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1000 Friends of Florida & Future Is Now Foundation Smart Planning for Communities: Tapping Green Energy Strategies for High Power Returns City of Raleigh – A Case Study. Office of Sustainability Definition. Three Fundamental Principles Economic Strength Environmental Stewardship

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1000 Friends of Florida &

Future Is Now Foundation

Smart Planning for Communities: Tapping Green Energy Strategies for High Power Returns

City of Raleigh – A Case Study

office of sustainability definition
Office of Sustainability Definition
  • Three Fundamental Principles
    • Economic Strength
    • Environmental Stewardship
    • Social Equity

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raleigh s vision
Raleigh’s Vision
  • Council Mission Statement
    • “We are a 21st City of innovation focusing on
    • environmental, cultural and economic sustainability.”
  • Located in the City Manager’s Office
  • Develop Policies and Implementation Strategies
  • Incubator Office
policies implementation strategies
Policies & Implementation Strategies
  • Policy Development Process
    • Council adopted 3 initial energy policies
      • Fleet fossil fuel reduction,
      • LEED Silver Certification
      • US Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement
    • Staff recommended policies
      • Sustainable purchasing policy
      • Renewable energy policy
      • CIP evaluation policy
  • Implementation Strategies - “It takes a village…”
      • Interdepartmental
      • Multi-disciplined
      • Collaborative
      • Public/Private Partnerships
      • Institutionalize
innovative programs projects
Innovative Programs & Projects
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
  • Project Get Ready - Initiative to help U.S. cities prepare for mass roll-out of plug-in and electric vehicles
  • Renewables – Financing Strategies
  • Climate/Energy Action Plan – Six strategic areas of focus
      • Fleet transformation
      • Energy efficient buildings
      • Renewable energy
      • Carbon reduction
      • Legal and regulatory
      • Financing
innovative programs projects7
Innovative Programs & Projects
  • SOCIAL EQUITY
  • Green Builders Training and Certification Program
    • Workforce Development – 3-year program, over 200 trained. No cost to participants. National certifications.
        • LEED
        • Solar - PV and Thermal
        • Green Plumbing
        • BPI
        • HERS
        • Sustainable Landscaping
        • Green Cleaning
        • Realtors & Appraisers
  • Eligible participants: Raleigh residents, contractors, businesses
  • Train-the-Trainer component
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Innovative Programs & Projects

  • ECONOMIC STRENGTH
  • EXAMPLES
    • Life-cycle Cost Analysis / ROI
    • CIP vis-à-vis Operating Budget
    • New Financing Strategies
    • Clean energy and Green technology focus within City’s Economic Development Strategy
  • STRATEGIES
    • Partnerships
    • Leveraging
    • Public Education and Outreach
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Energy, Carbon and Dollar SavingsLEDs- 41 installations. Annual energy savings= $138k.Annual maintenance savings=$197k. C02 offsets=1210 tons=166 homes or 211 cars.Propane Conversions- 10 police cruisers (CV’s) PPG- unleaded=$3.16/gal vs. propane=$2.24/gal. CPM- unleaded=$.32/mi vs. propane=$.29/mi.10% reduction in cost to use propane.Solar PV Installations- 2 completed, 3 under construction. No capital cost. PPA’s provide a premium of $.18/kwh vs. $.11-$.14/kwh we pay for electricity.

accomplishments awards
Accomplishments & Awards
  • 2011 Siemens Most Sustainable City Award , US Chamber of Commerce and Siemens Corporation
  • Policy/Organization Award , NC Mobile CARE, NC Solar Center and NC Dept. of Transportation
  • Green Government Leader Award, Triangle Business Journal
  • Community Enhancement Champion Award, Triangle CREW
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Accomplishments & Awards
  • First LED City in the world
  • First municipality in the world to pilot Periscope program
  • One of first three cities to be chosen by Rocky Mountain Institute to lead Project Get Ready nationally
  • First municipality to partner with National Environmental Defense Fund to develop Climate Corps program for municipalities
  • One of only two municipal convention centers in US to obtain LEED Silver Certification
  • Installed first thin-film photovoltaic panels in southeast
  • Installed first large-scale solar LED off-grid lighting project in NC
  • First municipality in NC to develop state legislation allowing cities to pilot and implement sustainabilty focused projects
additional city sustainability resources
Additional City Sustainability Resources

http://www.raleighnc.gov/SustainableRaleigh

http://www.raleighnc.gov/environment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPX8VkU4A9M

Sustainable Raleigh 2009 Annual Report

Sustainable Raleigh Frequently Asked Questions

Raleigh Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

Raleigh EDF Report

contact
CONTACT:

Paula S. Thomas

City of Raleigh

Manager, Office of Sustainability

Paula.Thomas@raleighnc.gov