Transcript of "Fla Green Incentives Simpson And Haywood"
Why Utility Incentive Programs? <br />
How Green Programs Work<br />Points based system<br />Primary Categories:<br />Energy<br />Water<br />Health<br />Materials<br />
Energy Expertise :Inform, Motivate, Implement<br />Educate customers on energy savings opportunities – behavioral changes, new products & bogus claims<br />Motivate customers to implement measures leveraging our incentives and other financial resources (ARRA) with right prioritization<br />Inspect for improvements in quality control<br />
Best Practices<br />Involve your local utilities early <br /> in the design & specification phase<br />Energy advice & recommendations<br />Applicable incentives & rebates<br />Assistance with quantifying benefits<br />Knowledge of additional resources<br />ARRA funding/grants<br />Local participating contractors<br />Potential in-kind opportunities – manufacturers/distributors<br />Assist with promotion/marketing of project<br />
Sample Utility Programs and Measures<br />Energy Audit<br /><ul><li>On-Site
Weatherization Measures (weather stripping / door sweeps / etc.
Water Heater Wrap and Insulation for Water Pipes</li></li></ul><li>No/Low Cost Options<br />Always look to No/Low Cost Options first, especially during design phase<br />Address the house envelope first<br />Train/monitor contractors to ensure high-quality installation<br />Energy Star appliances & lighting fixtures<br />Water Efficient Fixtures<br />High Efficiency HVAC/Proper Sizing<br />Tight air-ducts<br />Programmable Thermostat<br />
Useful Resources<br />State of Florida Rebates & Incentives<br />http://www.dsireusa.org/<br />State of Florida Renewable Incentives<br />http://www.dep.state.fl.us/energy/incentives.htm<br />
Additional Resources<br />Local Government Green Building Incentives<br />Reduced permit fees; expedited permitting<br />Check with your local municipality<br />Florida Green Communities Incentives<br />Targets Affordable Housing<br />Loans, grants & technical assistance<br />http://www.greencommunitiesonline.org/local/florida.asp<br />
ARRA Stimulus Categories<br /><ul><li>Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Weatherization </li></ul>Administered by State DCA<br /><ul><li>State Energy Program </li></ul>Under development by State Energy office<br />http://flarecovery.com/about/state-and-local-projects/renewable-energy<br /><ul><li>Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants </li></ul>City/County Governments<br /><ul><li>HUD Assisted Housing Stability and Energy and Green Retrofits program</li></ul>Administered by HUD<br />http://www.hud.gov/recovery/aheretrofith.cfm<br />
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