Greater Boston: A Climate of Action


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Greater Boston: A Climate of Action

  1. 1. Green Boston: A Climate of ActionMayor Thomas M. Menino Jim Hunt Chief of Environment and Energy BHA Maverick Gardens Green Affordable Housing
  2. 2. National Leader in Sustainability In 2008, Boston has been ranked one of the most sustainable cities in the US: • Ranked 3rd by Popular Science Magazine • Ranked 6th by
  3. 3. 1. Community Engagement - ClimateMindy Lubber, CERESJames McCarthy, Harvard UniversityKalila Barnett, ACETimothy Healey, EnerNOCBud Ris, New England AquariumBryan Koop, Boston PropertiesRev. Ray Hammond, Bethel AMEJim Coyle, Boston Building TradesRichard Dimino, A Better CityJudith Nitsch, Nitsch EngineeringMark Buckley, StaplesChuck McDermott, RockPort Capital
  4. 4. 2. Lead By Example● Energy Efficiency in City Buildings, LED Street Lights, Traffic signals● 11.7% of City’s electricity purchase comes from green power● Solar and wind power installations at City facilities● Moon Island Wind Project
  5. 5. 2010 - Boston Municipal GHG’s Below Kyoto 220,000 210,000 200,000Tons eCO2 Baseline 190,000 Unadjusted Emissions Adjusted Emissions 180,000 Kyoto Goal 170,000 160,000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Fiscal Year
  6. 6. 3. Community Wide - Green Building• Boston adopts 1st in nation Green Building Zoning requiring new construction to follow LEED Standards (BZC Article 37) - 2007• Boston Adopts Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code, requiring new residential and commercial buildings to achieve 20% better energy performance than base code - 2010. Atlantic Wharf – Boston Properties
  7. 7. 4. Leverage Partnerships Catalyze Energy Efficiency across all sectors and neighborhoods of Boston – break down historic barriers to EE; Connect utility programs with public, private, and community based networks that exist in Boston; Connect energy savings with local economic development and job creation
  8. 8. RenewBoston Functions Call RenewBoston or 1. Outreach & Referral EE program phone # 2. Intake & Information Sign up for audit, TA 3. Financing & Assistance Buy/install more EE measures 4. Job Creation & Contractor Support 5. Tracking & Strategy Increase savings
  9. 9. Residential Participation GoalThe participation goal is to serve 150,000households from 2010 through 2020. 12
  10. 10. Inactive In Process Contracts Signed13
  11. 11. 5. Connect to Economic Development Boston is a clean tech hub – sector continues to grow in Innovation District Green Jobs Boston Partnership – preparing local residents to enter and climb this good paying career ladder Bringing savings to local residents and businesses, stimulating local economies
  12. 12. Economic Benefit of Climate Action$ 2 Billion in Net Savings by 2020
  13. 13. “Our green agenda will improve our environment and publichealth while stimulating our growing green economy.Together, we are turning „Beantown into Greentown.” – Mayor Thomas M. Menino
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