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  • 1. Taking the LEED for Green Businesses & Green Jobs Ted Wysocki, President & CEO LEED Council April 15, 2011 LOCAL ECONOMIC AND EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
  • 2. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
    • LEED Ratings by US Green Building Council
    • "The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings."
    • New Construction
    • Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
    • Neighborhood Development
      • LEED for Neighborhood Development integrates principles of smart growth, urbanism & green building into first national program for neighborhood design.
  • 3. Taking the LEED …
    • Don’t just promote
    • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
    • Organize for your own
    • Local Economic & Employment Development
  • 4.
    • LEED Council Green Skills Training for:
      • Home Energy Auditors;
      • Home Weatherization Installers;
      • Entry-level Renewable Energy Installers (solar photovoltaic & thermal and wind);
      • Green Cleaning & Building Maintenance.
    Green Career Pathways
  • 5. Green Career Pathways
    • City ARRA $s for Entry-Level Weatherization Training
    • State ARRA $s for Advanced Energy Efficiency Training + Solar Installation
    • City CDBG-R $s for Transitional Jobs & Social Enterprise:
    • Green LEEDers
  • 6. Green Partnerships & Certifications
    • eZing (Energy Auditor)
    • IL Solar Energy Association
    • Community Colleges
    • OSHA Trainers
    • Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting [LRRP] Certification
    • Building Performance Institute [BPI]
    • N. American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners [NABCEP]
  • 7. Greening a Shuttered Factory
  • 8. To Grow Green Businesses Retaining & re-using a high-quality building and community landmark for green jobs & businesses
  • 9.
    • “ LEED” Platinum Rating:
    • Solar thermal panels for hot water & air-conditioning
    • High efficiency heating & cooling reducing energy 22%
    • 41,329 gallon rain cistern to recapture storm water
    • Green escalator with sensors & varying speeds – using 30% less energy.
  • 10. Community Benefits
    • Federal OCS grant for below-market loans to tenants who hire low-income individuals + TIF funds for outreach & job placements of community residents seeking jobs.
  • 11. Community Jobs Initiative
    • With our community partner, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association [LSNA] , we are recruiting qualified community residents for job openings with local employers through a new web site.
  • 12. Challenges to Address
    • Capital for contractors to expand capacity
    • Fully subsidized retrofitting for targeted communities in need
    • Energy Efficiency as key component of Neighborhood Stabilization Program
    • Access to jobs & training for both local “untrained” residents & labor “benched” by recession
  • 13. Public Policies Needed
    • To create jobs in the residential market: Property Assessed Clean Energy [PACE] financing by which upfront costs are paid with special assessment to property tax.
    • To create jobs in the commercial market: Net Metering & 3 rd Party Power Purchase Agreements and/or Leasing
    • For info on your state, go to Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency at
  • 14. Rebuild Your Community in Green