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  • 1. ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION STRATEGYMEETING MINUTESMHSM #0907.00OCTOBER 29, 2009 Steering Committee: Greg Jeff Ian Webb Jeanne Stuart Crichton Lee Jeter Sr. Leia Lewislajordanlewis@yahoo.comCommittee Members Absent: Joe Pierce Jr. Roy Griggs Attendees: Kim Mitchell Bruce Patti Trudell Murray Caroline Majors Lola Kendricklolak@bellsouth.netCc: Wes Wyche Tim Wachtel Sharon Swanson Richard Gala Daftary Mike The meeting convened at 4:05 P.M. The Minutes of the 10/22 meeting was accepted with no changes. Patti presented the draft of the strategy for aligning higher education to support the Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Plan Patti will upload the ONet report from the Labor Department concerning Green Jobs 1

2. The committee took a brief break as a tornado warning was in effect and a tornado was reported on North Market Patti reported on CERT work with ENCANA on energy education/outreach Stuart suggested that the CERT report should include more specific projects like education on re-development and de-construction. He also suggested CERT education programs on environmental assessment. CERT could develop an on-line social network for environmental issues. Also Green computing CERT will connect to other higher education institutions through distance learning or other means to grow the capacity of our regional institutions Jeanne suggested that we should find ways to include liberal arts & citizenship as integral components of the EECS/CEECP. She suggested looking at Oikos (University of Oklahoma) Caroline led the discussion and priority voting of 25 projects The committee was handed 10 sticky sheets (each representing $200,000) and requested to invest in any of the projects at any amount they choose The number of projects was reduced to 14 by the voting process. Bruce pointed out that several will be required projects Ian stated that education and outreach is a high priority Murray commented that the education and outreach component is required to be a component of every activity Leia said that demonstration projects such as Community Renewal and Sankofa Vision should be included. This has been discussed previously and is not reflected in the projects Leia requested that the CEECP baseline include an assessment of the attitudes and perceptions of EEC in our community Leia asked how we will be certain that the city uses leveraged funds appropriately. How can we ensure accountability and be certain that leveraged bunds are allocated properly? Bruce stated that there are DOE reporting requirements and rules to guard against waste, fraud and abuse. Leia asked about the sustainability of what we are doing and how we can hold political leaders accountable to spend leveraged funds appropriately. We need more than goodwill to be part of the strategy. The Government needs to commit to the Comprehensive Plan. 2 3. Jeanne said that the outreach and education investment can lead to accountability, citizen involvement and community change Caroline described the process of voting on impact level of the quadruple bottom line charts for each project on the wall. The committee voted on impact levels of their preferred projects After voting the committee discussed the following: Further investment in the recycling program should not be part of the EECS funding. Although recycling is important it is not the most efficient use of these EECS funds. Recycling should be part of the education and outreach program work. The recycling program in Shreveport is very positive. Jeff asked about G.I.S. and stated that it should be a component of all projects/initiatives. Ian asked how G.I.S. saves energy. The problem is access to G.I.S. Murray expressed that G.I.S. is a fundamental tool for achieving success with the EECS. We should make certain that we have advocacy to the city to gear up to use G.I.S. for the comprehensive EEC plan. G.I.S. must be available to the stakeholders Caroline summarized and suggested that as part of the CEECP we have a strategic doing group around G.I.S. to address access issues Jeanne suggested we combine investment in urban forestry and urban agriculture. The committee agreed Ian explained the idea/concept of an EEC incubator and that several of the project ideas could be included: revolving doors, alternative financing and possibly some programs of education/outreach. (This could be part of a learning center-CERT center-concept) The committee agreed on all projects remaining on the wall: Comprehensive EEC Plan; Bike Ped. Plan; Urban Agriculture/Forestry; Outreach/Education; EEC Incubator that could include alternative financing /revolving loan programs; Government Buildings, Audit/Retrofits; Codes & Inspections, Residential/Commercial Building Audits and low and moderate income energy retrofits Bruce will prepare a recommendation on EECS funding allocation on accepted projects. This will be submitted to the committee for comments, revisions and acceptanceMeeting Adjourned at 6:25 P.M.3 4. EECS STEERING COMMITTEE MEETINGAGENDA DATE: Thursday, November 5, 2009TIME: 4:00-6:00 P.M.LOCATION: 333 Texas Street, Suite 1200 MHSM OfficeAGENDA ITEMS:1. Review minutes of October 29, 2009 meeting.2. Review Draft EECS Report3. Review & Discuss the Potential Stakeholders list for theCEECP Working Group 4 5. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) CERT ReportThe Consortium for Education, Research & Technology (CERT) has been retained by Gulf Geoexchange and Consulting Services, Inc. in partnership with the City of Shreveport and serves on the Project Team in three key roles to support the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS): Identify and align the combined resources of 12 higher education member institutions across North Louisiana to focus on research and development, workforce development and K-12/community outreach; Serve a link and leverage role to others across existing siloseducation, government, nonprofits, businesses, funding sources and otherswho can help with the process (e.g. baseline, reporting, GIS); and Help inform the work group, creating a common knowledge base (e.g., best practices, analyses) to explore new educational models to use in the process. As part of the Project Team, CERT will help manage the networks, identify funding and track initiatives.Higher education resources. CERT Chancellors/Presidents (or their designees) for the past year have committed to learning the Strategic Doing process and to aligning their resources on multiple, innovative initiatives or projects. CERT has surveyed member institutions to identify current energy systems research projects, grants, and members of college faculties who have expertise and new technologies to contribute in one or more of the six EECS focus areas: Building Energy Efficiency Clean & Renewable Energy Sources Reduction of Waste & Pollution Transportation & Land Use Alternatives Green Workforce/ Business Incentives Energy Education/ OutreachDatabase. CERT is constructing a database of both academic and research and development resources of the 12 member institutions across the region. Examples include a Louisiana Tech University research project, Nanoparticle Incorporated Heterogeneous Catalyst System for Biodiesel Production and an LSU-Shreveport Institute of Human Services & Public Policy that can assist the Project Team in designing metrics and indicators.Green Jobs framework. CERT will convene a work group of higher education and k- 12 educators to develop a plan framework for green jobs. CERT surveyed the U.S. Department of Labor February 2009 report, Greening of the World of Work: Implications for O*NET-SOC and New and Emerging Occupations. DOL urges moving beyond simply applying a broad label such as green jobs, to identify the greening of occupations in three categories, and project increased demand: Green increased demand occupationsan increase in the employment demandfor existing occupations5 6. Green enhanced skills occupationsa significant change to the work and worker requirements of an existing occupation; i.e., tasks, skills, knowledge and credentials have been altered, and Green new and emerging (N&E) occupationsimpact is sufficient to create the need for unique work and worker requirements; the new occupation could be entirely novel or born from an existing occupation.Through a multi-stage research and screening process that included a review of existing literature, identification and compiling of job titles, review and sorting of job titles, and clustering of job titles into 12 sector occupational sectors, the National Center for O*NET Development identified 64 green increased demand, 60 green enhanced skills, and 91 new and emerging occupations. The following matrix, excerpted from A Green Growing Economy: Opportunities of Tomorrow, by Juliet P. Scarpa (May 13, 2009), shows the potential for green jobs across sectors:Industry Sector DefinitionRequirements SampleOccupations Green Building/ The design andManufacturing building Green architects; HVAC Sustainable/construction of materials; planning, workers; Carpenters; Integrated design environmentally design and constructionPlumbers; Welders; Traditional Industrysustainable and energy Electricians; Sheet- Sectors; Manufacturing; efficient buildingsmetal workers; Cement Construction; Utilitiesmasons; Skilledmachine operators Ene


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