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Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute
<ul><li>BRSI: major focus on Energy since early 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Multitude of drivers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate...
<ul><li>Stats you’ve heard before:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WNC  spends  ~$2 billion/year importing energy (LOSRC) . </li></...
<ul><li>Too numerous to name </li></ul><ul><li>From WNCGBC’s NeighborSaves Program </li></ul><ul><li>To the WNC Clean Ener...
<ul><li>WNC a clean energy leader (NCSEA): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second largest clean energy industry population in North ...
<ul><li>Convene, Catalyze and Create </li></ul><ul><li>Connect residents, businesses and industry to existing resources. <...
<ul><li>Energy Action Council </li></ul><ul><li>First convening: need for a regional focus on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market...
<ul><li>Green Restaurant Initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with Asheville Independent Restaurants to build Ashe...
<ul><li>Residential Energy Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial steps to create a program building regional market dem...
<ul><li>Outreach through business/industry organizations and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Tie-ins with BRSI’s forthcomin...
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Tim Ballard 9-19-11

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Tim Ballard, Energy Upfit Manager, presents the vision Blue Ridge Sustainability has for the energy campaign.

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  1. 1. Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute
  2. 2. <ul><li>BRSI: major focus on Energy since early 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Multitude of drivers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Stats you’ve heard before: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WNC spends ~$2 billion/year importing energy (LOSRC) . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings account for 40% of U.S. primary energy consumption (USGBC). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ABCCM Green Jobs Training Programs – need for market development and job creation. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Too numerous to name </li></ul><ul><li>From WNCGBC’s NeighborSaves Program </li></ul><ul><li>To the WNC Clean Energy Economy Project </li></ul><ul><li>From Progress Energy’s incentive programs </li></ul><ul><li>To ABCCM Green Jobs Training </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>WNC a clean energy leader (NCSEA): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second largest clean energy industry population in North Carolina. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second largest population of energy efficient home builders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third largest industry cluster in North Carolina is located in Buncombe County. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Underutilized programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For several of Progress Energy’s efficiency and conservation program, WNC has the lowest participation rate in their entire 3-state territory </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Convene, Catalyze and Create </li></ul><ul><li>Connect residents, businesses and industry to existing resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase accessibility to existing resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyze and create new programs and resources where needed. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Energy Action Council </li></ul><ul><li>First convening: need for a regional focus on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing/public outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finance Summit </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Green Restaurant Initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with Asheville Independent Restaurants to build Asheville into a Green Dining Destination. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N.C. Green Business Fund ARRA grant to support upfits on 17 AIR member restaurants. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CO2 reduction of 140 tons/year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly 13 billion BTU saved/year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar thermal, lighting retrofits, HVAC improvements, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Residential Energy Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial steps to create a program building regional market demand for residential efficiency. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with UNCA Student Energy Internship Program through Energy Office ARRA funding. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on public outreach/education and developing financing mechanisms. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Outreach through business/industry organizations and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Tie-ins with BRSI’s forthcoming Eco-Tourism initiative: hospitality, lodging and tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>…………………… .. </li></ul>
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