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Green Projects and Energy Sustainability in Florida Local Governments

Jessica Terman, M.P.A.

Ph.D. Candidate

Askew School of Public Administration

Presentation to Leroy Collins Institute Executive Board

March 21, 2012

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Presentation Outline

What is energy sustainability? To what extent is it being done at the local level?

What are Florida local governments doing and where are they falling short?

Practices in green government

Incentivizing green

i

ndustry

What are best practices for green government?

What are practices for incentivizing green industry?

What can the state do to help local governments?

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The What and Why:

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

What

:

Cities want to maximize current and future

conservation

efforts, energy use and production.

Why

:

Cost Reduction:

Cities believe these projects will have the potential to reduce energy costs.

Economic Growth:

Cities see these projects as a way to stimulate the local economy.

Manageable Goals:

Cities are less focused on larger goals of climate change and green house gas

reduction.

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How Important is attracting green development and business?

Does the Economic Development Plan Address Energy or Climate Issues?

 

Yes

No

Total

a

Most Important

4 (4%)

4 (4%)

8

Highly Important

4 (4%)

24 (24%)

28

Somewhat Important

4 (4%)41 (46%)45 Not Important0 (0%)20 (20%)20 (20%) 12 (12%)89 (88%) 101a Percentages may not add up because of rounding.

Local Prioritization of Energy

Efficiency

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How Important is attracting green development and business?

Does the Economic Development Plan Address Energy or Climate Issues?

 

Yes

No

Total

a

Most Important

4 (4%)

4 (4%)

8

Highly Important

4 (4%)

24 (24%)

28

Somewhat Important

4 (4%)41 (46%)45 Not Important0 (0%)20 (20%)20 (20%) 12 (12%)89 (88%) 101a Percentages may not add up because of rounding.

Green Practices in Government Facilities

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Cities Engaged in Green Government Practices

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Best Practices:

Governments Using All Five Green Practices

Cities Using All Five Practices

Population

Median

Income

Indian

River Shores

3,722

$116,682

Miami

399,457

$29,621

Palm Bay

103,190

$44,528

Tallahassee181,376$37,451City Medians142,283$40,990City Averages171,936$57,071State of Florida18,801,310$47,661

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Indian

River Shores

Miami

Palm Bay

Tallahassee

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Commonalities Among Green Practices Best Practices Cities

Best Practices Cities

Cities State-Wide

Council-Manager Governments

3

(75%)

128 (78%)

Knowledge

Sharing

Contact

with County

Government

3

(100%)

63 (51%)

Metropolitan Planning Organization

3 (100%)57 (46%)Contact with Regional Planning groups3 (100%)35 (29%)Contact with Council of Governments3 (100%)37 (32%)Political SupportCity Manager3 (75%)98 (52%)Chamber of Commerce3 (100%)69 (63%)City Staff/Employees4 (100%)101 (81%)Local Businesses2 (67%)41 (38%)

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How Important is attracting green development and business?

Does the Economic Development Plan Address Energy or Climate Issues?

 

Yes

No

Total

a

Most Important

4 (4%)

4 (4%)

8

Highly Important

4 (4%)

24 (24%)

28

Somewhat Important

4 (4%)41 (46%)45 Not Important0 (0%)20 (20%)20 (20%) 12 (12%)89 (88%) 101a Percentages may not add up because of rounding.

Green

Economic Development

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How Important is attracting green development and business?

Does the Economic Development Plan Address Energy or Climate Issues?

 

Yes

No

Total

a

Most Important

4 (4%)

4 (4%)

8

Highly Important

4 (4%)

24 (24%)

28

Somewhat Important

4 (4%)41 (46%)45 Not Important0 (0%)20 (20%)20 (20%) 12 (12%)89 (88%) 101a Percentages may not add up because of rounding.

Cities Engaged in Green Economic Development

How Important is

Attracting

G

reen

D

evelopment

and

Business

?

Does the Economic Development Plan Address Energy or Climate Issues?

 

Yes

No

Total

a

Most Important

4 (4%)

4 (4%)

8 (8%)

Highly Important

4 (4%)

24 (24%)

28 (28%)

Somewhat Important

4 (4%)

41 (

41%)

45

(45%)

Not Important

0 (0%)

20 (20%)

20 (20%)

Total

a

12 (12%)

89 (88%)

101 (100%)

a

Percentages may not add up

to 100% due to

rounding.

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Industry Incentives:

Green Building and Development Policy

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Industry

Incentives:

Cities Engaged in Green Economic Development

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Best Practices: Cities Using All Four Economic Development Incentives

Cities Using All Four Incentives

Population

Median

Income

Cutler Bay

40,286

$61,370

Edgewater

18,668

$45,811

Fort Walton Beach

20,882

$46,974

Groveland

5,923

$52,822Lakeland91,623$40,988Mangonia Park2,539$27,590Minneola9,440$55,503Palm Bay79,413$44,528City Medians19,775$46,393 City Averages33,597$46,948 State of Florida18,801,310$47,661

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Cutler

Bay

Edgewater

Fort

Walton Beach

Groveland

Lakeland

Mangonia

Park

Minneola

Palm

Bay

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Commonalities Among Economic Development Best Practices Cities

Best Practices Cities

Cities State-Wide

Council-Manager Governments

8 (100%)

128 (78%)

Knowledge

Sharing

Contact with Medium, Large Cities

7

(88%)

40 (33%)

Contact with State Agencies

7 (88%)

72 (59%)

Contact with Regional Planning groups

5 (71%)69 (57%)Contact with Council of Governments6 (86%)37 (32%)Political SupportCity Manager6 (75%)98 (52%)Real Estate Developers4 (50%)34 (29%)Homeowner Associations4 (50%)43 (38%)Local Businesses6 (75%)45 (38%)

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What is the State Doing?

2008 Florida Energy Bill

Efficient land use: Redevelopment, Mixed-use

GHG reduction: Transportation strategies

Energy conservation: Addressing conservation in planning documents

Housing design/construction standards: LEED

59% of

c

ities reported changing their comprehensive plans in response to HB 697

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Enhancing Sustainability:

What Else can the State Do?

Encourage Collaboration:

Coastal Partnership Initiative

Green Purchasing:

State

of Florida

Climate Friendly Preferred Product List”

Joint purchasing across municipalities

Mitigating Other Obstacles:

Identify/analysis cost-benefit of different projects

Educate local planners on sustainable planning

and design

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Questions

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