Grant: $235,500 - Department of Energy - Sep. 14, 2009
100% voted satisfied - 0% voted not satisfied - 1 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Project 1: Substantial Improvement of Field Lighting Energy Efficiency at City of Auburn Game Farm Park Objectives: Reduce energy consumption and electrical utility costs for field lighting through replacement of existing lighting with a reduced number of poles and fixtures that are approximately 40 percent more efficient Summary: The City has previously upgraded field lights in other city parks to more energy efficient lighting. Game Farm Park is the largest park in the City and is heavily used by citizens and organized sports leagues and organizations. The current lighting system is comprised of 92 fixtures that generate 59,064 kWh/year in electrical energy usage and costs $10,673.22 annually at current rates effective April 1, 2009. The proposed lighting system will be comprised of 44 fixtures that will generate 37,161 kWh/year in electrical energy usage and will cost $6,715.15 annually at current rates effective April 1, 2009. The proposed lighting system will generate 21,903 kWh/year less in energy usage savings and $3,958.07/year in cost savings equating to a 37 percent energy usage and cost savings for Auburn citizens and businesses. Each new fixture will have a 2,000 hour increase in useful lamp life from 3,000 to 5,000 hours. There would be no maintenance cost for 25 years or 5000 hours as this warranty is a part of the purchase agreement. The City's overall carbon footprint would be reduced through increased energy efficiency resulting in reduced electrical consumption, increased useful lamp life reducing the need for lamp replacement and no maintenance costs over a 25-year period reducing the carbon footprint of City staff and/or contractors to maintain the field light fixtures resulting from 24/7 automated support. Project No. 2: Complete a Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the City of Auburn Objectives: Establish a baseline for measurement of municipal emissions and calculation of community emissions, a target amount and year for future emissions reduction and policies to attain reductions Summary: The City of Auburn has conducted substantive analysis of the costs incurred by other jurisdictions in the State of Washington for the conduct of greenhouse gas inventories. Based on the scope of the project and the City?s current area and population, the City has identified a project cost of $35,000 comprised of $25,000 in contracted professional services and $10,000 in in-kind staff time - City staff will conduct substantive data collection and policy development in addition to on-going project management. The completion of a greenhouse gas inventory for the City of Auburn will create a policy foundation for future substantive decision-making by the Auburn City Council, will provide the City and the community with quantitative and qualitative measures for managing, and where appropriate, reducing the City's overall carbon footprint and will assist the City in its regional coordination on energy efficiency and climate change measures. Project No. 3: Reduce Fossil Fuel Consumption and Carbon Footprint in City Vehicle Pool Objective: Purchase one plug-in vehicle/charging station for use at the Auburn City Hall for in-city travel Summary: The City of Auburn has made a previous commitment to the reduction of carbon emissions from vehicles through the purchase and use of hybrid gas/electric vehicles. The City wants to take the next step in its commitment to increased energy efficiency by purchasing its first plug-in all electric vehicle and attendant charging station. This vehicle would be used for in-city travel by staff working at the Auburn City Hall with an approximate travel range of 50 miles - the City of Auburn is 29 square miles in size - on a fully charged battery system and would create zero emissions. The successful introduction of this type of vehicle will create a new paradigm in fleet vehicle pool operations and management.
Project Description: The City of Auburn received grant award notification on September 16, 2009. The City of Auburn is currently processing the required contract document; however, the contract agreement documents have not been finalized and transmitted by the City at this point. As such, the City of Auburn has conducted no substantive activities during the quarterly reporting period. The City of Auburn anticipates substantive work efforts to occur prior to the next reporting date. The City of Auburn will conduct three separate projects using the formula EECBG grant of $235,500. These projects are comprised of: Project No.1: Substantial Improvement of Field Lighting Energy Efficiency at City of Auburn Game Farm Park Objectives: Reduce energy consumption and electrical utility costs for field lighting through replacement of existing lighting with a reduced number of poles and fixtures that are approximately 40 percent more efficient Schedule: late 2009/early 2010 Project No. 2: Complete a Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the City of Auburn Objectives: Establish a baseline for measurement of municipal emissions and calculation of community emissions, a target amount and year for future emissions reduction and policies to attain reductions Schedule: late 2009 Project No. 3: Reduce Fossil Fuel Consumption and Carbon Footprint in City Vehicle Pool Objective: Purchase one plug-in vehicle/charging station for use at the Auburn City Hall for in-city travel Schedule: late 2009 /early 2010
Jobs Summary: The City of Auburn EECBG projects will retain a total of 11 jobs comprised of 5 jobs for the Field Energy Efficiency Project at Game Farm Park, 4 jobs for the Greenhouse Gas Inventory & 2 jobs for the Fossil Fuel Comsumption and Carbon Footprint Reduction in City Vehicle Pool through Electric Vehicle/Plug-In Charger. For the Game Farm Park project, the City will purchase lighting equipment and supplies from an established lighting manufacturing company and will contract with a company to install the lights. For the Greenhouse Gas Inventory, the City will enter into a professional services agreement with a qualified consultant to conduct the substantive analysis for municipal and community carbon emissions as well as to help devlopment carbon reduction strategies appropriate to the City of Auburn. For the City's third project, the City will purchase from a qualified vendor an electric vehicle and plug-in charger. This purchase will assist both the manufacturer and distributor of the vehicle and charger. Employment retention through the use of the EECBG formula grant will assist the City of Auburn in contributing to the local and regional economy by providing work opportunities to existing businesses to promote employment retention and assit in maintaining an adequate level of work and sales. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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