CREB Status Report - March 4 2013

Report
CREB Status Report
Presentation
to Town Council
March 4, 2013
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Discussion Items
• Barrington Energy Survey
– Cost of energy
– Energy usage
– Examples of improvement initiatives
• Alignment of Committee Name & Charge
• Potential Solar System on Closed Landfill
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Committee for Renewable Energy for Barrington
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Barrington Energy Survey
• Conservation and efficiency improvements have
reduced cost of energy by about $500,000
Total Cost of Energy
$2,000,000
$1,800,000
$1,600,000
$1,400,000
$1,200,000
$1,000,000
$800,000
$600,000
$400,000
$200,000
$0
FY 2009
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FY 2010
FY 2011
Committee for Renewable Energy for Barrington
FY 2012
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Barrington Energy Survey
FY 2009
FY 2012
Sewer
Stations,
$104,134
Street
Lighting,
$186,551
Sewer
Stations,
$91,441
Municipal
Buildings,
$316,137
Municipal
Buildings,
$204,767
Street
Lighting,
$204,149
Gas & Diesel,
$230,938
Gas & Diesel,
$195,880
School
Buildings,
$941,991
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Committee for Renewable Energy for Barrington
School
Buildings,
$587,972
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Barrington Energy Survey
Municipal Project Examples:
• High efficiency boilers at
Library & Public Safety
buildings
• Computerized energy
management system at
Library
• High efficiency interior
lighting at all buildings
• LED lighting at town-owned
street lights
• New heating & ventilation
systems at Town Hall
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Committee for Renewable Energy for Barrington
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Barrington Energy Survey
School Project Examples:
• High efficiency interior &
exterior lighting
• Computerized heating &
ventilation controls at all
schools
• Conversion from oil to gas
heat at all schools
• Insulated roof systems at
elementary schools
• Skylights in hallways in
some schools
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Committee for Renewable Energy for Barrington
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Alignment of Committee Name & Charge
Charge:
The Committee shall advise the
Barrington Town Council on short and
long term strategies to promote energy
efficiency, thereby creating savings and
reducing the environmental impact of
town energy use through conservation
and the use of sustainable energy
resources. CREB will also provide
education and assistance to the citizens
of Barrington in attaining the above
objectives. The CREB shall endeavor to
reach out to other communities and
organizations in the region to further its
mission.
Adopted by the Barrington Town
Council on November 5, 2007
3/4/2013
Recommendation:
The CREB should be
renamed the “Energy
Committee” to better
reflect the Charge from the
Town Council, especially
because energy efficiency
and renewable energy are
equally important parts of
the Committee’s Charge.
However, the Committee
recommends to the
Council that the Charge be
re-examined on a regular
basis, with
recommendations made to
the Town Council by the
Committee.
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Potential Solar System on Closed Landfill
• Potential Opportunity
– CREB has identified closed landfills as potential solar energy locations
– A solar system could be installed after the re-capping is complete
(approximately two years)
– Barrington could partner with a project developer through a lease or
other arrangement
• Request of Council
– CREB requests Town Council concurrence to move ahead with process
of investigating the opportunity and educating the CREB, the council
and the community
• Recommended Next Step
– Host a workshop jointly with other relevant boards and commissions
– Invite potential vendors to present approaches, best practices and
lessons learned from other projects
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Back-up Slides
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Barrington Energy Survey
• Efficiency of town buildings compares favorably with national standards
and is improving (standards not available for some building types)
• Town Hall & High School have achieved Energy Star Recognition
Energy Star Rating
100
90
80
70
Town Hall
60
Barrington High School
Barrington Middle School
50
Hampden Meadows
40
Nayatt Elementary
Primrose Hill
30
Sowams Elementary
20
10
0
FY 2009
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FY 2010
FY 2011
FY 2012
Committee for Renewable Energy for Barrington
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Barrington Energy Survey
• Data is helping identify further improvement opportunities
Electricity Energy Density (kBtu/Sq. Ft.)
50.0
40.0
2009
30.0
2010
20.0
2011
10.0
2012
0.0
Library /
Senior Ctr.
Public Safety Public Works
Town Hall
Barrington
Barrington
High School Middle School
Hampden
Meadows
Nayatt
Elementary
Primrose Hill
Sowams
Elementary
Heat Energy Density (kBtu/Sq. Ft.)
90.0
80.0
70.0
60.0
50.0
40.0
30.0
20.0
10.0
0.0
2009
2010
2011
2012
Library /
Senior Ctr.
12/14/12
Public Safety Public Works
Town Hall
Barrington
Barrington
High School Middle School
Hampden
Meadows
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Nayatt
Elementary
Primrose Hill
Sowams
Elementary
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Barrington Energy Survey
Examples of municipal energy efficiency initiatives to date:
– Conducted Energy Efficiency Engineering Analysis Reports of Town
Hall, Library & Public Safety buildings
– Upgraded lighting at all municipal buildings through RISE energy
efficiency programs
– Used National Grid incentive programs to
• Install two high efficiency boilers at Library
• Install computerized energy management system at Library
• Install tankless hot water system at Library
• Install two high efficiency boilers @ Public Safety building
– Installed LED lighting in Town Council chambers
– Installed LED lighting in town-owned streetlights
– Installed new heating & ventilation units in Town Hall
12/14/12
Committee for Renewable Energy for Barrington
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Barrington Energy Survey
Examples of school energy efficiency initiatives to date:
– Whole Building Analysis completed at High School as a result of
achieving Energy Star rating
– Replaced interior lighting with energy efficient fixtures & lamps at all
school buildings
– Replaced exterior fixtures with fluorescent technology
– Installed computerized heating and ventilation controls at all schools
– Converted two remaining schools from oil to gas heat
• All school buildings now on gas
– Installed insulated roof systems on all elementary schools
– Installed skylights in hallways at Primrose & Nayatt schools allowing
hallway lighting to be turned off on most days
– Used incentives and grants to minimize cost to town
12/14/12
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