Bridgeport Harbor and Riverfront RecaptureLegal and Land Use Training Workshop City of Bridgeport Sustainability ProgramBG...
1. Focus on Sustainability – For Future Generations         2. Focus o C bo Balance – Public Sector Low – Private         ...
Sustainability = Responsibility.               . “Meeting the needs of the present, without               compromising the...
The New Currency or      Medium of Exchange.      Natural Resources - Hi t i ll natural resources       N t     lR        ...
Enhanced          of Life              for Future Generations                                                        Mayor...
2008 - Mayors Executive Order  1. Brownfields redevelopment (XX % cleaned up and on tax roles by 2020).  2. Energy Audit a...
2009 - Planning Efforts                          g                        http://www.rpa.org/bgreen/•Conceptual Developmen...
Five Key Concepts           y      p    1.        Reduced toxicity and pollution release.              leading to reduced ...
Sustainability Ti liS t i bilit Timeline 2011            Jan                   Feb                 Mar               Apr  ...
Organizational                                          The Mayor                                                         ...
Potential S stainabilit Economic Impact              Sustainability                                                       ...
P     Public versus Private Sector Involvementub            10    1. Concept                                              ...
Bridgeport Energy Economic.    Impact                                                     Summer       Winter          Gro...
Creating that Demand Signal to the      Private Sector -Process Solutions    1. Regulatory–       New Planning and Zoning ...
Creating that Demand Signal to the         Private Sector -Resource Solutions    2. Operations and Maintenance –          ...
Strategic Communication      gThe last part of my Sustainability Program is GreenMarketing and Education. A singular diffe...
Energy Stewardship  Energy Conservation1. Energy Performance Contracting-Reducing Energy Use in our Buildings.2. Energy Du...
Energy StewardshipAlternative Energy Enhancement1. Energy Improvement District –Bonding Authority and Ability to direct ow...
Energy Improvement Di t i tE      I         t District1. Provides an energy overlay of City for:2.  Bonding Authority and ...
Electrical Aggregation            El t i l A        ti              1.              1       City i                      Ci...
Biomass Program Feasibility                                  g              y                                             ...
Solar Photo Voltaic Options                    Options-Developer directed solar leasing on city and school roof tops.1.   ...
Green Energy Park at the Seaside ParkLandfill-Alternative Energy development on a brown-field.1.   RFQ Issued and 4 respon...
Cost per Squarefoot per Facility                                                                            10.00         ...
EnvironmentalStewardshipEnvironmental ConservationConservation Commission Establishment – As an advisorybody to the Planni...
Environmental StewardshipEnvironmental Enhancement1. Recycling –2. Green Infrastructure –High Impact Areas-Focus for an en...
Recycling                Enhancement -           1.    Recycling Rewards Program to                 begin with Recycle Ban...
Greenscaper TrainingG           T i i1.1      Developed a       program between       Rutgers       University, UCONN     ...
Solid Waste and Recycling Workshop“Turning Garbage into Gold” 1. WORKSHOP on Recycling and Community Economic Development ...
Complete StreetsProgram 1.   City formed working group      January 2010. 2.   Developed consensus from      stakeholders ...
Consolidation  Program  1. To save energy and utilities, increase  operating efficiencies and return  buildings to tax rol...
1.                                        2.6/6/2011                                                                      ...
CLG TruckConversions1.1    Retrofit of 4 - snow     plow trucks from     Diesel to Liquified     Natural Gas.2.   Grant pr...
Seaside Village                    g       Green       Infrastructure1.   Developing a replicable     model through The Ya...
AIA Sustainability Design Assessment Team                 y     g1.    September 13-15, 2010.      Charge is to find ways ...
Parks Master Plan1. Parks Master Plan for the City of Bridgeport to   establish a vision for the Park City for the next   ...
Parks- Pleasure     Beach Master     Plan – Passive     and Active     Recreation     Enhancements1.   RFQ advertised.2.  ...
Parks- Pleasure     Beach Facilities     Refurbishment1.   RFQ advertised.2.   13 professional architecture     firms have...
Parks Physical Implementation        y        pPequannock Pocket Park –1. Design Completed – June    2010                 ...
Tree Canopy           py  Enhancement -1. Ad t Tree P1 Adopt a T      Program -Over 200 trees planted todate by City Force...
Pequannock River  qWatershedEnhancementProgram1. Developing a regional L.I.D.solution (Monroe, Trumbull andBridgeport) to ...
DSSD MSW + 0 Recycling                                                        Tonnage  Commercial                         ...
Green Procurement1. Green Procurement - The City adopted agreen procurement or environmentally preferredpurchasing policy ...
Transportation Initiatives - Hertz     pand Zip Car           1. The City of Bridgeport is looking                        ...
As part of the Sustainability Program effort there has                                                                    ...
Fuel Cell TechnologyUniting three potential userswithout crossing a publicROW would all these threeorganizations:Bridgepor...
GPS Technology for a CommonOperating PictureO    ti Pi tGPS System- Through the use of a GPS System we havebeen able to tr...
Composting    p     g1.   The ability to utilize food waste and     yard waste both from residences and     businesses is ...
Theodore L. Grabarz, AIA, ASLASustainability Di tS t i bilit DirectorCity of BridgeportDeputy Director of Public Facilitie...
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Bridgeport Harbor and Riverfront Recapture
Legal and Land Use Training Workshop.

City of Bridgeport Sustainability Program
BGREEN to Be the Future.

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  1. 1. Bridgeport Harbor and Riverfront RecaptureLegal and Land Use Training Workshop City of Bridgeport Sustainability ProgramBGREEN to Be the FutureTheodore L. Grabarz, AIA, ASLA Sustainability Director, City of Bridgeport. 6/6/2011 1
  2. 2. 1. Focus on Sustainability – For Future Generations 2. Focus o C bo Balance – Public Sector Low – Private . ocus on Carbon ce ub c Sec o ow v e Sector High Steering the Ship Not Driving the Ship 3. Focus on Building the Demand Signal (Economic Driver) for. Sustainability in Private Sector- Proof of Concept Projects Sector and institute sustainability in our best practices and offer incentives to expand in private sector (zoning and density bonuses/partner on public sector solar programs etc) and with our private sector affiliates BRBC etc. 4. Focus on Funding – When dollars are scarce focus on the seemingly little things and stick with it –build partnerships build 5. Focus on Marketing – Spreading the word, developing behavioral investment in residents (what is in it for them daily – reduction in particulates, parks access, etc, through on the ground connections. 6. Focus on Access and the Environment – Wise Use and Human Ecology because ultimately it comes down to Human Health 6/6/2011 2
  3. 3. Sustainability = Responsibility. . “Meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rio Di Janero,1992) Ch Ri J 1992) 6/6/2011 3
  4. 4. The New Currency or Medium of Exchange. Natural Resources - Hi t i ll natural resources N t lR Historically t l have been a factor of production like soil, water, air or oil or their analogs-soil nutrients, storm- water, CO2 water CO2, or carbon, etc. carbon etc Now- They are more and more considered to be “capital assets”, or things that we use to make other things , use to generate wealth, to increase our productivity and thus have value unto themselves as factor multipliers. (green infrastructure). They are the new medium of exchange or currency of ours and future generations largely defined by Energy in different forms. Specifically as carbon credits, renewable energy credits etc. 6/6/2011 4
  5. 5. Enhanced of Life for Future Generations Mayor Finch Mission Statement. Moving B id M i Bridgeport Forward: A Vision for our tF d Vi i f Community We are committed to making Bridgeport the cleanest, greenest, safest, most affordable city with schools and neighborhoods that improve every year by: Sustainability Defined •Developing innovative approaches to improving the Developing quality of our education system •Making our streets and citizens safer •Expanding economic development “Meeting the needs of the present without •Building more workforce housing compromising the ability of future generations to •Supporting a healthier lifestyle meet their own needs”. •Revitalizing our neighborhoods •Providing more local jobs and small (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, business opportunities •Protecting our environment and greening our city Protecting Rio Di Janero,1992) •Creating a leaner, more efficient government •Accessing 21st Century technology and infrastructure •Supporting the Arts •Ensuring a vibrant, diverse community Reducing property taxes 6/6/2011 5
  6. 6. 2008 - Mayors Executive Order 1. Brownfields redevelopment (XX % cleaned up and on tax roles by 2020). 2. Energy Audit all City Buildings (Reduction of XX by 2020). 3. Energy Improvement District (By 2020, 40% electricity from renewable resources) 4. City Open Space and Tree Canopy Assessment (Increase tree canopy by XX% or xxxx trees by 2020). 5. Increased Recycling (Diversion rate, 15% by 2010) 6. Stormwater Management through Low Impact Techniques 7. Green Building Standards (All City of Bridgeport construction, LEEDS Silver certified). 8. Green Jobs Initiative (Create xx jobs by 2020).. 9 Purchase of Hybrid or Alternative Fuel Vehicles 9. (Reduce fuel consumption by (Red ce f el cons mption b 15% b 2020) by 2020). Starting with the Mayors Executive Order (2008) which targets a number of reductions ultimately dealing with energy and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions , there are five key concepts that this program focuses on, and is easy to describe and value in the public and private sector: 6/6/2011 6
  7. 7. 2009 - Planning Efforts g http://www.rpa.org/bgreen/•Conceptual Development of Sustainability Issuesand TBL (Triple Bottom Line) Prioritization.•Social – Environmental –Economicall in one 14 elements that shape our communities•First TBL Assessment in Connecticut•Creating a Sustainability Mindset -Evaluating interactions -Going beyond historically recognized impacts -Opportunities for strengthening/broadening initiatives h i /b d i i i i i 6/6/2011 7
  8. 8. Five Key Concepts y p 1. Reduced toxicity and pollution release. leading to reduced potential impact on human health and the environment. (non-toxic office, cleaning and construction supplies). 2. Reduced waste generation through increased recycled content. (recycling and green procurement). 3. Reduced non-renewable energy consumption. (conservation and behavioral changes - turn the lights off!) 4. Reduction of the depletion of natural resources. (water saving devices,, g infrastructure). ( g green ) 5. 6/6/2011 Support for sustainable manufacture/local 8 purchasing. (organic food locally grown food hubs).
  9. 9. Sustainability Ti liS t i bilit Timeline 2011 Jan                   Feb                 Mar               Apr              May       Jun       Jul              Aug         Sep     Oct Nov  Dec 6/6/2011 9
  10. 10. Organizational The Mayor Bill Finch Framework Andrew Nunn, Ted Grabarz CAO/Paul City of Bridgeport Timpanelli BRBC Sustainability Director for Implementation . City of Bridgeport Departments Deb Caviness, Alanna Kabel Community Advisory Lisa Miro-Conservation Corps Board Sabine Kuzko-Housing/Com Dev John Cottell-Public Facilities Paul Catino-Public Facilities Bernd Tardy-Purchasing Ed Lavernoich OPED Lavernoich-OPED Alex McGoldrick-CG Lisa Trachtenburg Aijaz Syed David Mike Nidoh Jeff Leichtman Resource Kooris/Evelyn Lee Fernanda Olivera Sustainability Committee Regional Planning Art Harris Consultant Association Steve Hladun J John Tristine Working Group Working Group Working Group Working Group Working Group Green G Green Space, Green Business,Energy/Green Greenfields and Recycling and Jobs and Green Marketing Buildings Green Wheels Water Resources Purchasing and Education Committee Committee Committee Committee Committee Bill Leahy Barbara Miller Greg Dancho Susan Davis Chanti HaynesTom McCarthy Ron Kilcoyne Dick Tiani Anne Robinson 6/6/2011 10
  11. 11. Potential S stainabilit Economic Impact Sustainability Supply. Price-1 Pi 1 Gov’t Subsidy Price-2 Demand Quantity Each of these key areas has three sectors: government, households and business, of which government is by far the smallest in terms of impact and indeed in terms of environmental footprint as well. Therefore this program focuses on leading the way with government, showing the solutions that can be provided by government, to i i households and ultimately businesses to invest. h b id d b inspire h h ld d li l b i i As the Mayor likes to say, the business of government is to steer the ship not drive the ship. 11
  12. 12. P Public versus Private Sector Involvementub 10 1. Concept Supplyli Price-1 Pi 1 Gov’tc SubsidyS 2. Public 20 Price-2e Investment Demandct Quantityo 3. Outreachr Event 30Inv 4. PILOTo 40lvem 50en 05 04 03 02 01t 12 Private Sector Involvement
  13. 13. Bridgeport Energy Economic. Impact Summer Winter Group # Accounts Annual kWh Summer kWh Winter kWh Peak kW Peak kW Commercial 5,122 355,449,216 98,672 101,919 40,289,295 67,737,718 Industrial 235 56,329,128 19,931 20,302 6,975,064 12,698,814 Residential 53,361 283,307,125 2,718 3,212 81,453,872 155,453,872 Bridgeport Total 58,718 695,085,469 121,321 125,433 128,718,231 235,890,404 6/6/2011 13
  14. 14. Creating that Demand Signal to the Private Sector -Process Solutions 1. Regulatory– New Planning and Zoning Regulations. a. PILOP Ordinance: (Payment in Lieu of Parking): Example: 100 parking spaces otherwise required x $17K per space in structured parking= $1.7M. Developer pays an annual fee into Trust Fund for sustainability instead at Y per space (0.1 x $17k +-) and parks in public space. Reduces cost of development and facilitates more permeable surfaces on site. b. LEEDS Bonuses: Green Building Design: A building designed to meet LEED (see below for definition) Silver or equivalent shall receive a development bonus of 0.5 FAR. A building designed to meet LEED Gold or equivalent shall receive a development bonus of 0.625 FAR. A building designed to meet LEED Platinum or equivalent shall receive a development bonus of 0.75 FAR. c. New Public Open Space: A portion of a zoning lot that is developed as a public open space having frontage on a public street or public pedestrian way, beyond those areas required by the zone development standards (excepting that new waterfront access required within the DVD-W shall remain eligible), shall result in one square foot of additional development for each one square foot of public open space. d. Stormwater Regulations Water Quality, Water Quantity, Channel Protection, and Flood Control Requirements- One acre permeable surface = $30K savings at WPCA. WPCA Preference for water management through infiltration. infiltration 14
  15. 15. Creating that Demand Signal to the Private Sector -Resource Solutions 2. Operations and Maintenance – Environmental Enhancement. a. Commercial Recycling: Example: Estimate 1000 tons commercial recycling generated downtown. Costs business owners $59.00/ton to remove. City will take away for free and gain $5/ton bonus + add to the total to meet our minimum commitment. Business saves the cost of recycling tonnage removal. Energy Conservation b. Energy Performance Contracting: Used for City and School buildings and will be offered to businesses as well. Audit/Upgrade/Payback. Through Savings Alternative Energy c. Solar Photo-Voltaic: Solar roof top and vacant land leasing for city buildings and schools and businesses with Power Purchase Agreement. d. Energy Improvement District: Bonding Authority off of City Budget to fund alternative energy as well as conservation strategies for government, businesses and homeowners including energy aggregation services providing lower cost electricity to consumers, businesses and government with a significant renewable component. 6/6/2011 15
  16. 16. Strategic Communication gThe last part of my Sustainability Program is GreenMarketing and Education. A singular difference inmy program though is that marketing to me isn’tabout sales, its about strategiccommunication, conveying ideas throughaction, actions as I’ve described to facilitate changesin b h i ii behavior in our consumers, our constituents, our isociety writ largeSavings up to 693 KwH / y g p year x 34000HH = 23,562, 000 KwH per year (or 23cents x 23,562, 000 = $5, 419,260.00 )That’s almost 8% of residential use! 200 Home Energy Audit 100 Clean energy 0 Solar energy Rain barrels/ garden Home Energy Audit B Green Program Request Recycling Bin6/6/2011 16 Total Households Visited
  17. 17. Energy Stewardship Energy Conservation1. Energy Performance Contracting-Reducing Energy Use in our Buildings.2. Energy Due Diligence- Reducing Energy Use byOther Systems, GPS in Vehicles etc.3. Consolidation- Reducing Energy Use by selling off g gy y gBuildings.4. Transit First Policy- Encouraging mass transit useas well6/6/2011 as multi-modal options, walking, biking, etc. 17
  18. 18. Energy StewardshipAlternative Energy Enhancement1. Energy Improvement District –Bonding Authority and Ability to direct own energy resources.2. Biomass Program- Alternative EnergyProduction from Sewage Sludge.3. Solar Photo Voltaic Options- Developerdirected solar options on vacant land and roof tops. p p4. Green Energy Park at the SeasidePark Landfill- Alternative Energy development on a fibrown-field. 6/6/2011 18
  19. 19. Energy Improvement Di t i tE I t District1. Provides an energy overlay of City for:2.  Bonding Authority and Ability to direct own energy resources to inspire economic development through long term stability of energy prices 1. EID established and approved by Council. 2. Board established and approved by Council. 3. Bylaws created. y 4. Operational budget and organizational chart created. 5. Project Management RFQ out. 6/6/2011 19
  20. 20. Electrical Aggregation El t i l A ti 1. 1 City i Ci is putting an RFP for aggregation i f i services to be able to lock in electrical rates for a variety of service types including: seniors, veterans small seniors veterans, and disadvantaged businesses. 2. 2 Through locking in rates it will minimize spikes due to supply shocks, seasonal fluctuations etc. Summer S Winter Wi t Group # Accounts Annual kWh Summer kWh Winter kWh Peak kW Peak kW Commercial 5,122 355,449,216 98,672 101,919 40,289,295 67,737,718 Industrial 235 56,329,128 19,931 20,302 6,975,064 12,698,814 6/6/2011 20 Residential 53,361 283,307,125 2,718 3,212 81,453,872 155,453,872Bridgeport Total 58,718 695,085,469 121,321 125,433 128,718,231 235,890,404
  21. 21. Biomass Program Feasibility g y Alternative Energy Production from Sewage Sludge. Sludge 1. Stearns and Wheler retained to perform study on viability of generating clean energy from sludge. On track for completion October 1, 2010. 2. Yale graduate students from Industrial Ecology program have already provided basis of concepts.BIOMASS PROCESS FLOW CITY OF BRIDGEPORT Solid Waste Domestic  Wastewater RESCO UI Electric Power to  WPCA Treated  Effluent To  Resco Sludge Generation Clean Water  Generation Sikorsky  Unused Parking  Areas  Sludge Processing:  Heat to dry it  Potential  Staging Area for  Potential Staging Area for (prepare for combustion) or heat to  ( f b i ) h Waste Heat   Biomass   digest it (produces usable biogas)  to sludge  Wood Chips [potential RESCO Site] Solid Food Waste Dried Sludge or Gas to Resco 6/6/2011 21 Additional Resource Input
  22. 22. Solar Photo Voltaic Options Options-Developer directed solar leasing on city and school roof tops.1. RFQ solicited 12 firms2. Main Street Power selected from Boulder, CO3. Focusing on 20 city buildings and schools, 3.2 Mw of clean energy.4. Will provide power 4 cents below current retail.5. Starting with municipal government and offering to the t d ff i t th private sector. 6/6/2011 22
  23. 23. Green Energy Park at the Seaside ParkLandfill-Alternative Energy development on a brown-field.1. RFQ Issued and 4 respondents.2. Subsequent to selection process Turtle Energy/Tychon Construction selected as developer with Photo Voltaic design.3. Stewardship Permit finalized with DEP.4. In Agreement Negotiation phase. 6/6/2011 23
  24. 24. Cost per Squarefoot per Facility 10.00 9.24 9.00 8.01 8.00Energy Performance gy 7.00 6.00 Cost/SqFt 5.28 4.93 4 93 5.05 5 05 5.00 4.55 4.57 4.37 4.00 3.75 3.71Contracting- 3.38 3.31 3.12 3.08 2.94 2.87 2.85 3.00 2.68 2.78 2.73 2.64 2.50 2.45 2.34 2.18 2.07 2.07 1.87 1.92 1.80 2.00 0.89 1.00 0.64 0.54 0.31 0.00 0.001.1 RFQ process resulted i 14 firms submitting l d in fi b i i 400.0 362.0 350.0 for the work on performing energy upgrades 300.0 290.7 to 3,000,000 square feet of city buildings 250.0 TU/SqFT and schools. 202.8 202.1 200.0 192.4 173.9 kBT 143.4 144.2 150.0 133.6 136.4 132.7 119.1 121.8 119.0 112.0 109.8 102.5 98.2 100.3 98.2 94.7 94.2 89.3 93.4 100.02. Three firms selected for RFP, awaiting 70.6 76.4 68.9 64.4 66.4 50.0 40.6 43.3 27.0 20.3 results September 9, 2010 0.0 0.0 4.9 Facilities 6/6/2011 24
  25. 25. EnvironmentalStewardshipEnvironmental ConservationConservation Commission Establishment – As an advisorybody to the Planning and Zoning Commission, a Conservation CommissionCommission would be a key stakeholder in the identification of biotawithin the City, make recommendations for the Plan of Conservationand Development and be the primary advocate for the natural resourceswithin the City.Stormwater Authority- To manage our stormwater as a resource.Parks Biodiversity Assessment- An assessment of the naturalresource attributes in existence in the City. 6/6/2011 25
  26. 26. Environmental StewardshipEnvironmental Enhancement1. Recycling –2. Green Infrastructure –High Impact Areas-Focus for an engineered solution willbe accelerated.Low Impact Areas- For more residential neighborhoodsa focus will be on so called Low Impact Development orreducing impermeable surfaces3.3 Green-scaper Training-4. Tree Canopy Enhancement -6. Brownfield’s to Bright-fields-7. 6/6/2011 Community Gardens – 26
  27. 27. Recycling Enhancement - 1. Recycling Rewards Program to begin with Recycle Bank the week of School Opening. 2. 5200 households in East Side/East E d b Sid /E End to be targeted. d 3. Goal is to triple City’s recycling rate in order to y g increase diversion rate and thus save money Total Residential Recycling3000250020001500 Total Residential1000 Recycling R li 500 0 0 6/6/2011 2 4 6 27
  28. 28. Greenscaper TrainingG T i i1.1 Developed a program between Rutgers University, UCONN and EPA to train the next generation of landscapers in Low p Impact Development.2. Attendance exceeded all expectations-50+ 6/6/2011 28
  29. 29. Solid Waste and Recycling Workshop“Turning Garbage into Gold” 1. WORKSHOP on Recycling and Community Economic Development sponsored by City of Bridgeport Sustainability Program Be Green 2020, US Environmental Protection Agency-New England and the Institute of Local Self Reliance (ILSR)Neil Seldman, ILSR, Washington DCBest economic development practices with regard to recycling andcompostingTerry McDonald, St. Vincent De Paul, Eugene, OregonRepair and resale enterprisesTed Reiff, The Reuse People, Oakland, CaliforniaNetwork of deconstruction companiesAndy Bozzuto, Johns Refuse Company, New Haven, ConnecticutRecycling and Composting operationsJohn Gundling, Integrated Green, Inc., Bridgeport, Connecticut Construction and Demolition Recycling Enterprise 29
  30. 30. Complete StreetsProgram 1. City formed working group January 2010. 2. Developed consensus from stakeholders on Park Avenue and Railroad Avenue. 3. Completed Assessments from p both GBRPA and OPED. 4. Tying in regional bike trail along with pedestrian, bike, intermodal, tree cover enhancement and permeable surfaces and bio- swales for storm water recharge. l f t t h 5. 5. Implementation Fall 2010. 6/6/2011 30
  31. 31. Consolidation Program 1. To save energy and utilities, increase operating efficiencies and return buildings to tax rolls. 1. Seaview Avenue Facility Public Facilities Complex to Public Facilities Complex Health Department Moved 2008 2. 2 Environmental Health and Housing Code – Moved 7/19/10. 3. Vital Statistics and BOE Registrar of Voters – MoveCity Hall October 1, 2010Annex Mc Levy Hall 4. Probate Court- Move March 1, 2011 1 5. Public Facilities/Parks- 6/6/2011 2012-Remediation on- 31 going.
  32. 32. 1. 2.6/6/2011 gy Inventory for City of Bridgeport completed 2008 Energy Strategy Completed 2010 Green House Gas gy Energy Strategy GHG Emisions  (MtCO2e) 1000 1200 1400 1600 0 200 400 600 800 Barrnum Museum Blacck Rock Sr. Ctr. City Hall C City Hall Annex Eisenhower Fire ‐ EOC Fire E Engine 10 New Fire  Engine 10 Old Fire Engine 12 Fire Engine 15 Fire Engine 16 F Fire Engine 3/4 Fire Engine 6 Fir re Engine 7/11 Fire e Headquarters H Health/Welfare K Klein Building 1 Library ‐ Black Rock Facility Libra Burroughs ary ‐ Libr rary ‐ Newfield Libra North End ary ‐ Library ‐ Old Mill Green O McLevy Hall PAL Police ‐ Acad demy Newfield Police ‐ Anima al Shelter New Police ‐ Animmal Shelter Old Police ‐ Comm.  Servies C Polic ES Precinct ce ‐ Police ‐ Headquarters ‐ Police WS Precinct e ‐ Pub b Fac Buildings Ralphola a Taylor Center Tr ransfer Station W Wheeler Center32
  33. 33. CLG TruckConversions1.1 Retrofit of 4 - snow plow trucks from Diesel to Liquified Natural Gas.2. Grant provided through ARRA funds.3. Target completion date g p 11/1/10 6/6/2011 33
  34. 34. Seaside Village g Green Infrastructure1. Developing a replicable model through The Yale Urban Design Workshop for green infrastructure, Low Impact Development components as an alternative to engineered structure.2.2 Utilizing historic Seaside Utili i hi t i S id Village with Relative 0.00’ that is subject to constant flooding as test case. case 6/6/2011 34
  35. 35. AIA Sustainability Design Assessment Team y g1. September 13-15, 2010. Charge is to find ways to link the various neighborhoods together sustainably.2. Building on ULI Study ildi d that created NRZ’s as well as Plan of Conservation and Development, this inclusive planning effort will seek to bring the NRZ’s one step further. 6/6/2011 35
  36. 36. Parks Master Plan1. Parks Master Plan for the City of Bridgeport to establish a vision for the Park City for the next 100 years.2. RFQ issued, 14 respondents interviewed.3. Five -5- firms selected for RFP. 4. 5. 3. 1. 2. 6. 7. 7A. 8. 10 A. 9. 10. 20. 21 A. 21. 21 B. 11. 12. 22. 19. 18 A. 18. 13. 23. 25. 17. 26. 28. 24. 27. 28 A. 14. 29. 15. 31. 30. 16. 33. 32. 34. 35. 40. 36. 39. 37. 38. 6/6/2011 36
  37. 37. Parks- Pleasure Beach Master Plan – Passive and Active Recreation Enhancements1. RFQ advertised.2. 14 landscape architecture firms have submitted for design3.3 Preparing to begin P i t b i selection process. 6/6/2011 37
  38. 38. Parks- Pleasure Beach Facilities Refurbishment1. RFQ advertised.2. 13 professional architecture firms have submitted for design services. g3. Qualifications review and 6 firms selected for interviews. 6/6/2011 38
  39. 39. Parks Physical Implementation y pPequannock Pocket Park –1. Design Completed – June 2010 Pocket Park2. Construction- Fall 2010 Design – Knowlton andCity Hall Annex Pocket Park Grand Street1. Design Competition- Fall 2010 6/6/2011 39
  40. 40. Tree Canopy py Enhancement -1. Ad t Tree P1 Adopt a T Program -Over 200 trees planted todate by City Forces.2. Ground Works programwith xx trees planted andcorporate donationsobtained.3. Contractor BasedProgram – To start inFall, Goal 2012 trees by2012. 6/6/2011 40
  41. 41. Pequannock River qWatershedEnhancementProgram1. Developing a regional L.I.D.solution (Monroe, Trumbull andBridgeport) to the problems of waterquality and enhanced recreation.2. Consultant selected, Fuss andO’Neil.3. Save the Sound performingOutreach.4. Project underway. 6/6/2011 41
  42. 42. DSSD MSW + 0 Recycling Tonnage Commercial 250 200 Recycling 150 100 MSW Tonnage PILOT 50 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 20111. Currently very little recyclingoccurs within the business segment.2. City will begin commercialrecycling PILOT in association withTrevz Corporation this Fall. Fall3. If successful, this will be expandedto DSSD thereby increasing Cityrecycling satisfaction of its CRRA y gcommitment and saving businessesmoney.6/6/2011 42
  43. 43. Green Procurement1. Green Procurement - The City adopted agreen procurement or environmentally preferredpurchasing policy January 2010 to purchase 40%green office supplies in next FY.2. Promotes the practice of environmentalsustainability and prudent use of resources tominimize the City’s purchasing practices fromhaving an adverse impact on the environment andthe health of its employees and residents.3. FY09 spent $854K on office supplies of whichapproximately $460K was on paper paper. 6/6/2011 43
  44. 44. Transportation Initiatives - Hertz pand Zip Car 1. The City of Bridgeport is looking for ways to reduce the cost of its fleet. 2. This could involve options such as Zip Car and/or Hertz Rent a Car ride sharing. 3. 3 The Cit h Th City has 392 plated vehicles l t d hi l costing $495k per year to own and operate. 4. Finding ways to understand actual g y usage and partnering with business /universities can result in real $ and environmental savings. 6/6/2011 44
  45. 45. As part of the Sustainability Program effort there has been discussion on expanding the community gardens Urban Farming throughout the City and perhaps expand the possibility of “urban farming” where urban farmers might purchaseProblems city land in order to commercially grow vegetables to beNo systematic/standard method for legal recognition of gardens available to urban and other residents close to where theyon City property are grownCity often gets stuck with unexpected and unbudgeted-for utility y g p g ybillsUnaddressed potential liability in several formsNo defined operation/performance measuresNo process for clear indication of neighborhoodsupport/commitmentGoalsProvide reasonable support for a Community Garden program asdirected by a Mayoral administrationEstablish a formal process to gauge neighborhood/supportcommitmentEstablish formal process for legal recognition of gardens on CitypropertyEnsure that responsibility for utilities is clearly definedAddress City liability issues as fully as possibleHold tenants/licensees accountable for some level ofresults/performanceRecommendationsCreate a Community Gardens Policy Statement for FinchAdministrationEstablish a standardized petition for neighborhoods to circulaterelated to an organization’s request to establish a communitygardenCreate simple guidelines for performance measuresCreate t d di d dC t standardized documentation for leases, access t ti f lagreements, and reportingOutline a step by step process for appropriate City agencies toreview requests and seek necessary approvals for leases 45
  46. 46. Fuel Cell TechnologyUniting three potential userswithout crossing a publicROW would all these threeorganizations:Bridgeport Housing Authority id i h iAquaculture School Bridgeport Housing AuthorityCaptains Cove Marina Aquaculture School qTo participate in a cleanenergy solution of fuel celltechnology.technologyCurrently being studied byCT Center for AdvancedTechnology Captains Cove Marina 6/6/2011 46
  47. 47. GPS Technology for a CommonOperating PictureO ti Pi tGPS System- Through the use of a GPS System we havebeen able to track, reduce our use of fuel and bettermanage our fleet. Since January 2008 the City has g y yundertaken the installation of GPS units in 91 of itsapproximately 500 passenger vehicles in the City ofBridgeport’s municipal fleet. This has providedthe added benefit of increasing situational awarenesswhich facilitates the safety of personnel and the real time real-timeability to re-deploy forces as necessary to conduct othermissions.A reduction of 4% of the fleet usage of fuel or 3,081gallons is directly attributable to the use of GPS. Mostnotably one department was down 24% from 8,072gallons in FY08 to 6,165 in FY09, a savings of 1,907gallons. With 409 vehicles to go, and an average cost of$500/unit, the expectation is that if 100 vehicles could beoutfitted per year and an average savings of fuelrepresenting 14% (24-4/2+4)55,724-53,380=2,344 gallons saved for 91 vehicles or2344/91= 26 gallons per year saved per vehicle. Assume14% or 7801 gallons saved /191 vehicles = 41 gallons pervehicle saved per year. 41 gallons x $3/ i $3/gallon gasoline x i191 vehicles = $23,493.00/$500/unit= 47 units purchasedwith savings in gasoline usage for next 100 vehicles. 6/6/2011 47
  48. 48. Composting p g1. The ability to utilize food waste and yard waste both from residences and businesses is a potential untapped market. This product could be used for everything from fertilizer to bio- fuel. F bio-fuel f l For bi f l a major positive j ii factor is the lack of a feed-in commodity cost like there is for ethanol from corn. Leaves and Yard Waste2. The trend within the City as the 6000 graph shows is an increasing amount 4000 Leaves and Yard of yard waste that is collected every f d t th t i ll t d 2000 Waste 0 year. 0 2 4 6 6/6/2011 48
  49. 49. Theodore L. Grabarz, AIA, ASLASustainability Di tS t i bilit DirectorCity of BridgeportDeputy Director of Public Facilities203-576-8439203 576 8439ted.grabarz@bridgeportct.gov Questions? 2011 - A New Beginning 6/6/2011 49

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