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1 Procuring and Financing Energy Efficiency September 20, 2011

2 Oro Valley, Arizona Located just a few miles north of Tucson, Arizona Incorporated in 1974 with 1,500 residents Over 41,000 residents today Biotech and retail as dominant industries Santa Catalina Mountains Town of Oro Valley 9/22/2011 2

3 Town Operations & Sustainability Sustainability Land Conservation Fleet Efficiencies Buildings Water Conservation Renewable Energy Waste Reduction Stormwater Procurement 9/22/

4 Cost Saving Opportunities $20,000 $477,893 $153,656 $1,300,000 9/22/2011 4

5 TOV Electricity Power Expenditures FY 07/08 Buildings $196, Parks $53, Pool $42, Total: $1,229, $935, Water Utility Pumps & Wells 9/22/2011 5

6 Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant 9/22/2011 6

7 Town s Energy Efficiency Strategy Mission: Mission Impossible: The project cannot be a drain on the Town s General Fund 9/22/2011 7

8 Performance Contracting a strategic, design-build energy plan that is self-funded by virtue of its own cost reductions. 9/22/2011 8

9 Project Financial Overview $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 Pre- Project Energy Costs Savings Applied to Finance Post Project Energy Costs Current Utility & Maintenance Cost Post Project Investment Post Project Utility & Maintenance Cost $500,000 $- Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13 Year 14 Year 15 Year 16 Year 17 Year 18 Year 19 Year 20 9/22/2011 9

10 Measurement and Verification and a Guarantee If the M&V report reveals a shortfall in annual energy cost savings, the ESCO (Energy Services Contractor) is liable for such shortfall, and shall pay to the Town the shortfall up to the life of the performance period. 9/22/

11 Energy Audit 9/22/

12 Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures Interior & exterior lighting Lighting controls Water conservation Solar photovoltaic Solar thermal Rate analysis Low E window film Ceiling fans Direct Digital Controls (DDC) Cool roof HVAC zone control High Efficiency Packaged Units Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) Preventative maintenance Demand controlled ventilation Pump efficiency measurement Premium efficiency motors Data Energy Management Central plant 9/22/

13 Project Elements Lighting Measures: Both interior and exterior Solar Panels Low E Window Film Ceiling Fans Ceiling Fans Motors and Pump Modifications Energy Data Management Water Conservation Solar Water Heating HVAC System: Zone control and high efficiency units Landscaping Controls: direct digital controls (thermostat) and demand controlled ventilation (for air circulation) 9/22/

14 Major Improvements Action Item Units Lighting Fixtures 1522 HVAC Unit Replacement 10 Water Conservation Fixtures 108 Energy Management Controls, Bldg s 6 Low-E Window Film, Bldg s 6 Pump/Fan Motors 10 Variable Frequency Drives 4 JDK Pool Solar Heating, Panels 46 New Pool Cover 1 New Ramada 1 Street Lighting, Fixtures 253 Solar PV Covered Parking, Panels 1344 Police HQ Solar Water Heating 1 9/22/

15 The Project Price Tag Solar Elements $2.4 million Energy Efficiency $1.8 million 9/22/

16 Core Principals The project must be 100% self funded. Do no harm to the General Fund Low Risk 9/22/

17 Pool of Key Funding Sources Energy Savings Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Local Utility Town Fund Grant 9/22/

18 Solar Financing Source Payoff Plan CREBS: $2.4 M Utility: $83K/year Energy Savings: $71K/year 9/22/

19 What are Clean & Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs)? A unique funding opportunity to encourage development of renewable energy Wind, biomass, geothermal, solar, landfill gas, hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic Tax credit bonds authorized under ARRA in 2009 and U.S. Treasury allocated $2.2 billion to 805 issuers 9/22/

20 Applying for Clean & Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) Deadlines periodically throughout the year Applications submitted to the IRS Key elements of application: Renewable energy project description Engineer must certify viability of project Project budget 9/22/

21 Key Provisions of CREBs Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act approved in 2009 provides a DIRECT PAY subsidy Initially structured as tax credits Bonds issued on a taxable basis with estimated 70% federal subsidy. Subsidy received on each bond payment date 100% of bond proceeds spent within three years or funds will be re-allocated September 2012 keep an eye out! Amortization period limited to years Davis-Bacon wage requirements 9/22/

22 The Electric Utility and Performance Based Incentives What is the bid process? Why is it so important? Biggest funding source Locks in rate for energy production, per Kw = must be producing, maximize Kw through tracking & maintenance 9/22/

23 Energy Efficiency Financing Source Payoff Plan Grant: $164,200 Town Funds: $1.6M Utility Rebate: $57K Energy Savings: $160K/year 9/22/

24 Issuance of Municipal Bonds vs. Use of Contingency Reserves $423,197 General Fund $309,260 $895,226 Highway Fund Water Utility Fund Total requested: $1,627,683 Avoids interest expense of over $600,000 Significantly improves payback period 9/22/

25 Solar and Energy Efficiency Projects Working in Tandem 9/22/

26 Entering into a Performance Contract 9/22/

27 Entering into a Performance Contract Cost Subtotal $158,974 Overhead $23,846 15% <--- Enter % Profit $14,308 9% <--- Enter % Project Cost Subtotal $197,128 Contingency $9,856 5% <--- Enter % Bonds (Actual Cost) $4,534 Insurance (Actual Cost) $986 Total Project Cost $212,504 9/22/

28 Pre-Construction Planning Staff Teams including all Departments Internal Planning & Progress Reports Getting the word out to the Public 9/22/

29 The Construction Experience 9/22/

30 The Construction Experience: Employee Shuttle & Alternate Modes 9/22/

31 The Construction Experience 9/22/

32 Getting the Right Message Out to Staff and Public Elected Officials Media Town Staff Residents 9/22/

33 Project Results: Energy Savings Town Hall Campus Energy Consumption Comparison $17,000 Monthly Electric Bills $16,000 $15,000 $14,000 $13,000 $12,000 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Month FY 08/09 FY 10/11 9/22/

34 Project Results: Energy Savings Actual Savings $15,000 Town Hall Campus Energy Consumption Comparison Monthly Electric Bills $14,000 $13,000 $12,000 Dec Jan Feb Mar Month Weather Adjusted Savings Monthly Electric Bills $16,000 $15,000 $14,000 $13,000 FY 08/09 FY 10/11 Town Hall Campus Energy Consumption Comparison $12,000 Dec Jan Feb Mar 9/22/ Month FY 08/09 FY 10/11

35 Project Results: Cost Avoidance Putting Found Replace aging equipment Air Conditioning Units Street Lights Water Well Pump Motors Pool Covers Money to Work Purchase of New Facilities Pool Ramada Town Hall Ramada Covered Parking 9/22/

36 Project Results: Environmental Annual greenhouse gas emissions from 258 passenger cars, or CO 2 emissions from the electricity use of 184 homes for one year, or Planting and growing for 10 years 36,895 trees/year, or Greenhouse gas emissions avoided by recycling 461 tons of waste instead of sending it to the landfill 9/22/

37 Project Results: Leadership 9/22/

38 Project Results: Leadership and Education Video Screen 9/22/

39 If I Knew What I Know Now Contract must do s Manage expectations The ESCO and utility as partners Contingency reserve Track your own results Internal and public outreach 9/22/

40 Key Points to Take Home Project is 100% self-funded Energy cost savings are guaranteed by performance contractor for a price Invest in Town infrastructure instead of maintaining current utility expenses Know the pro s and con s of performance contracting Outreach. Outreach. Outreach. 9/22/

41 Questions? Thank you, Brian P. Garrity, C.P.M., CPPB

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