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  • Redo graphic to compare housing costs Seb. With state
  • Replace with slide showing comparison of over 65 with under 18, types of households (i.e. with children elderly, etc.) as comparison with 1990 & 2000
  • Examples of public-private: dog park; fisherman’s landing sebastian (go to vero news to find a graphic); working waterfront grant amount: $2.1 million

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  • 1. APA Florida2011 Conference Sustainable Economic Development with Limited Resources: The City of Sebastian‘s Green Approach 9.9.11
  • 2. Rebecca Grohall, AICPBrandon Schaad, AICP, LEED APNilsa Zacarias, AICP 2
  • 3. Sebastian 3
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  • 6. Median monthlyhousing cost-$1,380Renters-$918 6
  • 7. 25000 21,92920000 16,18115000 10,205100005000 2,831 698 825 0 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 7
  • 8. Sebastian FloridaPopulation 65+ 26.3% 17.3%Population Under 18 18.3% 21.3%Households with 21.5% 26.0%Children 8
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  • 10. 88 Percent graduated from high school16 Percent bachelor degree or higher 10
  • 11. 35 Percent - professional-educational, and healthcare15 Percent- Retail14 Percent - construction 11
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  • 13. Budgeted Revenue$30,000,000 $27,857,917$25,000,000 $19,655,524$20,000,000$15,000,000$10,000,000 $5,000,000 $0 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 Budget Year 13
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  • 15. • Many Different Definitions• Common Concepts: • “capacity to endure” • Potential for long-term maintenance of well-being (environmental, economic, social) • "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs…” (United Nations, 1987) 15
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  • 17. • Balanced Community: land use, housing, transportation choices, demographics, jobs• Responsible Use of Indigenous Resources: invest in eco- tourism, fishing/water based recreation, “Old Florida” charm and history• Conservation / Responsible Consumption: efficient use of resources, reduce energy consumption, lifestyle changes needed to preserve natural beauty• Fiscal Responsibility: short- and long-term ability to deliver services needed to succeed economically while keeping tax burden low• Build the Green Economy of the Future: attract Green jobs in expected future growth industries, build a reputation for conservative environmental responsibility 17
  • 18. What is a GreenEconomy?
  • 19. Energy Renewable SolarEfficiency Energy Homes Wind Buildings Water Biomass Vehicles Industry Geothermal Hydrogen & Government Fuel Cell 19
  • 20. “The twin challenge of climatechange and economic stagnationcan be solved by the same action- broad, aggressive, sustaineddeployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency” Brad Collins, Executive Director, ASES American Solar Energy Society 20
  • 21. Reduce dependenceon fossil fuelsLower utility billsNo C02 emissionsStrengthen NationalSecurity 21
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  • 24. GERMANYPopulation- One-quarter the size of U.S.+ Renewable energy jobs and generates new jobsfaster than U.S. (RE jobs increased 36% in two years) 5x wind sector jobs 4x the photovoltaic solar jobs than U.S. Produces half wind rotors of the world , one-third solar panels 24
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  • 26. UK - 20101.2 Billion InvestmentOffshore Wind Farm turbineswill create power for 200,000homes (300 MW of power)Offshore wind farm increases UK’s windenergy capacity 30% - UK is now the world’slargest producer of wind energy 2020 UK’s renewable energy target – to generate one- third of its electricity via renewable sources 26
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  • 28. RE & EE by 2030+ 4.5 million new jobs- 1.2 billion tons ofcarbon emissionsannually-(57% EE- 43%RE)Green jobs – diverserange of skills -construction, professionalservices, public sector, retail , trucktransportation, manufacturing (metaland electrical equipment) 28
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  • 30. US Third Largest Energy Consumer Office of Energy within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - primaryorganization for state energy and climate change programs and policies Senate Bill 2156Development of strategic energy policy – Dr. Mary Bane – Special Advisor on Energy Policy-“develop an energy policy for our state that strikes a balance of affordability, reliability and sustainable resources” Gov. Rick Scott 30
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  • 33. 2009 American Recovery andReinvestment Act (ARRA)State Energy Program (SEP) $126,089,000Florida portfolio of new energy-related programsEnergy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant(EECBG): $30,401,600 Allocate 60% of the EECBG funds to eligible counties and municipalities - competitive grant process Remaining EECBG funds - eligible programs and initiativesEnergy Efficient Appliance Rebate: $17,585,466All rebate funds are no longer availableEnergy Assurance Grant Program: $1,881,676Collaborative effort - several state agencies toreview and strengthen Florida’s Energy AssurancePlan by incorporating smart grid improvementsand renewable energy facilities 33
  • 34. EECBG- Energy Efficient and Conservation Block Grant Funds Reduce fossil fuel emissions Reduce total energy use Improve energy efficiency – building and transportationTown of Lantana- $217,000- Convert existing building to “green” facility: Roof-top photovoltaic system to generate electricity for the building – sell extra to FP&L Solar water heating system , high efficiency air conditioning and windows, and green insulation 34
  • 35. Progress Energy Florida-PEF Residential Solar Rebate Programs Water Heating Rebate - 85% savings - $550 rebate and credits on monthly energy bill Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels Rebate of $2 per watt installed (for up to 10 kW) - Oct. 4, 2011, apply for the 2012 rebates SunSense® Schools –funding for www.progress-energy.com energy education- photovoltaic (PV) solar panels for schools 35
  • 36. Florida Power & Light - FPL Solar Energy Centers Constructed three solar power plants - created 110 megawatts of clean energy for 4.5 million DeSoto Solar Energy Center customers Martin Solar Space Coast Energy Solar Energy Center Center 36
  • 37. •Interconnection and net metering - learn more about Customer-Owned Renewable Generation•Interconnection and net metering - learn more about Customer-Owned Renewable Generation Florida Power & Light - FPL Solar Rebate Dollars Programs As part of a five-year pilot program authorized by Florida Public Service Commission  Photovoltaic Panels rebate reopen Interconnection application process on August 30, 2011 and Net Metering  Solar Water Heater for Residential and Commercial Rebates Customer Rebates of $1,000 for every new residential solar water heater Owned Generation 37
  • 38. Provide electricity to residences or facilitiesAllows customers to interconnect approvedrenewable to electric grid generation systems www.FPL.com/netmetering 38
  • 39. ElectricalContractorComplete SolarSolar Photovoltaicpower systemsservices:designingengineeringpermittinginstallation 39
  • 40. 1.5 Billion Solar FarmAugust 15, 2011National Solar Power - 4communities in Florida tobecome home of the world’slargest solar farm – Gadsden,Hardee, Osceola and SuwanneeCounties –First phase up and running National Solar Power’swithin six months of breaking planned 400-megawattground. Hensel Phelps solar farm - renewableConstruction Co., will energy to powerdesign, build and operate the 32,000 homessolar farms 40
  • 41. PALM BEACH COUNTYCounty Commissionersadopted developmentregulations – 500-foot-tallwind turbines– windpower to produceelectricity (August 29, 2011) County effort to become state’s leader in wind power Wind Capita Group proposes 80 wind turbines near Belle Glade (16,000 acres) 41
  • 42. Sebastian’s Approach
  • 43. 2010 Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) 2010 Comprehensive Plan Economic Development Element (New) 2010 CRA Master Plan Update 2011 Riverfront Parking Study Various City Initiatives Sustainable Long-Term Economic Development Strategy 43
  • 44. • Land Use / Redevelopment Strategies• Transportation System Strategies • Housing Strategies • Business Support / Expansion Strategies 44
  • 45. • Development of Higher Density “Nodes” at Strategic Locations • Improved Urban Environment in the Riverfront 45
  • 46. • Cooperative Planning for Future Development / Annexation Areas • Preservation / Restoration of Historic and Heritage Resources 46
  • 47. • Provide Sites Ready for Employment- Generating Uses 47
  • 48. • Connect “nodes” via Transit and Bicycle / Pedestrian Facilities • Encourage Alternative Transportation Via Development Regulation 48
  • 49. • Provide Motorcycle / Scooter Parking in the Riverfront • Improved Pedestrian Environment in the Riverfront • Prepare for Potential Future Rail Service 49
  • 50. • Develop Higher Density Housing in “Node” Areas • Encourage Appropriate Residential Development in the Riverfront 50
  • 51. • Ensure Existing Low-Density Single-Family Areas Benefit from Transportation / Recreation Improvements • Provide Connections Between Housing and Jobs 51
  • 52. • Incentives for Target Industries (i.e. Clean Energy, Life Sciences, Information Technology, Eco-Tourism)• Aggressive Marketing of City’s “Green” Economic Development Efforts• Regulatory Relief 52
  • 53. • Public-Private Partnerships • Development of Eco- and Heritage Tourism 53
  • 54. Attract Green Industry/Jobs Improve Fiscal MultimodalResponsibility Transportation Sustainable Economic Development Strategy Utilize and Protect More Efficient Natural and Land Use Historic Patterns Resources Diversify Population/ Workforce 54
  • 55.  www.flaseia.org FlaSEIA Florida Solar Energy Industries Association www.dsireusa.org Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency. US Department of Energy www.eia.gov Energy Information Administration http://www.eecbg.energy.gov EECBG Program www.natlsolar.com National Solar Power 55
  • 56. THANK YOU! 56