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Sustainable Prosperity: An Introduction to the Strategic Plan. By: Brian P. Sheehan Director of Sustainability City of Charleston. Better Buildings Cleaner Energy Sustainable Communities Improved Transportation Zero Waste Green Education. Overview of Current Green Plan Efforts. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Sustainable Prosperity: The Sustainability Division

Sustainable Prosperity:

An Introduction to the Strategic PlanBy: Brian P. Sheehan

Director of SustainabilityCity of Charleston

Overview of Current Green Plan EffortsBetter Buildings

Cleaner Energy

Sustainable Communities

Improved Transportation

Zero Waste

Green Education

Introduction to Strategic Plan

Five Key Areas:CGT or responsible investors

2. CGT industries

3. CGT centers of higher education

4. CGT laboratories

5. Carbon reduction strategies

*CGT: Clean and Green Tech

Framework of the Strategic PlanWhat to consider:

Does the recommended action, policy, or initiative produce growth in at least one of five CGT areas?

Does the action, policy or initiative lead to reduced waste, energy use, or greenhouse gas emissions?

How We Can Benefit from the Strategic PlanNew job creation

Energy and money savings

Environmental awareness

Better quality of life

Focus AreasDynamic public, non-profit, and private partnerships

Sustainable city operations

Ordinance and policy advisement, advocacy and implementation

Ongoing initiative development

Images courtesy of www.arun.gov and www.charlestongateway.com

Key PlayersDepartment of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability

Division of Sustainability

City Departments, Boards and Committees

Sustainability Advisory Council & Green Committee

Partnerships to be established

Charleston Area Businesses and Individuals

2010+ Initiatives OutlineCharleston Green Business Challenge

Energy Efficiency Partnership

City of Charleston Comprehensive Plan: Sustainability Indicators Report

Smart City CharlestonNEWONGOINGPost Graduate Sustainability Training Center

Charleston Carbon Fund

Wind Industry Cluster Development

Sustainability Marketing and Communications Plan

Charleston Green Business ChallengeCGT Investors, Industries, Education, Laboratory, Carbon Reduction StrategiesObjectives:Promote sustainability throughout Charleston

Develop relationships with organizations and learn from one another

Inspire businesses to be more energy efficient and reduce waste

Create jobs from energy saving measures

New Initiatives

Energy Efficiency PartnershipCGT Investors, Industries, Education, Laboratory, Carbon Reduction StrategiesObjectives:Create one-stop shop energy retrofit program

Work with Charleston Water System for on-bill repayment financing

Establish Charleston as national leader of energy retrofits

Limit redundancies in energy efficiency market

City Comprehensive Plan: Sustainability Indicators ReportCGT Laboratory, Carbon Reduction StrategiesObjectives:Integrate citys sustainability goals into each element of Comprehensive Plan

Create proper regulators environment for expedited sustainable development

Accurately report citys full baseline of sustainability indicators (i.e. energy use, greenhouse gas emissions)

Smart City CharlestonCGT Industries, CGT Laboratory, Education, Carbon Reduction StrategiesObjectives:Generate cost savings for city through increased energy efficiency while decreasing waste and emissions

Create jobs directly through implementation and indirectly through creating and promoting modern business environment

Inspire Charleston businesses to be greener

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Smart City CharlestonCGT Investors, Industries, Laboratory, Education, Carbon Reduction StrategiesObjectives:Support development of world-class sustainability leadership training and degree program

Co-locate a Charleston hub for CGT investors, industries, educators, policy developers and other stakeholders

Continue to brand Charleston as sustainability center of SoutheastImage courtesy of www.wix.com

Ongoing Initiatives

Charleston Carbon FundCGT Industries, Investors, Carbon Reduction StrategiesObjectives:Generate significant increases in venture capital, productivity and innovation

Create family-wage jobs directly in high-growth, clean tech industries

Position Charleston as SC hub for investment in clean tech industries Image courtesy of www.buffalocoin.com

Wind Industry Cluster DevelopmentCGT Industries, Investors, Education, Laboratory, Carbon Reduction StrategiesObjectives:Support development of CURIs Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility

Help locate existing and new wind cluster businesses in Charleston

Deploy offshore wind turbine generators to benefit city and region

Sustainability Marketing and Communications PlanEducation, Carbon Reduction StrategiesObjectives:Provide citizens and businesses of the city access to the tools and resources required to live a more sustainable lifestyle

Increase public awareness of citys sustainability efforts

Thank You!

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