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From Conservation… …Toward Sustainability Presented to: ASHRAE , Fort Worth Chapter Meeting Presented by: Samuel C. Steele, CEM, LEED ® -AP , Conservation Specialist 17 March 2010 Purpose of the Presentation City of Fort Worth, USA, & the World City Management Organizational Structure

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From Conservation……Toward SustainabilityPresented to:ASHRAE, Fort Worth Chapter MeetingPresented by:Samuel C. Steele, CEM, LEED®-AP, Conservation Specialist17 March 2010

purpose of the presentation
Purpose of the Presentation
  • City of Fort Worth, USA, & the World
    • City Management Organizational Structure
    • Strategic Goals & Agenda of Opportunity
    • World-View Backgrounder
  • Resource Conservation Program
    • Municipal Program Backgrounder
    • Conservation Program Drivers & Goals
    • Conservation Program Projects
  • Sustainability Program Development
    • City Sustainability Backgrounder
    • Sustainability & Green Buildings Task Force
    • Sustainable Development Task Force
  • American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
    • Federal Grant Backgrounder
    • DOE-Approved Grant Activities
    • Program Award & Implementation
  • Questions, Concerns and Comments
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City Council Strategic Goals
  • Make Fort Worth the Nation’s Safest Major City
  • Improve Mobility and Air Quality
  • Create & Maintain a Clean, Attractive City
  • Strengthen the Economic Base, Develop the Future Workforce, & Create Quality Job Opportunities
  • Promote Orderly & Sustainable Development Citywide

Mayor’s “Agenda of Opportunity”

  • Job Growth
  • Mobility
  • Better Neighborhoods
  • Growth in the Tourism Sector while Stabilizing our City Budget
world view backgrounder
World-View Backgrounder
  • Energy Crises of the 1970’s
    • Oil Prices: begin @ $10.17/barrel; end @ $79.72/barrel

with a low of $9.66 (JAN71) & a high of $79.72 (DEC79)

    • 22APR70; Earth Day, Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson (WI)
    • 1971; Bretton Woods Accord Pullout/Gold Standard Ends
    • 1972; Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act)
    • 1973-74; “Yom Kippur” War > Arab Oil Embargo
    • Mid-1970’s; National Maximum Speed Limit (55-MPH); Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (CAFE) / Trans-Alaska Pipeline System; Department of Energy
    • 1979-80; Price Controls/Deregulation/Iranian Revolution
    • 28MAR79; Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant Incident
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World-View Backgrounder
  • Energy & Environment of the 1980’s
    • Oil Prices: begin @ $83.54/barrel; end @ $33.64/barrel

with a low of $21.14 (JUL86) & a high of $94.49 (JAN81)

    • 22SEP80; Iraqi Invasion of Iran
    • 1981; Municipal Energy Management Plan – Fort Worth
    • 1983; United Nations Resolution – Brundtland Commission
    • 1984; Bhopal, India Methyl IsoCyanate Gas Leak (MIC)
    • 1985; “Ozone Hole” publication by British Antarctic Survey
    • 1986; Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Explosion
    • 1987; Montreal Protocol (CFCs) / Brundtland Report
    • 24MAR89; Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Incident
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World-View Backgrounder
  • War & Peace of the 1990’s
    • Oil Prices: begin @ $34.14/barrel; end @ $30.58/barrel

with a low of $12.12 (DEC98) & a high of $52.36 (OCT90)

    • 02AUG90; Iraq Invades Kuwait / German Reunification
    • 1992; Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro; Energy Policy Act
    • Mid-1990’s; Yugoslavian Civil War; Taliban Seize Kabul/ Israeli-Palestinian Oslo Accord ; Russian Nation-State Independence / OKC & World Trade Center Bombings
    • 1996; California Begins Energy System Deregulation
    • 1998; Kyoto Protocol – Convention on Climate Change (GHG)
    • 1999; Texas 76th/SB7 – Electric Utility Restructuring
    • 10DEC99; National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
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World-View Backgrounder
  • Whirlwind into the New Millennia
    • Oil Prices: begin @ $31.63/barrel; end @ ~$33.00/barrel

with a low of $19.05 (DEC01) & a high of $123.73 (JUL08)

    • 22SEP00; Strategic Petroleum Reserve Mobilized for Use
    • 17JAN01-13NOV03; State of Emergency in California…
    • Posturing/Terrorism/Wars/Peace/Natural Disasters…

Korea/Iran/Iraq/NYC/Wash.DC/Chechnya/Bali/Spain/

Saudi Arabia/Israel/Sudan/London/Myanmar/Afghanistan/

Ireland/Lebanon/Indonesia…

    • 2007; American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
    • 2009; Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
    • 20xx; ??? Global Peak Oil (Hubbert Curve, Hirsh Report) ???
city view backgrounder response to 1970 s energy crises
City-View BackgrounderResponse to 1970’s Energy Crises
  • FY74 Fuel Allocation set at 92% of 1972 Level, 69°F Heating, No Space Heaters, Desk Lamps, Vehicle Downsizing, 50-MPH Limit, Driver Training, Vehicle Use Restrictions, Carpool Lot
  • FY76 Outlook Improves/Compliance Slackens
  • FY79 Budget Objective to use Less Fuel than FY78
  • FY80Energy Conservation Advisory Committee (ECAC) Formed to:
    • Develop Conservation Programs for Existing Buildings
    • Recommend Energy-Saving Measures for New Buildings
    • Review Municipal Fleet Management Policy & Procedures
    • Develop Energy Shortage Contingency Plans including Prioritization
    • Increase Public Awareness of Need for Conservation & City Efforts
    • Recommend Programs in any other Appropriate Areas
    • Present a Formal, Written Energy Management Plan for Council Approval
    • Assist in Implementing & Monitoring the Plan, Once Approved
    • Review Energy-Related Proposals for Compatibility with Plan
    • Explore Every Possible Resource to Assure and On-Going Program
  • FY81 ECAC Phs.I&II: Data Gathering and Study & Recommendations
city view backgrounder energy conservation advisory committee
ECAC Phase I: City Departments(FY80)

Aviation

City Manager

Civil Defense

Development

Equipment Services

Finance

Fire(3.5%-Cost)

Housing & Community Development

Human Resources

Law

Library

Municipal Court

Office Services

Parks & Recreation(7.0%-Cost)

Planning

Police(7.0%-Cost)

Public Events & Facilities(2.5%-Cost)

Public Health

Public Works(15%-Cost)

Transportation(16%-Cost)

Water & Sewer(41%-Cost)

Summary Data ($8.34M-Energy)

281-Buildings; 2,000+ Vehicular Equipment

$4.44M-Electricity; $571k-Natural Gas

$3.28M-Gas/Diesel; $36.8k-Aviation Fuel; $2.7k-LPG

ECAC Phase II: Study Subcommittees

Buildings & Planning

Building Energy Use

Building Codes

Land Use Planning

Transportation

Public

Municipal Services

Streets

Exterior & Facilities Lighting

Street Lighting

Signalization

Recreational Lighting

Water, Sewage & Solid Waste

Water Production & Treatment

Sewage Disposal & Reclamation

Solid Waste Disposal & Reclamation

Education & Information

Maintenance & Operation

In-Service Training

Energy Information

Information Sources

State & Federal Energy Programs

Future Involvement in Private Sector

New Technology

Alternative Energy Sources

Systems & Equipment

City-View BackgrounderEnergy Conservation Advisory Committee
city view backgrounder municipal energy management plan
City-View BackgrounderMunicipal Energy Management Plan
  • Summary of Recommendations (OCT81)
    • Establish a City Energy Office under an Energy Manager, working out of the office of either the City Manager or Management Services
    • Other Major Recommendations:
      • Implement a System for Departmental Review of Utility Bills
      • Develop a Program to Summarize Departmental Energy Usage
      • Conduct Energy Audits of all Major City-Owned Buildings
      • Adopt Standard 90A-1980 (ASHRAE/IESNA) for all New Buildings
      • Implement a Policy to Limit Engine Idle Time for Certain Vehicles
      • Review/Revise Policy regarding Overnight Use of Vehicles
      • ContinueReplacing Gasoline-Powered Trucks with Diesel Units
      • Implement a City-wide Energy Conservation Awareness Training
      • Conduct a Pilot Program to Test Propane vs. Gasoline
      • Accelerate & Expand Conversion to HPS Street Lighting
      • Initiate an Education & Information Program for City Staff, and

Communicate the City’s Efforts to the General Public

conservation program current drivers
Conservation ProgramCurrent Drivers
  • SB5/Texas Emissions Reduction Program (TERP) enacted by the 77th Texas Legislature (2001)
    • State Compliance with the Federal Clean Air Act; an “Air-Quality” Bill
    • Consistent with the City of Fort Worth’s current Strategic Goal of Improving Mobility and Air Quality
  • SB5 Goal to reduce electricity consumption by 5% per year for 5-years, from 2002 through 2006, with 2001 as Baseline
  • Recommends Implementation of “Cost-Effective” Energy-Efficiency Measures that are Electricity-based
  • SB12, enacted by the 80th Texas Legislature in 2007, extended the SB5 Stated Goal to reduce annual electricity consumption by 5% for 6 more years, from 2007-2012
  • State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) Annual Reporting Requirement continues, with 2006 as the new Baseline
conservation program current goals
Conservation ProgramCurrent Goals
  • For SB5 & SB12 Projected through 2012, the City’s Electricity Consumption Reduction Goal equates to:
    • Approximately 128,500,000-kWh in Usage, or
    • Approximately $10,600,000 of Utility Cost, or
    • Over 94,800-tons of Air Pollutants, or
    • Nearly 281,000-equivalent Trees Planted, or
    • Nearly 16,200-equivalent Automobiles off the Road
conservation program projects 2001 through 2012
Conservation ProgramProjects: 2001 through 2012
  • Completed Projects (through FY09)
    • ESPC Phase I: SEP04, 4.4M-kWh/yr.savings, 512k-sq.ft.
    • ESPC Phase II: APR07, 4.3M-kWh/yr.savings, 2.7M-sq.ft.
    • ESPC Phase III: DEC07, 8.4M-kWh/yr.savings, 2.7M-sq.ft.
    • Traffic Signals: NOV07, 5.7M-kWh/yr.savings, City-wide
  • Projects In-Progress (FY10)
    • ESPC Phase IV: FY08/10, 9.8M-kWh/yr.savings, 1.4M-sq.ft.
    • ESPC Phase V1: FY10/11, 10.6M-kWh/yr.savings, WWTP Processes
  • Planned Projects (FY11/FY12)
    • ESPC Phase V2: FY10/11, ~19.5M-kWh/yr.savings, WWTP Processes
    • ESPC Phase VIa: FY10/11, ~1.6M-kWh/yr.savings, EECBG @ WWTP
    • ESPC Phase VIb: FY10/12, ~485k-kWh/yr.savings, EECBG Activities
  • Project Roll-up (All Impacts)
    • Analysis: 63M-kWh/yr. & $5.7M/yr.savings, $58M-cost, 10-yr.SPB
    • Impact: 47.7k-tons/yr.emissions or 8.2k-autos/yr. or 142k-trees/yr.
conservation program completed projects
Conservation ProgramCompleted Projects
  • Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) Phase I
    • Facilities City Hall, Public Safety/Courts, City Hall Annex, Meacham AP Terminal (512k-sq.ft.)
    • Scope Lighting, HVAC, Controls, Water System Improvements
    • Approval September 2003 M&C Communication (Original ESPC)
    • Completion September 2004 (M&V in-Progress)
    • Analysis Savings of 4.4M-kWh/yr.; $374k/yr. at $3.1M-cost for a 8.2-yr. Simple Payback (SPB) w/o $261k-Utility Incentive
    • Impact 3,216-tons/yr.emissions or 552-autos/yr. or 9,574-trees/yr.
    • Financing 10-yr. State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) LoanSTAR Loan & Competitive Tax-Exempt Municipal Lease-Purchase
    • Funding Environmental Management Fund (Loan), General Fund’s Non-departmental Electricity Account (Lease)
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Conservation ProgramCompleted Projects
  • ESPC Phase II
    • Facilities Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth Convention Center, Central Library, City Hall (2.7M-sq.ft.)
    • Scope HVAC, Controls, Power Factor Correction Improvements
    • Approval February 2006 M&CC (ESPC Amendment No.1)
    • Completion April 2007 (M&V in-Progress)
    • Analysis Savings of 4.3M-kWh/yr.; $343k/yr. at $2.4M-cost for a 7.0- yr. Simple Payback (SPB)
    • Impact 3,162-tons/yr.emissions or 543-autos/yr. or 9,416-trees/yr.
    • Financing 10-yr. SECO LoanSTAR Loan, by amendment
    • Funding General Fund’s Non-departmental Electricity Account
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Conservation ProgramCompleted Projects
  • ESPC Phase III
    • Facilities Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth Convention Center, Central Library (2.7M-sq.ft.)
    • Scope Lighting, HVAC, Controls System Improvements
    • Approval September 2006 M&CC (ESPC Amendment No.2)
    • Completion September 2008 (M&V in-Progress)
    • Analysis Savings of 8.4M-kWh/yr.; $711k/yr. at $5.2M-cost for a

7.3-yr. Simple Payback (SPB) w/o $238k-Utility Incentive

    • Impact 6,207-tons/yr.emissions or 1,066-autos/yr. or 18,481-trees/yr.
    • Financing 10-yr. SECO LoanSTAR Loan
    • Funding General Fund’s Non-departmental Electricity Account
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Conservation ProgramCompleted Projects
  • Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Traffic Signal Conversion (T/PW)
    • Facilities City Traffic Signal Systems – Vehicular & Pedestrian
    • Scope Retrofit Incandescent Lamps/Lenses with LED Units
    • Approval April 2007 M&CC
    • Completion November 2007 (M&V Completed)
    • Analysis Savings of 5.7M-kWh/yr.; $537k/yr. at $2.1M-cost for a

3.8-yr. Simple Payback (SPB) w/o $205k-Utility Incentive

    • Impact 4,195-tons/yr. emissions or 720-autos/yr. or 12,491-trees/yr.
    • Financing 4-yr. Competitive Tax-Exempt Municipal Lease-Purchase
    • Funding General Fund’s Non-departmental Electricity Account
conservation program projects in progress
Conservation ProgramProjects in-Progress
  • ESPC Phase IV
    • Facilities Public Safety (FWPD & FWFD), Neighborhood Services (Public Library, PaCS, Code Compliance, Public Health) & Infrastructure Services (T/PW) (90-facilities total, 1.1M-SF)
    • Scope Lighting, HVAC, Controls, Water System Improvements, Power Factor Correction
    • Approval June 2008 (ESPC Amendment No.3)
    • Completion planned for Spring 2010
    • Analysis Savings of 9.8M-kWh/yr.; $945k/yr. at $9.2M-cost for an

9.8-yr. Simple Payback (SPB) w/o ~$500k-Utility Incentive

    • Impact 7,226-tons/yr.emissions or 1,241-autos/yr. or 21,516-trees/yr.
    • Financing 15-yr. Competitive Tax-Exempt Municipal Lease-Purchase
    • Funding General Fund’s Non-departmental Electricity Account
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Conservation ProgramProjects in-Progress
  • ESPC Phase V, Section 1
    • Facilities Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (VC.WWTP)
    • Scope Process System Improvements including Supervisor Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) Replacement, Aeration Diffusers & Controls, Pump & Motors Upgrades
    • Approval February 2010 (ESPC Amendment No.4)
    • Completion planned for 2011
    • Analysis Savings of 10.6M-kWh/yr.; $949k/yr. at $13.6M-cost for a

14.3-yr. Simple Payback (SPB) w/o ~$TBD-Utility Incentive

    • Impact 7,785-tons/yr.emissions or 1,337-autos/yr. or 23,181-trees/yr.
    • Financing None
    • Funding Enterprise Fund’s Water & Sewer Department Reserves
conservation program planned projects
Conservation ProgramPlanned Projects
  • ESPC Phase V, Section 2
    • Facilities Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (VC.WWTP)
    • Scope Process System Improvements including Turbine Waste- Heat Recovery, Anaerobic Co-Digestion, Digester Mixing, Aeration Anoxic Zones
    • Approval planned for Spring 2010 (ESPC Amendment No.5)
    • Completion planned for 2011
    • Analysis Savings of 19.5M-kWh/yr.; $1.6M/yr. at $17.8M-cost for a

10.8-yr. Simple Payback (SPB) w/o ~$TBD-Utility Incentive

    • Impact 14,352-tons/yr.emissions or 2,464-autos/yr or 42,732-trees/yr
    • Financing Competitive Tax-Exempt Municipal Lease-Purchase
    • Funding Enterprise Fund’s Water & Sewer Electricity Account
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Conservation ProgramPlanned Projects
  • ESPC Phase VI, Part A
    • Facilities Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (VC.WWTP)
    • Scope Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Activities
      • Water Utility WWTP Building Systems including Lighting, HVAC, Controls, and Power Factor Correction
    • Approval planned for Spring 2010 (ESPC Amendment No.6)
    • Completion planned for 2011
    • Analysis Savings of 1.6M-kWh/yr.; $211k/yr. at $1.9M-cost for a

9.0-yr. Simple Payback (SPB) w/o ~$TBD-Utility Incentive

    • Impact 1,170-tons/yr.emissions or 201-autos/yr. or 3,483-trees/yr.
    • Financing None
    • Funding American Recovery & Reinvestment Act(ARRA/EECBG)
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Conservation ProgramPlanned Projects
  • ESPC Phase VI, Part B
    • Facilities All General Fund ESPC Facilities
    • Scope Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Activities
      • Planning & Strategy Facilities Benchmarking w/ Energy Star
      • Facility Operations Building Efficiency Specialist (Technician)
      • Efficient Lighting Parking Lots & Parking Garage
      • High-Performance Building Greening of Convention Center & Central Library
      • Renewable Energy Solar Water Heating & Photovoltaic Power
    • Approval planned for Autumn 2010 (ESPC Amendment No.7)
    • Completion planned for 2012
    • Analysis Savings of 485k-kWh/yr.; ~$126k/yr. at $2.5M-cost for a

19.7-yr. Simple Payback (SPB) w/o ~$TBD-Utility Incentive

    • Impact 357-tons/yr.emissions or 61-autos/yr. or 1,062-trees/yr.
    • Financing None
    • Funding American Recovery & Reinvestment Act(ARRA/EECBG)
conservation program other initiatives
Conservation ProgramOther Initiatives
  • Conservation Reserve Account (Utility Incentives)
  • Administrative Regulations (Air Temperature Regulation)
  • Municipal Energy Management Plan(MEMP)
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design(LEED®)
  • Performance Benchmarking (Energy Star Portfolio Manager)
  • Retro-/Continuous Commissioning (i.e. TAMU/ESL Program)
  • Conservation Awareness Program(CAP)
  • Purchasing Guidelines (e.g. Energy Star, WaterSense)
  • GHG/Carbon Footprinting(Facilities & Processes)
  • Enterprise Funds (Water/Sewer, Muni.Golf, Aviation, Muni.Parking)
  • Internal Service Funds (Equipment Services, Information Systems)
conservation related initiatives environmental management
Conservation-Related InitiativesEnvironmental Management
  • City-Focused Air Quality Programming
    • CleanFleet Resolution (City Vehicles)
    • Employee Commuter Benefits Program
    • Ozone Committee (Commuter Benefits Program coordination)
    • EPA-certified “Air-Friendly” Lawn Equipment (PaCS)
    • Telecommute Policy Pilot
  • Community-Focused Air Quality Programming
    • Clean Air Resolution
    • Conservation Ordinances
    • Ozone Guides
    • CleanAir Fair (Nationally-recognized)
    • “Best Employer” for Commuting Alternatives (National Award)
    • Clean Air Bike Rally (Saturday, 27 October)
    • Public Outreach (Schools & Community Groups)
    • Environmentally Aware Program (Cable TV)
conservation program toward sustainability
Conservation Programtoward “Sustainability”…
  • Sustainability & Green Building Task Force (EMD)
    • 10JUL07 Mayor & Council Approve Resolution No.3501-07-2007
    • Membership included “Development Community, Construction Industry, Building Operations, Neighborhood Representation, Local Green Bldg. Experts, Municipal” Representation
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement
    • 25SEP07 Mayor & Council Approve Resolution No.3535-09-2007
    • 50%-Fossil Fuel Reduction by 2010, Carbon-Neutral by 2030
  • AIA’s Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT 2008)
    • 14OCT08 Mayor & Council Communication No.C-23122 Approved
    • http://www.aia.org/aiaucmp/groups/aia/documents/pdf/aiab080253.pdf
  • Sustainable Development Task Force (PaDD)
    • 13JAN09 Mayor & Council Approve Resolution No.3706-11-2009
    • Membership includes “Public Agencies, Development Professionals, Business & Neighborhood Organizations” Representation
sustainability taskforce sustainability green building
Sustainability TaskforceSustainability & Green Building

Mayor & Council Resolution No.3501-07-2007 (2007)

  • Identify & Define National Best Practices
    • Site Planning
    • Energy-efficient Buildings, Operating Systems & Amenities
    • Resource-efficient Materials
    • Healthy Interiors
    • Water-efficient Landscapes
    • Construction Waste Management & Recycling
  • Identify Applications within the City
    • New Construction & Renovation/Remodel
    • Barriers (e.g. Cost, Codes, Applications, Acceptance, Culture)
  • Recommend a Strategy to the City Council
    • Planning & Development Criteria, Code Recommendations, Incentives
center for communities by design sustainable design assessment team
Center for Communities by DesignSustainable Design Assessment Team

Mayor & Council Communication No.C-23122 (2008)

  • Active Participants with AIA’s SDAT
    • Fort Worth Chapter American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    • Vision North Texas
    • The Trinity River Vision Authority
    • Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
    • City of Fort Worth’s Sustainability & Green Building Task Force
  • Elements of Final Report
    • Making Sustainability Central to the City’s Future
    • Communications, Outreach & Education
    • Connecting Neighborhoods through Education
    • Land Use, Transportation, Sustainability, & Quality of Life
    • Implementation: Structure & Process
  • SDAT Recommendations
    • Integrate Staff under an Office of Sustainability
    • Create a Neighborhood Council System
    • Establish a Citywide Strategic Planning Process
sustainability taskforce sustainable development
Sustainability TaskforceSustainable Development

Mayor & Council Resolution No.3706-11-2009 (2009)

  • Phase 1 – Sustainable Development (Spring 2009)
    • Addressing actions the development community can take to make new and renovated construction more sustainable…
    • City Actions, City-wide Initiatives, Neighborhood Initiatives, Site-Specific Initiatives
  • Phase 2 – City Operations (Autumn 2009)
    • Investigating ways to improve practices at City facilities and in City business that help further sustainability goals…
    • Material & Resource Conservation, City Facilities, Infrastructure & Amenities, Fleet Management
  • Phase 3 – Resident & Business Involvement (Summer 2010)
    • Creating a strategy that residents, businesses and major employers in Fort Worth can follow to help achieve the goal of a sustainable city at home and at work…
    • In your Home, In Your Yard, In Your Community, When You Shop, When On-The-Move, When At Work
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Community Health

Air Quality

Water Quality

Quality of Life

Transportation Systems

Modes

Infrastructure

Economic Development

Cost/Benefit

Managed Growth

Resource Conservation

Energy Use

Water Use

Land Use

Conservation, Green Buildings and Sustainability…

Sustainable Communities consider issues broader than “just” Green Buildings; broader Social & Economic issues layered with those of Built-Environment Financial and Technical feasibility.

arra eecbg backgrounder american recovery reinvestment act
ARRA/EECBG BackgrounderAmerican Recovery & Reinvestment Act
  • The Purpose of the Recovery Act of 2009 is:
    • To Stimulate the Economy, and
    • To Create & Retain Jobs
  • Appropriates Funding for the Department of Energy (DOE) to Issue/Award Formula-based Grants under the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program
  • DOE Authorization for EECBG Program set forth in:
    • Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007)
    • Public Law 110-140, Title V, Subtitle E
arra eecbg backgrounder energy efficiency conservation block grant
ARRA/EECBG BackgrounderEnergy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant
  • EECBG Program Authority
    • American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA 2009)
    • Public Law 111-5
  • The Purpose of the EECBG Program is to Assist Eligible Entities in Creating & Implementing Strategies to:
    • Reduce Fossil Fuel Emissions…
    • Reduce Total Energy Use…
    • Improve Energy Efficiency…
  • EECBG Sponsoring Office & Administrator
    • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Golden Field Office
    • Assistance available thru National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
eecbg formula based program f unding o pportunity a nnouncement
EECBG Formula-based ProgramFunding Opportunity Announcement
  • DE-FOA-0000013 (www.grants.gov, www.fedconnect.net)
    • Opportunity Title: “Recovery Act – EECBG”
    • Offering Agency: National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
    • CFDA Number: 81.128
    • Description: Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Program
  • Significant Elements
    • Formula Amount: $ 6,738,300 (based on population factors)
    • Issue Date: 26 March 2009
    • Due Date: 25 June 2009 (Extended to 17AUG09)
  • Eligible Activities set forth in:
    • Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007)
    • Section 544
eecbg formula based program eisa 2007 eligible activities
EECBG Formula-based ProgramEISA 2007 Eligible Activities
  • Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy (EECS – Mandatory)
  • Technical Consultant Services
  • Residential & Commercial Building Energy Audits
  • Financial Incentive Programs
  • Energy Efficiency Retrofits
  • Energy Efficiency & Conservation Programs for Buildings & Facilities
  • Development & Implementation of Transportation Programs
  • Building Codes & Inspections
  • Energy Distribution
  • Material Conservation Programs
  • Reduction & Capture of Methane & Greenhouse Gasses
  • Traffic Signals & Street Lighting
  • Renewable Energy Technologies on Government Buildings
  • Any other Appropriate Activity
eecbg formula based program city application process
EECBG Formula-based ProgramCity Application Process
  • Approach/Strategy Considerations
    • EISA 2007 Eligible Activities
    • City Conservation Program & Other City Programs
    • “Bullet or Buckshot”
  • Proposed Project Initiatives (Final Application)
    • Planning & Strategy (GHG Inventory, Facility Benchmarking, Sustainability Plan)
    • Facility Energy Efficient Operations Improvement (Operations Technician)
    • Efficiency Incentive (Revolving Loan)
    • Lighting Improvement (Parking Lots & Garage)
    • High-Performance Building (Green Buildings)
    • Water Utility Improvement (Building Systems)
    • Transportation Improvement (Traffic Signalization)
    • Transportation Improvement (Bicycles)
    • Renewable Energy (Solar Hot Water & Solar Power)
  • Mayor & Council Communication C-23554 (26MAY09)
eecbg formula based program award initiation
EECBG Formula-based ProgramAward & Initiation

Award No. DE-EE0000963 (29SEP09); City Secretary Contract No.39311

  • Significant Award Elements
    • $ 6,738,300.00 Total Amount/Funds Obligated
    • Release of Fund Restriction (NEPA, Waste Stream, Historic Preservation)
    • Vendor Submission 180-days f/Award 28 MAR 2010
    • Obligation of Funds 18-months f/Award 23 MAR 2011
    • Project Completion 36-months f/Award 29 SEP 2012
    • Estimated Benefits Calculator(DOE)
      • 75-Jobs/year Estimated Expected Created &/or Retained
      • 164,768M-source Btu/year Estimated Expected Energy Savings
      • 149.0-kW Proposed Renewable Energy Technology Capacity Installed
      • 8,119-metric tons CO2e/year Estimated Expected Greenhouse Gas Reduced
  • Program Project Initiation
    • Administration of Grant (TPW/Financial Management Services/Internal Audit)
    • Financial Business Services (Above & Affected Departments)
    • Technical Project Management (Affected Departments)
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EECBG Formula-based ProgramApproved Project Activities

1(a) Planning & Strategy – City Greenhouse Gas Inventory

1(b) Planning & Strategy – City Facility Benchmarking

1(c) Planning & Strategy – City Sustainability Action Plan

2. Facility EE Operations Improvement – City Building Efficiency Specialist

3. Efficiency Incentive – Revolving Loan Fund

4(a) Lighting Improvement – BRIT Facility Parking Lot

4(b) Lighting Improvement – City Facility Parking Lots & Garage

5. High-Performance Building – Greening Public Events Facilities

6. Water Utility Improvement – City WWTP Building Systems

7. Transportation Improvement – City Traffic Signalization Pilots

8. Transportation Improvement – City Bicycle Commuting Pilots

9. Renewable Energy – City Facility Solar Hot Water & Power Pilots

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EECBG Project ActivitiesInitiatives by City Department

Environmental Management Planning & Strategy (GHG Inventory) Efficiency Incentive (Revolving Loan Fund) Lighting Improvement (BRIT Parking Lot)

Planning & Development Planning & Strategy (Sustainability Action Plan) Transportation Improvement (Bicycle Commuting)

Fort Worth Water (FWWD) Water Utility Improvement (VCWWTP Buildings)

Transportation & Public Works Planning & Strategy (Facility Benchmarking) Facility EE Operations Improvement (Technician) Lighting Improvement (Parking Lots/Garages) High-Performance Building (Greening Public Events) Renewable Energy (Solar HW & PV Power)

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EECBG Project ActivitiesEnvironmental Management

Project Title Activity #1(a) – Planning & Strategy Initiatives

EISA Activity #2 – Technical Consultant Services

City Initiative City-wide Greenhouse Gas Initiative

EECBG Budget $ 88,300

Description The project seeks to quantify Fort Worth’s energy related carbon footprint so that an energy related baseline can be established for monitoring contributions or improvements to the regions GHG emissions inventory.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesEnvironmental Management

Project Title Activity #3 – Efficiency Incentive Initiatives

EISA Activity #4 – Financial Incentive Program

City Initiative City Revolving Loan Fund

EECBG Budget $ 500,000

Description The project seeks to provide incentives for implementing energy efficiency equipment & programs throughout the community by providing low or no interest loans to eligible applicants, public or private, to help GAP funding for qualified projects.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesEnvironmental Management

Project Title Activity #4(a) – Lighting Improvement Initiatives

EISA Activity #6 – Buildings & Facilities

City Initiative BRIT Facility Energy Efficient/Solar Parking Lot Lighting

EECBG Budget $ 150,000

Description The project seeks to implement energy-efficient LED lighting improvements at the Botanic Research Institute of Texas’ (BRIT) parking lot, which will be a joint use facility with the adjacent City’s Botanic Garden facility.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesPlanning & Development

Project Title Activity #1(c) – Planning & Strategy Initiatives

EISA Activity #2 – Technical Consultant Services

City Initiative City Sustainability Action Plan

EECBG Budget $ 100,000

Description The project seeks to provide the necessary resources to implement the initiatives within Fort Worth’s recently adopted Sustainability Action Plan including, but not limited to, education & outreach, incentives, planning, training, and recognition.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesPlanning & Development

Project Title Activity #8 – Transportation Improvement Initiatives

EISA Activity #7 – Transportation (Bicycles)

City Initiative City Bicycle Commuting Pilot Racks & Shelters, and City Bicycle Commuting Pilot Pathway Signs & Markings

EECBG Budget $ 400,000

Description The project seeks to implement downtown Fort Worth bicycling improvement pilot program consisting of a) the purchase & installation of bicycle parking racks & covered shelters and b) signage and pavement markings, consistent with the draft Bike Fort Worth plan, ADA requirements, and AASHTO Guidelines.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesWater (FWWD)

Project Title Activity #6 – Water Utility Improvement Initiatives

EISA Activity #5 – Energy Efficiency Retrofits

City Initiative City Wastewater Treatment Plant Building Systems

EECBG Budget $ 2,000,000

Description The project seeks to build on the City’s current Resource Conservation Program by implementing facility improvements to the City’s Village Creek WWTP building systems, e.g. lighting & air conditioning systems and equipment.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesTransportation & Public Works

Project Title Activity #1(b) – Planning & Strategy Initiatives

EISA Activity #2 – Technical Consultant Services

City Initiative City Facility Benchmarking through EPA Program

EECBG Budget $ 250,000

Description The project seeks to build on the current Resource Conservation Program by allowing better facilities management through better energy utility tracking utilizing Portfolio Manager, an established program through EPA’s Energy Star program.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesTransportation & Public Works

Project Title Activity #2 – Facility EE.Ops. Improvement Initiatives

EISA Activity #2 – Technical Consultant Services

City Initiative City Building Efficiency Specialist

EECBG Budget $ 250,000

Description The project seeks to build on the current Resource Conservation Program by allowing better facilities management through dedication of an energy efficiency and improvement technician to ensure optimal operations of existing and installed equipment.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesTransportation & Public Works

Project Title Activity #4(b) – Lighting Improvement Initiatives

EISA Activity #6 – Buildings & Facilities

City Initiative City Facility Energy Efficient/Solar Parking Lot Lighting, and City Facility Energy Efficient/Solar Parking Garage Lighting

EECBG Budget $ 900,000

Description The project seeks to implement energy efficient LED lighting improvements across 22-City parking lots and 1- City parking garage to help achieve energy operations and maintenance budget cost avoidance, while maintaining safe and secure facilities.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesTransportation & Public Works

Project Title Activity #5 – High-Performance Building Initiatives

EISA Activity #5 – Energy Efficiency Retrofits

City Initiative Greening of Fort Worth Convention Center (FWCC), and Greening of Downtown Central Library (revision)

EECBG Budget $ 400,000

Description The project seeks to obtain Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) certification, at up to the “Silver”-level, through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for the 2-Public Events’ facilities.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesTransportation & Public Works

Project Title Activity #7 – Transportation Improvement Initiatives

EISA Activity #7 – Transportation (Traffic Signalization)

City Initiative City Traffic Signalization Pilot for University Drive, and City Traffic Signalization Pilot for Bryant Irvin Road

EECBG Budget $ 800,000

Description The project seeks to implement a traffic signalization pilot program for two of the City’s more congested area roadways (6-University Drive intersections & 6-Bryant Irvin Road intersections) through installation and integration of adaptive traffic signal control equipment.

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EECBG Project ActivitiesTransportation & Public Works

Project Title Activity #9 – Renewable Energy Initiatives

EISA Activity #6 – Buildings & Facilities

City Initiative City Community Center Solar Water-Heating Pilot, and City Regional Library Solar Photo-Voltaic Power Pilot

EECBG Budget $ 900,000

Description The project seeks to implement a) efficient solar water heating improvements replacing existing electric water heating units in 6-City community center facilities as a pilot, and b) solar photovoltaic power improvements in 2- City regional library facilities.

other arra based programs
Other ARRA-based Programs
  • Industrial Energy Efficiency
    • Department of Energy (DE-FOA-0000044)
    • Waste-Heat Recovery (FWWD – Village Creek WWTP)
    • Application Submitted 14 July 2009; Rejected
  • Transportation Energy Efficiency
    • TX State Energy Conservation Office (RFA No. TR-AG2-2010)
    • Traffic Signalization or Replacement (TPW – Traffic Services)
    • Application Submitted 29 October 2009; Awarded
  • EECBG: Competitive Solicitation
    • Department of Energy (DE-FOA-0000148)
    • Retrofit Ramp-up & General Innovation Fund Programs
    • Application Due 14 December 2009; No Application
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Other ARRA-based Programshttp://www.fortworthgov.org/recovery/default.aspx?id=65124
  • Non-Competitive, Formula-Funded Programs
    • $6.74M Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (TPW)
    • $1.77M Community Development Block Grant (HED)
    • $2.75M Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program (HED)
    • $13.7M Weatherization Assistance Program Grant (HED)
    • $2.21M Community Services Block Grant (PaCS)
    • $4.14M Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (FWPD)
    • Also Local Agency listings for Community Storehouse, FW Housing Authority, FWSO, FW Transportation Authority, TxDOT, Van Cliburn Foundation, Workforce Solutions
  • Competitive Projects
    • $4.2M National Energy Technology Laboratory (FWWD/DOE)
    • $5.4M National Institutes of Health (Baylor – BRI/All Saints MCFW)
    • $35k Alternative Fueled Vehicle Program (ESD/DOE)
    • $15M Assistance to Firefighters (FWFD)
    • $521k Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant (FWPD/DOJ)
    • $236k Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity from Southern Border of U.S. (FWPD/DOJ)
    • $169k Texas Governor's Criminal Justice Division (FWPD)
    • $5.0M Challenge Grant: Water Marketting & Efficiency Grant (FWWD/DOI)
  • Loan Programs
    • $2.0M Safe Drinking Water – State Revolving Loan Fund (FWWD/TWDB)
    • $24M Safe Drinking Water – Green Infrastructure – State Revolving Loan Fund (FWWD/TWDB)
presentation discussion
Presentation Discussion…

…Questions, Concerns, Comments?

For Further Information, Contact:

sam.steele@fortworthgov.org

Resource Conservation Program

or

http://www.fortworthgov.org

City’s Official Public Website

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EECBG Project ActivitiesInitiatives by City Department

Environmental Management Planning & Strategy (GHG Inventory) Efficiency Incentive (Revolving Loan Fund) Lighting Improvement (BRIT Parking Lot)

Planning & Development Planning & Strategy (Sustainability Action Plan) Transportation Improvement (Bicycle Commuting)

Fort Worth Water (FWWD) Water Utility Improvement (VCWWTP Buildings)

Transportation & Public Works Planning & Strategy (Facility Benchmarking) Facility EE Operations Improvement (Technician) Lighting Improvement (Parking Lots/Garages) High-Performance Building (Greening Public Events) Renewable Energy (Solar HW & PV Power)