Miami County FREE ENERGY Leib LurieJake Schlacter
Why are we here? • To create a program that will use stimulus $$ to… • Create 500 jobs in Miami County • Cut Energy Bill for residents • Help keep more people in their homes • Reduce Carbon Emissions • HOW? • By Weatherizing 100 homes per week, 50,000 over five years • Then: • Pay back government stimulus money- a hand up, not a hand out.
For Workers in Miami County • Create good jobs weatherizing homes • Create more jobs when we source material for weatherizing homes • Create more jobs with multiplier effect • Each job created, generates 2-4 more jobs from the money spent by the first employee! • Create even more jobs by keeping fossil fuel savings here at home
For Homeowners and Tenants • Weatherizing Cuts your energy bill • Weatherizing Reduces your monthly housing costs • Weatherizing Puts $25 more in your pocket every month • Weatherizing Eliminates your Up-Front Expenses • Solves the renter / landlord divide by letting the renter pay for weatherization from their savings.
How We Hope to Do This • Start a Public/Private Partnership • Build Infrastructure, people, systems, and processes to do high volume, low cost weatherization program • Build momentum with you here tonight
For Each Home • Audit homes • Check energy usage and weatherization in place • Determine best ways to cut energy costs • Start with low cost, high payback items, then ‘move up’ • $ = Caulk, weather stripping, clock thermostat • $$ = attic, crawl space insulation • $$$= wall insulation, appliance changes • Weatherize! • Do the work fast! – with efficient teams • Payback • Set monthly payback for ½ of monthly savings • We hope to get payback on utility bill for simplicity • Payback weatherization in 24-36 months
We weatherize to get IMMEDIATE savings in first month, and every month $500 in weatherization work, Paid at $25.00 per month… Will – for most homes- save $50 per month FROM RESIDENT’S VIEW…
Green is a plus…Energy Savings cuts CO2 • $300 in energy savings = 10 TONS of CO2 per year • 10 Tons of CO2 = 1 SUV off the road • 10 Tons of CO2 = 4 mature Maple trees
Jobs Created from weather work • Value of work done - per home $300.00 • Jobs would pay average $15.00 per hour • And we would use 20 hours per home • For a total of 2,000 job hours per week • To create 50 Full Time Jobs
MORE Jobs Created from purchasing weatherization material • Material value per home $200.00 • Materials purchased per month $80,000.00 • Percentage of materials=local labor 20% • Local Labor value / month $16,000.00 • Jobs created from material purchases 6.7
Total JOBS CREATED FROM EFFICIENCY WORK • Construction Jobs Created 50 • Material Jobs Created 6.7 • Job Multiplier (each job pays for others) 2.5 • TOTAL JOBS CREATED with Multiplier 125 • Value added to Miami County/year from weatherization work… • $3,900,000.00 CASH INTO COUNTY from Jobs Created as we do the work
Weatherization - BOTTOM LINE • EVERY Resident can save TWICE what weatherization costs each and every month • Use Stimulus to put $16 million per year into County economy & pay back every penny • Create 150 jobs from weatherization immediately • Create 500 jobs from energy savings • Reduce carbon output equivalent to 50,000 SUV’s • Other ideas and benefits?
Next Steps • Break up into groups and let’s brainstorm! • For this part… use easel pads… • What would “A GREAT Program” Look like? • What challenges are in the way? • Then we’ll share all ideas • Then we’ll draw for 5 FREE weatherization's! • Ideas? Thoughts? Volunteers? • Go to www.MiamiCountyFreeEnergy.Org • Email Leib@lurie.net Or call 937-875-0385