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Green Practices Commission <br />6801 Delmar Boulevard, University City, Missouri 63130, Phone: (314) 862-6767, Fax: (314) 863-9146 <br /> <br />Meeting Minutes – University City Green Practices Commission <br /> <br />May 14, 2015 DRAFT <br />Location: Heman Park Community Center <br />Attendees Present: Dianne Benjamin, Bob Elgin, Tim Michels, Jeff Mishkin, Jenny <br />Wendt (Staff Liaison), Steve Kraft (Council Liaison) <br />Absent Excused: Lois Sechrist, Richard Juang, Scott Eidson Guests: Dave Pickerill, Missouri Clean Energy District Property Assessed <br />Clean Energy (PACE) program <br /> 1. Meeting called to Order, Roll Call at 6:08 p.m. <br /> <br />2. Opening Round a) Tim worked on a retro-commissioning (RCx) project for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Lab building at Washington University. <br />RCx focuses on Building Management Systems and makes improvements to <br />sequences of operations and associated minor capital improvements that have a <br />payback of 1.5 years or less (typical payback limit to be considered an RCx project). Energy Resources Group, Inc. (ERG) found energy efficiency RCx opportunities that amounted to +/-35% in annual energy savings. <br />b) Dianne indicated the UCity Monarch Waystation planning group will meet on May <br />16th at 1 pm to start the second butterfly garden to be located near Vernon and <br />Midland (close to UCity in Bloom). Daylilies have been removed to plant natives. c) Jeff is working on two large projects in conjunction with Ameren. d) Jenny will contact the Regional Chamber & Growth Association to confirm that U <br />City is registered to be in the Green Business Challenge. <br />e) Dianne reminded everyone about the Recycling Extravaganza the last weekend <br />in April at Forest Park Community College. 3. The March 12, 2015 Green Practices Commission Meeting Minutes were approved <br />with one amendment. <br /> <br />4. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) – Missouri Clean Energy District a) Dave Pickerill with the Missouri Clean Energy District PACE program discussed the following major points: <br />i. The program has 42 municipalities enrolled across Missouri (diverse <br />geography). <br />ii. The program began in 2010. iii. Joining the program already in place would result in no administrative burden to University City. <br />iv. Each municipality appoints a representative to the advisory council to <br />attend meetings, which are usually held as conference calls. <br />v. The average interest rate is 6.5% over 20 years. The calculated economic benefit (cost savings) of the project must equal or exceed this. <br />