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Jim Cooke, National Facilities Manager for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. discusses sustainable business and how Toyota's sustainable business practices have helped the company and the......

Jim Cooke, National Facilities Manager for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. discusses sustainable business and how Toyota's sustainable business practices have helped the company and the world.

This presentation was given December 4, 2009 at the Solar Energy Focus Conference: Fall 2009 hosted by the Maryland, DC, Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) in Gaithersburg, MD.

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  • 1. Managing Energy Costs Through Clean, Renewable Power Jim Cooke, AIA, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
  • 2. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Environmental Action Plan Established in 1957 Invested $6.4 million in energy efficiency Savings Since 2001 Reduced energy consumption by 20.6% $13.98 million in avoided energy costs 2.94 million therms of natural gas 110,537,300 pounds of CO2 369,500 pounds of SO2 268,500 pounds of NOx 2.8 MW renewable energy installations
  • 3. Vision “Toyota and the other automakers will not survive the 21st Century unless we pull together now and find ways to limit the car’s impact on our planet. We need to make this new century the start of a unified effort to better tune the automotive industry to the needs of the earth. It is more than just good business for Toyota; it is the key to the future of our industry and a necessity for a healthy future for people everywhere.” - Fujio Cho, President of Toyota Motor Corporation
  • 4. Sustainability – The Business Case Operating Costs Energy Star buildings’ utility bills are 40% lower than average office building costs Employee Health and Productivity Bottom-line savings = $20-160 billion per year Strategic Value-Add Impact on image, community standing, corporate citizenship Business Imperative Comply with new and upcoming legislation regarding greenhouse gas emissions
  • 5. Process Green Building Conduct an eco- charrette for all building projects Don’t ask - use sustainability as a filter Use life-cycle analysis if not first cost competitive – involve your operations team! Don’t “green wash”
  • 6. Renewable Energy Certificates Aggregated Purchase in June 2008 Two new LEED Certified facilities Ft. Lauderdale, FL Phoenix, AZ Additional purchases planned for Southern California Amount 200 MWh/year for each facility Equal to 100% electricity use Contract Length: Two years Resources Year 1: Landfill Gas From Monterey Regional Waste Management District Year 2: Woody Biomass From Loyalton, CA plant Green-e certified Vendor: 3Degrees Renewables
  • 7. First Solar Project Torrance, CA Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Headquarters Installed in 2003 LEED Silver building Largest LEED Silver project at the time Vendor: PowerLight (now SunPower)
  • 8. Technical Details System Size 536 kW Spread over five roofs Modules Number: 3,300 Type: Siemens SP75 Inverters Number: 5 Type: Xantrex PV 100-208 Mounting System PowerLight’s “PowerGuard” Flat-mount, tongue-and-groove Production ~650,000 kWh/year
  • 9. Financial Details Purchase Type Direct purchase Total capital cost = $2.9 Million Incentives CA State incentive: $1.45 Million Federal incentives (30% tax credit, MACRS) Annual Savings $100,600 in electricity bills 571,350 lbs. CO2 Operations and Maintenance First five years included Currently negotiating long-term O&M contract Production to date 3,221 MWh
  • 10. Second Solar Project Ontario, CA North American Parts Center California Installed 2008 Vendor: SunPower At the time of construction, it was the largest single-roof corporate system in North America
  • 11. Technical Details System Size 2.3 MW 241,400 ft2 Size of over four football fields Modules Number: 10,494 Type: SunPower 215W & 217W Inverters Number: 8 Type: Xantrex 250 kW Mounting System SunPower T10 Mounting System (ballasted and attached) Production Over 3,400,000 kWh/year Over 58% of facility’s electricity use
  • 12. Financial Details Purchase Type Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) 20-year contract Third-Party financing with GE Financial Incentives Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) $2.50/W = $2.49 Million California Solar Initiative (CSI) $0.34/kWh for five years = $2.96 Million Federal incentives (30% tax credit, MACRS) Annual Savings $360,000 in electricity bills 2,400,000 lbs. CO2 Operations and Maintenance Included in PPA Contract
  • 13. Third Solar Project West Caldwell, NJ New York area Parts and Distribution Center Installation Happening Now Construction began October 2009 Final commissioning scheduled for December 2009 Vendor: SunPower
  • 14. Technical Details System Size 1.5 MW Modules Number: 10,494 Type: Evergreen 190 W Inverters Number: 3 Type: AEI Solaron 333 kW Mounting System SunPower T10 Mounting System (ballasted) Production Over 1,890,000 kWh/year Over 87% of facility’s electricity use
  • 15. Financial Details Purchase Type Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) 20-year contract Incentives Renewable Energy Certificates Sale New Jersey Alternative Compliance Payment (ACP) = $693/MWh Federal incentives (30% tax credit, MACRS) Year One Savings $88,890 in electricity bills Flat electricity price for 20 years 2,154,000 lbs. CO2 Operations and Maintenance Included in PPA Contract
  • 16. Contacts Jim Cooke, AIA National Facilities Operations Manager Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (615) 519-2359 jim_cooke@toyota.com