achieve a balanced distribution of grant funds, the total grants in the first component (site clean-up) cannot exceed $750,000, and the total grants in the second component (green buildings) cannot exceed $500,000. Individual site clean-up grant awards will be capped at $200,000, and individual green building grant awards will be capped at triple the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification fee or $50,000 (whichever is the lesser amount). the City will reimburse 100% of the cost of the LEED certification fee. The minimum requirement for receiving City reimbursement from this program will be the achievement of LEED-BDC certification resulting in achievement of at least 8 of 12 credits listed below from that approved certification.   The twelve (12) credits selected reflect goals of particular importance to the City of Columbus. Some would result in direct physical or financial benefits to the City, such as reduced water use, extending the life of the landfill and reducing storm water runoff. Others contribute to achieving City policy goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement as well as the City’s growth policy to “growing inward with a passion and outward with a plan.” These 12 key LEED-BDC credits are:   SSc1 Site Selection SSc2 Development Density & Community Connectivity SSc3 Brownfield Redevelopment SSc4.1 Alternative Transportation: Public Transportation Access SSc6.1 Stormwater Design: Quantity Control SSc6.2 Stormwater Design: Quality Control SSc7.2 Heat Island Effect: Roof WEc1 Water Efficient Landscaping: Reduce by 50% WEc3 Water Use Reduction: Reduce by 30% EAc1 Optimize Energy Performance: achieve at least 20% cost savings for new buildings, 16% cost savings for existing building renovations MRc2 Construction Waste Management: Divert 50% from Disposal MRc4 Recycled Content: 10% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer)   To qualify for the Columbus Green Building Incentive Grant, a building would need to achieve LEED-BDC certification, while also achieving at least eight (8) of the twelve (12) selected credits listed above. The applicant would then be fully reimbursed for its certification fee, as determined by receipt of payment to the USGBC (at member’s rate).   Opportunities for Increased Incentives   As indicated below, there will be three ways to significantly increase the magnitude of this incentive, up to a cap of 300% (or triple) the cost of the certification fee.   Meeting more than 8 of the selected credits, at a rate of 25% more for each extra credit: 8 credits 100% reimbursement 9 credits 125% reimbursement 10 credits 150 % reimbursement 11 credits 175% reimbursement 12 credits 200 % reimbursement   Achieving a higher level of LEED-BDC certification: Certified 100% reimbursement Silver 150% reimbursement Gold or Platinum 200% reimbursement   Building in a region defined as inner city: Within the City of Columbus 100% reimbursement Within 1950 Boundaries or CDBG Service Area 200% reimbursement   Up to the 300% cap these incentive multipliers can be added to each other. For example, Silver with 10 City credits (100%+50%+25%+25%) would equal 200% (doubling) of the fee. Being within the 1950 borders or CDBG area alone would add 100%, bringing the incentive to 200% of the fee. You can mix and match in any way, with the limitation that the total incentive is capped at 300%, which represents a significant tripling of the fee. There will also be a per building dollar cap of $50,000.   The approach to green building incentives outlined above has important benefits for the City of Columbus. By delegating the task of certifying green performance to an entity that has established national credibility and proven administrative capacity, the City can avoid disputes and avoid increasing personnel or staff capacity. The specific focus on the 12 selected LEED criteria will help achieve City policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and grow sensibly, extend the life of nearby landfills, and reducing storm-water runoff and water usage. In addition, utilizing national criteria will allow the City to compare our progress toward sustainability with that of other U.S. cities.
  • $1million revolving loan fund to green-up redevelopment projects by providing a low-interest loan to businesses targeted at improving energy efficiency and creating jobs
  • $1million revolving loan fund to green-up redevelopment projects by providing a low-interest loan to businesses targeted at improving energy efficiency and creating jobs
  • Paul Racher, Columbia Gas of Ohio 30 Chuck Jennings, AEP 15 minutes Jeff Stephens, Consider Biking 15 Rick Coplin, Tech Columbus 15

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  • 1. Thank You! For Attending The 2010 Get Green Business Conference & Green Building Expo
  • 2. Thank You! To Our Event Hosts Columbus Green Building Forum & City of Columbus
  • 3. Thank You! To Our Gold “Lunch” Sponsor
  • 4. Thank You! To Our Silver Sponsors Ohio Energy Resource Division BTA/KI Derbigum Food, Ag & Biological Engineering OSU Heapy Engineering King Business Interiors Turner Construction Woolpert USGBC Central Ohio Chapter Oce North America Columbus Chamber
  • 5. Michael B. Coleman, Mayor Erin Miller, Environmental Steward Mayor’s Green Team Progress Report
  • 6. Mayor’s Green Team Co-Chairs David Brehm, Brehm Consulting Aparna Dial, OSU Energy Services and Sustainability
  • 7.
    • 2009 brought us…
        • Erin Miller, Environmental Steward
        • Green Memo 2
          • Setting the stage for 2010 and beyond…
  • 8. Green Team Committees
    • Green Business
      • Chaz Freutel, GreenPages and Get-U-Connected
    • Green Building
      • Dan Jones, Turner Construction
    • Growth & Development
      • Megan Moses, Ohio By-Product Synergy Network
    • Green Transportation
      • Nathaniel Vogt, MORPC
    • Education & Outreach
      • David Gilligan, Clary Communications
    • Green Energy
        • David Brehm, Brehm Consulting
  • 9. Education & Engagement Committee
    • Aparna Dial, OSU Energy Services and Sustainability
    • Catherine Eichel, Brown and Caldwell
    • David Gilligan, (Chair) Clary Communications
    • Kristi Higginbotham, SWACO
    • Tracy La Mar-Nickoli, Columbus State, Center for Workforce Development
    • John Lengel, Gresham Smith and Partners
    • Anita Musser, City of Columbus, Public Utilities
    • Sheryl Owens, Columbus Metropolitan Library
    • Anitra Tanner, Columbus Department of Technology
  • 10. Education & Engagement Committee
    • 2009 Accomplishments
    • GreenSpot Awards
    • Neighborhood Pride Events
    • Partnerships
    • Web Outreach
  • 11. Education & Engagement Committee
    • 2010 Priorities
    • Educate & Engage = name change
    • Communications Plan
    • GreenSpot - Expand and Improve
  • 12.
    • Amy Krohn, Columbus Division of Fleet Management
    • Catherine Girves, University Area Enrichment Association
    • David Celebrezze, Ohio Environmental Council
    • Eric Davies, Transformative Consulting, LLC
    • Jamie Tickle, Franklin County Engineer’s Office
    • Jeff Stephens, Consider Biking
    • Joe Huston, SWACO
    • Paul Kennedy, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
    • Randy Bowman, Columbus Division of Mobility Options
    • Richard Grant, Calderon-Grant, Inc.
    • Richard G. Smith III
    • Sam Spofforth, Clean Fuels Ohio
    • Belinda Taylor, COTA
    • Bill Burns, Columbus Division of Fleet Management
    • Nathaniel Vogt, MORPC (Chair)
    Green Transportation Committee
  • 13.
    • 2009 Accomplishments
    • City of Columbus
      • 39 diesel retrofit installations
      • Anti-idling installations on 11 diesel vehicles
      • CNG refuse truck - 75% emission reduction
      • E85 refueling station opened at Fairwood Avenue
    Green Transportation Committee
  • 14.
    • 2009 Accomplishments
    • Partners making great strides…
      • SWACO
      • Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
      • Columbus Regional Airport Authority
      • Consider Biking
    Green Transportation Committee
  • 15. Green Transportation Committee
    • 2010 Priorities and Projects
    • Reduce mobile emissions and fuel usage
      • Continue green fleet initiatives
      • Support a fuel conservation ordinance
      • Encourage participation in USEPA’s SmartWay Transportation Partnership for freight
  • 16. Green Transportation Committee
    • 2010 Priorities and Projects
    • Mode Shift
      • Support “2 by 2012” – Average 2 commutes per month by an alternative to driving
      • And more…
  • 17.
    • Chaz Freutel, Get-U-Connected & GREENPages
    • Neil Drobny, Waste Not Center
    • Albert Iosue, SWACO
    • Tad Dritz, Green Columbus
    • David Hull, City of Columbus
    • Mike Long, Resource 100
    • Greg Cunningham, Limited Brands
    • Jim Schimmer, Franklin County
    • Gloria Anderson, Community Representative
    • Steve Grossman, Grossman Environmental Recycling
    • Nappy Hetzler, City of Columbus
    • Shawn Feils, Fisher College
    • Joe Bailey, Franklin County
    • Tyler Steele, Greenovate
    Green Business Committee
  • 18. Annual Green Business Case Competition
    • Sponsored by Nationwide
    • Challenge: Green investments
    • Results
      • 1 st – OSU (Fisher)
      • 2 nd – OSU (Fisher)
      • Most innovative –
        • University of
      • Phoenix
    Green Business Committee
  • 19. Green Business Committee Earth Day - 2009
    • Third annual citywide Earth Day event
    • Two day model
    • Largest volunteer turnout in U.S .
  • 20. Green Business Committee Earth Day - 2010
    • 40 th Anniversary
    • Three day format
    • Goals
      • 10,000+ volunteers
      • 10,000 trees planted
      • Zero waste to landfill
    • www.Update2010.org
  • 21. Green Business Committee Earth Day
  • 22. Green Business Committee
    • Get Green Business Conference
    • Started in 2005 - 200 attendees / 20 exhibitors
    • 2008 - 500 attendees / 40 exhibitors
    • 2009 - Merged with Green Building Expo
      • Over 700 attendees / 70 exhibitors
    • 2010 – You are here !
  • 23. Growth & Development Committee
    • Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez, Ohio EPA
    • Mark Bonifas, Hull & Associates, Inc.
    • David Brehm, Brehm Consulting
    • Elan Daniel, Urban Nature, (Co-Chair)
    • Richard Hicks, Columbus Public Health
    • Amanda King , Intern, OSU, City and Regional Planning
    • Erin Miller, Environmental Steward
    • Megan Moses, Ohio By-Product Synergy Network,
    • (Co-Chair)
    • Lisa Russell, Columbus Development Department
    • Brandi Whetstone, Sierra Club
    • Devan Willemsen, Ohio Environmental Council
  • 24. Growth & Development Committee
    • 2009 Accomplishments
    • Columbus Parking Code – Revisions
    • Columbus Storm Water Manual – Revisions
    • Green development incentives – research
    • University Area Green Guide
  • 25. Growth & Development Committee
    • 2010 Priorities
    • Sustainable Yards
    • Neighborhood Green Spot
    • Development Incentives - continued
    • Community-wide recycling & yard waste
  • 26. Green Building Committee
    • Dan Jones, Turner Construction Company (Chair)
    • Meera Parthasarathy, Columbus Green Building Forum
    • Michael Dinneen, Agg Rok Materials Company
    • Jason Woehrle, Gilbane Building Company
    • Paul Freedman, City of Columbus
    • Lisa Russell, City of Columbus
    • David Hull, City of Columbus
    • Kim Stands, City of Columbus
    • Phillip Bouton, City of Columbus
    • Amanda King, OSU City & Regional Planning
  • 27. Green Building Committee
    • 2009 Accomplishments
    • DOE Block Grant for energy retrofits
      • Guidelines development
    • Parking Code Revisions
      • Review & recommendations
    • Impediments to Green Building
      • Stakeholder outreach
  • 28. Green Building Committee
    • 2010 Priorities
    • Green Columbus Fund
      • Guidelines
    • Green Memo 2 Green Building initiatives
      • Energy efficiency
      • Renewable energy
      • Waste diversion
      • Water use reduction
      • Neighborhood development
  • 29. Green Energy Committee
    • Greg Lestini, Bricker + Eckler
    • Marty Lanning, Energent Solutions
    • Scott Potter, Institute for Energy & Environment at OSU
      • (Co-Chair)
    • Sean Fouts, City of Columbus
    • Charles Lucius, Battelle
    • Steve Giles, Hull & Associates
    • Sandy Nessing, AEP
    • Ken Stammen, Columbia Gas of Ohio
    • Eric Zimmer, Tipping Point Renewable Energy
    • Tom Andrews, MORPC
    • Don Hall – WattWorks
    • David Brehm, Brehm Consulting (Co-Chair)
  • 30. Green Energy Committee
    • New committee – why?
    • Acknowledges:
      • Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement
      • Central Ohio Green Pact
      • Stimulus funds: $7.4 mil Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant
  • 31. Green Energy Committee
    • Objectives
    • Encourage businesses to get green
      • Energy efficiency and renewable sources
    • Improve Livability: air, water & natural resources
      • Reduce energy use 10% (City facilities & traffic lights)
    • Encourage residents to get green
  • 32. Green Energy Committee
    • 2010 Priorities
    • Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund
    • Solar Special Improvement District
      • Solar SID
    • City energy efficiency projects implementation
    • Promote new and existing programs (AEP, Columbia Gas)
    • Access to Resources
      • Green biz guide…
  • 33. Michael B. Coleman, Mayor Mayor’s Green Team
  • 34. Michael B. Coleman, Mayor
  • 35. GreenSpotLight Awards!
  • 36. Represented by Tom Snearey and Todd Zalenski Sustainability is our present and future responsibility; it preserves our earth’s resources, provides safer healing environments, and preserves the future of our environment for continued generations. The design and construction industry is largely responsible for contributing to the factors that threaten the earth’s resources and its fragile ecological balance. As architects and designers, it is our obligation to institute change within our industry, our firm, and our personal lives, and to start halting and reversing the cycle of ecological abuse, contributing to a new foundation of healthy places for future generations.
  • 37. Represented by Rob Meyer Porter Wright recognizes that it is necessary and appropriate to continue on a progressive path of improved sustainability.  Our Sustainability Policy sets forth our commitments in three interrelated areas: economic success of our organization, social responsibility, and environmental responsibility. We will strive to achieve our vision of performance and track our progress and challenges in fulfilling it.
  • 38.
    • Represented by Greg Cunningham
    • We believe we have a responsibility to do what is right, not only for our business and our stakeholders, but also for the global community. Accountability and responsibility must be our guiding principles, and our actions must demonstrate our values.
  • 39. Michael B. Coleman, Mayor
  • 40.
    • 2005-2009 Goals:
    • Air Quality (indoor & outdoor)
    • Clean Water
    • Recycling &Reduce Solid Waste
    • Green Products & Businesses
    • Green Buildings
    • Alternative Fuels
  • 41.
    • 2010-2015 Goals:
    • Support green businesses.
    • Improve air quality, water quality and conservation of natural resources.
    • Educate and engage the community.
    • Contributing to the City vision to make Columbus not only the best , but also the greenest place in the nation to live, work and raise a family.
    • Balancing everything we do with the 3P sustainability principles: People, Planet, Prosperity
  • 42. Create, Attract and Retain Green Job Industries.
    • Supply a Trained Workforce
    • Encourage Entrepreneurship
    • Market Columbus’ assets to targeted Green Job Industries
    • Foster Market Development
  • 43. Educate and Support Businesses in their efforts to Get Green.
    • Maximize Tax Incentives
    • Educate businesses about resources available
      • Two Wheel Tool Kit*
      • Utility Assistance Programs*
      • EPA partnerships (Energy Star etc.)*
      • www.columbusgreenspot.org
    • Assist Manufacturing Sector
      • E3:Columbus program
    • Grant & Loan Assistance
      • GreenSwitch Loan Fund
      • Green Columbus Fund
  • 44. Green Columbus Fund
    • $1million grant program, summer 2010.
    • Purpose- encourage sustainable development and redevelopment through financial incentives to private businesses and nonprofit organizations.
    • Site Clean-Up (up to 200K) – pays for land acquisition, demolition, environmental assessments for small brownfield sites such as abandoned gas stations.
    • Green Buildings – pays for 100% LEED-BDC certification reimbursement and opportunities for increased incentives up to $50K.
  • 45. GreenSwitch Loan Fund
    • $1million low-interest revolving loan program.
    • Funded by the US DOE, Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (ARRA-Stimulus)
    • Expected to be available summer 2010.
    • Administered through CCDC.
    • Used for energy efficiency retrofits for commercial or industrial redevelopment projects (building envelope, lighting, HVAC, equipment)
    • Target loans between $30,000 and $200,000.
  • 46.
    • E3: Columbus pilot, six companies participated, three underway
    • Full technical assessment (energy, waste, water, lean, ghg, post assessment and recommendation report)
    • Results showed-
      • $5.3 million of potential annual savings
      • 19,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided
      • 257,000 lbs of water pollution avoided
      • 215 tons of SOx reduced
      • 24,000 lbs of solid waste reduced
    • Implementation to date-
    • $551,000 spent, realized $50,000 savings and 5 jobs retained
    Supporting Manufacturing Leadership Through Sustainability E3: Economy, Energy, and Environment
  • 47. Become A Green Spot!
    • Formalize your commitment
    • Steps to go green
    • Annual reporting/
    • Track progress and savings
    • Recognition for your efforts
    • Online support (Facebook)
  • 48. Michael B. Coleman, Mayor Erin Miller Environmental Steward [email_address] 614-645-0815
  • 49. Go Green/Get Green with WarmWise – Your Energy Solutions Simple Energy Solutions Home Performance Solutions Small Business Energy Solutions
  • 50.
    • Targets lower use residential customers
    • Programmable Thermostats
      • $25 rebate on hundreds of qualified programmable thermostats
        • Save up to $180 annually on heating and cooling; $1800 over life of investment
        • Typical gas savings of 40-70 Ccf/year
  • 51.
    • Energy Efficient Showerheads
      • $10 rebate on select high-performance, energy-efficient showerheads
        • ≤ 1.8 gpm
        • Save ~$15 on gas water heating costs annually
        • Also saves on water and sewer bills
    • $448,000 in rebates available; act now!
  • 52.
    • How to participate:
      • www.columbiagasohio.com/e-store
        • Instant rebate with on-line purchase
        • Free shipping on orders over $25
      • Call 1-866-542-4767 to order, on-line rebate forms available
      • Purchase at local retailers
    • For more information:
        • www.columbiagasohio.com/SES
  • 53.
    • Targets older homes with usage >1000 Ccf
      • Over 500,000 homes built before energy codes
      • Many with low performing attic and no wall insulation, older furnaces, leaky
      • Average gas usage reduction of 30% possible
      • Save thousands of $ over life of improvements
  • 54.
    • Starts with Energy Audit
      • $20-$50 for a $500 value energy audit
        • Computer report of cost effective improvements
        • Blower door test
        • Combustion efficiency test/pressure diagnostics
        • Infrared Thermography
        • Programmable thermostat
        • Audit fee is rebated if qualifying improvements are installed
  • 55.
    • Qualifying energy efficiency improvements and rebates
      • Attic insulation (40% - 60%)
      • Wall insulation (40% - 60%)
      • Blower door guided Air Sealing (60%-70%)
      • 92% AFUE High-efficiency natural gas furnace/ 90% AFUE boiler ($200-$400)
    • Instant rebates for single improvements given by contractors
    • Bonus rebates when more than 1 qualifying improvement installed
  • 56.
    • Benefits
      • Lower gas and electric bills
      • Reduce carbon footprint
      • Quieter, more comfortable home
      • Help reduce ice dams, increase durability
    • $4,500,000 in rebates available
      • Match with federal tax credits to increase value
  • 57.
    • How to Participate:
      • Schedule an energy audit at 1-877-644-6674
      • Meet with the energy auditor
      • Have work completed by a participating contractor
    • For more information
      • www.columbiagasohio.com/HPS
      • http://energytaxincentives.org/consumers/
  • 58.
    • Many qualifying energy efficiency improvements
    • Targets small businesses with usage <3000 Ccf
    • Instant rebates from contractors
      • Use our trade allies, or your own contractor
      • Large network of contractors
  • 59.
    • Benefits
      • Reduce monthly energy bills
      • Save money on energy-efficient products and services
      • Improve productivity and profits
      • Increase competitive advantage
      • Create a more comfortable work environment
      • Reduce carbon footprint
  • 60.
    • Qualifying improvements
      • $2,400,000 in rebates are available
    • Federal Tax credits may be available
  • 61.
    • How to participate
      • Call your heating or insulation contractor
      • Learn more at www.columbiagasohio.com/SBES
      • http://energytaxincentives.org/business/commercial_buildings.php
  • 62.
    • Thank you!
    • Questions?
    • Contact:
      • Paul Racher
        • [email_address]
        • 614-460-4630
        • www.columbiagasohio.com
  • 63. AEP Ohio Energy Efficiency Initiatives GREEN BUSINESS CONFERENCE Chuck Jennings Manager, Consumer Programs Energy Efficiency/Demand Reduction April 14, 2010
  • 64. Overview of SB 221
    • SB 221 requires 22.2% cumulative kWh reductions through energy efficiency programs by 2025 and 7.75% cumulative demand reduction by 2018.
    • SB 221 also sets 25% Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard: minimum 12.5% from renewable energy and the rest from advanced energy (a portion of which can include energy efficiency).
    • Financial penalties prescribed for failure to meet incremental targets on an annual basis.
    • Program cost recovery through EE/PDR rider.
  • 65. SB 221 Requirements for Efficiency
  • 66.
    • SMART Lighting
      • Immediate savings online at www.gridSMARTohio.com
      • Immediate savings at checkout on CFL bulbs and light fixtures at participating retailers
      • EnergyStar ®
      • 13-42 W, dimmable, 3-way options
      • Range of 86 -197 kwh annual energy savings
    Residential Programs
  • 67.
    • Refrigerator Recycling
      • For “old” second refrigerator, 10 cubic feet or larger
      • Must be in working condition
      • $25 reward for each
      • Free pick up
      • Recycling 97% components
      • 1-877-545-4112 to schedule pickup
    Residential Programs
  • 68.
    • More Programs to Come Summer 2010
      • Existing Home
      • Retrofit Efficiency
      • Low Income
      • Weatherization
      • New Construction
    Residential Programs
  • 69. Education (K-12) Program
    • School-to-Home Energy Efficiency
      • Addresses science standards grades 5-12
      • Takes learning from school to home
      • Seven lessons
        • Intro to Energy
        • Insulation & Air Leaks
        • Heating & Cooling
        • Saving Water & Energy
        • Light bulbs & Energy
        • Appliances & Energy
        • Energy Synopsis
      • Fourteen energy saving devices
      • Implemented by Ohio Energy Project
      • 180 schools, 13,500 students
  • 70. Reduce your investment payback period and create long-term reduction in energy consumption and costs.
    • Three Programs:
        • Lighting
        • Custom
        • Self-Direct
      • Incentives for energy savings and peak demand reduction
      • Applications and guidelines found at www.gridSMARTohio.com
      • Technical assistance for completing Custom and Self-Direct applications available
    Business Programs
  • 71.
    • Set incentives for purchasing & installing efficient lighting
    • All business (non-residential) customers are eligible
    • Equipment must meet requirements in program application
    • Incentives may not exceed 50% of the total project cost
    • AEP Ohio dispenses funds based on availability
    Business Lighting Program Incentives range from $2 per CFL to $350/kW for new T8/T5 fixtures
  • 72.
    • Incentives for new high-efficiency equipment and industrial process improvements that reduce energy consumption and peak demand
    • For retrofit and new applications
    • Measures must be installed for five years
    • All business (non-residential) customers are eligible
    • Equipment must meet requirements in program application
    • AEP Ohio dispenses funds based on availability
    Business Custom Program Incentive Level $.08/kWh + $100/kW PDR Range of payback qualifying for incentive 1 to 7 years Max % of total project cost 50%
  • 73.
    • SB 221 allows qualifying customers to submit previously completed energy efficiency and peak demand reduction projects
    • Eligible customers:
      • Non-residential customers with energy consumption >700,000 kWh/year from AEP Ohio; or
      • A national or regional account involving multiple facilities in one or more states
    • Customer responsible for costs to document energy saving projects and should have experience and staff capability to manage, implement, and verify an energy management program within their facilities
    Business Self-Direct Program
  • 74. Business Self-Direct Program
    • Customer commits their completed energy efficiency and peak demand reduction projects to AEP Ohio.
      • Option One: Incentive payment upon approval, stays in EE/PDR rider
      • Option Two: Exemption from EE/PDR rider as long as NPV of calculated incentive is greater than value of their rider obligation
    • Customers must be accepted into the Self-Direct program by AEP Ohio and the Public Utility Commission of Ohio, and sign a participation agreement.
    • Projects completed from January 1 st , 2006 – December 31, 2008 can qualify.
    • Measures must be installed for five years.
    • AEP Ohio dispenses funds based on availability.
    Incentive Level 75% of Custom or Lighting Programs Range of payback qualifying for incentive 1 to 7 years Max % of total project cost 50%
  • 75.
    • In design phase with input from stakeholders
    • Technology program open to all customer classes
    • Launch program in 2010 if approved
    Renewable Energy
  • 76. Program Guidelines & Applications
  • 77.
    • Jeff Stephens
    • Executive Director
    • Consider Biking
  • 78.  
  • 79. COMPELLING STATISTICS
    • 41% of Trips are 2 miles or less
    • 85% of Trips are 5 miles or less
    • 89% of those trips are made by single-user car
    • 25% of a.m. rush is driving children to school
    • 50% of workers commute 5 miles or less
  • 80. AMERICANS WANT TO DRIVE LESS
    • 40% would commute by bike IF SAFE facilities were available.
    • 38% of Americans feel the availability of bikeways, walking paths, and sidewalks for getting to work, shopping, and recreation is very important in choosing where to live.
  • 81. COLUMBUS SURVEY 2006
    • 86 % Would ride more if accommodations were improved.
    • Engineering
    • End of Ride Facilities
    • Employer Flexibility & Encouragement
    • Equitable Benefits
    • Respect
  • 82. BIKE TO WORK
    • Nationwide - 500,000 bike to work (.4%)
    • Canada – 1.2 %
    • United Kingdom – 2 %
    • Germany – 11 %
    • Denmark – 20%
    • Netherlands – 27 %
    • Columbus – 0.7%
    • Portland – 7 %
  • 83. FACT OR FICTION?
  • 84. BUILD IT, AND THEY WILL COME…
    • Portland, OR Bike Network
    • 1994 = 50 miles
    • 2007 = 260 miles
    • Investment in cyclist & motorist education
    • Encouragement programs
    • Bike parking
    • Integration with Transit
    • Increase in cycling 400% (and safety too!)
  • 85. OUR GOAL – “2 BY 2012”
    • Increase Bicycling Mode from 0.7% to 2%
    • 2 Days per month = 10% !!! (2 out of 20)
    • Every other Friday?
    • 26 days per year?
  • 86. TWO WHEEL TOOLKIT
    • Cycling Corporate Caucus – 25 organizations
    • Leadership Columbus Team
    • Case for Support of Bicycling to Work
    • Complete Guide to Implementing Programs that Promote Bicycling to Work, and Why You Should Encourage Them
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  • 87. OSU FISHER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MBA STUDENTS TACKLE CASE FOR BICYCLING
    • Neil Drobney:
    • “ There is considerable anecdotal evidence that biking promotes health and wellness, employee productivity and delivers other bottom-line benefits, but hard numbers that can said to constitute an ‘open and shut business case’ do not exist”. 
  • 88. IT’S IN YOUR INTEREST TO HELP!
    • Healthier Employees
    • Reduced health benefit expenses
    • Attraction & retention of “new economy” workers
    • Community Support (economic & otherwise)
    • Increase community sustainability
  • 89. CONSIDER BIKING SERVICES
    • CEOs - to unify in developing strong public/private partnerships that will enhance the environment for cycling,
    • Human Resource departments - to develop appropriate incentives for their employees to bicycle.
    • Wellness Coordinators - to include bicycling in the wellness program.
    • We provide “Commuter 101” bicycle education programs to the workplaces, and additional education as needed.
    • Building Operations - to ensure the availability of end-of-ride facilities.
    • We offer a “Bike Friendly Building” designation program.
  • 90. BIKE TO WORK WEEK – MAY 17TH
    • Mayor Coleman
    • ODOT Director Molitoris
    • CEO Challenge
    • OSU Gateway (7:30) to Statehouse (8:30)
    • Launch of “2 by 2012” Mode Shift Program
    • BikeColumbus Festival - July 16 - 17
  • 91. Get Green 2010 Green Memo II April 14, 2010
  • 92. Accelerating the Business of Technology
    • Technology Business Venture Development
      • Business planning, coaching
      • Advisory, technical, professional services
      • Capital access and preparation
      • Incubation and Accelerator specialized facilities and services for tech-based companies
    • Membership - Connect, Learn and Grow
    • Platform Lab - Cloud, DR, Load Testing
    TechColumbus
  • 93. Objective 1: Create, Attract and Retain Green Job Industries Action 1: Supply a Trained Workforce Action 2: Encourage Entrepreneurship Action 3: Market Columbus Assets to targeted Green Jobs Industries Action 4: Foster Market Development TechColumbus Accelerating the Business of Technology Action 1: Supply a Trained Workforce Action 2: Encourage Entrepreneurship Action 3: Market Columbus Assets to targeted Green Jobs Industries Action 4: Foster Market Development
  • 94. Objective 1: Create, Attract and Retain Green Job Industries Develop a Green Business Incubator in the Tech Corridor to provide office or laboratory space, grant assistance, business planning , connections to capital and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs in the Green Job Industry . Action 2: Encourage Entrepreneurship TechColumbus Accelerating the Business of Technology Develop a Green Business Incubator in the Tech Corridor to provide office or laboratory space, grant assistance, business planning , connections to capital and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs in the Green Job Industry . Action 2: Encourage Entrepreneurship Objective 1: Create, Attract and Retain Green Job Industries
  • 95. What is happening in Central Ohio Now?
    • TechColumbus runs Central Ohio’s incubator
      • BioSciences
      • Information Technology
      • Advanced Materials
    • Partnerships
      • New Albany Business Development Center
      • Dublin Entrepreneurial Center
    TechColumbus Accelerating the Business of Technology
      • Electronics
      • Power and Propulsion
      • Advanced Energy
  • 96. Dublin Entrepreneurial Center TechColumbus Accelerating the Business of Technology
  • 97.
    • Promote the creation & co-location of green companies and green technology.
    • Provide opportunities to develop symbiotic partnerships
      •  innovation & business opportunities
    • Officially opens April 22 nd
    TechColumbus Accelerating the Business of Technology Dublin Entrepreneurial Center: Green Integrator http://bit.ly/dxSZvC
  • 98. What is happening in Central Ohio Now?
    • Communities are investigating & planning incubators, business centers, accelerators
    • Communities see these efforts as part of their economic development efforts
    • Communities are seeking TechColumbus support & expertise
    • National Business Incubator Association
    TechColumbus Accelerating the Business of Technology
  • 99. Why Incubate? TechColumbus Accelerating the Business of Technology
  • 100. TechColumbus Venture Development Impact FY 2003 - 2009 Invested in 44 companies by TechColumbus & Ohio TechAngels $11.5 million Companies incubated 111 912 Jobs created in funded and incubated companies $62,393 Average salary TechColumbus Accelerating the Business of Technology
  • 101. TechColumbus Venture Development Impact FY 2003 - 2009 Revenues generated In follow on capital raised $245.9 million $214.1 million TechColumbus Accelerating the Business of Technology
  • 102. TechColumbus Accelerating the Business of Technology
    • 48,000 new jobs
    • 571 new companies
    • $6.6 billion in economic activity
    • 21.8% total return on investment
    www.UnitedForJobsOhio.com
  • 103. Thank you Rick Coplin Venture Development Director [email_address] http://bit.ly/dxSZvC
  • 104. Achieving your environmental and sustainability goals Greg Cunningham Limited Brands, Inc Mayor’s Green Team Green Business Committee
  • 105. Introduction
    • There are many options for managing your environmental footprint.
    • You can engage outside support or do-it-yourself
    • These resources and programs can help you attain your environmental goals.
        • Columbus Green Spot
        • EPA Resources and Programs
  • 106. Step 1 Determine what contributes to your environmental footprint
    • Things you purchase
      • Supplies, Raw materials, Components
    • Energy use
      • Operations, transportation
    • Water use
      • Landscaping, operations
    • Waste generated
      • Reduce – Reuse - Recycle
    • Facility impacts
      • Storm water, heat island effect
  • 107. Step 2 Determine how much control you have over the issues Little control Great control
  • 108. Step 3 Determine the risks and opportunities
    • Are there reputational risks involved?
    • Are there regulatory requirements now or expected the future?
    • Can we benefit as an organization?
      • Market opportunities
      • Cost savings
    • What do our employees and stakeholders expect?
  • 109. Step 4 Select a program based on your needs
    • Degree of complexity
    • Technical support desired
    • Help in identifying activities
    • Commitments and goal setting
    • Opportunities for recognition
  • 110. Green Spot
    • “ Making your home, business, or community group part of a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable Columbus”
    • Holistic in nature; requires commitments in several categories
      • Inform and engage; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; Water Conservation and Protection; Energy Conservation; Travel Green
    • Easy to use, and provides menu of options for you to choose from
    • Annual report on your progress
    • Recognition for achievements
    • Individuals can participate
    • as well
  • 111. EPA Resources and Programs
    • USEPA has resources and programs designed to assist organizations in improving their environmental performance
      • Agriculture
      • Air Quality
      • Energy Efficiency and Global Climate Change
      • Pollution Prevention
      • Product Labeling
      • Regulatory Innovation
      • Sector Programs
      • Technology
      • Transportation
      • Waste Management
      • Water
  • 112. Limited Brands Partnerships
    • Smartway
    • Waste Wise
    • Climate Leaders
  • 113. Waste Wise
    • Plan your program
      • Tools and recommendations for planning
    • Measure your progress
      • Data sources and calculators to measure benefits
    • Report your results
    • Announce your achievements
    • Get technical support
  • 114. Smart Way
    • Assess your current performance
      • Yours or your service provider
    • Create an action plan
      • How are you going to improve?
    • Commit to improvements
      • Detailed goals
    • Report your progress
  • 115. Climate Leaders
    • Develop a corporate-wide GHG inventory
    • Set aggressive GHG emissions reduction goal
    • Report inventory data annually and document progress toward goal
    • Achieve your long-term GHG reduction goal
    • Publicize your organization’s achievements through Climate Leaders
  • 116. Conclusion
    • Getting started can be easy!
    • Use the resources that are available to develop and achieve your environmental sustainability goals
  • 117.  
  • 118. We’re greener than green!
  • 119. TerraChoice researchers surveyed more than 18,000 advertisements. The ones that made environmental claims were counted and described as a percentage of the total number of advertisements. Source: Environmental Claims in Consumer Markets, TerraChoice Environmental Marketing, 2009
  • 120. Green·wash (grēn'wŏsh', -wôsh') – verb: the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service Source: Scot Case, TerraChoice Environmental Marketing
  • 121. 1. Sin of the Hidden Trade-Off 2. Sin of No Proof 3. Sin of Vagueness 4. Sin of Irrelevance 5. Sin of Fibbing 6. Sin of Lesser of Two Evils 7. Sin of Worshipping False Labels
  • 122. Definition: Claiming a product is “green” based on one attribute
  • 123.
    • Definition: Claim that cannot be substantiated by readily accessible information or a reliable third party certification.
  • 124.
    • Definition: Claim that is poorly defined or so broad that it is often misunderstood by the consumer.
  • 125.
    • Definition: Claim that may be truthful but is
    • unimportant or unhelpful for consumers seeking
    • environmentally preferable products.
  • 126.
    • Definition: Claims are false.
  • 127.
    • Definition: Claim that may be true but distracts
    • consumer from greater environmental impacts of
    • category as a whole.
  • 128.
    • Definition: Claim that gives the impression of a third party endorsement where no such label exists
    • Examples:
    • - Image that looks like an official seal of approval
  • 129.
    • Sins of the Seven Sins?
  • 130.
    • Koh v. SC Johnson & Son, Inc. ,
    • Case No. 09-00927 (N.D. Cal. 2009)
  • 131.
    • Paduano v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. , 169 Cal. App.4th 1453 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 2009)
    • Mendez v. Intel , Case No. CV-09-2889 (N.D. Cal. 2009)  
  • 132.
    • The FTC enforces Section 5 of the FTC Act, which generally prohibits &quot;unfair or deceptive acts or practices,&quot; including advertising that is false or misleading.  .”
  • 133.  
  • 134.  
  • 135. 3 rd Party Verifications for Products
  • 136. 3 rd Party Verifications for Products
  • 137.  
  • 138. Carbon Free by 2050 – Can We Do It? Get Green Business Conference April 14 th , 2010
  • 139. About John Seryak
    • Mechanical engineer (BME, MSME, PE )
    • DOE Energy Expert
    • Several years experience in Ohio, NY, NE
      • Over 150 industrial, commercial, institutional energy assessments
    • 20 technical publications on efficiency, conservation, renewables
  • 140. Company Services
    • Provide UNBIASED, ACCURATE information on energy efficiency and energy
    • Core services
      • Energy audits/assessments
      • LEED commissioning and building energy simulation
      • Utility & energy data statistical regression analysis
      • Technical assistance (focused projects)
      • Instructional
      • Product and service development
  • 141. What’s the Point?
    • I was in eco-depression – we’re doomed
    • James Hansen came to OSU
      • Depresses us with photos like this
      • But tells us there’s a chance
  • 142. What’s It Going to Take?
    • What would it take, from the energy perspective, to meet the following goals in the US?
      • Congressional plans - Reduce CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by 80%
      • Hansen – Eliminate coal-fired electricity worldwide by 2030
      • Gore – Carbon free electricity in 10 years
  • 143. Thank You Questions? John Seryak Columbus, OH [email_address] 614.268.4263
  • 144.
    • Steve Tugend
    • Vice President, Government Relations
    • Columbus Chamber
  • 145.
    • John O’Grady
    • President
    • Franklin County Board of Commissioners
  • 146. Thank You! To Our Event Hosts Columbus Green Building Forum & City of Columbus
  • 147. Thank You! To Our Gold “Lunch” Sponsor
  • 148. Thank You! To Our Silver Sponsors Ohio Energy Resource Division BTA/KI Derbigum Food, Ag & Biological Engineering OSU Heapy Engineering King Business Interiors Turner Construction Woolpert USGBC Central Ohio Chapter Oce North America Columbus Chamber
  • 149. Thank You! For Attending The 2010 Get Green Business Conference