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  • Joint Efforts in Sustainability: City of Iowa City & The University of Iowa Brenda Nations Environmental Coordinator City of Iowa City Liz Christiansen Director of Sustainability University of Iowa
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  • Iowa City is located in Eastern Iowa Photo source: idcide.com
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  • Community Profile Iowa City 2010 Population: ~69,000 Univ. of Iowa 2010 enrollment: ~30,000 University enrollment: ~40% of community
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  • U of I Benefits to City Educated, progressive population Expert Scholars Arts and Culture Medical: U of I Hospitals Sports: Iowa Hawkeyes Economic Impact $6.0 B each year
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  • University of Iowa: A defining feature of Iowa City Copyright The University of Iowa, All rights reservedThe University of Iowa
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  • Iowa River: Another defining feature Flood of 2008
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  • Iowa Citys Sustainability Efforts Signed U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement in 2007 Joined ICLEI-Local Govt. for Sustainability in 2008 Completed Community and Municipal Greenhouse Gas inventory in 2009 (1 st in IA) Milestone 1 of 5
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  • Iowa Citys Sustainability Efforts Environmental Coordinator Position created in Aug. 2009 In planning stages for next Milestone Council/Manager form of government New City Manger & Council support efforts
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  • U of Is Sustainability Efforts Strong support from President Office of Sustainability, Director hired in 2008 Publically announced Sustainability Targets Oct. 2010 Signed Sustainability Partnership with EPA Region 7
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  • Best Practice Sustainability Efforts Large focus on energy reduction and greenhouse gas reductions Projects through several departments Greenhouse gas inventories Transportation - Bus on the Go (BONGO) Landfill Gas Energy Project Affordable Housing Partnership Hillcrest Market Place Food Pulper Thermography Project Wood Chip/Biomass Sourcing
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  • Reductions from: City capturing and flaring landfill gas U of I replacing coal with oat hulls at power plant
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  • Bus On the Go Cross-Promotion of City & Campus Transit for increased ridership Photo source: its.uiowa.edu Photo source: fyi.uiowa.edu Photo source: iowa.com
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  • Landfill Gas Energy Project Copyright The University of Iowa, All rights reservedThe University of Iowa
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  • Only 2 other Universities using Landfill Gas Energy in U.S.
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  • To preserve the character of residential neighborhoods adjacent to the University and provide safe, affordable housing.
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  • Food Pulper Project Current system sends 3.0 M gallons of water and 1,000s of pounds of food waste to Iowa City WWTP every year
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  • Thermography & Ultrasonic Project Loads Find overheated or cold spots Leaks Find infiltration and air leaks Saturated insulation with high conductance Roof tops Piping Losses Identify failed insulation and steam traps To find.
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  • Thermography & Ultrasonic Project UI Facilities Management developing a certification program National Standard Certification for NDT Technicians Training opportunities Students provide reports on University and City buildings with time counting as required on-the-job training
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  • Wood Chip/Biomass Sourcing Federal earmark brings $1.0M for UI Oakdale Research Park wood-chip boiler UI must secure 50,000 tons per year of wood chips to fuel boiler City of Iowa City Landfill can produce specified fuel and has agreed to be a source
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  • Next Steps for City: Create a climate action plan or sustainability plan which includes a ghg target reduction: Create goals for City of Iowa City Partnering with University of Iowa Include concrete methods of implementation, measurable results Work with residents, businesses and industry Commit to a reduction ghg target and year
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  • Energy & ghg reduction
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  • Next Steps for U of I: Develop work plan for 2020 Sustainability Targets, identify and secure resources Finalize metrics, ghg emissions inventory Report annually Goal 1. Become a Net-Negative Energy Consumer FY2005FY2006FY2007FY2008FY2009 Total UI Consumption (Btu)3,262,770,468,723.553,066,282,383,721.512,985,464,578,982.473,027,863,911,144.912,512,389,768,966.65 Total UI Building Area (ft2)N/A15,040,53116,536,83316,563,48816,666,991 Total Consumption Per Square Foot (Btu/ft2)N/A203,867.9608180,534.2401182,803.5201150,740.4527 Total Consumption Per Person (Btu/person)73,570,327.825368,129,010.681064,845,016.919764,309,069.327553,498,355.4569 Building Energy (Btu)3,187,404,854,099.102,989,611,114,437.502,908,793,072,572.782,949,148,205,390.902,427,739,134,375.13 Building Energy Per Person(Btu/person)71,870,952.0868466,425,469.6922163,179,693.1488462,637,219.4930451,695,820.75668 Building Energy Per Person Per Square Foot (Btu/ft2/person)N/A198,770.3170175,897.8320178,051.1572145,661.5135 Building Energy Per Square Foot (Btu/ft2)N/A198,770.3170175,897.8320178,051.1572145,661.5135 Building Utilization (total conditioned ft2)12,324,95312,679,64912,860,65712,952,66112,902,936 Building Utilization Per Person (total conditioned ft2/person)415.7936422.9510422.9227423.8298425.4463 Total Number of LEED Certified Buildings (# of LEED certified buildings)00000 % of UI Buildings with LEED Certification (% of all buildings)00000 Number of LEED Certification for total area (# of LEED certified buildings/ft2)00000 LEED Certification for total area (% of LEED certified buildings)00000
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  • Focusing projects in all three areas of sustainability Energy reduction and renewable energy Healthy, safe students Affordable housing Adapted from photo source: centexbel.be
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  • Brenda Nations City of Iowa City Environmental Coordinator brenda-nations@iowa-city.org 319-887-6161 For more information: http://www.icgov.org/ http://sustainability.uiowa.edu/ Liz Christiansen University of Iowa Director of Sustainability liz-christiansen@uiowa.edu 319-335-55161