Kindy Kruller Arra Jobs Presentation 060309

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I presented this at the ARRA CMAP event last month in Joliet to talk about the potential for using this money to create green jobs.

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Kindy Kruller Arra Jobs Presentation 060309

  1. 1. Job Creation and Retention through ARRA: Stimulate the economy while meeting long term energy goals and linking to other recovery funding for job training Presentation to ARRA EECBG Workshop by: Kindy Kruller, LEED AP Associate June 3, 2009
  2. 2. About Delta • Intersection of the environment & the economy • Green building Consulting, Weatherization, EE Technical Assistance, ReBuilding Exchange, Carbon, and many others • Focus on Green Economic Development 07/07/09 2
  3. 3. Create and Retain Jobs • Research points to abundant job growth Source: The United States Conference of Mayors, “U.S. Metro Economies: Green Jobs in U.S. Metro Areas.” (October 2008) 07/07/09 3
  4. 4. Create and Retain Jobs • EECBG funds allow for projects beyond EE: – Material Conservation Program including source reduction, recycling and recycled content procurement – Transportation Programs – Energy Distribution Technologies • Focus on Workforce Development – Green Jobs, Career Paths, Livable Wages, Both union and non-union jobs 07/07/09 4
  5. 5. Demand Generation • Long term employment stability dependent on future demand • Implement Carrots and Sticks – Incentives & Polices: tax credits, rebates, other – Market Drivers: Energy Star, LEED, Clean Air Counts, recognition programs – Information/Education: Community workshops – Technical Assistance: Non-profits, Community Colleges, Workforce Agencies 07/07/09 5
  6. 6. Leveraging Other Funds • Other places to look for $: – Other Federal and State Agencies: DOL, EPA, HUD – Financing tools: TIF, NMTC, On-bill financing – Utilities – Foundations • Focus on partnerships to create job programs – Consider all sectors: public, private and non-profit 07/07/09 6
  7. 7. Source: Chicago Climate Action Plan, Program Development • Set goals Chicago Climate Action Plan Strategies • Energy Efficient Buildings – E.g. City of Chicago CCAP • Clean and Renewable Energy Resources • Require or encourage • • Improved Transportation Options Reduced Waste and Industrial private companies to • Pollution Adaptation comply with Green Building standards • Get a project on the ground 07/07/09 7
  8. 8. Resources • Delta Institute www.delta-institute.org • Chicago Jobs Council www.cjc.org • Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative www.greencollarchicago.org • ICLEI www.iclei.org • Green For All www.greenforall.org • MEEA www.mwalliance.org • Workforce Alliance www.workforcealliance.org 07/07/09 8
  9. 9. CONTACT DELTA Kindy Kruller, LEED AP kkruller@delta-institute.org 312.554.0900 ext 28 07/07/09 9

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