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  • Describe process…MCG designs workshop process with BRA with aim to foster a creative working environment that identifies resources and barriers to eco-industrial development; stakeholder driven process that focuses on capturing stakeholder issues; targeted working groups
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  • Workshop 2: Newmarket business council of champions

    1. 1. Sustaining the wealth of Boston’s industry: Newmarket Council of Champions BOSTON’S EMERGING ECO-INDUSTRIAL ZONE IN NEWMARKET
    2. 2. BACKGROUND- Newmarket Eco-industrial Zone <ul><li>EPA provided seed funding to develop Newmarket as an “integrated eco-industrial zone” </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Newmarket as a Boston “laboratory” to pilot sustainability projects and programs </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with leading businesses and policy-makers to develop a vibrant urban sustainability model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with existing programs & leverage funding/resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business-driven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prioritize or promote sustainable redevelopment </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. BACKGROUND- EPA & Sustainable Skylines Grant <ul><li>Cost-effective strategies that focus on: </li></ul>Stationary & Area Sources Energy & Climate Diesel Engines Green Building & Development Off-Road Sources Land Use & Trans. Strategies
    4. 4. POTENTIAL RESULTS- for Newmarket businesses <ul><li>Achieve significant energy cost savings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve energy efficiency (EE) and mitigate energy costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hedge Volatility of Energy Prices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install onsite, district, or community renewable energy systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage regulatory risks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop waste management strategy (organics ban?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GHG regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leverage federal and state incentives/dollars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Newmarket as sustainability and cleantech laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. develop EV infrastructure in Newmarket? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attract new customers and press </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve sustainability brand of Newmarket </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Newmarket Eco-industrial Development Process WS 2: Resource Providers & Policy-makers WS 1: Council of Champions WS 3: TBD WS 4: All Stakeholders <ul><li>Short-medium term Newmarket solutions, </li></ul><ul><li>Online wiki & long-term eco-industrial strategy, </li></ul><ul><li>Project implementation, </li></ul><ul><li>Additional resources </li></ul>Interviews & Outreach <ul><li>WS 3: Hone in on business needs </li></ul><ul><li>ID potential projects </li></ul><ul><li>discuss strategy options </li></ul><ul><li>WS 4: Present final strategy and project proposals </li></ul><ul><li>secure consensus and commitments </li></ul><ul><li>WS 1 & 2: Review business drivers and potential resources </li></ul><ul><li>establish goals & expectations </li></ul><ul><li>brainstorm issues & options </li></ul><ul><li>determine next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Planning: Interview business leaders to discuss business drivers and challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Form Council of Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Form Policy-committee members </li></ul>Outcomes: Newmarket eco-industrial zone
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    7. 7. STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT- Newmarket Eco-industrial Zone <ul><li>Purpose of today’s workshop is to explore: </li></ul><ul><li>What are the sustainability needs of Newmarket businesses? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we collaborate to fill them? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples? </li></ul>
    8. 8. CASE STUDY- Katsiroubas Bros and Energy Efficiency Overview : Small businesses in Boston report that “the most significant challenge they face is the financial impact of rising energy costs” Company Approach: Katsiroubas replaced all lighting with lower wattage, higher output lights Results : Reduced usage by 92,972 kWh annually with a savings of $13,640 projected annually
    9. 9. COLLABORATIVE APPROACH in Newmarket- Streamline and aggregate EE services <ul><li>Collaborate with NSTAR, National Grid & RenewBoston to develop comprehensive EE package for Newmarket businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Streamline access to energy efficiency assessment and retrofit process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Potentially drive down costs (in time and money) of EE retrofits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency contact: John Hoey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. CASE STUDY- UPS and Electric Vehicles <ul><li>Overview : With significant fuel costs for fleet, UPS developed “rolling laboratory… to learn about how new technologies and advancements can be adapted for use in a large delivery network.” </li></ul><ul><li>Approach : P iloting use of 380 HEV trucks as well as other alternative fuel vehicles (CNG, hydraulic hyrbid technology, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Results : 380 HEV trucks are expected to save 193,173 gallons of fuel annually and reduce CO2 emissions by 1,961 metric tons annually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with EPA to pilot other transportation technologies </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. COLLABORATIVE APPROACH in Newmarket- Leverage additional resources and economies of scale <ul><li>Develop organizational structures to encourage alternative transportation options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation Management Association (TMA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buying cooperative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leverage federal incentives and state grants to install EVs and EV charging stations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commuter vans or distribution trucks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TSE or refrigeration units </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improve environmental image of companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize idling, reduce energy use and improve air quality in Newmarket </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. CASE STUDY- Roche Brothers and Organic Waste Recycling <ul><li>Overview: Supermarkets generate an estimated 96,000 tons of organic material annually, representing significant financial/environmental costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tip fees are high: $80-100/ton </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approach: Roche Bros, MassDEP, and others developed network to separate and recycle organics (composting) from supermarkets </li></ul><ul><li>Results: Roche Bros. achieved $10K -$20K in savings per store per year by diverting 5-10 tons of material per week </li></ul>
    13. 13. COLLABORATIVE APPROACH in Newmarket- Develop Organics Recycling Network <ul><li>Initial analyses indicate Newmarket generates 27,000 tons of organic waste per year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is enough feedstock to support an anaerobic digester in Newmarket. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop infrastructure for urban organic recycling network </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into federal and state incentives and technical assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy incentives for anaerobic digestion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage regulatory risk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MassDEP considering organic waste ban </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. SUMMARY OF PROPOSED OPTIONS- of Newmarket’s eco-industrial zone strategy <ul><li>Policy-makers emphasized the following programs & incentives: </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DOE’s Save-Energy-Now program for manufacturers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superior Energy Performance Program certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility CHP and EE incentive programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organic Waste management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MassDEP resources to conduct comprehensive waste audits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore feasibility of anaerobic digesters (MassCEC?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Onsite, district, or community renewable energy systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Solar Boston, state and federal incentives to develop renewable energy projects </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. POTENTIAL OUTCOMES- of the Newmarket eco-industrial zone process <ul><li>Alternative transportation options and emission reductions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With assistance from MassDOT, ABC, and TMAs deploy carpool and commuter programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMAQ grants for tranportation-environmental projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston Air Pollution control grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston Complete Streets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Newmarket as a sustainability and cleantech laboratory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot zero net energy buildings as model in Newmarket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure impacts of tree plantings, super-insulated roofs, and other energy savings programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create organizational structure to manage development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What other issues, options or incentives are important? </li></ul>
    16. 16. NEXT STEPS <ul><li>Experience with sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in sustainability: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For your organization? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For Newmarket as a district? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What has worked? What has not? </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for investing in sustainability projects? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bottom-line driven, marketing, or other issues? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What types of projects would you like to implement over the </li></ul><ul><li>short- to medium-term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As businesses or collaboration of businesses? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want the city to do? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration & Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>How can Newmarket businesses collaborate going forward? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need from policy-makers and other resource </li></ul><ul><li>providers? </li></ul>