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  • 1. The Emerald Cities Approach to Sustainable Communities
    John Morrill, Vice President for Sustainable Development
    Emerald Cities Collaborative
    September 26, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    National Housing Conference | Center for Housing Policy
    Washington DC
  • 2. Emerald Cities Collaborative
    • National 501(c)(3) organization building collaboration among labor, business, community-based organizations, and government
    • 3. Mission:
    • 4. Green our cities
    • 5. Build our economy
    • 6. Strengthen democracy
    • 7. We will do this through clean energy retrofits and related sustainability infrastructure
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  • 8. The First Wave of Emerald Cities
    Seattle Milwaukee
    Portland Cleveland
    San Francisco Providence
    Oakland New York City
    Los Angeles Atlanta
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  • 9. Local Councils in Each City
    • Emerald Cities staff (Local Director)
    • 10. Representatives of local constituencies:
    • 11. Community-based organizations (varied)
    • 12. Labor unions, particularly building trades
    • 13. Local businesses and business interests
    • 14. City government
    • 15. Local energy interests
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  • 16. Local Councils in Each City
    • Build inclusive, community-based coalition
    • 17. Identify and develop energy/water/sustainability projects
    • 18. Develop and place project labor agreements and community workforce agreements into project work
    • 19. Monitor project implementation
    • 20. Measurement and verification of energy, GHG reduction, workforce compliance
    • 21. National staff support Local Councils
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  • 22. Major markets
    • Public Housing
    • 23. Affordable Multifamily housing
    • 24. OtherMultifamily housing
    • 25. Municipal, universities, schools, hospitals (MUSH)
    • 26. Other commercial & institutional properties
    Particular sweet spot,
    cascading benefits
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  • 27. Emerald Cities Conceptual Framework
    (Public Housing Investments)
    HUD
    • Securitization/Credit Enhancement
    • 28. Standardized agreements
    • 29. Regulatory oversight + authorization
    • 30. Expedited approvals
    • 31. Inter-Agency coordination
    • 32. Leverages private investment
    • 33. Revitalized public housing assets
    • 34. Section 3 achievements
    • 35. Leadership in energy efficiency outcomes – reduced costs + emissions for significant portfolio
    Target Investors
    PHAs
    EE cost savings, Sec 3, revitalized assets
    Mission-driven capital
    Capital Project
    Opportunities
    Regulatory
    framework & credit
    • AA+ bonds (min)
    • 51. EE & AffHsg investment
    • 52. Geographic and project risk diversification
    • 53. CSR/Mission investing
    • 54. Economic development & job creation
    • 55. Accelerated capital investment
    • 56. Community /resident benefits
    • 57. Energy cost control
    • 58. Deep retrofits
    • 59. Attractive financing terms
    Program mgmt & mission focus
    Mission outcomes
    Earned income
    Improved ops
    Comm Benefits
    ROI & SRI
    • Management of national initiative
    • 60. Coordination of HUD and PHA relations
    • 61. Project feed-in from ten Emerald Cities
    • 62. Job training/CWAs/PLAs
    • 63. Community engagement
    • 64. TA and capacity building
    • 65. Mission objectives
    • 66. Program mgmt. income
    • 67. Large-scale initiative
    • 68. Measurable outcomes
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    Emerald Cities Collaborative
  • 69. ECC’s value
    • Clean energy work will be done: our way is the high road path
    • 70. Inclusive workforce training targets communities of need, local projects with local workers
    • 71. Union workers are the best-trained in the land, yield quality work
    • 72. Aggregating projects to achieve scale helps with financing, reduces transaction costs, yields other economies of scale
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  • 73. Thank you.
    John Morrill, CEM
    jmorrill@emeraldcities.org
    202-449-9781
    www.emeraldcities.org
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