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Green Practices Commission <br />6801 Delmar Boulevard, University City, Missouri 63130, Phone: (314) 862-6767, Fax: (314) 863-9146 <br />Meeting Minutes – University City Green Practices Commission May 14, 2015 <br />DRAFT <br /> <br />Location: Heman Park Community Center Attendees Present: Dianne Benjamin, Bob Elgin, Tim Michels, Jeff Mishkin, Jenny Wendt (Staff Liaison), Steve Kraft (Council Liaison) <br />Absent Excused: Lois Sechrist, Richard Juang, Scott Eidson <br />Guests: Dave Pickerill with the Missouri Clean Energy District PACE <br />program <br /> 1. Meeting called to Order, Roll Call at 6:08 p.m. 2. Opening Round <br />a) Tim worked on a retro-commissioning (RCx) project for a LEED Gold Lab <br />building at Washington University. RCx focuses on Building Management <br />Systems and makes improvements to sequences of operations and associated minor capital improvements that have a payback of 1.5 years or less (typical <br />payback limit to be considered an RCx project). ERG found energy efficiency <br />RCx opportunities that amounted to +/-35% in annual energy savings. <br />b) Dianne indicated the U City butterfly group will meet on May 16th at 1pm to start <br />the second butterfly garden. This will be located near Vernon and Midland (close to U City in Bloom). Daylilies have been removed to plant natives. <br />c) Jeff is working on 2 large projects in conjunction with Ameren. <br />d) Jenny will contact USGBC to make sure U City is registered to be in the <br />challenge. <br /> 3. March 12, 2015 Green Practices Commission Meeting Minutes approved with one <br />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 program with the following major points: <br />i. This program has 42 Municipalities all across Missouri (diverse geography) <br />ii. This program started in 2010 <br />iii. Joining the program already in place would result in 0 admin burden to the <br />City iv. Each municipality appoints a representative to the advisory council who <br />attends meetings – usually as a conference call <br />v. The average interest rate is 6.5% over 20 years – the economic benefit must <br />equal or exceed this <br />vi. The City would pass an ordinance adopting this program – Dave has an example ordinance (as does Tim Michels). <br />vii. Dave Pickerill acts as the program administrator and the executive director <br />viii. Contractors must have a certificate of liability and apply to be on the <br />contractor list for the projects, but they do not need to pay a fee to be on the <br />list. <br />