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  • Describe process…MCG designs workshop process with BRA with aim to foster a creative working environment that identifies resources and barriers to eco-industrial development; stakeholder driven process that focuses on capturing stakeholder issues; targeted working groups
  • CMAQ: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program

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  • 1. Sustaining the wealth of Boston’s industry: Newmarket Council of Champions BOSTON’S EMERGING ECO-INDUSTRIAL ZONE IN NEWMARKET
  • 2. BACKGROUND- Newmarket Eco-industrial Zone
    • EPA provided seed funding to develop Newmarket as an “integrated eco-industrial zone”
    • Develop Newmarket as a Boston “laboratory” to pilot sustainability projects and programs
    • Collaborate with leading businesses and policy-makers to develop a vibrant urban sustainability model
      • Partner with existing programs & leverage funding/resources
      • Business-driven
      • Prioritize or promote sustainable redevelopment
  • 3. BACKGROUND- EPA & Sustainable Skylines Grant
    • Cost-effective strategies that focus on:
    Stationary & Area Sources Energy & Climate Diesel Engines Green Building & Development Off-Road Sources Land Use & Trans. Strategies
  • 4. POTENTIAL RESULTS- for Newmarket businesses
    • Achieve significant energy cost savings
      • Improve energy efficiency (EE) and mitigate energy costs
    • Hedge Volatility of Energy Prices
      • Install onsite, district, or community renewable energy systems
    • Manage regulatory risks
      • Develop waste management strategy (organics ban?)
      • GHG regulations
    • Leverage federal and state incentives/dollars
      • Develop Newmarket as sustainability and cleantech laboratory
      • i.e. develop EV infrastructure in Newmarket?
    • Attract new customers and press
      • Improve sustainability brand of Newmarket
  • 5. Newmarket Eco-industrial Development Process WS 2: Resource Providers & Policy-makers WS 1: Council of Champions WS 3: TBD WS 4: All Stakeholders
    • Short-medium term Newmarket solutions,
    • Online wiki & long-term eco-industrial strategy,
    • Project implementation,
    • Additional resources
    Interviews & Outreach
    • WS 3: Hone in on business needs
    • ID potential projects
    • discuss strategy options
    • WS 4: Present final strategy and project proposals
    • secure consensus and commitments
    • WS 1 & 2: Review business drivers and potential resources
    • establish goals & expectations
    • brainstorm issues & options
    • determine next steps
    • Planning: Interview business leaders to discuss business drivers and challenges
    • Form Council of Champions
    • Form Policy-committee members
    Outcomes: Newmarket eco-industrial zone
  • 6. http:// newmarket.wikidot.com /
  • 7. STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT- Newmarket Eco-industrial Zone
    • Purpose of today’s workshop is to explore:
    • What are the sustainability needs of Newmarket businesses?
    • How can we collaborate to fill them?
    • Examples?
  • 8. CASE STUDY- Katsiroubas Bros and Energy Efficiency Overview : Small businesses in Boston report that “the most significant challenge they face is the financial impact of rising energy costs” Company Approach: Katsiroubas replaced all lighting with lower wattage, higher output lights Results : Reduced usage by 92,972 kWh annually with a savings of $13,640 projected annually
  • 9. COLLABORATIVE APPROACH in Newmarket- Streamline and aggregate EE services
    • Collaborate with NSTAR, National Grid & RenewBoston to develop comprehensive EE package for Newmarket businesses
    • Streamline access to energy efficiency assessment and retrofit process
      • Potentially drive down costs (in time and money) of EE retrofits
    • Energy efficiency contact: John Hoey
      • [email_address]
  • 10. CASE STUDY- UPS and Electric Vehicles
    • Overview : With significant fuel costs for fleet, UPS developed “rolling laboratory… to learn about how new technologies and advancements can be adapted for use in a large delivery network.”
    • Approach : P iloting use of 380 HEV trucks as well as other alternative fuel vehicles (CNG, hydraulic hyrbid technology, etc.)
    • Results : 380 HEV trucks are expected to save 193,173 gallons of fuel annually and reduce CO2 emissions by 1,961 metric tons annually
      • Partnership with EPA to pilot other transportation technologies
  • 11. COLLABORATIVE APPROACH in Newmarket- Leverage additional resources and economies of scale
    • Develop organizational structures to encourage alternative transportation options
      • Transportation Management Association (TMA)
      • Buying cooperative
    • Leverage federal incentives and state grants to install EVs and EV charging stations
      • Commuter vans or distribution trucks
      • TSE or refrigeration units
    • Improve environmental image of companies
      • Minimize idling, reduce energy use and improve air quality in Newmarket
  • 12. CASE STUDY- Roche Brothers and Organic Waste Recycling
    • Overview: Supermarkets generate an estimated 96,000 tons of organic material annually, representing significant financial/environmental costs
      • Tip fees are high: $80-100/ton
    • Approach: Roche Bros, MassDEP, and others developed network to separate and recycle organics (composting) from supermarkets
    • Results: Roche Bros. achieved $10K -$20K in savings per store per year by diverting 5-10 tons of material per week
  • 13. COLLABORATIVE APPROACH in Newmarket- Develop Organics Recycling Network
    • Initial analyses indicate Newmarket generates 27,000 tons of organic waste per year
      • This is enough feedstock to support an anaerobic digester in Newmarket.
    • Develop infrastructure for urban organic recycling network
    • Tap into federal and state incentives and technical assistance
      • Energy incentives for anaerobic digestion
    • Manage regulatory risk
      • MassDEP considering organic waste ban
  • 14. SUMMARY OF PROPOSED OPTIONS- of Newmarket’s eco-industrial zone strategy
    • Policy-makers emphasized the following programs & incentives:
    • Energy efficiency
      • DOE’s Save-Energy-Now program for manufacturers
      • Superior Energy Performance Program certification
      • Utility CHP and EE incentive programs
    • Organic Waste management
      • MassDEP resources to conduct comprehensive waste audits
      • Explore feasibility of anaerobic digesters (MassCEC?)
    • Onsite, district, or community renewable energy systems
      • Use Solar Boston, state and federal incentives to develop renewable energy projects
  • 15. POTENTIAL OUTCOMES- of the Newmarket eco-industrial zone process
    • Alternative transportation options and emission reductions
      • With assistance from MassDOT, ABC, and TMAs deploy carpool and commuter programs
      • CMAQ grants for tranportation-environmental projects
      • Boston Air Pollution control grants
      • Boston Complete Streets
    • Newmarket as a sustainability and cleantech laboratory
      • Pilot zero net energy buildings as model in Newmarket
      • Measure impacts of tree plantings, super-insulated roofs, and other energy savings programs
      • Create organizational structure to manage development
    • What other issues, options or incentives are important?
  • 16. NEXT STEPS
    • Experience with sustainability
    • Interest in sustainability:
      • For your organization?
      • For Newmarket as a district?
    • What has worked? What has not?
    • Areas of Interest
    • Criteria for investing in sustainability projects?
      • Bottom-line driven, marketing, or other issues?
    • What types of projects would you like to implement over the
    • short- to medium-term
      • As businesses or collaboration of businesses?
      • What do you want the city to do?
    • Collaboration & Next Steps
    • How can Newmarket businesses collaborate going forward?
    • What do you need from policy-makers and other resource
    • providers?
  • 17.