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Not Just Another Sustainability Plan Irene Ogata, CPM, RLA, ASLA, AzAPA Urban Landscape Manager July 28, 2011 City of Tucson 2011 SUMMER CONFERENCE Loews.

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1 Not Just Another Sustainability Plan Irene Ogata, CPM, RLA, ASLA, AzAPA Urban Landscape Manager July 28, 2011 City of Tucson 2011 SUMMER CONFERENCE Loews Ventana Canyon Resort | Tucson, AZ | July 27-29, 2011 O FFICE OF C ONSERVATION & S USTAINABLE D EVELOPMENT Leslie Ethen, Director

2 Overview The funding source: DOE Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) Projects: Neighborhood Streetlight Conversion Program City of Tucson Parking Lot Lighting Retrofit City of Tucson Internal Green Team

3 Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 Received funding in November 2009 Projects to be completed by November 2012

4 Neighborhood Street Light Conversion Program Total contract budget: $420,710 2 contractors selected 850 Residential street light fixtures replaced Low sodium pressure lamps replaced with LED 6 neighborhoods identified (1 in each of 6 Ward districts)

5 Neighborhood Street Light Conversion Program $420,710 = Installation & Materials 850 = lamps replaced (9,000 city-wide) $48 = per lamp savings /per year $40,800 = per year electric utility cost savings LED life span 18 yrs vs 5 yrs LPSL 10 years = simple payback (does not include expenses avoided or incurred for life of LED) Low Pressure Sodium Lamp Low LED Lamp

6 Neighborhood Street Light Conversion Program Dark Sky concerns: more difficult for telescopes to filter out the white/blue range of light than orange = request 3600 K or less Important to have fixtures with light cut-off features – downward focused Potential to create a revolving loan fund utilizing annual savings Notes Notes Source: Cutoff library.municode

7 City Parking Lot Lighting Retrofit Program Total contract budget: $202,000 Citys fleet parking lot at Thomas O. Price Service Center, majority of Citys 2,500 vehicle fleet parked and serviced here 97 fixtures retrofitted

8 City Parking Lot Lighting Retrofit Program $202,000 = Installation & Materials 97 = lamps retrofitted (106 fixtures in parking lot) $16,457 = total electric savings / year MWh = savings / yr tons CO 2 savings / yr 12 years = simple payback (does not include expenses avoided or incurred for life of LED) High Pressure Sodium Lamp Low LED Lamp Source: lightingtrendsblog.com

9 Same concerns as Neighborhood Street Light Conversion Program Notes Notes City Parking Lot Lighting Retrofit Program Source: Cutoff library.municode

10 Grant description: Objective: Implement Mayor & Council policies Illustrate City is operating facilities as efficiently as possible Sustainability & Green Practices have tangible results 1997: Internal Green Team formed as part of Special Projects out of the Managers Office City Green Team Program... supporting our nascent City green Team as it works to build resource efficiency and sustainability into City operations, purchasing and facilities management.

11 Basic format: 3 Green Teams: 1) Energy, 2) Water, 3) Waste/ Procurement Process Baseline data gathering Filling in the Gaps Recommendations & prioritization Recommendations and metrics Reporting The Green Teams recommendations City Green Team Program

12 Conclusion Jurisdictions are doing something – need to bring forward information Community is watching and are a part of solution Change and improvements are inevitable

13 Irene Ogata, CPM, RLA, ASLA, AzAPA Urban Landscape Manager July 28, 2011 City of Tucson O FFICE OF C ONSERVATION & S USTAINABLE D EVELOPMENT Leslie Ethen, Director Contact: Leslie Ethen, OCSD Director: Irene Ogata, OCSD Urban Landscape Manager: OCSD website:


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