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1 1 Actions for Clean Air & Energy Management within the City of Kelowna and the Central Okanagan Regional District

2 2 Central Okanagan Regional Air Quality Program Actions for Clean Air

3 3 Central Okanagan Regional Air Quality Program Kelowna Kelowna Peachland Peachland Oyama Oyama Lake Country Lake Country Westbank Westbank Westside Westside Ellison Ellison Joe Rich Joe Rich

4 4 LAYERS OF GOVERNMENT FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT ENVIRONMENTPROVINCIAL HEALTH HEALTH FORESTRY FORESTRY AGRICULTURE AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION EDUCATION FIRST NATIONS REGIONAL DISTRICTS FIRE DISTRICTS FIRE DISTRICTSMUNICIPAL Central Okanagan Regional Air Quality Committee Okanagan Air Quality Technical Steering Committee FederalGovernment Provincial Government Local Governments Okanagan Airshed Coalition Private and Public Partners

5 5 Air Quality Management Planning Committed to keeping our air clean while the area grows Committed to keeping our air clean while the area grows Set priorities for emission reductions Set priorities for emission reductions –Outdoor burning (Agriculture, Development, Forest Industry, First Nations) –Wood Burning Appliances –Vehicle Emissions

6 6 Outdoor Burning Emission Control Strategies Backyard Burning Ban Backyard Burning Ban Land clearing for development burning ban Land clearing for development burning ban Agricultural wood waste chipping project Agricultural wood waste chipping project No burning during poor venting conditions No burning during poor venting conditions No burning during fair or poor air quality No burning during fair or poor air quality Outdoor burning hotline Outdoor burning hotline Coordinating forest industry slash burning Coordinating forest industry slash burning Spreading out the number of burns to reduce smoke loading in the region Spreading out the number of burns to reduce smoke loading in the region Outdoor burning educational brochures to agriculture industry Outdoor burning educational brochures to agriculture industry

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8 8 Wood Burning Appliance Emission Control Strategies Great Okanagan Wood Stove Exchange Program Great Okanagan Wood Stove Exchange Program –Wood Stove Workshops Wood burning appliance bylaw Wood burning appliance bylaw –Allows ticketing for people burning unseasoned wood –Allows ticketing for those creating nuisance amounts of smoke –New wood burning appliances must be EPA emission approved

9 9 Vehicle Emissions Control Strategies Cash for Clunkers Clean Air Rewards Program Cash for Clunkers Clean Air Rewards Program Annual Vehicle Emissions Clinics Annual Vehicle Emissions Clinics Corporate Idling Policy Corporate Idling Policy School Based Anti Idling Project School Based Anti Idling Project

10 10 Transportation Demand Management Programs Commuter Challenge and Go Green Week Commuter Challenge and Go Green Week Pedestrian and bike corridor planning Pedestrian and bike corridor planning Cycling - Bike rack program on busses and various locations. Bike lockers at town centers. Cycling - Bike rack program on busses and various locations. Bike lockers at town centers. Cycling network and pedestrian network planning Cycling network and pedestrian network planning Transit Service Improvements Transit Service Improvements Walk and Roll Car Free Day Walk and Roll Car Free Day

11 11 Smart Growth Principals Land Use Planning Land Use Planning –Land use and transportation policies that will accommodate future growth in a manner which minimizes potential air quality impacts Transportation Planning Transportation Planning –Trip Reduction Programs –Transportation Demand Management Development Policies Development Policies –Ensure new commercial and industrial facilities have the most up-to-date pollution control technologies and operating practices

12 12 Education Programs & Events School presentations School presentations Mayor’s Environmental Expo Mayor’s Environmental Expo Living Greener Calendar Living Greener Calendar Environmental Mind Grind Environmental Mind Grind

13 13 Research - Research identifies priority pollutants, tracks emission reductions, identifies potential air pollution problems and validates the use of emission reduction strategies. Emissions Inventory Emissions Inventory Monitoring Monitoring Speciation Analysis Speciation Analysis Air Quality Valuation Model Air Quality Valuation Model Dispersion Modeling Dispersion Modeling

14 14 Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiatives Energy and Greenhouse Gas reduction initiatives reduces air pollution and saves money. Energy and Greenhouse Gas reduction initiatives reduces air pollution and saves money. Belong to the FCM’s Partners for Climate Protection Program Belong to the FCM’s Partners for Climate Protection Program –Completing milestones of the program, which includes an emissions inventory, developing a plan of action and implementing that plan. City of Kelowna Energy Management Committee City of Kelowna Energy Management Committee

15 15 City of Kelowna “E M C” ENERGY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Partnering with a partner that makes sense that’s

16 16 Introduction EMC Members EMC Objectives (A More Discipline Way to Energy Management) EMC Projects Completed EMC Current Activities Summary of Savings and Potential Savings for

17 17 Committee Members: EMC Chairman and Water Manager - Don Degen Electrical Manager and EMC Coordinator - Rod Carle Civic Properties Manager – Jim Waugh Civic Properties HVAC Technician – Martin Johansen Traffic Technician – Fred Wollin Environmental Manager, Mark Watt Environmental Technician, Corey Davis AQUILA “Power Sense” Technical - Kelly Hewson

18 18 Committee Objectives: 1To promote the wise use of energy within the City’s operating areas by providing department managers and senior management with information on rebate and operating cost reduction opportunities. 2To prepare action plans for those opportunities within operating departments which will demonstrate real cost savings and reduced operating costs through energy reduction. To bring these areas forward as part of the annual budget submissions.

19 19 Committee Objectives contd.: 3To use energy rebates received to assist in funding the cost to identify opportunities through facility audits 4To ensure all opportunities undertaken are consistent with rebate opportunities and result in value for money for both the City of Kelowna as a company and Aquila/PowerSense as a utility.

20 20 Committee Operation: Purpose: –To improve performance through wise energy use Steps: –Identify opportunities –Evaluate potential opportunities for PPP assistance –Prepare action plans and budgets –Obtain funding for audits and implementation –Track implemented projects –Promote findings and results to others –Provide annual report to city council

21 21 Energy Management Projects: (1995 to present) Civic Properties City Hall (lighting retrofit) Rutland & Memorial Arenas (dehumidification/lighting) Library (lighting/HVAC) Arts Centre (lighting/HVAC) Library Parkade (lighting/controls) WWTF Admin Office (lighting/controls/HVAC) Main Fire Hall (lighting retrofit) RCMP Detachment (lighting retrofit) City Yard (lighting retrofit) Parkinson Rec Centre (light retrofit) Prospera Place (High E ice/controls/lighting) Chapman Parkade (controls/HVAC) Rotary Arts Centre (lighting/HVAC/controls) Current building initiatives Capital News Centre Parkinson Rec Centre up-grades (GSHP/heat recovery/ice plant/lighting/controls)(dehumidification/lighting/low flow urinals)

22 22 Electrical Division Streetlights –Conversion of all streetlights to H.P.S. Traffic Lights –all traffic lights in Aquila Service Area converted to L.E.D. Current initiatives –all traffic lights in City Electrical Service Area are being converted to L.E.D.

23 23 Environment Division Joint Venture with Regional District of Central Okanagan on completion of an Air Quality Management Plan Joined the Federation of Canadian Municipalities “Partners for Climate Protection” (PCP) program Completed the greenhouse gas emmissions inventory for City-owned facilities other Environmental Education Programs (i.e. Mayors Environmental Expo, Watershed program, Waste Reduction program, Transportation Alternatives program and Water Conservation program

24 24 Water & Waste Water and sewer telemetry system improvements at WWTF in 1993 Water system telemetry installed in the Mission Plants in 1996 Current initiatives Value Engineering review for Cedar Creek Pumping Station These types of ”Smart" controls allow the City to provide individual premise peak shaving along with electrical system peak shaving. Annual energy cost reductions from these improvements are $50,000 per year.

25 25 Summary Savings since 1995 to date: Total Kwh’s = 3,785,000 Total Dollars = $167, PowerSense Incentive/Rebate Funding since 1995: $192,056 Potential Savings once projects complete: Kwh’s = 2,150, 000 Dollars = $95, Potential PowerSense Incentive/Rebates: $102,500.00


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