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1 COPYRIGHT MATERIAL This presentation is protected by US and International Copyright laws. Reproduction, distribution, display and use of the presentation without written permission of the author is prohibited. Geof Syphers, PE, LEED AP BD+C Codding Enterprises 2010

2 SONOMA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE From Green to Truly Sustainable Geof Syphers, PE, LEED AP BD+C Chief Sustainability Officer Codding Enterprises

3 LEED Platinum

4 The Trouble with Efficiency Case 1. Save time

5 The Trouble with Efficiency Case 2. Improve Hearing

6 14,000 12,000 10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0 Total Electricity Use, per capita, ,000 8,000 7,000 KWh U.S. California kwh Art Rosenfeld Absolute

7 Summary of Challenges Uniform standards have limited ability to address: Particular location, geography, political landscape Detailed existing conditions and special opportunities By choice, scope does not cover: Behavior Absolute impacts Emphasis on efficiency may worsen conditions: Too easy to ignore limits and focus on conservation Perception that saving 50% or 80% is excellent

8 SONOMA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

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11 SONOMA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE 5 Minute Lifestyle Housing Work Groceries Restaurants Services Sports, gardens, gym Shops, theater, hotel

12 Greenhouse Gas LEED CA SOMO EQUAL FLOW Transportation Housing Food Goods Services Tons of CO2 Equivalent GHGs Per Person Per Year

13 Relative vs. SONOMA Absolute MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Percentage of energy savings relative to ASHRAE 90.1 Total greenhouse gas emissions of the region/world. SB375 implementation will reform CEQA to focus on regional impacts rather than project impacts.

14 Relative vs. SONOMA Absolute MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Percentage of water savings relative to city average or Energy Policy Act baseline. Total municipal water use and sewage flows. of the region/district. SB610 water supply assessments will require net regional impact analysis.

15 Relative vs. SONOMA Absolute MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Rapidly renewable Recycled content Low VOC % Within 500 miles Etc... Yes, plus: Impact of materials used (e.g., linoleum) Avoided materials Cost of materials Supply chain impacts Ultra local (e.g., on site and milk runs)

16 SONOMA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE BedZED Answering the 3-planet challenge

17 SONOMA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE copyright 2004

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19 1. Zero Carbon 2. Zero Waste 3. Sustainable Transport 4. Local & Sustainable Materials 5. Local and Sustainable Food 6. Sustainable Water 7. Natural Habitats and Wildlife 8. Culture and Heritage 9. Equity and Fair Trade 10. Health and Happiness

20 1. ZERO CARBON ZERO USE OF FOSSIL FUELS FOR BUILDING ENERGY Exceed Title 24 by 50% for new buildings, 30% for existing buildings 100% on-site renewable energy Zero GHGs from building energy

21 SONOMA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE 1,140 kw built and 1,050 kw under construction

22 2. ZERO WASTE 98% REDUCTION IN SOLID WASTE SENT TO LANDFILL Composting, greenwaste, recycling, monitoring Convenient, incentivized, leasing requirements, Zero Waste Culture 95% Reduction in jobsite solid waste

23 3. SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION 82% REDUCTION IN GHGs FROM TRANSPORTATION Net reduction in traffic and transport GHGs for the state New train station with shuttle 25% reduction in air travel Car-share / rideshare Widespread use of NEV s

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25 4. LOCAL & SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS MANUFACTURE 20% ON-SITE / 50% WITHIN 100 MILES On-site material recovery, sorting and re-use facility LEED standards: FSC, salvaged, rapidly renewable, etc. Design for use of on-site and local materials Standard specifications Minimum recycled content Track embodied carbon content Buy local campaign Local store

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27 5. LOCAL & SUSTAINABLE FOOD 25% WITHIN 50 MILES / 65% WITHIN 300 MILES Daily farmer s market in town square CSA program connects with local farms Lease language to promote local foods Vegetarian options in restaurants Shelf space for local organics Community gardens everywhere Fruit trees

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29 6. SUSTAINABLE WATER NEGATIVE WATER ALLOCATIONS Exceed stormwater runoff/treatment standards Irrigate with greywater and reclaimed 6 Million gallons of rainwater collection Ultra-efficient fixtures HOA rules regulate pesticides, fertilizers etc. (!) Flush toilets without using drinking water

30 7. NATURAL HABITATS & WILDLIFE INCREASE HABITAT & DIVERSITY On-site and off-site habitat protection Restore wetland environment on 25 acres Pollinator gardens on green roofs Contribute to regional land bank Restore 37 acres to native plants Dense tree canopy throughout

31 8. CULTURE & HERITAGE FOSTER SENSE OF PLACE, CONNECTION AND HISTORY Town square with active programs for all ages, cultures, incomes Movie theater, restaurants 17 Diverse parks Public art School kids create minisustainability missions Story-mapping Addresses seniors and teens

32 9. EQUITY & FAIR TRADE CREATE 4,400 JOBS, DIVERSE HOUSING AND FAIR PRODUCTS 30,000 s.f. sustainable resource small business incubator 600 jobs already created Shelf space for fair trade products Integrated affordable housing throughout Hub for sustainable technology jobs Fair hiring and living wages

33 10. HEALTH & HAPPINESS MONITOR AND SOLICIT FEEDBACK ON HEALTH & HAPPINESS Use the Happy Planet Index to guide community decisions Outdoor recreation, gym, pool Many community events, places to gather Seed community with strong social groups Conduct periodic surveys of residents Gather input and address feedback

34 Absolute SONOMA Impacts MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Does the project increase or decrease: Water availability and quality Traffic Greenhouse gas emissions Sewer volumes Solid waste Number of jobs; average salary Biodiversity and native habitat Economic diversity and resilience Cultural identity and literacy Violence Happiness Community trust and participation

35 Checks & SONOMA Balances MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Ecological Footprint Carbon Footprint Happiness Survey Census Poverty Data Rate of Incarceration Water Availability Biodiversity Feedback Loop Street Design Retail/Commercial Plan Parks and Gardens Building Design Transit Plan Community Outreach Education Plan Systems Design

36 CONTINUING EDUCATION This concludes The U.S. Green Building Council Continuing Education Program Geof Syphers, PE, LEED AP Codding Enterprises 2008

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