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1 Sharing and Recognizing Local Agency Sustainability Best Practices Green California Summit Sacramento April 27, 2012

2 Today s Program and Speakers Yvonne Hunter, Program Director Climate Change Program, Institute for Local Government Erik de Kok, Senior Planner Sustainability Team Long Range Planning Community Development Department, City of Sacramento Jessica Aviña Tong, Program Coordinator Institute for Local Government

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4 ILG s Mission Promote good government at the local level Practical, impartial and easyto-use resources

5 Program Areas

6 ILG s Sustainability Resources

7 Recognizing Local Leadership in Sustainability The Beacon Award: Local Leadership toward Solving Climate Change

8 The Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) is a new alliance to help cities and counties reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy. SEEC is a collaboration between three statewide non-profit organizations and California s four Investor Owned Utilities.

9 What is the Beacon Award? Recognizes cities and counties that: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Save energy. Adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability. Silver, Gold and Platinum Beacon Awards to recognize and celebrate local agency achievements.

10 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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12 Website Participant Profiles

13 Local and Statewide Recognition Video Interviews Western City Magazine League & CSAC Meetings

14 Spotlight on Beacon Award Interim Accomplishments Congratulations to the following agencies that have completed steps toward achieving a full Beacon Award! Apple Valley Beaumont Benicia Chula Vista Glendale La Mesa Palm Springs Palo Alto Pleasanton Riverside San Rafael Sacramento Santa Barbara Santa Clarita Simi Valley Sonoma County South Gate Tulare West Sacramento

15 Why Participate? Save energy (and money) through energy efficiency retrofits. Demonstrate voluntary efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Share best practices and learn from other local agencies. Celebrate leadership locally and statewide.

16 Demonstrate Agency Leadership By Participating Applications accepted continuously. No charge to participate. Learn more at:

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18 Policy Background Sustainability Master Plan (2007) 2030 General Plan (2009) Greenwise Regional Action Plan (2010) Climate Action Plan o Operations (2010) o Community (2012)

19 Energy Efficiency & Conservation City Facilities: Energy Retrofits o 10 projects since 2010 o $1.9 million EECBG + revolving loan o 36%-50% energy savings per facility Clean Energy Sacramento o PACE Financing Program o Ygrene Energy Fund o $100 million investment o 1,500 jobs in 5 years o 2012 Green Leadership Award o Launching in 2012

20 Water & Wastewater Systems AMI Leak Investigation Program o 1,000 field leak investigations in o Water Wise House Call follow-up o 236 million gallons per year saved Water Wise Demonstration Garden o Natives & drought-tolerant species o Low-volume irrigation o Educational signage, open to public o 44% more efficient than previous landscaping

21 Green Building LEED Silver Standard (City Bldgs) o Adopted in 2004 o 6 new facilities certified since 2005 o All >20% than Title 24 Energy Code o 2011 Green Leadership Award Streamline Sacramento o Online / E-Permitting o Solar Permit Fees & Guidance o CALGreen implementation o Best practices, communication

22 Waste Reduction & Recycling }Green Yard Waste Program o 85% of customers using green bins o Moving towards mandatory o Composting, mulch o Future green waste-to-energy? }Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance o Mandatory recycling o Buildings/Complexes with 5 units + o Solid Waste Authority (City/County) o Rental Housing Association

23 Climate-Friendly Purchasing Sustainable Purchasing Policy o Adopted in 2010 o Recycled paper & postconsumer content o No bottled water! o Green cleaning & janitorial supplies o EnergyStar & water-saving fixtures/appliances Green Info Technology (Green IT) o Data center upgrades o Energy Star computer replacement program o Server virtualization & data storage o Remote power management

24 Renewables & Low-Carbon Fuels Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) o 3.4 MW by end of 2012 o 6 locations (parking lots & rooftops) o Annual energy generation can power over 500 homes City Fleet - Alternative Fuels o LNG refuse collection trucks o E-85 ethanol police cruisers o Plug-In Hybrid EV Pilot Program o Electric Bicycle Pilot Program o 7 th best Green Gov t Fleet in U.S.

25 City Fleet Telemetrics Efficient Transportation o GPS Technology + integrated vehicle system monitoring o Cuts fuel usage up to 25% o Full implementation by 2020 Complete Streets o Bikeway & Pedestrian Master Planning o Safe Routes to School o Green Streets pilot

26 Land Use & Community Design 2030 General Plan + Sustainable Communities Strategy (SB 375) o Infill-focus (2/3 of planned growth) o Transit, bike & ped orientation o Harmonizing land use & urban design Green Development Code Update o Flexible Parking Standards o Low-Impact Dev. Standards (LID) o Renewables, Energy Efficiency o Efficient Review Process for Smart Growth & Infill

27 Open Space & Offsets Urban Forest Services o Maintenance & Replacement o Tree planting : 2,200 net increase/year o Tree inventory & asset management (over 100,000) o SMUD and Sac Tree Foundation: Shade Trees City Facilities: Greenergy and Carbon Offsets o Over 750,000 kwh/year in Greenergy o Sac Zoo: 100% offsets for all operations

28 Promoting Community & Individual Action Sacramento Area Climate Partnership o County-wide GHG inventory (Sac County + 6 cities) o Regional GHG reduction measures analysis o Best Practices, Info-Sharing o Quarterly meetings Cool California Challenge o Competition between cities ( ) o Points & prizes for energy & transportation GHG reductions o On-line, real-time feedback, social media & small group engagement o Coolcalifornia.org/community-challenge

29 THANK YOU! Erik de Kok Senior Planner City of Sacramento (916) CAP info: Cool Sacramento: ww.facebook.com/coolsacramento

30 Presented by Jessica Aviña Tong Green California Summit

31 The Sustainable Communities Learning Network helps local officials and staff access and share resources and tools that encourage their communities to consider and apply economically, socially and environmentally sustainable practices.

32 Learn. Share. Connect. Lead.

33 Why a Learning Network Approach?

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35 Coming Soon: Join the CA Sustainable Communities Learning Network Group on Linkedin

36 Upcoming Projects Sustainability Emerging Issues for Local Government Webinar Series Climate Adaptation Planning Tools for California Local Governments - May 15 th, 11am-12pm Sustainable economic development, health in the built environment Suggestions? Virtual brown bags

37 Steve Sanders, Program Director Land Use & Environment/Healthy Neighborhoods Jessica Aviña Tong, Program Coordinator (916) Website: -OR- Contact Information

38 Learn. Share. Connect. Lead. Examples of local sustainability activities. Ask your colleagues questions. What challenges is your agency facing?

39 Thank you for participating today!

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