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					City of Evanston
Northwestern
University
Big Ten Managers Meeting
Town/Gown Sustainability
Evanston, Illinois




   January 27, 2011
Quick Facts
Evanston & Northwestern University

   Northwestern University is      City of Evanston is located
    a private institution            13 miles north of Chicago
    founded in 1851                 Incorporated in 1863
   240-acre campus in              Population of 74,239*
    Evanston                        Area of 7.8 sq. mi.
   25-acre campus in               29,651 Households*
    Chicago
   Total enrollment of
    16,475 students, ½
    graduate, ½
    undergraduate


*According to the 2000 Census
       City of Evanston’s Commitment to
       Sustainability   Evanston Climate
                                       Action Plan (ECAP)


       Strategic Plan Office of
                      Sustainability               Multi-Modal
                                                   Transportation Plan

2006                2007               2008             2009                   2010

                                                                         Green
                                                                         Building
        US Mayors              GHG Emissions                             Ordinance
        Climate Protection     Inventory
        Agreement




         ECAP                                    13%            by 2012
City of Evanston Greenhouse Gas
Emissions Inventory (2005 Baseline)
Total 2005 Emissions = 1,014,593 MTC02e

                        Waste Disposal Energy Municipal
                             1%              2%
       Transportation                                     Energy Residential
            15%                                                  25%




                        Energy Commercial
                               57%
                City of Evanston Greenhouse Gas
                Emissions Inventory Progress
          650,000
          600,000                                                          2005
          550,000
                                                                           2006
          500,000
          450,000                                                          2007
          400,000
                                                                           2008
MTC0 2e




          350,000
          300,000                                                          Target-7% of 1990 Goal
          250,000
          200,000
          150,000
          100,000
           50,000
                -
                    Energy Municipal    Energy         Energy     Transportation   Waste Disposal
                                       Residential   Commercial
                                                      Category
Northwestern University Greenhouse
Gas Emissions Inventory
(2008 Baseline)
Total 2008 Emissions = 81,382 MTC02e

                              Admin
                             Building            BIRL
                               1%                 2%
                Ryan Field
                   4%




                                          Central
                                        Utility Plant
                                             93%
Emissions Impact
Evanston Climate Action Plan
Goal: Reduce Emissions 13% below 1990 levels by 2012

 Transportation             Renewable       Food Production
 and Land Use                Energy           & Distribution




                         Waste Reduction
                                             Forestry, Prairie &
                            & Recycling
                                               Carbon Offsets
 Energy & Buildings
City of Evanston
Sustainability Project
Highlights
   Successful implementation of projects using EEGCB
    Funding
    –   Lighting upgrade projects at Crown Rec. Center, Ecology
        Center, Church St. Parking Garage, Davit Arm Street Lights
    –   Weatherization for 46 income-qualified units
    –   Water Plant Expansion, HVAC Tune-up, Solar PV Pilot
    –   Recycling expansion and education
   More Sustainable Infrastructure/Building Projects
    –   Children’s Library Expansion
    –   Fire Station #5 – Certified LEED Gold
    –   Green Building Ordinance
City of Evanston Sustainability
Project Highlights
   ComEd Community Energy Challenge
    –   994 households reached, 7 million kWh saved, 100K
        therms
    –   Porch Light, Appliance, Municipal, Residential
        Campaigns
   CUB Energy Saver Challenge
    –   Contest winner receiving 21,650 CFL’s
   Recycling Program Improvements
    –   Container and Collection Enhancements, Year long and
        special recycling events for electronics, light bulbs,
        medical sharps, etc.
   National/Regional Program Participation
    –   Car Free Day, Clean Air Counts, WaterSense,
        Energy Star
Northwestern Sustainability
Programs and Priorities
   REC Purchase 30%
   LEED Mandate (new buildings & major rehabs)
   Mandate for Energy Star purchases
   Energy Audits & ECSM implementation
   Demand Ventilation
   Occupancy Sensors
   Ford Solar Array
   Temperature Set-Points
   Recycling
   Green Cup Competition
   Outreach & Education Efforts
              System Overview
Centennial    •   17 kW solar photovoltaic system
Solar Panel   •   On the Ford Design Center roof
              •   First on-site renewable energy generation at NU
System        •   Collaborative effort between students, staff, academic
                  institutions, and a private foundation.
(CSPS)
              System Objectives
              •   Generate clean energy at NU.
              •   Demonstrate NU’s commitment to sustainability.
              •   Facilitate teaching and research of renewable energy.
              •   Act as an outreach and inspirational tool for the community.

              Current Status
              •   Raised over $115,000 for the system
              •   Design in progress
              •   Panels, inverters, and support structure ordered
              •   Outreach and Education, preparing web monitoring system
              •   Projected completion: Spring 2011
Town/Gown Best Practices
   COE-NU Walkway Lighting Improvement Project
   Campus Kitchens Food Rescue and other
    donations
   Transportation Efficiency
    –   CNG Vehicle Fueling Station (past), Car-Share
        Program, Ride-share program
   University & Community Environmental Group
    Collaboration
    –   Bag Reduction, Environmental Group Networking
        Meeting
   Student Internships
    –   Office of Sustainability Projects: GHG Emissions
        Update, Business Energy Efficiency Program
        Outreach
Offshore Wind Farm
   On-going research and investigation of offshore wind
    potential by Citizens for Greener Evanston
   Offshore Wind Farm identified in Climate Action
    Plan
    –   45,000 – 85,000 MCO2e reduction per turbine
   April 13, 2010 - Evanston City Council authorized
    issuing a Request for Information to developers
   October 11, 2010 – Off Grid Technologies, Inc. &
    Mercury Wind Energy present to City Council
   Next Steps
    –   Form Mayor’s Special Committee to Review RFI’s and
        recommend action to City Council
    –   Determine regulator, financial, and technical feasibility of
        project
Next Steps

   Green Cup & Off-Campus or Resident
    Participation
   Green Ribbon Committee
   Compost Collections
   Continued Communication and Collaboration
Contact Information

Catherine N. Hurley, P.E., LEED AP             Wally Bobkiewicz
Sustainable Programs Coordinator               City Manager
City of Evanston                               City of Evanston
2100 Ridge Avenue                              2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201                       Evanston, Illinois 60201
T 847.448.8069                                 T 847.866.2936
F 847.448.8083                                 F 847.448.8083
churley@cityofevanston.org                     wbobkiewicz@cityofevanston.org

Julie Cahillane, LEED AP
Northwestern University
Manager of Recycling & Refuse
Facilities Management
T 847.467.1374
j-cahillane@northwestern.edu
www.northwestern.edu/fm/operations/recycling

				
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