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  • 1Samuel Gordon, Senior PlannerCentral New York Regional Planning and Development Board

    DEC Climate Smart Webinar WorkshopJanuary 24, 2013

  • 1BACKGROUNDTHE CHALLENGE PILOTQUESTIONS

  • 2Municipal Energy PlanningThe CNY RPDB assists local governments with accessing funding and technical assistance through state and fed-eral agencies and offers services including inventorying energy use; implementing energy reduction strategies, clean energy projects, and policies to support renewable energy technologies.

    Project DevelopmentThe CNY RPDB manages the clean energy project devel-opment process for municipal and institutional energy users, including identifying project opportunities, lead-ing feasibility studies, securing funding, and working with technology providers.

    Public Education and OutreachThe CNY RPDB educates the public about the benefits of clean energy and promotes participation in utility and public programs. We conduct customized informational workshops for residential, commercial, municipal, and institutional energy users.

    CENTRAL NEW YORKREGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD

    October 2011This map was created for planning purposes only. CNY RPDB does not guarentee the accuracy or completeness of this map.

    CNY Regional ContextCentral by Design

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    Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board126 N. Salina Street, 100 Clinton Square, Suite 200Syracuse, NY 13202(315)422-8276 fax (315)422-9051www.cnyrpdb.org

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    NEW YORK

    PENNSYLVANIA

    MAINE

    VERMONT

    NEWHAMPSHIRE

    MASS.

    CONN. R.I.

    NEWJERSEY

    DEL.

    MARYLAND

    VIRGINIA

    WESTVIRGINIA

    OTTAWA

    TORONTO

    MONTREAL

    BUFFALO

    ROCHESTERSYRACUSE

    BINGHAMPTON

    ALBANY

    BURLINGTON

    MANCHESTER

    BOSTON

    PROVIDENCE

    SCRANTON

    NEW YORKNEWARK

    PHILADEPHIA

    BALTIMORE

    WASHINGTON D.C.

    Central New York

    C A N A D A200 miles

    400 miles

  • 3+ Local Governments can play a key role inclimateaction through leading by example

    + Climateactioncan take place at any scale regardless ofsizeorpolitical orientation

    ENERGY MANAGEMENT

    Climate Showcase CommunitiesLocal Climate and Energy Program

    Funding provided by the U.S. EPA Local Climate and Energy Program

    Over the next three years nine Central New York local governments will improve energy performance through planning,project development and public outreach.

    PARTICIPATINGCOMMUNITIES

    TOWN OF DEWITT

    VILLAGE OF SKANEATELES

    TOWN OF PREBLE

    MADISONCOUNTY

    CITY OF SYRACUSE

    CITY OF CORTLAND

    CITY OF OSWEGO

    LAKE ONTARIO

    ONEIDA LAKE

    www.cnyrpdb.org

    Climate Showcase Communities

    Local Climate and Energy Program

  • 4The Program + Participantswereselectedthrougha competitiveprocess

    + Participantsmustcompleteacarbon inventory of their local government operationsandalocalclimateactionplan

    + Participantsreceivedupto$30,000for demonstrationprojects(i.e.,facilitesretrofit, upgradingmunicipalfleets,renewableenergy)

    + CitizenEngagement

  • 5NYS Climate Smart Communities

  • 6Municipal Climate Action Workshop (US EPA, NYS DEC, NYSERDA, ICLEI)

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  • 9BACKGROUNDTHE CHALLENGE PILOTQUESTIONS

  • 4If you cant pay someone to change ultimately, which all the research has indicated in behavioral economics, you have to empower them or motivate them to change from intrinsic reasons or from a reason that is motivating them beyond just the external rewards or motivations, so you have to learn how to disseminate these kinds of solutions where people want to tell others about it.

    Encouraging Behavior Change Energy and Behavior

    Source:David Gershon, Driving Demand: Door-to-Door Outreach and Tracking Impacts, DOE TAP webinar, October 19, 2010

  • 5Lessons from Behavioral Research

    Simply providing information and financing is insufficient to incentivize widespread energy improvements

    Social norms, competitions, public commitment and feedback may all be useful tools.

    Encourage peer-to-peer conversations to generate buzz going within the community.

  • To prevent the waste or loss of; conserve.

  • To gain (a habit, mannerism, etc.) by experience, exposure to example, or the like; acquire: She learned how to read her utility meter, found out which appliances consumed the most energy, and sealed air leaks in her home (wow).

  • To associate or mingle sociably with others: to socialize with one's fellow workers, neighbors, friends, or anyone else that you want to get friendly with (they met during lunch and found more to discuss with their co-workers than just the weather).

  • to increase the value of (your home) by betterments: We added home insulation, upgraded appliances, and sealed leaks; have saved a ton and are more comfortable!.

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    QUESTIONS? For Further Information Contact:

    Samuel Gordon Central New York RPDB 126 N. Salina Street Syracuse, NY 13202 (315)422-8276 ext. 204 [email protected]

    Visit www.nyserda.ny.gov

    www.cnyenergychallenge.org www.energystar.gov www.dsireusa.org

    Thank you for your participation