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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
  • 2011 fapa conference presentation green economic development

    1. 1. APA Florida2011 Conference Sustainable Economic Development with Limited Resources: The City of Sebastian‘s Green Approach 9.9.11
    2. 2. Rebecca Grohall, AICPBrandon Schaad, AICP, LEED APNilsa Zacarias, AICP 2
    3. 3. Sebastian 3
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    6. 6. Median monthlyhousing cost-$1,380Renters-$918 6
    7. 7. 25000 21,92920000 16,18115000 10,205100005000 2,831 698 825 0 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 7
    8. 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. 10. 88 Percent graduated from high school16 Percent bachelor degree or higher 10
    11. 11. 35 Percent - professional-educational, and healthcare15 Percent- Retail14 Percent - construction 11
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    13. 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. 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. 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. 18. What is a GreenEconomy?
    19. 19. Energy Renewable SolarEfficiency Energy Homes Wind Buildings Water Biomass Vehicles Industry Geothermal Hydrogen & Government Fuel Cell 19
    20. 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. 21. Reduce dependenceon fossil fuelsLower utility billsNo C02 emissionsStrengthen NationalSecurity 21
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    24. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 38. Provide electricity to residences or facilitiesAllows customers to interconnect approvedrenewable to electric grid generation systems www.FPL.com/netmetering 38
    39. 39. ElectricalContractorComplete SolarSolar Photovoltaicpower systemsservices:designingengineeringpermittinginstallation 39
    40. 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. 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. 42. Sebastian’s Approach
    43. 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. 44. • Land Use / Redevelopment Strategies• Transportation System Strategies • Housing Strategies • Business Support / Expansion Strategies 44
    45. 45. • Development of Higher Density “Nodes” at Strategic Locations • Improved Urban Environment in the Riverfront 45
    46. 46. • Cooperative Planning for Future Development / Annexation Areas • Preservation / Restoration of Historic and Heritage Resources 46
    47. 47. • Provide Sites Ready for Employment- Generating Uses 47
    48. 48. • Connect “nodes” via Transit and Bicycle / Pedestrian Facilities • Encourage Alternative Transportation Via Development Regulation 48
    49. 49. • Provide Motorcycle / Scooter Parking in the Riverfront • Improved Pedestrian Environment in the Riverfront • Prepare for Potential Future Rail Service 49
    50. 50. • Develop Higher Density Housing in “Node” Areas • Encourage Appropriate Residential Development in the Riverfront 50
    51. 51. • Ensure Existing Low-Density Single-Family Areas Benefit from Transportation / Recreation Improvements • Provide Connections Between Housing and Jobs 51
    52. 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. 53. • Public-Private Partnerships • Development of Eco- and Heritage Tourism 53
    54. 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. 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. 56. THANK YOU! 56

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