the consulting team for both the existing strategies and the potential future strategies, best
management practices and policies. The spreadsheet included columns for:
Emissions metrics
Implementation Year
Operational Impacts
Responsible Department
Cost including capital, O&M and any other cost information that could be provided
such as potential revenue or savings
Useful Life
Prior to the workshop, the consulting team requested that the Strategy Teams endeavor to
provide all information that was still missing from the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets were
then updated by the consulting team to incorporate any additional information. At the
same time, in order to develop as complete information as possible, the consulting team
provided industry standard values where they were applicable along with the assumptions
that had been made in utilizing such standard values.
The key vehicle for verifying and finalizing the information was a line-by-line review of the
spreadsheets to determine whether the assumptions made by the consulting team were
valid and whether the information that was needed from the Teams could be provided
within about two weeks. Information was needed by the consulting teamwell in advance of
the Prioritization TeamWorkshop that was held on October 7, 2011 in order to provide the
most information available to the Team that prioritized the potential future strategies.
Data Gathering Process
During and following Workshop 2, the Project Team and the consulting team realized that
the information needed to evaluate all of the strategies was not available or could not be
generated by the Teams within the timeframe needed to complete the project. The number
and variety of information needed was considerable even with the addition of industry
standard information provided by the consulting team.
At this point in the project, the Project Team and the consulting team agreed that the
analyses would move forward with the focus shifting to completing the most critical data
needed for the evaluation of those strategies that would likely demonstrate the highest
carbon emission reductions.
The data gaps were fully recognized and there was considerable discussion regarding the
need for the City to develop and implement a standardized way to gather the types of
information needed for future analyses. This is addressed in Volume 4 of the CEAP
Technical Documentation –
Data Collection Framework for City of Raleigh Operations”.
The Strategy Teams provided last inputs to the consulting team at the end of September