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					Paul Andersson
Program Manager
City of Bellevue
Pandersson@Bellevuewa.gov
Overview
oFrameworks
oBenchmarks & Metrics
oProjects
oPolicies
oChanging the Lens
oCollaboration
oMarketing & Outreach
oChallenges
Frameworks
 ICLEI’s 5 Principles
     1. Conduct a baseline emissions inventory
     2. Adopt an emissions reduction target
     3. Develop a Local Action Plan
     4. Implement the policies and measures in the action plan
     5. Monitor, verify and report results


 The Natural Step 


 ESI Strategic Plan


 COB Comprehensive Plan
Guiding Documents
 Guiding Documents




City Manager Charge: “Re-establish Bellevue as an environmental leader”
Benchmarking & Metrics
Bellevue Community GHG Emissions by Sector – 2006
                                           Diesel
                                           Waste
                                            7.5%
                                                    Waste
                                           0.4%
                                                    0.4%
                                                             Residential
                                                               23.3%


        Gasoline
          35.5%
       Transportation
           43.0%



                                                                     Electricity
                                                                       43.1%




                                                            Commercial
                        Natural Gas                           32.0%
                              Industrial
                          13.5% 1.3%
Benchmarking & Metrics
        Key Performance Indicators:
 •What indicators should Bellevue be using to
 measure it’s sustainability performance?
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Projects: Overview
  2010 Project Achievements

        Operational
            Energy Efficiency Achieved in City Buildings
            Traffic Signal Savings
            Clean Fleet Acquisitions

        Community
            Home Energy Reports Launched
            Business Support Program Initiated
            Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployed
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Project: Resource Conservation Mgr
                                                      Pollutant
             Electricity Use     Electricity Cost
 Facility                                            Reduction
             Reduction (%)         Savings ($)
                                                    (MT CO2 eq.)

 City Hall        6%               $27,520              165
                                                Pollutant
 Facility    Natural Gas Use Natural Gas Cost
                                               Reduction
              Reduction (%)    Savings ($)
                                              (MT CO2 eq.)

 City Hall        4%                $5,352              21

                         Total     $32,872              186
Project: Traffic Signal Lighting
 LED traffic signals replacing incandescent
 bulbs; realized savings of:
      $188,000 annually in energy costs (baseline
       2000)
      950 MT CO2/ year in pollution reduction


 Will complete replacements in 2012
Project: Greening the Fleet
 33 hybrid vehicles were added to the Fleet
 in 2010; projected impacts of:
   Fuel savings of 11,000 gallons/yr
   Cost savings of $30,000/yr
   Pollution reduction of 90 MT CO2/ year
 By end of 2011:
   Expect to have 78 new hybrids, grant funded
   Will have 127 hybrids in the fleet
   36% of the 345 light duty vehicles*
    *Excludes police cruisers
Project: Home Energy Reports
Project: Eastside Sustainable Business Alliance
Project: Electric Vehicle Infrast.
             •Inter-jurisdictional effort
             •First 2 stations at City Hall
             •14 coming to Community Centers
             •Level II & Fast Charge Rollout
Project: Recreation Facility Lighting
                                            Electricity     Pollutant
    Recreational           Electricity Use
                                           Cost Savings    Reduction
      Facilities           Reduction (%)
                                                ($)       (MT CO2 eq.)
 Robinswood Tennis
Center
                                 35          13,804           62
 South Bellevue
Community Center
                                 16           6,430           29
 Newport Hills Sports
Park
                                 66           7,532           37
 Highland Center                 57           3,816            6
 Hidden Valley Ball
Field
                                 44           2,398           12

                   Total                    $33,980           146
Policies
 How might the City effect sustainability through
 Policies?
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• What to do if policy-makers don’t support the
cause?
    Changing the Lens
   Systems Based View of Emissions: U.S. GHG Emissions (2006)
                                                  Diesel Waste
                                      Water/Sewage 6.7%        Waste
                                                         0.5%
                                          9.2%                 0.5%



                   Outdoor Lighting
                   Gasoline
                       16.2%
                    25.3%                                                   Buildings
                                                                             42.1%




                Employee Commute
                      13.2%
                                                                           Electricity
                  Natural Gas                                                59.1%
                     8.4%
                                                  Vehicle Fleet
                                                     18.8%


Source: Draft values from Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Materials and Land
Management Practices. U.S. EPA. (forthcoming).
                                                                                              Carbon Market /
                                                                                               REC Market



        Changing the Lens
                                                                 Canopy Removal Example
                                           City of Bellevue Tree 10 AcreManagement: What Gets Measured Gets Managed

                       10 acre
                                              COB Development                                                Air Pollutants: $2,000
                       removal                   SEPA filed with
                                              Services Permitting
                                                 relevant details                                                                     $4,466 / acre
                                                                                            Tree removal details
                                                                                                  obtained      Storm Water Retention: $44,660
                                                                    SEPA Issued   Value of removed
                            Tree Removal or         Current                                                         Storm water retention $200 / acre
       Tree Canopy Development Project              Process                           trees assessed
      Assets updated                                                                   Proposed
                                                                                                                      3.3 Tons Co2 Sequestration
                                                                                                      Impacts assessed &     Pollutant removal
                                                                SEPA accepted
                                                                                        Process           quantified
                 Campaigns activated to                                                                                         Co2 sequestration
                   reduce tree losses                                                                            Aesthetics TBD
                               Loss/Gain, Costs Trees removed                                                                  Aesthetics
                                                                                                                      ESI canopy target             .33 tons / acre
Removal costs presented       Registered with City                                            Present options to Canopy Loss Fee TBD
                                                                                                           .04%
up front for new projects          Canopy audits
                                                                                                 offset losses
                                     show loss           Options Presented                                                                     TBD
                                                                                                                      1% / 213 acres
                                                                          Education
                     Constant canopy                                                  Replanting
                    management shows                                                  elsewhere
                        loss/gain
                                                Loss/Gain, Costs/Revenue
                                                Carbon Market-          Replanting-
                                                registered with City assets                    Fees

                                                                Fees-                        Carbon Market /
                                                                                              REC Market
Collaboration
 PPP’s – Public Private Partnerships




 C-7 New Energy Cities
Marketing & Outreach
 Measuring Up
 “It’s Your City”
 Web Portals
 ESBA
 Carbon Yeti
  Challenges
 Reversing the Trendline
 Data Management
 Tree Canopy Retention
 Marketing                                   2,200,000

 Engagement
                                                                                             Buisiness-as-
                                              2,000,000                                      Usual
                                                                                             Forecast
                         eCO2 (metric tons)




 Institutionalization                        1,800,000
                                                                                             Maintain
                                                                                             Emissions at
                                              1,600,000
                                                                                             2001
                                                                                             Baseline
                                              1,400,000
                                                                                             7% below
                                                                                             1990
                                              1,200,000                                      Emissions by
                                                                                             2012
                                              1,000,000
                                                          1990   2001   2006   2012   2020
                                                                        Year
           Paul Andersson
         Program Manager
           City of Bellevue
pandersson@bellevuewa.gov
            (425) 452-6129

				
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