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Ncrc green panel 4 15-2011 t.wysocki

  1. 1. Taking the LEED for Green Businesses & Green Jobs Ted Wysocki, President & CEO LEED Council April 15, 2011 LOCAL ECONOMIC AND EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
  2. 2. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design <ul><li>LEED Ratings by US Green Building Council </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>New Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Neighborhood Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LEED for Neighborhood Development integrates principles of smart growth, urbanism & green building into first national program for neighborhood design. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Taking the LEED … <ul><li>Don’t just promote </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design </li></ul><ul><li>Organize for your own </li></ul><ul><li>Local Economic & Employment Development </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>LEED Council Green Skills Training for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Energy Auditors; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Weatherization Installers; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entry-level Renewable Energy Installers (solar photovoltaic & thermal and wind); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Cleaning & Building Maintenance. </li></ul></ul>Green Career Pathways
  5. 5. Green Career Pathways <ul><li>City ARRA $s for Entry-Level Weatherization Training </li></ul><ul><li>State ARRA $s for Advanced Energy Efficiency Training + Solar Installation </li></ul><ul><li>City CDBG-R $s for Transitional Jobs & Social Enterprise: </li></ul><ul><li>Green LEEDers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Green Partnerships & Certifications <ul><li>eZing (Energy Auditor) </li></ul><ul><li>IL Solar Energy Association </li></ul><ul><li>Community Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>OSHA Trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting [LRRP] Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Building Performance Institute [BPI] </li></ul><ul><li>N. American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners [NABCEP] </li></ul>
  7. 7. Greening a Shuttered Factory
  8. 8. To Grow Green Businesses Retaining & re-using a high-quality building and community landmark for green jobs & businesses
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ LEED” Platinum Rating: </li></ul><ul><li>Solar thermal panels for hot water & air-conditioning </li></ul><ul><li>High efficiency heating & cooling reducing energy 22% </li></ul><ul><li>41,329 gallon rain cistern to recapture storm water </li></ul><ul><li>Green escalator with sensors & varying speeds – using 30% less energy. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Community Benefits <ul><li>Federal OCS grant for below-market loans to tenants who hire low-income individuals + TIF funds for outreach & job placements of community residents seeking jobs. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Community Jobs Initiative <ul><li>With our community partner, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association [LSNA] , we are recruiting qualified community residents for job openings with local employers through a new web site. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Challenges to Address <ul><li>Capital for contractors to expand capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Fully subsidized retrofitting for targeted communities in need </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency as key component of Neighborhood Stabilization Program </li></ul><ul><li>Access to jobs & training for both local “untrained” residents & labor “benched” by recession </li></ul>
  13. 13. Public Policies Needed <ul><li>To create jobs in the residential market: Property Assessed Clean Energy [PACE] financing by which upfront costs are paid with special assessment to property tax. </li></ul><ul><li>To create jobs in the commercial market: Net Metering & 3 rd Party Power Purchase Agreements and/or Leasing </li></ul><ul><li>For info on your state, go to Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency at </li></ul>
  14. 14. Rebuild Your Community in Green