A Subchapter of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Green Catwalk: 5 minutes Each for New Green “Stuff” January 2011 ForumThanks to our Sponsors tonight:The NYC Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy(NYC ACRE) Part of NYU-Poly
Tonight’s Lineup For the Green Catwalk 5 minutes Each for New Green “Stuff”Presenter Subject Uniqueness/New ProductAndy Padian Green Loans NYS Multifamily Green Loan Program – Savings for firstname.lastname@example.org first buildings reporting backCarol Derby Design Tex Extensive LCA done on textiles printed on fabric email@example.comDiana Heat Timers Making Existing Mechanicals Work In MostNezamutinova and other Multifamily Buildingsdnezamutinova@powerconceptsllc.com timing devicesDonna Hope Vokashi Wormless composting system, apartment pick up firstname.lastname@example.orgEva Finkelstein Green Design New Green Product Store in ScarsdaleEvamarie333@gmail.com ExpoEvan Mason The Second Back and front yards in NYC account for an area larger email@example.com Largest Central Park Park in NYCKevin Stasi Ivy Coatings Eco paint made in Brooklynkstasi@ibpna.comLiz Eisenberg Fuel usage and If banks know how much energy saving measures firstname.lastname@example.org Savings In save, will they ultimately loan against the potential savings? Multifamily retrofit
Presenter 1 Andy PadianCommunity Preservation Corporation
The Community Preservation Corporation’s Green Financing Initiative Simple, Sensible, Sustainable SolutionsF.L. Andrew PadianVice President for Energy Initiatives
The Community Preservation Corporation• Non-profit 501 c(3) Mortgage Finance Company• Founded in 1974 by NY Clearinghouse Banks• Funded via consortium of more than 70 banks and insurance companies• Serving the tri-state region – NY, NJ and CT• Since inception more than 136,000 units of low and moderate income housing have been financed• Combined public and private investment of over $8 billion
The Green Initiative Launched September 2009• Simple – $1 Billion for building owners who want to retrofit – A One Stop Shop: Construction and Permanent Financing blended with public incentives• Sensible – Improve property cash flow & increase value – Comply with pending state & federal legislation• Sustainable – Extend efficiency and life cycle of building systems – Provide a better environment for residents
Goals of Retrofit• Measure Usage - Benchmark the Building – Create a Database of energy consumption• Identify the Work Scope with an Energy Audit – What is cost effective? – What is the return on investment?• Monitor the construction – Insure best practices• One year post retrofit: Measure the savings – Goal is 20% savings on overall energy and water consumption
Program Parameters• Existing multifamily housing stock throughout New York State• Occupied rental properties and coops• Measure energy usage up front so savings can be measured post retrofit• Typical buildings are 20 units and larger• Energy savings are NOT underwritten in deal
Preliminary Results• Building retrofit work completed 8/1/10• Energy usage August-December• 2009 vs 2010 gas usage about the same• 6% colder winter and better heat this year• Need to go back and check boiler settings• Still need showerheads, aerators• Only 10% predicted savings• This is why we need to keep looking at data
Environmental Design Renewable Rapidly Renewable Recycled Content Recyclable No heavy metals added Compostable Certified Organic Waste to Fuel Certified Wood Closed Loop Raw Alternative to PVC system Materials Reutilization Compatible for reutilization Chemically Optimized Construction Chemically Improved DematerializedTake Back End of Program Use Production Energy Use Water Use Reutilization of production waste Useful Life Application Green cleaning Identified for compatible Disassembly Low emitting No contaminants
A really GREEN kitchen waste solution Recycle food waste with kitchen waste solution presentation to New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy NYC ACRE Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Donna U. Hope Consultant & Advocate, Vokashi, Inc. for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
A really GREEN kitchen waste solution in 3 steps: 1) Collect kitchen waste in our airtight Eco- bucket, right in your kitchen. 2) Sprinkle on our Vokashi bran & repeat until bucket is full. 3) Vokashi picks up your full bucket at home & guarantees to trench it at a community garden, urban farm or park space! for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
Trench Composting Done underground Natural & efficient process 6 weeks to decompose compared to 6 months for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
Fermenting Food Waste with the Vokashi Bran Vokashi employs the Japanese method of fermenting organic matter called EM Bokashi EM-1® Original microbial inoculant comprised of natural lactic acid bacteria, yeast & phototrophic bacteria Combined with molasses, water, and organic wheat bran for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
The Benefits of Fermenting Food Waste Preserves all of the nutrients Prevents putrification (rotting), therefore no badodors, no pests or pathogens Controls need to dispose of food wasteimmediately Accelerates breakdown of organic matter Huge benefit for entire composting community for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
Brooklyn Testimonials “The bran is the best - every time I add food waste I sprinkle on the bran and miraculously there is never any bad smell.”“I am very happy withVokashi and highlyrecommend it to anyoneliving in the city.” “The magic bran-mix and collection bin take all of the yuck out of composting.” for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
The Vokashi Future...?Vokashi is about 2 years old!$$ Grant Money! $$ Small Business/ Woman-Owned Business/Innovative Green BusinessGovernment and Municipal ContractsAcademic/ University Planning & ResearchIncreasing our Clients! Households, Offices & Catering Companies for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
www.VOKASHI.com for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
45 January 20, 2011A Green World -- Ideal vs Reality The ideal: Respect for the environment, buildings included The reality: more eco-friendly lifestyles are inevitable. The need: A place where the movement towards sustainability can be seen and felt as a tangible force.
46 January 20, 2011The Problems:We are facing a rapidly evolving field of commerce that seems to bespinning out of control with false green claims trying to fuel businesses.This false fuel is like an economic off- gassing that is toxic to true greenbuilding and lifestyle standards.Products are scattered and hard to source.Fast-paced lifestyles, soaring prices and general greenconfusion often make the path to green as clear as mud. In 2009, European McDonalds changedthe colour of their logos from yellow and redto yellow and green.EPA renames toxic sludge “biosolids”—to be used as fertilizer.Greenwashing
47 January 20, 2011The Solution:Proper research andeducationKeep the public frombecoming unwitting victimsof greenwashing.
48 January 20, 2011The Products: Backed by professional services (incl. LEED pros) Supported by educational resources Supplies ranging from light green to dark green (e.g. cradle to cradle) Examples: fallen trees for wood sourcing and used sail cloths for handbags are intelligent and creative ways to achieve artistic design satisfaction. Steelcase: Think Chair Gray Works Interpretive Design
49 January 20, 2011The Demand: more affordable andmore efficient planet-friendly suppliesThe Demands require economicinnovation.Innovation naturally requireseducation.
50 January 20, 2011Green Design Expo and Partners 2011 VISION House features Andersen Windows
51 January 20, 2011Business Model Bring professionals together at GDE to learn and strategize, Institutions such as schools and hospitals will find guidance through our manufacturers and research of essential, EPA and USGBC approved products The collaborative business model highlights common goals, combines strengths, and creates supportive partnerships from local to international trades, replacing unruly competition that ultimately can undermine economic endeavors.
52 January 20, 2011The fact is, we have some difficultchoices to make As individuals and as communities. Beautiful as well as smart choices are not as difficult if found under one roof. Choose/Spec recycled products, energy efficiency, rapid renewables
53 January 20, 2011It’s time: make sustainable building andlifestyle products easier to access and easierto understand. Collaboration at the design table using LEED standards is a great start The ideal of businesses helping other businesses move from slump to success is a worthy goal. Our ideals CAN become reality thanks to all the brave pioneers in this room and beyond.
Green Infrastructure –Site Scale Analysis of Urban Residential Yard Space Evan Mason, MA, January 19, 2011 Sustainableyardsnyc.com Catwalk
Summary of Open and Residential Space in New York City Staten NYC Manh’n Bronx B’lyn Queens IslandTotal Area (acres) 194,739 14,581 27,138 45,811 70,166 37,043Percent of New York City 100.00% 7.49% 13.94% 23.52% 36.03% 19.02%Open Space 113,077 6,145 16,002 22,606 41,713 26,611Percent of Total BoroughArea - 42.14% 58.96% 49.35% 59.45% 71.84%Percent of Total NYC Area 58.07% 3.16% 8.22% 11.61% 21.42% 13.67%Residential Yard Space(acres) 52,236 2,077 6,438 10,674 19,857 13,190Percent of Total BoroughArea - 14.24% 23.72% 23.30% 28.30% 35.61%Percent of Total NYC Area 26.82% 1.07% 3.31% 5.48% 10.20% 6.77% CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, 2008
Ecosystem Service Functioning within NYC Blocks vegetated yards, white and green roofs trees, birds, insects, seed production, stormwater, urban heat island, air quality benefit
NYC Residential Housing by Year Built and Number of Units, 2008 Source: NYC HPV and Steven Winter Associates
Typical Unclaimed Apartment Building Rear “Yard”
49- Total Rear Yard Trees96- Total Block Trees14- Species Inner 8- Species Street Sustainable Yards/Urban Field Station, NYC Parks & Rec Species Diversity
Sustainable Yards/Urban Field Station, NYC Parks & Rec
Annual Block Benefits of Residential Trees, By Species, 12/10Annual CO2 Benefits Net Total Avg. Species (lb) Total ($) $/treeInterior Block TOTAL 8,403.19 28.57 0.58Stored CO2 Benefits Total stored Avg. Species CO2 (lbs) Total ($) $/treeInterior Block TOTAL 44,293.35 150.60 3.07Annual Air Quality Benefits Total Total Avg. Species (lb) ($) $/treeInterior Block TOTAL 40.11 87.40 1.78 Sustainable Yards/Urban Field Station, NYC Parks & Rec
Potential Block StormwaterImpact Block is approx 35% permeable Total Runoff in gallons? Precipitation in 2009=53.63 inchesHow many gallons could this block divert from the tx system annually?? $$ annual savings???
1. studies of pocket private space ecological services—Initiatives can’t only focus on new developments and public property2. Encourage •building residents to create building-wide green committees to adopt LID strategies, container gardens, concrete removal, rain barrels •affordable design using native species; herbs, edible plants •offer practical, affordable DIY strategies about soil composition, access, liability issues, rats, compost, rainbarrels and irrigation, etc.3. Community Economic Development Impact •local green jobs involvement
Presenter 8 Liz EisenbergSteven Winter Associates, Inc.
The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation & Living Cities Building Energy Efficiency Data ReportDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES Building Energy Efficiency Data Report
challenges A paucity of data concerning the efficacy of energy retrofits Lack of interaction between the worlds of building science & financeDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES Building Energy Efficiency Data Report
response Build a set of reliable data to: 1. Change underwriters’ practices to incorporate energy efficiency 2. Advance & improve the effectiveness of public policy & programsDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES Building Energy Efficiency Data Report
working group Public sector agencies: Community development financial – NYC Dept of Housing Preservation institutions: and Development – Enterprise Community Partners – NYC Housing Development Corp – LISC – NYC Economic Development Corp – Community Preservation Corporation – Mayors Office of Long Term – Seedco Planning & Sustainability – New York State Division of Housing & Community Renewal Citywide & national NGOs: – NYSERDA – the Partnership for New York City – National Resources Defense Council Utilities: – Institute for Sustainable – Con Ed Communities – National GridDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES Building Energy Efficiency Data Report
Data collection Confirmed projects in database First phase: on targetTargetprojects 65 – 85units 12,000 ‐ 18,000DEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES Building Energy Efficiency Data Report
Methodology review 1. Determine impacts on end use wedges domestic hot water common area fuel use electricity use heating fuel use apartment electricity useDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES Building Energy Efficiency Data Report
Scope of work 1 2 3 4DEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES Building Energy Efficiency Data Report
Outcome: guidance for underwriting outputs of previous tasksDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES Building Energy Efficiency Data Report