A presentation for USGBC South Florida Local Government EECBG Implementation  June, 2010
WRT Approach:  Sustainable Comprehensive Planning
WRT Team:  CTG Energetics    SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS & COMMUNITIES Energy Sustainable Design Commissioning Sus...
Biloxi’s Energy Strategy:  An Opportunity  Size: 46.5 Square Miles Population:  +/- 50,000
Biloxi’s Energy Strategy:  An Opportunity  <ul><li>What Motivated Biloxi: </li></ul><ul><li>A new Comprehensive Plan </li>...
Biloxi’s Energy Strategy:  An Opportunity
Biloxi’s Energy Strategy:  An Opportunity  Lifecycle of the Built Environment  - Where do you start your energy planning?
Biloxi’s Energy Strategy:  Getting Started <ul><li>Planning Considerations: </li></ul><ul><li>Only first year is for plann...
Biloxi’s Energy Strategy:  Getting Started <ul><li>EECBG Eligible Activities for Biloxi’s Strategy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Biloxi’s Energy Strategy:  Completing the Work  <ul><li>How to get it done! </li></ul><ul><li>120 day clock – create an ag...
Biloxi’s Energy Strategy:  Completing the Work <ul><li>Communication with the Department of Energy (DOE) </li></ul><ul><li...
Biloxi’s Energy Strategy:  Crossing the Finish Line <ul><li>Attachment D: </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Summary of EECS </li...
Biloxi’s Energy Strategy:  Crossing the Finish Line <ul><li>Emphasis on Timelines & Measureable Results </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Biloxi Energy Strategy:  Lessons Learned <ul><li>Prepare ahead! </li></ul><ul><li>Use Experienced Technical Advisors for I...
Biloxi Energy Strategy:  Planning Resources <ul><li>US Department of Energy (DOE):  www.eecbg.energy.gov </li></ul><ul><li...
Robert Kerns, AICP, Associate  -  WRT Philadelphia Office [email_address]   215-430-5088 www.wrtdesign.com June, 2010
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WRT Associate Rob Kerns was one of three people invited to make presentations at a USGBC South Florida Chapter panel entitled "Local Government Implementation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants." His presentation discussed WRT's approach to sustainable comprehensive planning, using the firm's Biloxi Energy Strategy project as an example. Rob leads WRT's Energy Task Force, which is working with staff in all of WRT's offices on energy-related planning and design opportunities.

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A presentation for USGBC South Florida Local Government. EECBG Implementation

  1. 1. A presentation for USGBC South Florida Local Government EECBG Implementation June, 2010
  2. 2. WRT Approach: Sustainable Comprehensive Planning
  3. 3. WRT Team: CTG Energetics SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS & COMMUNITIES Energy Sustainable Design Commissioning Sustainable Facilities Sustainable Communities Climate Change LEED www.ctg-net.com
  4. 4. Biloxi’s Energy Strategy: An Opportunity Size: 46.5 Square Miles Population: +/- 50,000
  5. 5. Biloxi’s Energy Strategy: An Opportunity <ul><li>What Motivated Biloxi: </li></ul><ul><li>A new Comprehensive Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Federal funding available to the City – Biloxi allotted $209,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Energy planning considered good fiscal management </li></ul><ul><li>Greater environmental awareness </li></ul>
  6. 6. Biloxi’s Energy Strategy: An Opportunity
  7. 7. Biloxi’s Energy Strategy: An Opportunity Lifecycle of the Built Environment - Where do you start your energy planning?
  8. 8. Biloxi’s Energy Strategy: Getting Started <ul><li>Planning Considerations: </li></ul><ul><li>Only first year is for planning </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage your $$$ – jump start broader sustainability planning </li></ul><ul><li>Create a broad working group for input </li></ul><ul><li>Establish working goals ASAP based on planning scale and budget </li></ul><ul><li>EECBG Program Eligible Activities </li></ul><ul><li>1. Preparing the Energy Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>2. Technical Consulting Services </li></ul><ul><li>3. Building Audits </li></ul><ul><li>4. Financial Incentive Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency Retrofits </li></ul><ul><li>6. Building & Facilities Programs </li></ul><ul><li>7. Transportation Programs </li></ul><ul><li>8. Building Codes & Inspections </li></ul><ul><li>9. Energy Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Material Conservation Programs </li></ul><ul><li>11. Management of Methane & GHG </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Signals & Street Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Technologies on Government </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>14. Other Ideas </li></ul>
  9. 9. Biloxi’s Energy Strategy: Getting Started <ul><li>EECBG Eligible Activities for Biloxi’s Strategy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completing the Energy Strategy (EECS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Building Audits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency Retrofits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building & Facilities Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic Signals & Street Lighting </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Biloxi’s Energy Strategy: Completing the Work <ul><li>How to get it done! </li></ul><ul><li>120 day clock – create an aggressive schedule </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don’t reinvent the wheel” – Chicago model </li></ul><ul><li>Have your team in place with experienced advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Gather data and resources prior to beginning if possible – especially on establishing a baseline of energy consumption </li></ul>
  11. 11. Biloxi’s Energy Strategy: Completing the Work <ul><li>Communication with the Department of Energy (DOE) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic communication very important </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible with change </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of Federal reporting requirements – regular activity sheets </li></ul>
  12. 12. Biloxi’s Energy Strategy: Crossing the Finish Line <ul><li>Attachment D: </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Summary of EECS </li></ul><ul><li>Four Pages & Six Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Goals, Implementation, Coordination, and Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Biloxi’s Attachment D is currently being reviewed by DOE </li></ul>
  13. 13. Biloxi’s Energy Strategy: Crossing the Finish Line <ul><li>Emphasis on Timelines & Measureable Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biloxi’s activities is in four phases: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phase 1: EECS Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2: Building Audits/Retrofits </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3: Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 4: Expand Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>EECBG Performance Metrics: </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Saved </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Capacity Installed </li></ul><ul><li>GHG Emissions Reduced </li></ul><ul><li>Funds Leveraged </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs Created / Saved </li></ul>EECS to be completed within first 120 days Phases 1-3 are to be completed in 24 months (End of 2011) Phase 4, transportation improvements, and regional utility coordination are ongoing
  14. 14. Biloxi Energy Strategy: Lessons Learned <ul><li>Prepare ahead! </li></ul><ul><li>Use Experienced Technical Advisors for Improved Results </li></ul><ul><li>Think of the EECS as a catalyst/beginning for more comprehensive sustainable planning </li></ul><ul><li>Balance bigger systems solutions with small, no cost/low cost actions </li></ul>
  15. 15. Biloxi Energy Strategy: Planning Resources <ul><li>US Department of Energy (DOE): www.eecbg.energy.gov </li></ul><ul><li>US DOE: www.eere.energy.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>State profiles are here: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/states/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>US Energy Information Administration: ww.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/_seds.html </li></ul><ul><li>Information on State resources and consumption </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Open Energy Information: http://en.openei.org/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory: www.nrel.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping (solar, wind, biomass, etc.) by State </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio Manager: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=evaluate_performance.bus_portfoliomanager </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking energy consumption over time </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Pew Center on Global Climate Change: www.pewclimate.org/what_s_being_done/in_the_states/state_legislation.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Information on legislation around the Country </li></ul>
  16. 16. Robert Kerns, AICP, Associate - WRT Philadelphia Office [email_address] 215-430-5088 www.wrtdesign.com June, 2010

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