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Kitsap county energy EFFICIENCY Autumn Salamack, Resource Conservation Manager Board of County CommissionersOffice
Kitsap County Energy Profile • Over 1.5 million square feet • Over $3 million in energy costs (2009) *Baseline data for county owned and operated buildings and facilities.
Kitsap County Goals • Board of County Commissioner Goals (2010) • Reduce energy use 30% by 2020 compared to 2009 • Generate 10% of energy needs from renewable sources by 2020 • Develop and implement a program for strategic energy efficiency improvements • Focus on county owned and operated facilities
Stimulus Funded Energy Initiatives • Kitsap County received $2.229 million in Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block funding • County building retrofits • RePower Kitsap program • Kitsap Food Chain program • Kitsap Energy Upgrade program with HBA • BigBelly solar compacting trash bins • Strategic energy plan for county operations
Energy Efficiency Projects • $732,000 in federal stimulus funding (ARRA) for building retrofits • Lighting upgrades • Heating upgrades • Window upgrades • Solar hot water system • Building energy audits Learn more at www.KitsapGreen.org
2010 Energy Savings • 9.4% reduction (6,827 Mbtu) • Electricity and natural gas • 9% cost savings • Over $129,000 in avoided costs • Electricity and natural gas • PSE Rebates • $70,680 2010- 2011 • $46,692 2011-2012 (anticipated)
Energy Conservation Advisory Committee • Citizen and staff committee • Developed Energy Plan & Policy
Energy Plan • Adopted by Board of County Commissioners in 2011 • Provides framework to achieve energy efficiency and renewable energy goals • Building design & operation • Purchasing & equipment, • Transportation & fleets • Education & training • Sewer treatment plants, etc.
Energy Conservation Policy • Temperature set points in buildings • Cooling Season 75-78 degrees F • Heating Season 68-72 degrees F • Lighting standards • Direction on personal appliances • Space heater policy • Approval needed for some items • Recommendations for non-essential items
Resource Conservation Manager Program • Focus on no-cost and low-cost behavior and O&M improvements • PSE funding for staff position, training, utility tracking software, etc. No-cost measure: Turn off lights currently on at Fairgrounds during daylight hours.
Employee Engagement • Kitsap Con$erves program and intranet site • Focus on energy conservation, waste reduction, and water conservation • Conservation Champions in each department and building
Contact Information • Kitsap County • www.kitsapgov.com • Kitsap County EECBG Projects • www.kitsapgreen.org • Autumn Salamack • 360-337-5670 • firstname.lastname@example.org