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Title: Ellen Beckmann, DCHC MPO/City of Durham


1
Sustainability Initiatives in the Durham-Chapel
Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Ellen Beckmann, DCHC MPO/City of Durham
  • David Stancil, Orange County
  • January 8, 2008

2
DCHC MPO
You Are Here
3
Why Act?
  • Air Quality Non-Attainment
  • Promote Multi-Modal Transportation
  • Local Greenhouse Gas Initiatives
  • Environmentally Aware Community

4
Sustainability Initiatives
  • DCHC MPO 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan
  • 54 of Plan Cost for Rail, Bus, Bicycle, and
    Pedestrian Projects
  • Durham County and Orange County Greenhouse Gas
    Emissions Inventory and Local Action Plans
  • Local Government Initiatives

5
Greenhouse Gas Local Action Plans
  • Used Federal Transportation Planning Funds and
    Local Government Matching Funds
  • Consultant ICLEI Energy Services

6
Two Greenhouse Gas Plans
  • Durham County
  • City of Durham
  • Orange County
  • Town of Chapel Hill
  • Town of Carrboro
  • Town of Hillsborough
  • Common consultants, data providers, protocol,
    base years, forecast years, etc.
  • Plan targets will be used in the DCHC MPO 2035
    Long Range Transportation Plan

7

Durham Greenhouse Gas Plan
  • Baseline Year 2005
  • Target Year 2030

8
Local Government Inventory
Durhams Local Government Total GHG Emissions for
2005 were 158,710 tons
9
Local Government 2030 Forecast
5
10
Local Government Operations Target
  • Reduce emissions
  • 50
  • by 2030

11
Community Inventory
Total Community Emissions in 2005 for Durham
were 6,837,430 tons of GHGs
12
Community 2030 Forecast
48
13
2005 ? 2030
Population 241,472 ? 328,573 36 Vehicle
Miles Traveled 3.2 Billion ? 5.3 Billion 63
14
Community Target
  • Reduce emissions 30 by 2030 through local,
    state, and federal action

15
Implementation
  • Staff Resources
  • City-County Green Team
  • City-County Sustainability Manager
  • Education and Outreach
  • Policies and Programs
  • Monitoring of Progress

16
Orange County NC
  • Countywide (inter-jurisdictional) GHG Study and
    Action Plan underway
  • Working through Barriers to Reductions
  • Other Sustainable Community Initiatives

17
Status of GHG Plan
  • Baseline year 2005
  • Target Year 2030
  • Inventory of emissions completed
  • Possible Reduction Measures Identified
  • Considering Target Reduction and Implementation
    Measures

18
Challenges / Barriers
  • Multiple Partners
  • Four jurisdictions
  • Different Tiers of Activity
  • UNC CRed
  • Town of Chapel Hill CRed
  • Key Challenge Translate Countywide inventory and
    targets into local actions
  • How do we know when we have the right mix of
    measures?

19
Other Activities
  • Environmental Responsibility Goal
  • Environmental Stewardship Action Committee
  • Aggressive Recycling (61 waste reduction)

20
Other Initiatives
  • County Conservation Policies
  • Energy Use
  • Vehicles
  • Water Use (Reuse)
  • H2Orange
  • Lands Legacy Program
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