Presentation: Shrink Your Community’s Carbon Footprint with No Upfront Cost
What: Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM) – Annual Spring Educational Conference.
Where: Seven Springs Resort, 777 Water Wheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA 15622
When: Friday, April 7th at 11:15 a.m. (Conference runs: Thursday, April 6th to Sunday, April 9th 2017)
Who: Keith Welks, Pennsylvania Department of the Treasury; Greg Wozniak, G.A. Wozniak Energy Constants; Jim Price, Sustainable Pittsburgh
Jim Price, Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Sustainable Community Manager, will discuss the role of local government in addressing energy efficiency for municipal facilities and the related cost savings and community health benefits. Greg Wosniak of G.A. Wozniak Energy Consulting will introduce case studies illustrating how much money can be saved and carbon pollution mitigated through energy efficiency improvements. He will layout the basic steps of performing an audit, base-lining energy use and determining what different performance investments might cost and how much they could save in the long run.
Some energy efficiency retrofits or renovations, which have the promise of significant long-term financial and carbon pollution savings, require large upfront capital investments. Keith Welks, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, will explain how the Pennsylvania Sustainable Energy Finance (PennSEF) program presents a possible solution for cash conscious municipalities. PennSEF, created in collaboration with the Foundation for Renewable Energy and the Environment (FREE) and with financial support from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund, is a unique state supported financial tool enabling municipalities and other organizations to pool energy efficiency projects together to create access to low cost capital.