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    EECS Meeting Minutes 10.29.09 EECS Meeting Minutes 10.29.09 Document Transcript

    • ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION STRATEGY MEETING MINUTES MHSM #0907.00 OCTOBER 29, 2009 Steering Committee: • Greg Coates gcoates@trane.com • Jeff Welborn jwellborn@seaber.com • Ian Webb ian@rivercitycycling.com • Jeanne Hamming jhamming@centenary.edu • Stuart Crichton stuartcrichton8@gmail.com • Lee Jeter Sr. ljeter@fullercenternwla.org • Leia Lewis lajordanlewis@yahoo.com Committee Members Absent: • Joe Pierce Jr. jpiercejr@comcast.net • Roy Griggs roy.griggs@partners.mcd.com Other Attendees: • Kim Mitchell kmitchell@mhsmarchitects.com • Bruce Hoffman bruce@gulfgeoexchange.com • Patti Trudell ptrudell@certla.org • Murray Lloyd murrayll@bellsouth.net • Caroline Majors cmajors@mhsmarchitects.com • Lola Kendrick lolak@bellsouth.net Cc: • Wes Wyche wes.wyche@shreveportla.gov • Tim Wachtel timothy.wachtel@shreveportla.gov • Sharon Swanson sswanson@mhsmarchitects.com • Richard Lane richard@gulfgeoexchange.com • Gala Daftary gala@gulfgeoexchange.com • Mike Strong mike.strong@shreveportla.gov • The meeting convened at 4:05 P.M. The Minutes of the 10/22 meeting was accepted with no changes. • Patti presented the draft of the strategy for aligning higher education to support the Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Plan • Patti will upload the “ONet” report from the Labor Department concerning Green Jobs 1
    • • The committee took a brief break as a tornado warning was in effect and a tornado was reported on North Market • Patti reported on CERT work with ENCANA on energy education/outreach • Stuart suggested that the CERT report should include more specific projects like education on re-development and de-construction. He also suggested CERT education programs on environmental assessment. CERT could develop an on-line social network for environmental issues. Also Green computing • CERT will connect to other higher education institutions through distance learning or other means to grow the capacity of our regional institutions • Jeanne suggested that we should find ways to include liberal arts & citizenship as integral components of the EECS/CEECP. She suggested looking at “Oikos” (University of Oklahoma) • Caroline led the discussion and priority voting of 25 projects • The committee was handed 10 sticky sheets (each representing $200,000) and requested to invest in any of the projects at any amount they choose • The number of projects was reduced to 14 by the voting process. Bruce pointed out that several will be required projects • Ian stated that education and outreach is a high priority • Murray commented that the education and outreach component is required to be a component of every activity • Leia said that demonstration projects such as Community Renewal and Sankofa Vision should be included. This has been discussed previously and is not reflected in the projects • Leia requested that the CEECP baseline include an assessment of the attitudes and perceptions of EEC in our community • Leia asked how we will be certain that the city uses leveraged funds appropriately. How can we ensure accountability and be certain that leveraged bunds are allocated properly? Bruce stated that there are DOE reporting requirements and rules to guard against waste, fraud and abuse. • Leia asked about the sustainability of what we are doing and how we can hold political leaders accountable to spend leveraged funds appropriately. We need more than goodwill to be part of the strategy. The Government needs to commit to the Comprehensive Plan. 2
    • • Jeanne said that the outreach and education investment can lead to accountability, citizen involvement and community change • Caroline described the process of voting on impact level of the quadruple bottom line charts for each project on the wall. The committee voted on impact levels of their preferred projects • After voting the committee discussed the following: • Further investment in the recycling program should not be part of the EECS funding. Although recycling is important it is not the most efficient use of these EECS funds. Recycling should be part of the education and outreach program work. The recycling program in Shreveport is very positive. • Jeff asked about G.I.S. and stated that it should be a component of all projects/initiatives. Ian asked how G.I.S. saves energy. The problem is access to G.I.S. • Murray expressed that G.I.S. is a fundamental tool for achieving success with the EECS. We should make certain that we have advocacy to the city to gear up to use G.I.S. for the comprehensive EEC plan. G.I.S. must be available to the stakeholders • Caroline summarized and suggested that as part of the CEECP we have a strategic doing group around G.I.S. to address access issues • Jeanne suggested we combine investment in urban forestry and urban agriculture. The committee agreed • Ian explained the idea/concept of an EEC incubator and that several of the project ideas could be included: revolving doors, alternative financing and possibly some programs of education/outreach. (This could be part of a learning center-CERT center-concept) • The committee agreed on all projects remaining on the wall: Comprehensive EEC Plan; Bike Ped. Plan; Urban Agriculture/Forestry; Outreach/Education; EEC Incubator that could include alternative financing /revolving loan programs; Government Buildings, Audit/Retrofits; Codes & Inspections, Residential/Commercial Building Audits and low and moderate income energy retrofits • Bruce will prepare a recommendation on EECS funding allocation on accepted projects. This will be submitted to the committee for comments, revisions and acceptance Meeting Adjourned at 6:25 P.M. 3
    • EECS STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA DATE: Thursday, November 5, 2009 TIME: 4:00-6:00 P.M. LOCATION: 333 Texas Street, Suite 1200 MHSM Office AGENDA ITEMS: 1. Review minutes of October 29, 2009 meeting. 2. Review Draft EECS Report 3. Review & Discuss the “Potential Stakeholders” list for the CEECP Working Group 4
    • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) – CERT Report The Consortium for Education, Research & Technology (CERT) has been retained by Gulf Geoexchange and Consulting Services, Inc. in partnership with the City of Shreveport and serves on the Project Team in three key roles to support the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS): • Identify and align the combined resources of 12 higher education member institutions across North Louisiana to focus on research and development, workforce development and K-12/community outreach; • Serve a “link and leverage” role to others across existing silos—education, government, nonprofits, businesses, funding sources and others—who can help with the process (e.g. baseline, reporting, GIS); and • Help inform the work group, creating a common knowledge base (e.g., best practices, analyses) to explore new educational models to use in the process. As part of the Project Team, CERT will help manage the networks, identify funding and track initiatives. Higher education resources. CERT Chancellors/Presidents (or their designees) for the past year have committed to learning the Strategic Doing process and to aligning their resources on multiple, innovative initiatives or projects. CERT has surveyed member institutions to identify current “energy systems” research projects, grants, and members of college faculties who have expertise and new technologies to contribute in one or more of the six EECS focus areas: • Building Energy Efficiency • Clean & Renewable Energy Sources • Reduction of Waste & Pollution • Transportation & Land Use Alternatives • Green Workforce/ Business Incentives • Energy Education/ Outreach Database. CERT is constructing a database of both academic and research and development resources of the 12 member institutions across the region. Examples include a Louisiana Tech University research project, “Nanoparticle Incorporated Heterogeneous Catalyst System for Biodiesel Production” and an LSU-Shreveport Institute of Human Services & Public Policy that can assist the Project Team in designing metrics and indicators. “Green Jobs” framework. CERT will convene a work group of higher education and k- 12 educators to develop a plan framework for green jobs. CERT surveyed the U.S. Department of Labor February 2009 report, “Greening of the World of Work: Implications for O*NET-SOC and New and Emerging Occupations.” DOL urges moving beyond simply applying a broad label such as “green jobs,” to identify the “greening of occupations” in three categories, and project increased demand: • Green increased demand occupations—an increase in the employment demand for existing occupations 5
    • • Green enhanced skills occupations—a significant change to the work and worker requirements of an existing occupation; i.e., tasks, skills, knowledge and credentials have been altered, and • Green new and emerging (N&E) occupations—impact is sufficient to create the need for unique work and worker requirements; the new occupation could be entirely novel or “born” from an existing occupation. Through a multi-stage research and screening process that included a review of existing literature, identification and compiling of job titles, review and sorting of job titles, and clustering of job titles into 12 sector occupational sectors, the National Center for O*NET Development identified 64 “green increased demand,” 60 “green enhanced skills,” and 91 “new and emerging occupations.” The following matrix, excerpted from “A Green Growing Economy: Opportunities of Tomorrow,” by Juliet P. Scarpa (May 13, 2009), shows the potential for green jobs across sectors: Industry Sector Definition Requirements Sample Occupations Green Building/ The design and Manufacturing building Green architects; HVAC Sustainable/ construction of materials; planning, workers; Carpenters; Integrated design environmentally design and construction Plumbers; Welders; Traditional Industry sustainable and energy Electricians; Sheet- Sectors; Manufacturing; efficient buildings metal workers; Cement Construction; Utilities masons; Skilled machine operators Energy Efficiency The retrofitting of Auditing energy use in Electricians; Traditional Industry existing building existing buildings; Technicians; Insulation Sectors: Manufacturing; infrastructure using Manufacturing materials workers; Equipment and Construction; Utilities healthy and more and devices; Installing installation specialist resource-efficient efficient lighting and (solar panel installation); models of construction, heating systems; Home weatherizing; renovation, operation, Installing insulation, Energy Auditors maintenance, and windows and appliances; demolition. Production of appropriate technologies (fluorescent lights, water filtration systems, permeable concretes, solar panels, etc.); Maintenance & operation Renewable Energy The use of natural Manufacturing parts; Solar panel installer; (Solar/PV, Wind resources (other than Assembly & Installation of Steelworkers Energy, Geothermal, Biomass) for energy solar panels/ finished Hydro/Marine) which are naturally heating systems; Traditional Industry replinishable Constructing wind farms; Sectors: Utilities Operating and maintaining wind turbines; repairing systems; Marketing and selling systems to consumers Recycling/ Waste The collection, Composting; Materials Recycling technician; Management/ Removal treatment, and disposal reuse and recycling; Waste treatment Traditional Industry or reuse of waste Pollution Control; Water operators; Sustainability Sectors: Manufacturing; materials Conservation & coordinator; Bio-mimicry Utilities; Technology treatment; Components, engineer; Environmental Manufacturing & Science and protection 6
    • Distribution/Enabling technician Technology; Environmental Consulting, Protection & Remediation Smart Grid/ Smart Auto-balancing, self- Manufacturing & Field and control Energy monitoring power grid Installation, Distributing engineers; Traditional Industry that accepts any source and marketing products Communication protocol Sectors: Manufacturing; of fuel and transforms it program manager; Utilities into a consumer’s Managing consultant optimal renewable energy usage with minimal human intervention Biomass/ Biofuels/ Fuel creation from Growing and harvesting Process technicians in Biosynergy/ Ethanol/ chemical/ biological crops for feedstock, biodiesel or ethanol Fuel Cells/ Hydrogen materials other than collecting waste oils for companies Traditional Industry- fossil fuels feedstock, manufacturing sectors; Manufacturing; parts for production Construction; facilities; construction, Agriculture; maintenance and transportation operation of production facilities Vehicle Electrification/ A ground vehicle Public Transportation, Research and Alternative propelled by a motor Bicycle repair & bike Development jobs; Transportation powered by electrical delivery services, Transit Technology design jobs; Traditional Industry energy from line construction, Hybrid & Biodiesel Sectors: Transportation rechargeable batteries Emissions broker, Engine vehicle conversion & or other source onboard component repair jobs; Maintenance the vehicle or from an manufacturing jobs; Automotive service external source in, on, technicians and or above the roadway mechanics Sustainable An integrated system of Production, Marketing, Sustainable/ organic Agriculture/ Green plant and animal Processing, Consumption farming; Local Food Space production practices that production/ systems; Traditional Industry are efficient and Forestry – sustainable Sectors: Agriculture sustainable forestry worker; Urban agriculture; Land use planning; Sustainable landscaping Green Jobs in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) Focus Areas CERT will work with the EECS work group on Green Workforce/ Business Incentives to engage an open network of public and private sector stakeholders (e.g. North Louisiana Economic Partnership, Workforce Investment Board representatives, energy-related employer representatives) to identify occupations in the four focus areas that are expected to show a) increased demand, b) enhanced skills, or c) new and emerging occupations. The work group will develop a Matrix naming green occupations needed for the focus areas, sorted by categories—increased demand, enhanced skills, or new and expanded (N&E)—citing labor demand information, listing available training programs, and identifying curricula that need to be developed with employer input. 7
    • EECS Focus Area Potential “Green Jobs” Growth Building Energy Efficiency Green architects Represents both the design and construction of HVAC workers Sheet-metal workers Carpenters Cement masons environmentally sustainable and energy efficient Plumbers Skilled machine operators buildings as well as the retrofitting of existing Insulation workers Welders building infrastructure Electricians Home weatherizing Energy auditors Clean & Renewable Energy Sources Solar panel installer Onsite renewable energy generation; energy Field and control engineers distribution technology; and reduction/ capture of Communication protocol program manager methane and other greenhouse gases Reduction of Waste & Pollution Recycling technician Recycling programs; reduction of greenhouse gas Waste treatment operators emissions; and watershed management Sustainability coordinator Environmental science & protection technician Transportation & Land Use Alternatives Research & development jobs Energy conservation in transportation; sustainable Technology design jobs agriculture and green space CNG and electrical conversion and repair jobs Automotive technicians and mechanics Organic farming Land use planning Local food production Sustainable landscaping Urban agriculture Landscape Architecture Forestry worker Implications for EECS Work Group on sixth Focus Area, Energy Education/ Outreach The “Green Jobs” work group will summarize process and research, with recommendations for the EECS Steering Committee. The work group, spanning K-12, community colleges and universities, will identify “career pathways” or “career lattices” that offer opportunities for citizens to pursue ascending levels of education and certifications. The green revolution can bring both environmental and social change by providing green jobs that are family-supporting to people without high levels of education, provided they seek additional training. Historically, community colleges have moved the working poor to middle-skills jobs with sustaining wages; Bossier Parish Community College, Louisiana Technical College, and Southern University at Shreveport address that need. Potential funding opportunities. CERT has developed a summary sheet and is researching federal and other funding opportunities that EECS can leverage for identified energy efficiency and conservation projects. Of the funding opportunities reviewed, fewer than one-third require cost sharing, though all programs award points for leveraging other grants and private sector partners, for example, a Retrofit Ramp-up program rewards partnering with banks, local utilities, appliance retailers, and construction firms. Funding agencies and programs include Housing & Urban Development, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security, National Science Foundation, Department of the Interior, Department of Education, and Department of Transportation. Building energy audits, tax credits, and weatherization, 8
    • particularly for low-income, are encouraged, and innovation is rewarded across a wide variety of market sectors. (See samples in the Appendix.) Public/ private partnerships. CERT will identify and align strategic partners to support EECS working groups. For example, CERT currently works with Community Renewal International (CRI) in connecting Louisiana higher education to companies like Storer Equipment, Trane, Hubbell Building Automation and CISCO to deploy new energy conserving technologies for the design and construction of the national Center for Community Renewal. Energy education/ outreach. Although CERT will be convening higher education and K-12 for collaborative efforts around green workforce and curricula, the EECS Steering Committee stipulates that every project selected and funded should incorporate strategies and funds for marketing energy education to citizens. One member states “build policies that encourage us to think of ourselves as energy producers and consumers, energy entrepreneurs.” Another urged creating energy-related projects that serve neighborhoods and diversion programs for unemployed, underemployed, prison labor and at-risk youth. CERT was asked to serve as the “key hub for collaboration” around projects that educate citizens about energy. For example, CERT is partnering with EnCana Energy, Bossier Parish Community College and Southern University at Shreveport to conduct four, one- week Energy Venture Camps in summer 2010 for Bossier and Caddo 14- and 15-year olds. Some members of the EECS Steering Committee and Project Team also serve on the Shreveport/Caddo Master Plan work groups, and will seek to build on the values identified by Shreveport citizens. CERT will identify portions of the Master Plan that contribute to EECS initiatives to improve Shreveport’s energy independence. 9
    • Activity: COMPREHENSIVE EEC PLAN See frame work document Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained H Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 10
    • Activity: RECYCLING PROGRAM Develop programs to reduce overall waste by outreach programs to reduce use of plastic bottles; incentivize government & commercial waste reduction & recycling practices combined with education program for all citizens on the benefits of recycling. Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged L Cost savings H Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 11
    • COMPOST PROGRAM Develop a community wide composting operation(s) that will divert yard waste, food waste and other compostable materials to a compost facility. Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged L Cost savings M Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 12
    • BIOFUEL PRODUCTION Development of a program to reclaim cooking oil and grease trap waste for conversion into some form of Biofuels. This will not only create an opportunity for a renewable energy product but will aid the city in reducing the amount of material that is introduced into the waste water stream Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 13
    • HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION Development of a household hazardous waste collection program that can also accept these materials from the schools and some common items such as light bulbs and batteries from businesses. This may be expanded to electronics collection and recycling in conjunction with the Caddo Jail and staffed with inmates Energy savings L Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged M Cost savings L Jobs created/retained L Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 14
    • Activity: GOVERNMENT PLAZA BUILDING ROOF RETROFIT Government Plaza Building needs HVAC and roof replacement. This can be accomplished with a mix of renewable technologies such as Geoexchange, solar thermal powered AC and PV integrated roofing materials Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained L Long term sustainability M Coordination among other local EECBG recipients M Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 15
    • SHREVEPORT GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AUDITS/RETROFITS? Review and rank all recommended measures in the audits performed on Shreveport Govt. buildings. Select the most appropriate measures and institute or install Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients L Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 16
    • Activity: RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AUDITS Creation of a continuous and inclusive program to eventually perform energy audits on every building in the city. Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability M Coordination among other local EECBG recipients M Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 17
    • Activity: REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM Development of a revolving loan program for EEC measures, renewable energy systems and other improvements to reduce energy consumption, increase general efficiency or reduce materials use or waste. Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained H Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients M Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 18
    • Activity: CARBON OFFSET PROGRAM Development of a carbon offset program to create a pool of money that can be used to help pay for other EEC measures and programs Energy savings L Greenhouse gas emissions reduction L Funds leveraged M Cost savings M Jobs created/retained L Long term sustainability M Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 19
    • Activity: ALTERNATIVE FINANCING STRATEGIES Development of alternative methods of aiding in the financing of renewable energy systems and extensive retrofits or energy equipment upgrades. These could include buyers cooperatives, city directed financing or utility buy in to programs Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 20
    • Activity: NATURAL GAS-BUSES/FUELING STATION Study of the conversion of buses to natural gas, development of the fueling stations and the option of providing access to the public to the fueling stations Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 21
    • Activities: BIKE /PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN Development of a strategy for increased walkability and better biking options, trails, paths and increased use of for general transportation within the city. Installation of more bike racks, development of a rent-a-bike or free bike Share program. Installation of things such as showers, changing rooms etc to increase use of bikes for commuting. Development of incentives to promote more biking for commuting, getting to school and general transportation needs. Energy savings M Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged L Cost savings M Jobs created/retained L Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 22
    • Activity: EMPLOYEE FLEX TIME Development of flex time for city and other employees to reduce congestion, encourage car pooling and other passive methods of reducing vehicle use Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged M Cost savings H Jobs created/retained L Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients M Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 23
    • Activity: CODES AND INSPECTIONS Adoption of latest EE codes and the tools for enforcement and incentives. Adoption of State Energy Building Codes, training for inspectors to be certified in the HERO program Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged M Cost savings M Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 24
    • Activity: GIS SYSTEMS Upgrade and completion of GIS systems for the city Energy savings M Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged M Cost savings M Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 25
    • Activity: DISTRICT HEATING/COOLING Feasibility study for the implementation of a Combined Heat and Cooling Power District for the Downtown area that will incorporate as much renewable energy technology as possible to fuel things such as absorption/adsorption cooling, space heating, chilled air reheat and process hot water Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction H Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained H Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 26
    • Activity: LIGHTING RETROFITS Feasibility study, and implementation, of conversion of traffic lights and signals to LED Energy savings L Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged L Cost savings L Jobs created/retained L Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients M Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 27
    • Activity: OUTREACH/EDUCATION Develop an education outreach program that includes: weatherization programs to educate savings goal of $20 per month per household; awards program for energy savings and information resources available to citizens (web based, churches, CERT). Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability M Coordination among other local EECBG recipients M Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 28
    • Activity: TRANSIT EXPANSION Expand the ridership and improve the efficiency of public transportation through programs such as: connect commuters with computers; explore new ideas for public transportation at employment centers; bike racks to buses; increased frequency of bus service; custom designed bus shelters and express lanes for buses or light changing preference. Energy savings M Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged M Cost savings M Jobs created/retained L Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients M Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 29
    • Activity: PARKING POLICIES Develop parking policies and incentives to reduce parking requirements; cover parking with “green and solar collectors and absorption coolers and provide priority parking for small, fuel efficient cars and bikes. Energy savings M Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged L Cost savings M Jobs created/retained L Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients M Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 30
    • Activity: URBAN FORESTRY Establish an urban forestry program that includes: increasing tree canopy; promoting xeriscaping; land conservation; and promoting greenways and open space. Energy savings M Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged L Cost savings M Jobs created/retained L Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients M Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 31
    • Activity: LOW AND MODERATE INCOME ENERGY RETROFITS Leverage/supplement HUD weatherization programs in low and moderate income communities. Create programs that address the lack of resources for low income home owners to implement energy savings beyond weatherization; create Entrepreneurship programs and policy changes including charges for waste that crates incentive to recycle “pay to throw” program. Energy savings H Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 32
    • Activity: URBAN ARGRICULTURE Develop an early agriculture program that includes taking urban gardening to scale; local food supply by local farming; land use policies to promote urban agriculture; inner city urban farming and urban farming education programs such as “local food/local schools”. Energy savings M Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained M Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients M Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 33
    • Activity: ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION INCUBATOR PROGRAM Establish an incubator and think tank for energy efficiency and conservation that includes: create business clusters for alternative energy and conservation; provide business/financing assistance for entrepreneurs; provide design resources for companies and convene business academic government interested citizens for think tank development of ideas and opportunities for EEC. Energy savings M Greenhouse gas emissions reduction M Funds leveraged H Cost savings H Jobs created/retained H Long term sustainability H Coordination among other local EECBG recipients H Any other tangible and intangible benefits PROPOSED ALLOCATION 34