Sustainable Energy  Resources forConsumers (SERC)     Presentation to Grand Forks  Historic Preservation Commission       ...
Summary  Created for weatherization agencies to install   technologies that have promise for energy savings but cannot cur...
Priorities of SERCCost-effectiveness to low-and moderate-incomefamiliesPotential for replication of successful resultsImpa...
Only 45 SERC Grants      AwardedRRVCA is the only grant recipient in the DakotasTotal of 101 Local Agencies in 27 Statespa...
Geographic Areas to    be ServedRRVC service area: GF, Nelson, Pembina &WalshParticular focus on the Mayor’s UrbanNeighbor...
Overview of MUNIMUNI aims to rehabilitate low-moderate incomehomes in Grand ForksIncludes older neighborhoods (Near North-...
EligibilityOwner-occupied homesHUD’s low-moderate income guidelines  Same criteria used for HomeCents
Income LimitsHousehold   Grand                      Nelson    Pembina   Walsh  size      Forks    1       $35,750   $31,30...
RRVC’s SERC Strategy Cold-weather tested technologies Focus on reducing heating bills   Renewable electricity technologies...
RRVC’s SERC Projects Shelter (variety of approaches) Geothermal Energy Solar Powered Furnaces Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Wa...
Geothermal EnergyHigh initial cost, but good in cold climatesCan reduce energy bills significantlyMeets multiple needs   h...
Geothermal EnergyDig vertical loop wells: 150-450’ below surfaceHistoric issue: trees   digging can mess w/ roots   RRVCA ...
Solar Powered Furnaces Can supplement 20-30% of heating needs Fairly low cost Vertically-mounted on side of home 1-2 4x10 ...
Solar Thermal    Water HeatersFor homes using electric water heatersRRVCA expects to install units on 2-4 homesRoof-top or...
Historic Home(work)NAPC model ordinancesSpoke to Brian Ross - (Minneapolis, Germany)Spoken w/ Jason Coughlin at NREL   rep...
Main Take AwaysDont do anything blatantly stupid   Avoid locating panels in view of street   Avoid alteration to historic ...
Process/Considerations Refer to maps of historic districts Refer to list of historic homes Dont sign contracts or do work ...
Contact              Jason Schaefer         Clean Energy Coordinator    701.746.5431(w) | 701.741.0709(c)          <jschae...
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    1. 1. Sustainable Energy Resources forConsumers (SERC) Presentation to Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission January 25th, 2011
    2. 2. Summary Created for weatherization agencies to install technologies that have promise for energy savings but cannot currently be installed under Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)U.S. Department of Energy ProgramRecovery Act Funds
    3. 3. Priorities of SERCCost-effectiveness to low-and moderate-incomefamiliesPotential for replication of successful resultsImpact on health and safety and energy costsExtent of partnerships, including financialpartnerships
    4. 4. Only 45 SERC Grants AwardedRRVCA is the only grant recipient in the DakotasTotal of 101 Local Agencies in 27 Statesparticipating in SERC
    5. 5. Geographic Areas to be ServedRRVC service area: GF, Nelson, Pembina &WalshParticular focus on the Mayor’s UrbanNeighborhood Initiative (MUNI)
    6. 6. Overview of MUNIMUNI aims to rehabilitate low-moderate incomehomes in Grand ForksIncludes older neighborhoods (Near North-Side,Near South-Side)Important affordable housing resourceHomeCents is also focused on the MUNI
    7. 7. EligibilityOwner-occupied homesHUD’s low-moderate income guidelines Same criteria used for HomeCents
    8. 8. Income LimitsHousehold Grand Nelson Pembina Walsh size Forks 1 $35,750 $31,300 $35,800 $32,850 2 $40,850 $35,800 $40,900 $37,550 3 $45,950 $40,250 $46,000 $42,250 4 $51,050 $44,700 $51,100 $46,900 5 $55,150 $48,300 $55,200 $50,700
    9. 9. RRVC’s SERC Strategy Cold-weather tested technologies Focus on reducing heating bills Renewable electricity technologies not worth focusing on since they don’t perform as well on a residential scale and our rates are already low Sustain clean energy beyond lifetime of this grant
    10. 10. RRVC’s SERC Projects Shelter (variety of approaches) Geothermal Energy Solar Powered Furnaces Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters Solar Thermal Water Heaters Solar Powered Furnace Installation Training Washers, dryers, windows, and more
    11. 11. Geothermal EnergyHigh initial cost, but good in cold climatesCan reduce energy bills significantlyMeets multiple needs heating cooling hot water
    12. 12. Geothermal EnergyDig vertical loop wells: 150-450’ below surfaceHistoric issue: trees digging can mess w/ roots RRVCA will mitigate, talk to Mike FugazziPerspective: SERC will only do a handful ofgeothermal, therefore, may not end up beingapplied on a home w/ historic considerations.
    13. 13. Solar Powered Furnaces Can supplement 20-30% of heating needs Fairly low cost Vertically-mounted on side of home 1-2 4x10 panels for avg home Surface is black, trim can be painted Otter Tail-Wadena CAP has experience
    14. 14. Solar Thermal Water HeatersFor homes using electric water heatersRRVCA expects to install units on 2-4 homesRoof-top or ground mount (on a frame)Generally supplement 50% of hot water needsin northern climates
    15. 15. Historic Home(work)NAPC model ordinancesSpoke to Brian Ross - (Minneapolis, Germany)Spoken w/ Jason Coughlin at NREL report to be released soonMet with Peg
    16. 16. Main Take AwaysDont do anything blatantly stupid Avoid locating panels in view of street Avoid alteration to historic materialsReversibility is a key issueGo through the process and keep theCommission informed
    17. 17. Process/Considerations Refer to maps of historic districts Refer to list of historic homes Dont sign contracts or do work before doing the 106 review Use common sense!
    18. 18. Contact Jason Schaefer Clean Energy Coordinator 701.746.5431(w) | 701.741.0709(c) <jschaefer@rrvca.com>www.rrvca.com | rrvca.areavoices.com/serc/

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