The complete Business Case Evaluations
described below are available
online in Volume 2 of the Technical
Documentation. Additionally, more
information about BCEs can be found in
Section 8:
Work of the Finance Team
.
The Team then applied the decision analysis
framework that incorporated both quantitative and
qualitative evaluations of the top 34 future strategies
and prioritized them using the prioritization criteria.
The remaining strategies are still potentially viable and
included as part of the CEAP for future consideration.
Business Case Evaluations
In order to provide additional analysis of the screening
level cost estimates while balancing capital and
operating costs, Business Case Evaluations (BCE)
were conducted on two of the highest ranked
strategies.
The BCE process follows a standard format that can
be applied by the City staff to evaluate any of the
CEAP actions. The process can also be applied for
capital improvement projects (CIP) prioritization. The
potential strategies evaluated are summarized below:
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Highlights from Business Case Evaluations
Potential
Strategy
Utilize the Solid Waste
Services Department trucks and
personnel to collect recyclables
in addition to outdoor solid
waste from the City’s parks
Convert lighting in all
City parking decks to
Light-Emitting Diodes (LED)
Problem
Statement
A reduction in the number of trips
required each week for recyclables
collection at the City’s existing park
facilities presents an opportunity for
improved efficiency of City
resources: staff time, fuel, and truck
maintenance requirements.
LED lighting presents an opportunity
for the City to improve operating
efficiency, through increased energy
efficiency and longer fixture life-
cycles, and the potential for
improved parking deck customer
experience through brighter lighting.
Recommendation
Solid Waste Services should collect
recyclables and outdoor solid waste
from City parks using a “split-body”
collection truck to be purchased at
the end of a current collection
truck’s life-cycle.
Phasing in of the LED lighting changes provides the
greatest savings and lowest net present value total
cost. Begin the changes in the highest electricity-
consuming deck to enhance the initial savings
potential and start the change out within the next 2
to 3 years as capital funds are available.