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The Emerald Cities Approach to Sustainable Communities<br />John Morrill, Vice President for Sustainable Development<br />...
Emerald Cities Collaborative<br /><ul><li>National 501(c)(3) organization building collaboration among labor, business, co...
Mission:
Green our cities
Build our economy
Strengthen democracy
We will do this through clean energy retrofits and related sustainability infrastructure</li></ul>9/22/2011<br />2<br />
The First Wave of Emerald Cities<br />Seattle						Milwaukee<br />Portland						Cleveland<br />San Francisco				Providence...
Local Councils in Each City<br /><ul><li>Emerald Cities staff (Local Director)
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  1. 1. The Emerald Cities Approach to Sustainable Communities<br />John Morrill, Vice President for Sustainable Development<br />Emerald Cities Collaborative<br />September 26, 2011<br />Solutions for Sustainable Communities <br />National Housing Conference | Center for Housing Policy<br />Washington DC<br />
  2. 2. Emerald Cities Collaborative<br /><ul><li>National 501(c)(3) organization building collaboration among labor, business, community-based organizations, and government
  3. 3. Mission:
  4. 4. Green our cities
  5. 5. Build our economy
  6. 6. Strengthen democracy
  7. 7. We will do this through clean energy retrofits and related sustainability infrastructure</li></ul>9/22/2011<br />2<br />
  8. 8. The First Wave of Emerald Cities<br />Seattle Milwaukee<br />Portland Cleveland<br />San Francisco Providence<br />Oakland New York City<br />Los Angeles Atlanta<br />9/22/2011<br />3<br />
  9. 9. Local Councils in Each City<br /><ul><li>Emerald Cities staff (Local Director)
  10. 10. Representatives of local constituencies:
  11. 11. Community-based organizations (varied)
  12. 12. Labor unions, particularly building trades
  13. 13. Local businesses and business interests
  14. 14. City government
  15. 15. Local energy interests</li></ul>9/22/2011<br />4<br />
  16. 16. Local Councils in Each City<br /><ul><li>Build inclusive, community-based coalition
  17. 17. Identify and develop energy/water/sustainability projects
  18. 18. Develop and place project labor agreements and community workforce agreements into project work
  19. 19. Monitor project implementation
  20. 20. Measurement and verification of energy, GHG reduction, workforce compliance
  21. 21. National staff support Local Councils</li></ul>9/22/2011<br />5<br />
  22. 22. Major markets<br /><ul><li>Public Housing
  23. 23. Affordable Multifamily housing
  24. 24. OtherMultifamily housing
  25. 25. Municipal, universities, schools, hospitals (MUSH)
  26. 26. Other commercial & institutional properties</li></ul>Particular sweet spot,<br />cascading benefits <br />9/22/2011<br />6<br />
  27. 27. Emerald Cities Conceptual Framework<br /> (Public Housing Investments)<br />HUD<br /><ul><li>Securitization/Credit Enhancement
  28. 28. Standardized agreements
  29. 29. Regulatory oversight + authorization
  30. 30. Expedited approvals
  31. 31. Inter-Agency coordination
  32. 32. Leverages private investment
  33. 33. Revitalized public housing assets
  34. 34. Section 3 achievements
  35. 35. Leadership in energy efficiency outcomes – reduced costs + emissions for significant portfolio</li></ul>Target Investors<br />PHAs<br /><ul><li>HIT
  36. 36. Pension Funds
  37. 37. Utility Cos
  38. 38. Foundations
  39. 39. Federal Gov’t
  40. 40. State Housing Agencies
  41. 41. EE Industry
  42. 42. Alt Energy Players
  43. 43. Carbon Market Players
  44. 44. Project identification
  45. 45. Procurement
  46. 46. Project management
  47. 47. Resident participation
  48. 48. Contractor/construction management
  49. 49. Asset management
  50. 50. Bonding authority</li></ul>EE cost savings, Sec 3, revitalized assets<br />Mission-driven capital<br />Capital Project<br />Opportunities<br />Regulatory<br />framework & credit<br /><ul><li>AA+ bonds (min)
  51. 51. EE & AffHsg investment
  52. 52. Geographic and project risk diversification
  53. 53. CSR/Mission investing
  54. 54. Economic development & job creation
  55. 55. Accelerated capital investment
  56. 56. Community /resident benefits
  57. 57. Energy cost control
  58. 58. Deep retrofits
  59. 59. Attractive financing terms</li></ul>Program mgmt & mission focus<br />Mission outcomes <br />Earned income<br />Improved ops<br />Comm Benefits<br />ROI & SRI<br /><ul><li>Management of national initiative
  60. 60. Coordination of HUD and PHA relations
  61. 61. Project feed-in from ten Emerald Cities
  62. 62. Job training/CWAs/PLAs
  63. 63. Community engagement
  64. 64. TA and capacity building
  65. 65. Mission objectives
  66. 66. Program mgmt. income
  67. 67. Large-scale initiative
  68. 68. Measurable outcomes</li></ul>9/22/2011<br />7<br />Emerald Cities Collaborative<br />
  69. 69. ECC’s value<br /><ul><li>Clean energy work will be done: our way is the high road path
  70. 70. Inclusive workforce training targets communities of need, local projects with local workers
  71. 71. Union workers are the best-trained in the land, yield quality work
  72. 72. Aggregating projects to achieve scale helps with financing, reduces transaction costs, yields other economies of scale</li></ul>9/22/2011<br />8<br />
  73. 73. Thank you.<br />John Morrill, CEM<br />jmorrill@emeraldcities.org<br />202-449-9781<br />www.emeraldcities.org<br />9/22/2011<br />9<br />
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