Stimulate the economy and create and retain jobs;
Improve energy efficiency in building, transportation and other sectors.
Build capacity at local level to reduce energy usage; and
Reduce total energy usage and Greenhouse Gas emissions.
COUNTY EVALUATED ON HOW IT IS MEETING THESE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
PROGRAM OVERVIEW MUNICIPAL ENERGY PROGRAM On September 30, 2009, Cuyahoga County was awarded a $5.7 million grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE). County set aside $3 million for the MEP. Cuyahoga County Planning Commission is administering the MEP.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW MUNICIPAL ENERGY PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES To encourage municipalities to conduct an energy audit of all municipally-owned buildings and facilities; and Implement energy efficiency and conservation projects for cost and energy savings.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES ASHRAE¹ Level II Comprehensive Energy Audits Energy Conservation Projects ¹ASHRAE = American Society of Heating Refrigerating Air Conditioning Engineers ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS Fifty-three (53) Cuyahoga County communities that did not receive direct allocations from USDOE.
Staple or clip application - Do not submit applications in binders, folders, etc.
Completing the Application Municipality has existing ASHRAE LEVEL II Energy Audit that is less than 3 yrs old? YES NO ENERGY PROJECT APPLICATION Energy Audit Project Description Energy Conservation Background Legislation Data Collection Form Utility Bills (copies) Utility Information Release ENERGY AUDIT APPLICATION Data Collection Form Utility Bills (copies) Utility Information Release Legislation
Contract with County to conduct audit.
Procure energy auditor with specified qualifications.
CONTRACTING WITH THE COUNTY Master Contract with individual scope of work and award for each municipality. Electronic Signature of Contract Documents Flow Down of Federal Requirements including, but not limited to: Acknowledgement of ARRA/USDOE Funding on signs and in report documents; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, if any; Audits are categorically excluded from NEPA requirements Projects are subject to review for NEPA requirements Historic Preservation; Waste Stream; Davis-Bacon Act; and American-Made Equipment and Products.