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On-Demand Briefing: Solutions for Sustainable Cities Series
AltaTerra Research, May 2011, Pages: 176
Municipalities are at the forefront of change, acting on sustainability goals and deploying new solutions for resource efficiency, clean energy, and emissions reduction.
This series of on-demand briefings features innovative approaches and proven solutions, case studies from actual implementations, and perspectives on cost-savings and other policy goals—in one of the most dynamic fields of sustainability today.
The series is comprised of three briefings:
1. Solutions for Sustainable Cities: Managing Energy and Emissions for Systematic Savings
Featured in this 60-minute on-demand briefing are Ariella Rosenberg Maron, deputy commissioner for energy management at the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Service and Brad Swing, director of energy policy for the City of Boston Mayor's Office of Environmental and Energy Services. Ariella and Brad share inside views of municipal energy and carbon management strategy, including implementation methods and software tools for reaching reduction goals. Jennifer Ewing Thiel, director of tools and technical innovation at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, describes the elements of a successful municipal carbon and energy reduction program, and related drivers and trends across municipalities in the United States. Jaclyn Pitera, a senior analyst with AltaTerra Research, provides an overview of the marketplace for environmental resource management systems, representative capabilities, and how these are being deployed as a 'system of record' in enterprise sustainability programs.
2. Solutions for Sustainable Cities: Renewable Energy Program Successes and Challenges
In this online briefing, Jeff Janssen, senior policy advisor at the City of San Jose, discusses how the city’s solar goals fit into the larger picture of local economic development and job creation. Mary Tucker, energy program manager at the City of San Jose, provides detailed information on how the city is installing solar on city buildings and encouraging adoption throughout the community, including initiatives to foster corporate employee solar purchase programs and innovative community financing models. David Herrmann, who managed the DOE Solar American Cities contract at CH2M Hill, discusses how cities across the country are adopting solar and what resources are available from the DOE Solar America Communities program. Jon Guice, managing director of research at AltaTerra Research, introduces the briefing with a discussion of the solar market today and market drivers for the municipal solar market.
3. Solutions for Sustainable Cities: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Planning and Deployment
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are receiving a great deal of attention in the media, but before they can be broadly adopted, a charging infrastructure needs to be in place. This online briefing reviews the decision-making process for municipalities interested in EV infrastructure. It begins with a discussion of regional transportation strategies and how individual cities can help support long-term sustainable goals. Anne Hunt, environmental policy director for the City of St. Paul, Minnesota, discusses the business case for municipal investment in EV infrastructure, including stakeholder buy-in and funding strategies. She is joined by St. Paul Senior Planner Merritt Clapp-Smith, who discusses practical steps for implementation, including urban planning issues, developing utility partnerships, and developing supporting permitting processes. Reiko Takemasa, senior product manager at utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), discusses the impact of PEV charging infrastructure on the utility electric grid, the use of rates to influence charging behavior, how utilities will respond to PEVs, and other related issues, such as problems with clustering phenomena and challenges of installing chargers at multi-unit dwelling complexes. The briefing is moderated by Don Bray, president of AltaTerra Research, who gives a brief overview of EV technology and trends.
Who will benefit from this series?
- Municipal managers and staff in:
-- Executive functions
-- Sustainability and green programs
-- Energy management
-- Engineering and facilities
-- Fleet management
-- Water management
-- Waste management
- Municipal elected officials
- Clean technology product and service providers
- Consultants, academics, and business services professionals
When you register for this on-demand briefing series you will receive: presentation slides in PDF format and online access to recordings of the live events. Information for accessing the recording is included on the first page of each set of presentation slides.
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer
AltaTerra Research is a research and consulting firm focused on sustainable business and the enterprise marketplace for clean technology solutions. AltaTerra briefings offer executive-level education in an interactive format, with online slide presentations by qualified experts, followed by an open forum for questions and discussion. They provide a vehicle for communication between attendees, speakers and analysts, cultivate discussion about published research, and provide catalysts for further research.