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  • N E B R A S K A E N E R G Y O F F I C E Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Implementation in Nebraska Neil Moseman August 6, 2009 Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Green Buildings: Research, Development, Education & Training Opportunities Collaborative Workshop
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  • State Plan to use Recovery Act Funds State Plan for use of Recovery funds approved June 10, 2009, but only half of the funds have been released to the state. Balance of funds to be released based on performance. State Plan for use of Recovery funds approved June 10, 2009, but only half of the funds have been released to the state. Balance of funds to be released based on performance. Highlights: Highlights: o Advanced Renewable Energy Project Solicitation o Dollar and Energy Saving Loans o State Building Energy Efficiency o Low income weatherization program o Energy Efficiency Community Block Grants o Building Energy Code Training & Enforcement o Renewable Energy Curriculum o Energy Star Rebates for Consumers $ 5,000,000 $11,000,000$10,000,000$41,600,000$18,800,000 $ 315,000 $ 1,910,000 $ 1,910,000 $ 1,700,000
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  • Advanced Renewable Energy Project Solicitation Recovery Funds: $5,000,000Estimated Jobs Created/Retained: 65 Estimated Annual Energy Savings: 65 million Mbtus Solicitation issued July 24, 2009 Solicitation issued July 24, 2009 Deadlines: Deadlines: o Letter of IntentSeptember 3, 2009 o ApplicationNovember 3, 2009 Key Criteria: Key Criteria: o By March 30, 2012, the project must be generating measurable amounts of energy o A cash match of at least 15 percent is required o Project must meet the renewable energy criteria guidelines, e.g. demonstration of cutting edge technology o Project must comply with Recovery Act requirements on labor, environment and manufactured materials Grants awards: $5,000 to $5,000,000 Grants awards: $5,000 to $5,000,000 URL: URL: http://www.neo.ne.gov/grants/energygrants.htm for solicitation, forms and to ask questions State Plan to use Recovery Act Funds
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  • Recovery Funds: $11,000,000 Estimated Jobs Created/Retained: 135 Estimated Annual Energy Savings: 113.1 million Mbtus $11 million will be added to the Dollar and Energy Saving Loan Program for 2.5% loans for commercial and industrial sector building improvements, including K-12 schools $11 million will be added to the Dollar and Energy Saving Loan Program for 2.5% loans for commercial and industrial sector building improvements, including K-12 schools Maximum loan amount $750,000 (upward revision from $100,000-$175,000 on existing maximum loan amount) Maximum loan amount $750,000 (upward revision from $100,000-$175,000 on existing maximum loan amount) While individual project specifics are not known at this point, projects will improve the energy efficiency of buildings across the state While individual project specifics are not known at this point, projects will improve the energy efficiency of buildings across the state Elements common to green buildings will likely be included in some of the projects Elements common to green buildings will likely be included in some of the projects Dollar & Energy Saving Loans Retrofitting for Energy Efficiency
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  • Retrofitting State Buildings to Improve Energy Efficiency Recovery Funds: $10,000,000 Estimated Jobs Created/Retained: 110 Estimated Annual Energy Savings: 143 million Mbtus State Plan to use Recovery Act Funds $4 million to make energy efficiency improvements in state government buildings under the management of Administration Services State Building Division $4 million to make energy efficiency improvements in state government buildings under the management of Administration Services State Building Division $6 million to make energy efficiency improvements on the University of Nebraska, state and community college campuses $6 million to make energy efficiency improvements on the University of Nebraska, state and community college campuses o $600,000 for state colleges o $1.8 million for community colleges o $3.6 million for NU system Up to $400,000 for woody biomass project at Curtis University is matching Recovery funds dollar for dollar Projects on the campuses are still being refined, subject to change UNK chilled water controls, lighting and windows UNK chilled water controls, lighting and windows UNL occupancy sensors, air handling controls, lighting UNL occupancy sensors, air handling controls, lighting UNO window replacements UNO window replacements UNMC projects to be determined UNMC projects to be determined
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  • Weatherization Assistance Program $41.6 million The Weatherization Assistance Program provides free home energy efficiency improvements for Nebraskans with low to moderate incomes: Single adult$21,660 Single adult$21,660 Family of four$44,100 Family of four$44,100 Family of eight$74,020 Family of eight$74,020 An average of $6,500 in improvements will be made in each home. Some of the improvements will make the home more green such as installation of high efficiency heating systems. An average of $6,500 in improvements will be made in each home. Some of the improvements will make the home more green such as installation of high efficiency heating systems. Nebraska-produced cellulose insulation will be added to nearly all homes. Nebraska-produced cellulose insulation will be added to nearly all homes. The program may include consumer education. The program may include consumer education.
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  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants $18,800,000 Smaller cities and counties competing $9.6 million Cities and Counties applying directly $9.2 Million State plan submitted June 25, 2009; approval expected October 2009 State plan submitted June 25, 2009; approval expected October 2009 State Plan elements: State Plan elements: o $9.6 million available for grants to 83 counties and 500+ cities o 20% match required o $250,000 grant maximum o Types of projects eligible: Lighting replacements for traffic signals and street lighting using energy efficient technologies such as Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Building retrofits for making energy efficient improvements Renewable energy generation projects using wind, solar, biomass or fuel cells $455 Million in nationally competitive grants $455 Million in nationally competitive grants State Plan to use Recovery Act Funds
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  • Building Energy Code Training and Enforcement Recovery Funds: $315,000Estimated Jobs Created/Retained: 5 Estimated Annual Energy Savings: 152.4 million Mbtus State Plan to use Recovery Act Funds Energy Office will provide information on residential and commercial building energy codes and conduct training and certification of city and county code officials and members of the construction industry Energy Office will provide information on residential and commercial building energy codes and conduct training and certification of city and county code officials and members of the construction industry Work to update the states building codes as appropriate Work to update the states building codes as appropriate Increase the states efforts on building energy code compliance and inspections Increase the states efforts on building energy code compliance and inspections
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  • Renewable Energy Curriculum Recovery Funds: $1,910,000Estimated Jobs Created/Retained: 21 State Plan to use Recovery Act Funds Curriculum development and equipment acquisition activity at the states community colleges Curriculum development and equipment acquisition activity at the states community colleges Solicitation will be developed for proposals in the areas of wind, solar and biomass Solicitation will be developed for proposals in the areas of wind, solar and biomass The goal is to increase the number of Nebraskans who can install and maintain renewable energy systems in the state The goal is to increase the number of Nebraskans who can install and maintain renewable energy systems in the state
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  • Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebates $1,710,000 for Consumers State plan due to U.S. Department of Energy on October 15, 2009 Only certain residential appliances are eligible and must meet Energy Star standards: o Boilers o Central air conditioners o Clothes washers o Dishwashers o Freezers o Furnaces oil and gas o Heat pumps air source and geothermal o Refrigerators o Room air conditioners o Water heaters State to determine rebate process and amount of rebates, subject to federal approval State Plan to use Recovery Act Funds
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  • (Non-Recovery Funds) These homes, rated at Energy Stars highest standard Five Star Plus, would be eligible for construction financing at 2.5% interest These homes, rated at Energy Stars highest standard Five Star Plus, would be eligible for construction financing at 2.5% interest Loan maximum is $417,000 Loan maximum is $417,000 Homes must be pre-sold or custom designed Homes must be pre-sold or custom designed No spec homes eligible for financing No spec homes eligible for financing Plans must be reviewed by a certified Home Energy Rater, then submitted to the Energy Office for review to ensure Five Star Plus standards are met Plans must be reviewed by a certified Home Energy Rater, then submitted to the Energy Office for review to ensure Five Star Plus standards are met One year to complete construction One year to complete construction A second, post-construction home energy rating is conducted to verify the home was built to Energy Star Five Star Plus standards A second, post-construction home energy rating is conducted to verify the home was built to Energy Star Five Star Plus standards Con
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