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Miami-Dade’s Sustainability Achievements Presented to the MDC Sustainability Symposium March 13, 2013. Patricia Gómez PE, CEM, LEED AP Office of Sustainability, Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources. Miami-Dade Office of Sustainability . MISSION.
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Presented to the MDC Sustainability Symposium
March 13, 2013
Patricia Gómez PE, CEM, LEED AP
Office of Sustainability, Miami-Dade County
Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources
Office of Sustainability
Collaborates with County agencies, business groups, nonprofit organizations, and other partners to protect and enhance Miami-Dade’s distinctive environmental quality and livability
Culminates in County’s 1st climate action plan.
Estimated to reduce 1.5 million mt of GHG emissions and avoid 3.1 million mt over the first 5 years.
Estimated savings $73,000,000 per year if fully implemented.
Sustainable Code & Permitting:
Code Revision Implementation
Markets & Community Gardens
Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant
Initiative 18: Continue to implement current campaigns & pursue additional funding
Community-wide Energy Efficiency Campaign:
Resulted in a reduction of 7,761 metric tons of CO2e and
$1,413,796 a year in energy savings.
Water-use Efficiency Campaign: Resulted in an unprecedented decline in consumption from 158 to 134 gallons per capita per day over the last five years.
At conclusion of SEAM Loan Fund
Loans continue for an indefinite period
- There are over 2 million sq. ft. of new or renovated “green” space currently planned for the County (31 qualifying projects spanning 8 departments). - This translates to energy savings of around $20 million over the next 20 years and a reduction of around 300 million lbs CO2e.
Describes the policies of the County’s Sustainable Buildings Program
GreenPrint Target: 2,000,000 additional trips per year = 8,397 mt CO2e Reduction by 2015
Initiative 48: Use Waste as Energy at the WASD South District Wastewater Treatment Facility
Understand and respond to current and future climate change impacts