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1 Intelligent Community Forum Sustainability Case Study June 8, 2012

2 Started in 2005 Sustainable Policy Statement First Green Action Plan 34 of 38 completed! Recognized and partnered with the Department of Conservation First Emerald City I Eight Focus areas Seven original & healthy communities Community Participation and Empowerment

3 Development with Committee – City of Commissions and Boards – Oversee City Staff and make recommendation to Council – Outreach to other communities Taskforces – Spearhead specific issues with staff – Bicycle advisory committee – Green Accountability Performance Committee Community Participation and Empowerment Green Accountability Performance (GAP) Meeting at City Hall

4 Converted 87% of city fleet to clean/alternative fuels Hydrogen fueling station Natural Gas Propane vehicles Greenhouse gas studies Municipal operations Community wide Increased Park Systems Hunter Sports Park Andulka Arlington heights Sports Park Environmental Best Practices

5 The Boathouse and the Universal Playground at Lake Evans

6 Multiple Grade Separations, overpasses and bridges: Columbia Magnolia La Sierra bridge Solar power and community Low income homes Senior/community centers Transportation centers Environmental Best Practices Van Buren bridge 91 Freeway overpass Riverside Drive coming soon

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8 WRCOG Loan Program Partnership with Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) Any property owner can participate Financing for energy/water efficiency Especially windows, A/C, PV Implementation – First participant is in the City of Riverside Commercial customer solar installation

9 Diverted 69% of landfill waste Grease to Gas Saving over $1million annually Go Transit program College students ride free Senior discounts Over 1,000,000 riders within 2 years $3 million for conservation Saving 23,000,000 kWh/year US Department of Energy Environmental Best Practices

10 Whole House Rebate Program Results Award winning program- 1 st in U.S.  665 Whole House Rebates distributed  1,850,000 kWh saved  $1.4 million in rebates distributed  Every $1 allocated = $2 invested in local economy  Created 30 full time jobs*  National recognition from DOE Secretary Chu Creates permanent Green housing stock

11 Whole House Rebate Program Results Award winning program - 1 st in U.S. 665 Whole House Rebates distributed 1,850,000 kWh saved $1.4 million in rebates distributed Every $1 allocated = $2 invested in local economy National recognition from DOE Secretary Chu Creates permanent green housing stock

12 GreenRiverside.com web Development Digital “green hub” for City activities, local business, community members  One-stop shop for:  City green activities, programs, rebates, events  Conservation information  Community sustainability efforts Web to become industry model “best practice”

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20 National Promotion Promoting Riverside nationally as a Green Leader - Weekly radio program Submit to all trade publications for awareness campaign State and national award program submittals Over 120 regional, national, and international awards 2011 Winner - CA Sustainability Alliance Award for Local Government

21 Urban Land Institute: Vision Winner Seizing Our Destiny Route 5 and GAP Urban Land Institute: Vision Winner Seizing Our Destiny Route 5 and GAP

22 Economic Development and Outreach New category of award Competing against sustainability icons and much larger cities National attention to Riverside

23 E4 Results – 18 months 280 jobs through Energy Efficiency programming 870 new jobs created through Econ Dev. Rate 700 jobs retained through BR 4,500 indirect job creation Over 23,000,000 kWh in energy savings last year 3,000 more efficient homes 401 solar projects online Over $50 Million in local investment

24 Fortune Magazine compiled a list of the 50 most admired companies Surveyed 3,855 business executives, directors, and analysts. 50 Most Admired Companies

25 Apple Google Amazon.com Coca-Cola IBM FedEx Berkshire Hathaway Starbucks Proctor & Gamble Southwest Airlines McDonald’s Johnson & Johnson Walt Disney BMW General Electric American Express Microsoft 3M Caterpillar Costco Wholesale Nordstrom J.P. Morgan Chase Singapore Airlines Wal-Mart Stores Target Nike Exxon Mobil Whole Foods Market UPS Boeing Nestle PepsiCo Toyota Motor Samsung Electronics Volkswagen Intel DuPont Deere Goldman Sachs Marriot International eBay Cisco Systems Accenture Daimler Wells Fargo AT&T Ralph Lauren St. Jude Medical Oracle Honda Motor General Mills

26 50 Most Admired Companies Apple Google Amazon.com Coca-Cola IBM FedEx Berkshire Hathaway Starbucks Proctor & Gamble Southwest Airlines McDonald’s Johnson & Johnson Walt Disney BMW General Electric American Express Microsoft 3M Caterpillar Costco Wholesale Nordstrom J.P. Morgan Chase Singapore Airlines Wal-Mart Stores Target Nike Exxon Mobil Whole Foods Market UPS Boeing Nestle PepsiCo Toyota Motor Samsung Electronics Volkswagen Intel DuPont Deere Goldman Sachs Marriot International eBay Cisco Systems Accenture Daimler Wells Fargo AT&T Ralph Lauren St. Jude Medical Oracle Honda Motor General Mills

27 Contact Information Michael Bacich Michael Bacich – Assistant General Manager/ Sustainability Officer – –


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