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  1. Community Sustainability Patrick Hossay The Richard Stockton College of NJ

  2. Why Address Sustainability?

  3. Green is Revenue Smart • Green options are often revenue enhancing or revenue neutral. • Energy Savings and Alternative Energy offer high return on investment

  4. A Hedge against Future Energy Cost Increases

  5. Sustainable Development Creates Communities of Choice

  6. Energy Independence

  7. Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons) How do we get from here . . . 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 To Here? 1850 1870 1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 2005 Positioning for Future Regulatory Changes and Incentives

  8. And it’s also good for the Planet

  9. The Sustainability Process • Identify Leadership • Clarify Long Term Scope, Aims and Responsibility • Define Stakeholders and Incorporate in the Process • Catalyze Buy-In from Key Constituents • Ensure Public Awareness

  10. Incorporate Key Stakeholders • City Council • Community Associations • Business Leaders (C of Commerce) • Major Employers • Schools • Builders • Sustainability has no enemies - only converts and those who need to be convinced

  11. Think Broadly • Development and Planning • Connectivity • Transportation • Alternative Energy and Buildings • Open Spaces and Trees • Recycling • Purchasing

  12. Sustainability Assessment • Greenhouse Gas Inventory • Set Clear and Measurable Goals • Comprehensive Energy Audit

  13. Carbon Inventory Community: municipality-wide evaluation of energy use and waste production Municipal: energy use by municipal buildings and operations

  14. Purpose • Measure - Dimensions, quantity, or capacity as defined according to a set standard. • Index – A useful device or procedure used to identify degree or rate of change and serves to guide, point out, or otherwise facilitate reference

  15. Local Governments for Sustainability

  16. Community Inventory • Energy Use • Residential • Commercial • Industrial • Transportation • Waste • Diagnostics

  17. Community Data Collection • Utilities • Surveys • Observation • Waste • Traffic • Transportation • DOT / Traffic Counters • Private Sources • Solar Installers • Propane providers • Waste Collection • School Bus

  18. Utilities • Electricity Use • Gas Use • Census projections • Other Energy • Contact private suppliers / installers to get • Solar Energy • Propane • Fuel Oil

  19. Green Power Purchase Program • NJ Clean Energy Program Clean Power Choice Program • This energy use should not be included in the community emissions

  20. Survey • Sampling Method: Cluster Sample • Identify clusters of housing types and demographic clusters for focused samples

  21. Sample Survey • Energy • Square footage of home? • Heating/cooling method? • How often is the lawn mowed? • Waste • Number of times/wk garbage and recycling is picked up? • Average number of bags of trash, average number of bags of recycling (define volume of bag) per pickup? • Transportation • # and type of vehicles? • Average mileage of each vehicle? • Frequency of public transportation use/ carpooling?

  22. Use the Survey for Additional Data • Ask diagnostic questions • If a town shuttle were available, would you use it? • If there was a bike path to shopping areas, would you take your bike to the store? • Would you consider a more fuel efficient vehicle? Why not?

  23. Waste • Estimate percentage of • Paper • Food Waste • Plant Debris • Wood/Textiles • Percentage of recyclable material mixed in with trash (diagnostic) • For commercial inspections note the trash hauler and estimate volume

  24. Transportation • Sources of Information • DOT • County and Municipal data • Survey data • Traffic counters

  25. Calculating VMT • Identify Road Types & Mileage • Collectors/Local Roads • Limited Access Highways • Major Arterial Street • Use traffic count data from NJ DOT www.nj.gov/transportation and county, municipality • Count traffic by road type • Vehicle Type • Number of passengers (diagnostic) • AADT

  26. Clean Air and Climate Protection Software • Community Analysis • Residential • Commercial • Government Analysis • Municipal

  27. Low Hanging Fruit

  28. Energy Efficiency • Municipality • Conservation • Energy Audit • in-house and out • Local Government Energy Audit Program, BPU • State Incentives for Upgrade

  29. Alternative Energy • Solar • Power Purchase Agreements • Solar Renewable Energy Credits

  30. Wind • Small wind is cost effective • Siting is key – anemometer loan program • State grants • Consider the small wind ordinance

  31. Fuel • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate • Biodiesel Rebate • Infrastructure

  32. Addressing Community Energy Use • Resources for small businesses • Partnerships with energy providers • Community education/awareness

  33. Regional Cooperation • Planning / Public Transit / Connectivity / Open Space • Shared Services and CooperationEnergy / Fuel / Community Education • Purchasing

  34. Creativity • Enhancing public transit – Maplewood Concierge • Community transportation – Car Sharing • Bicycle connectivity / enhancement

  35. Sustainable by Choice