Congress for the New Urbanism<br />The AmericanRecovery and Reinvestment Act: <br />Dispatches from the Front Lines<br />S...
Overview<br />Sustainable Elements of the ARRA<br />The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block (EECBG) Program<br />Gett...
3<br />ARRA: Stimulus InvestmentsWith Sustainability Goals<br />Aid to States and Local Governments<br />Health care<br />...
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) ProgramOverview <br />$3.2 Billion from DOE to Cities, Counties, St...
5<br />Reduce fossil fuel emissions <br />Decrease overall energy consumption <br />Improve energy efficiency in the trans...
6<br />EECBG Evaluation Criteria <br />Jobs created and/or retained <br />Energy savings on a per dollar invested basis <b...
Keys to Getting the Most Out of EECBG<br />Don’t Use All the Money Doing Easy Things (Make Wise Choices)<br />Be Sure to E...
Don’t Use All the Money Doing Easy Things<br />Be Mindful of DOE’s Priorities<br />Leverage<br />Legacy<br />Jobs<br />Ene...
Be Sure to Establish Energy and GHG Baselines<br />Reporting Expectations<br />Track Record for Future                    ...
Anticipate More Competitive Funding Programs<br />Supply (of Federal Funds) verses Demand<br />Funding Directed Toward Fed...
Make a “Green” Business Case <br />Your Funding Proposals Should Include: <br />A Baseline Forecast for Achieving Outcomes...
Measure Your Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI)<br />Assess the Financial Return on Investment<br />Assign Monetary V...
SROI Flow Diagram<br />Costs<br />Example of Benefits<br />Cash<br />Non-Cash<br />Capital Costs ($)<br />Associated Maint...
Reduced Air Contaminant Emissions
Fresh Water Conserved
Improved Health
Improved Productivity
Improved Resiliency
Improved Safety
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  1. 1. Congress for the New Urbanism<br />The AmericanRecovery and Reinvestment Act: <br />Dispatches from the Front Lines<br />Sustainability Elements of the ARRA, and Getting the Most out of Stimulus Funding<br />Jeannie Renne-Malone, LEED AP<br />National Director – Climate Change & GHG Management<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Sustainable Elements of the ARRA<br />The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block (EECBG) Program<br />Getting the Most of Your EECBG Funds<br />Using Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) to Make a Green Business Case for Competitive Funds<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />ARRA: Stimulus InvestmentsWith Sustainability Goals<br />Aid to States and Local Governments<br />Health care<br />Energy<br />Infrastructure<br />Education<br />Public safety<br />Emphasis on Sustainability <br />Clean Energy Projects <br />EECBG Funding<br />Sustainable Transportation Solutions<br />Environmental Protection<br />Support for Climate & Sustainability Initiatives<br />Green Job Creation <br />3<br />
  4. 4. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) ProgramOverview <br />$3.2 Billion from DOE to Cities, Counties, States and Tribes throughout US<br />$400 Million Competitive Grants – to be released soon<br />4<br />4<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Reduce fossil fuel emissions <br />Decrease overall energy consumption <br />Improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other energy consuming sectors<br />EECBG ProgramPurpose<br />5<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />EECBG Evaluation Criteria <br />Jobs created and/or retained <br />Energy savings on a per dollar invested basis <br />Renewable energy capacity installed <br />Greenhouse gas emissions reduced <br />Funds leveraged<br />Web-based reporting system<br />Individual output metrics based on activity type<br />*Framed through Sustainable Return on Investment<br />
  7. 7. Keys to Getting the Most Out of EECBG<br />Don’t Use All the Money Doing Easy Things (Make Wise Choices)<br />Be Sure to Establish Energy and GHG Baselines<br />Anticipate More Competitive Funding Initiatives<br />Make a “Green” Business Case<br />Measure Your Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI)<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Don’t Use All the Money Doing Easy Things<br />Be Mindful of DOE’s Priorities<br />Leverage<br />Legacy<br />Jobs<br />Energy Efficiency and GHG Reduction<br />Resilience <br />Return on Investment<br />Strategic Planning and Detailed Analysis<br />P3 Development verses Capital Investments<br />Think of EECBG Funds as Venture Capital<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Be Sure to Establish Energy and GHG Baselines<br />Reporting Expectations<br />Track Record for Future Energy Funding<br />Emerging GHG Regulations<br />Avoid the Need for General Fund Expenditures<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Anticipate More Competitive Funding Programs<br />Supply (of Federal Funds) verses Demand<br />Funding Directed Toward Federal Priorities <br />Anticipate Transparency Measures<br />Aim for the “Hot” Buttons <br />Make the Most Convincing Case<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Make a “Green” Business Case <br />Your Funding Proposals Should Include: <br />A Baseline Forecast for Achieving Outcomes<br />Facts Supporting a Case for Incremental Benefits<br />Detailed Jobs Projections<br />Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Summary (with backup)<br />Projections for Enhancements to Energy Resiliency and Business Continuity<br />Present a Detailed Cost Benefit Summary<br />(including NPV/ROI/SROI)<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Measure Your Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI)<br />Assess the Financial Return on Investment<br />Assign Monetary Values to the Non-Cash Risks, Benefits, and Externalities including:<br />Changes in GHG and Air Contaminant Emissions<br />Health and Safety<br />Water Saved<br />Productivity<br />Mobility/Congestion<br />Waste Avoided<br />Other Factors<br />12<br />
  13. 13. SROI Flow Diagram<br />Costs<br />Example of Benefits<br />Cash<br />Non-Cash<br />Capital Costs ($)<br />Associated Maintenance Costs ($)<br /><ul><li>Reduced Green House Gas Emissions
  14. 14. Reduced Air Contaminant Emissions
  15. 15. Fresh Water Conserved
  16. 16. Improved Health
  17. 17. Improved Productivity
  18. 18. Improved Resiliency
  19. 19. Improved Safety
  20. 20. Reduced Electricity Costs
  21. 21. Reduced Heating/Cooling Costs
  22. 22. Reduced Water Costs
  23. 23. Reduced Sewage Costs
  24. 24. Reduced Waste Disposal Costs
  25. 25. Other Reduced Operational Costs</li></ul>Disposal Costs ($)<br />Operating Cost Increases ($)<br />Total Benefits ($)<br />Discounting (%)<br />Total Costs ($)<br />Output Metrics<br />($)<br />Reveals a project’s Full Value<br />13<br />
  26. 26. SROI – Considers All Benefits<br />14<br />
  27. 27. Build Your Business CaseAround the Sustainability “S” Curve<br />RISK ANALYSIS OF SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES - JHU<br />NET PRESENT VALUE<br />FROI<br />SROI<br />$59.5<br />$19.8<br />100%<br />$47.0<br />MEAN: $36.7<br />MEAN: $6.5<br />$12.5<br />$44.7<br />$11.3<br />90%<br />$43.2<br />$10.4<br />$41.9<br />$9.6<br />80%<br />Externalities<br />$40.9<br />$9.0<br />$39.9<br />$8.4<br />70%<br />Health & <br />$39.1<br />$7.9<br />Productivity <br />$38.2<br />$7.4<br />60%<br />$37.5<br />$6.9<br />Probability of Not Exceeding<br />$36.6<br />$30.5<br />$6.4<br />50%<br />$35.8<br />$5.9<br />$35.1<br />$5.4<br />40%<br />$34.3<br />$4.9<br />$33.5<br />$4.4<br />30%<br />$32.5<br />$3.9<br />$31.6<br />$3.3<br />20%<br />$30.4<br />$2.6<br />$29.0<br />$1.8<br />10%<br />$27.0<br />$0.6<br />$16.4<br />0%<br />$0.0<br />$10.0<br />$20.0<br />$30.0<br />$40.0<br />$50.0<br />$60.0<br />$70.0<br />Total NPV ($Millions)<br />15<br />
  28. 28. SROI can Lead to Wiser Use of EECBG Resources<br />Optimized Choices among Broad Categories and Competing Initiatives<br />City Departments (e.g., Fleet vs. Public Works)<br />Non-profit and Private Sector (building retrofits vs. new generation)<br />Balancing Direct Investments (City-owned vs. non-governmental facilities)<br />Identify Preferred Options within Specific Areas<br />Recycling and Waste Management<br />Signals and Street Lighting<br />Waste-to-Energy<br />Wastewater Treatment<br />16<br />
  29. 29. Targeted Applications of SROI for Maximum Sustainable Outcomes<br />Screen and Prioritize Your Capital Improvement Program <br />Saves Money and Maximizes Important Benefits<br />Forces Lower Rank Projects to be Reevaluated to Improve SROI<br />Can Help Find Best Solutions in Individual Sectors<br />Buildings and Operations<br />Transportation Improvement Programs<br />Stormwater<br />Waste Management<br />Water Supply and Treatment<br />Wastewater Treatment<br />Greenhouse Gas Management<br />17<br />
  30. 30. SummaryMeasuring “Green” Will Help You Make the Most of Your EECBG Funds<br />Leverage Your EECBG Funds Like Venture Capital<br />Avoid the Need for a General Fund Expenditure<br />Make the Most Convincing Case<br />Your Funding Proposals Should Present Cost Benefit Details in NPV/ROI/SROI<br />Use the Sustainability “S” Curve to Explain the Benefits to Your Stakeholders<br />Apply SROI to Make Wiser Use of EECBG Resources<br />For more information: <br />www.HDRGreen.com | SROI@hdrinc.com<br />18<br />
  31. 31. Congress for the New Urbanism<br />The AmericanRecovery and Reinvestment Act: <br />Dispatches from the Front Lines<br />Sustainability Elements of the ARRA, and Getting the Most out of Stimulus Funding<br />Jeannie Renne-Malone, LEED AP<br />National Director – Climate Change & GHG Management<br />

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