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This presentation was developed for a group of local middle school and high school teachers in Syracuse, NY. The presentation highlights my transition to the "green economy" and uncharacteristic green job opportunities for Central New York young.

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Workforce teacher presentation

  1. 1. SyracuseCoE CSCS Workforce Development & “Green Jobs” Adam M. Maurer February 23, 2011 SyracuseCoE Intern SUNY ESF Masters Candidate
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>My Background </li></ul><ul><li>What I’m doing currently </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deconstruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What others are doing </li></ul><ul><li>Future for Green Jobs in CNY </li></ul>
  3. 3. My Background
  4. 4. My Background <ul><li>Undergraduate Degree </li></ul><ul><ul><li>St. John Fisher College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B.S. Management/Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internship with Telemarketing Company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 st Professional Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National home builder here in Syracuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company-wide downsizing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>***Opportunity for Reflection*** </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home building? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green building? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Engineering? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Studies? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why SUNY ESF? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Transition <ul><li>Onondaga Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Target </li></ul><ul><li>Martha’s Vineyard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“The Homestead” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Mountain Company </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What am I doing currently?
  7. 7. Currently <ul><li>SUNY ESF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters candidate Environmental Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Implementation of Local Sustainable Infrastructure and Processes “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure- the basic, underlying framework or features of a system or organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation & Systems Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My experience </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 2. SyracuseCoE CSCS Internship <ul><li>Deconstruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Workforce Development </li></ul>
  9. 9. Deconstruction <ul><li>Assess state of deconstruction </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers for implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce development </li></ul>
  10. 10. What Structures Do We Demo or Decon? Organizations That Can Potentially Deconstruct The Decision Outlets Vacant Houses The Process Deconstructionists Materials Management <ul><ul><li>. Reuse </li></ul></ul>II. Recycling III. WTE Facility IV. Disposal/Landfill Deconstruction in Syracuse Habitat for Humanity Hope for Us Housing Major Rehabs Rebuild/Upgrade Other Non-profit and Private Firms City of Syracuse Non-profits <ul><ul><li>Inexperienced Deconstruction Companies and Crews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economically Burdened </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inadequate Vacant Building List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hesitant to Own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internally Insufficient for Decon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SURA (Syracuse Urban Renewal Agency) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inexperience Deconstruction Companies and Crews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time constraints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax rebate for materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inexperienced Deconstruction Companies and Crews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economically Burdened </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1 Program </li></ul></ul>E conomic- develop inherently local, resilient, sustainable economics E quity- can assist low-income individuals and neighborhoods (often inner-city minorities) E cology-  material extraction,  landfill, incineration,  chemicals (asbestos, lead, & appliances), preserve pre-existing carbon EPA 4-Tier Solid Waste Management Hierarchy <ul><li>Dimensional lumber </li></ul><ul><li>Brick </li></ul><ul><li>Block </li></ul><ul><li>Fill for basement/site </li></ul>Introduction: Syracuse currently has approximately 1,600 vacant homes, with about 50 to 60 units being demolished each year. Deconstruction, an alternative to demolition, offers economical, equitable, and ecological advantages. The goal of this project is to describe the state of deconstruction in Syracuse and to identify policy, workforce, and other barriers for implementation. <ul><li>Conclusions: </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing hybrid deconstruction, rather than stick-deconstruction, would be more economically competitive compared to traditional demolition </li></ul><ul><li>Deconstruction companies, crews, and processes must be more fully developed in order for the City of Syracuse to be able to make strides in the deconstruction industry. </li></ul><ul><li>SUNY ESF plans to “take-down” a city block of units within 1 to 2 years. President Neil Murphy has verbally committed to deconstruction; this project offers many opportunities for research and capacity building. </li></ul><ul><li>Local markets for deconstruction materials are in their infancy. However, adequate infrastructure exists, and with additional development and investment, deconstruction in Syracuse is poised for growth. </li></ul>On-site <ul><li>Electrical </li></ul><ul><li>Plumbing </li></ul><ul><li>Trim </li></ul><ul><li>Appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Note: 15k sq ft needs </li></ul><ul><li>~ 30 decons/yr </li></ul>Reuse Store Remanufacture <ul><li>Furniture and Cabinets </li></ul><ul><li>Flooring </li></ul><ul><li>Wood Doors </li></ul><ul><li>Engineered Wood? </li></ul>craigslist Internet 2 4 Key = Gap Analysis = Major Stakeholders # A-G Architectural Applications 8 Adam M. Maurer, M.P.S. Candidate Lisa Cleckner Private Firms Acknowledgments: The co-authors thank the numerous individuals from municipal, state, private, and non-profit organizations consulted for this project. CNY Works provided funding through the 13-N “Regional Economic Transformation through the Energy and Environmental Systems Cluster Development” grant. Demo?/Decon? <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul>A 3 C B 5 D G D F 9 6 Note: ~ 20% = shingles, drywall, concrete, etc. <ul><li>~ 80% = metal, wood, plastics </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on these materials first </li></ul><ul><li>Established markets and easily </li></ul><ul><li>separated </li></ul>
  11. 11. Grassroots Approach <ul><li>Inherently local </li></ul><ul><li>Low-skilled labor </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for entrance into construction </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ripple Effect” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10,000 tons of Solid Waste = </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Landfill - 1 job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Composting – 4 jobs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling – 10 jobs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reuse – 75 –250 jobs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Institute for Self-Reliance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Emerging jobs in this sector <ul><li>Job Creation: Reuse and Recycling Vs. Disposal </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Reuse 296 </li></ul><ul><li>Textile Reclamation 85 </li></ul><ul><li>Misc. Durables Reuse 62 </li></ul><ul><li>Wooden Pallet Repair 28 </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling-based Manufacturers 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Paper Mills 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Glass Product Manufacturers 26 </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic Product Manufacturers 93 </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional Materials Recovery Facilities 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Composting 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Landfill and Incineration 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Institute for Self-Reliance </li></ul>
  13. 13. Workforce Development
  14. 14. Workforce Development <ul><li>Building Performance Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Envelope Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lead Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA Lead Renovators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA Lead Supervisors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA Lead Inspectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA Lead Risk Assessors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) Training </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LEED Green Associate (GA) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Collaborations <ul><li>Deconstruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hope For Us Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matawon Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habitat For Humanity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D-Build </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Headquarters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workforce Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hope For Us Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matawon Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NYSWDA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CNY Environmental, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CNY Works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NYSERDA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Opportunity Center </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Benchmark Programs <ul><li>Green For All </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Van Jones- President Obama’s former Green Jobs Advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrofitting/Energy Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// = sCIjYBMwvRY&feature = player_embedded#at =52 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// =9BhbHppGFWs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul><ul><li>Majora Carter Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Majora Carter- environmental justice advocate and co-founder of SSBx </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Policy Implications <ul><li>http:// =p-H7GW4iwm4&feature= player_embedded </li></ul>
  18. 18. CNY Green Jobs <ul><li>Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofitting </li></ul><ul><li>Deconstruction? </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Green Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>*Anything and everything, all these will require support services* </li></ul>
  19. 19. Resources <ul><li>Green For All </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable South Bronx </li></ul><ul><li>NYSWDA </li></ul><ul><li>NYSERDA </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Self-Reliance </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Star Tax Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Home Performance with Energy Star </li></ul><ul><li>Building America </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Energy’s </li></ul><ul><li>Residential Buildings </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank You! Let’s Have a Discussion