Proposed Future Strategies Recommended for BCEs
#1
Building Climate
Controls and
Technology Interface
high carbon reduction potential; high cost
#3
Building Envelope
Improvements
high carbon reduction potential; high cost for
capital project to implement at one time, but
potentially low cost if part of annual
maintenance program for the buildings
#4
Convention Center
Preventative
Maintenance Plan
Implementation
medium carbon reduction potential; medium
cost (note that a clear scope of work must
first be defined)
#5
Building Interior
Light Controls
medium carbon reduction potential; medium
cost for capital project to implement at one
time, but potentially low cost if part of annual
maintenance program for the buildings
#6
Solar Thermal for
Heating City Pools
medium carbon reduction potential; low cost
assuming a third party will provide, install and
maintain the solar panels
#12
LED Street Lighting
medium-high carbon reduction potential; high
cost for capital project to implement at one
time, but potentially low cost if replacement
occurs as lights reach end of service life
implemented. Specific data must be
gathered and reported in a uniform manner
to ensure both its integrity and that values
will be comparable to each other over time.
2.
Conduct Business Case Evaluations for
additional top Future Strategies
to
provide the framework for making financially
justifiable decisions – based on the total cost
of ownership – that are correlated to both
energy and carbon reduction. It is
recommended that BCEs be conducted
soon for the following projects that can
potentially offer significant contributions to
carbon reductions but with costs that range
from high to low. The BCE process is
complimentary to, and should be included as
part of, the on-going CIP process
improvement initiative that is being
developed by City staff.
3.
Develop a Comprehensive Fleet
Transformation Strategy,
which is a
combination of the top CEAP strategies.
Under the Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicles
strategy, the City’s fleet would continue to
be replaced with alternative fuels and/or
hybrid vehicles. Integration with Raleigh’s
existing fleet management program is
needed to determine the optimal time to
retire, repair, or replace vehicles in favor of
cleaner, more efficient options.
To lower operating costs and emissions, this
Carbon-Optimized” fleet management program
would evaluate the full life-cycle of vehicles to
determine at which point in time – either now or
in the future – would be best to replace a vehicle
to maintain its optimal life-cycle while minimizing
overall emissions. The strategy involves evaluating
many data points for individual vehicles including
the average life, emission factors, and cost of a
vehicle over its life-cycle. Another factor is the
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