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1 Mayor s Neighborhood Summit Be Green, Save Green! Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability Brittany C. Sellers, Sustainability Project Manager

2 Workshop Agenda Overview of Green Works and focus area on energy in Orlando Question: What do you think uses the most energy in your home? Tips and tricks to save energy across each key building element: Lighting HVAC Plugload and appliances Hot water Building envelope How OUC can help How the City can help Q & A and open dialogue Closing remarks

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5 2040 Goals 2018 Targets 2012 Baselines Reduce GHG emissions 90% from 2007 Reduce GHG emissions 25% from M tons of CO2e 50% from renewables Reduce city-wide EUI by 25% from % of new construction is green buildings 8% from renewables Reduce city-wide EUI by 5% from % of new construction is green buildings 1.8% renewable energy 12,005 kwh per capita 0.45 green buildings per 1,000 residents

6 Leading by Example: City of Orlando s Energy-Efficiency Project ENERGY STAR benchmarking and ASHRAE Level II Energy Audits $17.5 million municipal bond 55 Buildings Total in Phase 1 Lighting, HVAC, Building controls retrofits Expected $2.4 Million annual return

7 You Can Save Too! Question: What do you think uses the most energy in your home?

8 Answer: Home Energy Consumption Breakdown

9 Lighting Question: What can you do each day to save energy on lighting?

10 Lighting

11 Lighting Only use the light you need Turn off the lights when leaving the room Consider installing occupancy sensor panels Use natural lighting whenever possible

12 Plug load and Appliances Question: What can you do each day to save energy on your plug load from appliance use?

13 Plug load and Appliances Refrigerator temperature Freezer temperature 0-10 Check the seals to ensure good contact Coils should be cleaned annually Keep fully-stocked as much as possible Fill empty milk containers with water to occupy more space

14 Plug load and Appliances Unplug it! Leaving a computer on all day can cost about 21 /day, or about $75/year Standby/off mode can still use energy Easily unplug electronics and appliances with a power strip

15 Water Heating Question: What can you do each day to save energy on hot water?

16 Water Heating 125 F or lower Use cold water Laundry Dish washing by hand or dishwasher on energy saver mode

17 Water Heating Conserve Showers (5 minutes or less) When traveling, turn it off

18 Air Conditioning and Heating Question: What can you do each day to save energy on heating and air conditioning?

19 Air Conditioning and Heating Thermostat Settings Summer: 78 Winter: 68 Each degree +/- 6%-8% Example: = 12%-16% savings Start small, one degree increments Adjust by 2-4 when away 4+ hours

20 Air Conditioning and Heating Set a program Automatically adjust settings when away Opportunity to upgrade existing thermostat Smart models Wi-Fi More control Useful data

21 Air Conditioning and Heating Reduce A/C usage by using a ceiling or portable fan Helps you feel 2-4 cooler Cost less than $2/month to operate for average use Fans cool people, not rooms

22 Air Conditioning and Heating Check your A/C filter monthly Use your OUC bill as a reminder Air flow arrow Make sure there s only one filter (preferably at air handler)

23 Building Envelope Question: What is the building envelope and how does it affect energy use?

24 Building Envelope Find and seal air leaks Insulate Upgrade inefficient windows & doors

25 How OUC Can Help: Online Dashboard Review your usage patterns to conserve and save money Daily and hourly data available Set up alerts to receive usage notifications

26 How OUC Can Help: Power Pass Program Pre-paid metering No late fees No deposits No reconnect fees Monitor & lower your daily usage

27 How OUC Can Help: Budget Billing Keep your budget balanced Avoid unpredictable bills Even payments each month Based on your 12- month usage history Free service

28 How OUC Can Help: Free Audit Walk-through assessment Analyze and provide historical usage Written report with savings suggestions FREE!

29 How OUC Can Help: Efficiency Delivered Up to $2,000 of energy and water efficiency upgrades OUC performs free home energy audit OUC Preferred Contractor performs upgrades

30 How OUC Can Help: Efficiency Delivered OUC contributes for upgrades based on household income: If you qualify, payments may be added to your bill Interest free 12 monthly payments or lump-sum

31 How OUC Can Help: Efficiency Delivered Energy-saving upgrades Attic insulation Caulking and weather stripping Hot water pipe insulation Window film Duct leak repairs Air filter replacement

32 How OUC Can Help: Rebates Must be submitted within six months New construction: six months from closing Paperless online application Applied to account within one or two billing cycles Conservation Support staff available to assist Always double-check requirements before purchasing

33 How OUC Can Help: ENERGY STAR Heat Pump Water Heater OUC Rebate Amount: $ up to 100% of cost Tax Credit Amount: $ Applies to new construction Manufacturers claim 50%-67% savings Very quick savings payback especially for large families

34 How OUC Can Help: Other Programs Heat pump and cooling system Solar thermal incentive program Community solar farm Many more

35 How the City Can Help: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Approved unanimously by Orlando City Council in March, 2016

36 How PACE works

37 Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) Non-profit community lending organization SELF's mission is to help rebuild and empower underserved communities by providing access to affordable and innovative financing for sustainable property improvements. Projects include: Energy efficiency Renewable energy Wind-hazard mitigation Water conservation

38 Q & A and Open Dialogue

39 City of Orlando Contact Chris Castro Brittany Sellers

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