12 0516 City Of Schenectady Md Csresc V2

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12 0516 City Of Schenectady Md Csresc V2

  1. 1. May 23, 2012 Mark De ChiroCoordinator, Capital/Saratoga Energy $mart Communities Insert CBO logo Click View, Slide Master; add/insert picture into this area
  2. 2. About NYSERDA New York Energy Research Development Authority Public benefit corporation: offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding. Helps New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. Developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975. www.nyserda.ny.gov Insert CBO logo Click View, Slide Master; add/insert picture into this area
  3. 3. Steps in Getting Started Assessment is key  Governmental and community needs  Financial situation  Problem solving potential  Identify critical capital improvements  Potential energy efficiency projects  Willingness  What are similar communities doing (Oakland CA) Insert CBO logo Click View, Slide Master; add/insert picture into this area
  4. 4. Public Announcement December 2006NYSERDA recognized City of Schenectady as becoming Energy $mart Insert CBO logo Click View, Slide Master; add/insert picture into this area
  5. 5. Building a Sustainable Foundation September 2006 - NYSERDA gives go-ahead to explore potential energy activities December 2006 - ESCO Performance Contract starts for city operations and facilities (NYSERDA Incentives and Loan Fund) Savings potential 120k a year 2006 - U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement Signed by Mayor Spring 2007 - Formation of the Think Green Committee to embrace Green Housing Model, secured $1 Million in U.S. HUD funding (integration of NYSERDA’s programs ) July 2007 - Energy Advisory Board formed by Mayors Office and City Council Insert CBO logo Click View, Slide Master; add/insert picture into this area
  6. 6. Expanding Green Initiatives Goal – Integrate energy efficiency on a wider scale, i.e., city operations and community  NYSERDA – $1,172,000: Wastewater Plant CHP, energy studies (Flex Tech) and Existing Facilities Performance incentives  City Council passes Climate Smart Communities and Cool City Resolutions  Energy Advisory Board completes energy use and carbon footprint analysis city wide all inclusive  USDOE – $ 600,000: $560K Wastewater Plant, $40K Energy Conservation Strategy Plan (includes community outreach and NYSERDA) Insert CBO logo Click View, Slide Master; add/insert picture into this area
  7. 7. Continuing Project Timeline 2009 – NYSDOT Diesel Vehicle Emissions Reduction Funding ($176K) for diesel fleet study and retrofits to reduce particle emissions 2009-2010 – City funded housing rehabilitation utilizing NYS Homes and Community Renewal funding utilizing NYSERDA’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® incentives and qualified contractors 2010 – Increase in trash recycling through education ($15 per ton) commodity revenue to city 2012-2014 – LEED Platinum and Gold certified, affordable homes completed using ENERGY STAR® Homes, Green Residential Building, and Power Naturally (PV) NYSERDA Programs 14 built 4 in porgress Insert CBO logo Click View, Slide Master; add/insert picture into this area
  8. 8. Ongoing Activities City supports business development referrals and IDA activates though Metroplex Development Authority Schenectady County passes legislation in 2008 embracing energy efficiency Key to the City Home Buyers Program funding NYSERDA energy efficiency improvements above value of home included in mortgage using GJGNY Energy Audits High concentration of NYSERDA funded projects in Downtown Schenectady NYSERDA benchmarking study on city hall 60k Sq.Ft. – Wafting for results Insert CBO logo Click View, Slide Master; add/insert picture into this area
  9. 9. Sustaining Forward Momentum City looking at Solar PV power purchasing agreements Exploring replacement of city street lighting with LED lighting technology. Siemens may purchase street lighting and replace with GE LED Technology lamps. Expansion of Combined Heat & Power project Inclusion of HPwES into CDBG affordable Housing Project Foreclosed Homes Project may include NYSERDA’s Low-rise NCP Electric Vehicle support equipment (PON 2301) under consideration Insert CBO logo Click View, Slide Master; add/insert picture into this area
  10. 10. Thank You!NYSERDA is a Household name in Schenectady ! Questions? Mark De Chiro 518-542-5175, markdechiro@verizon.net Insert CBO logo Click View, Slide Master; add/insert picture into this area

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