Planning for Resilient Cities –  SW Community Workshop – 

Thursday Oct 5, 2017 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Edina City Hall (Council Chambers) 4801 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424   Please RSVP here to participate in person or via Webinar     Facebook Event 

Workshop Handout

Workshop Presentation on Commission Formation- Lessons LearnedTim Sandry, Chair, Bloomington Sustainability Commission

Commission Formation — Lesons Learned Bloomington

Local Commercial Building Benchmarking Ordinance

Hennepin County Pilot Project for Suburban Communities to adopt Commercial building benchmarking ordinances    Leah Hiniker, Hennepin Co. Energy Management
Katie Schmitt CEE Benchmarking Outreach and Policy Coordinator

Workshop Presentation  Hen Co Benchmarking Community Meeting Presentation 6-8-2017

City of Minneapolis Commercial Building Benchmarking and Transparency Program        Benchmarking Policy Overview              Ordinance text

CEE Mid-Sized City Building Energy Bench marking workshop
Webinar Resources    Slide Share

Workshop Agenda

Introductions – name, community and one thing you would like to learn tonight

Quick Overview– on the role of cities in helping achieve our MN State Climate and Energy Goals

Updates from Citizen & Commission volunteers helping their cities set make plans to achieve energy and resilience goals – Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Richfield, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, , Brooklyn Park, Maplewood, etc.

Presentation on Commission Formation- Lessons Learned – Tim Sandry, Chair, Bloomington Sustainability Commission

Discussion – Gathering Insights on how these tools and resources can be complementary and brainstorm possible ways our cities might work together as we set and work to achieve energy and resilience goals

  • Partners in Energy
  • Energy/ Climate/ Adaptation/ Resilience Action Planning
  • Engaging, Businesses and Insitutions
  • Energy Fair (Edina)
  • Promoting energy efficiency and renewables
  • Energy Benchmarking Ordinaces
  • Solar Feasibility Studies
  • EV Infrastructure Planning

Next Steps Peer Learning Among Cities

– invite your staff,council and commissions to join us for our metro wide

Planning for Resilient Cities Metro Wide Workshop with the MPCA and EQB

Thursday Nov 9, Brookdale Library

  • City Staff Workshop –  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.(Elected Leaders & Commissions also welcome)
  • Commissions and Community Workshop – 6 p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Get more out of your plan. Learn with city staff and topic experts (presentations & small group discussion) about example comprehensive plan language & implementation & funding resources for

  • Energy & Buildings – Brian Ross, GPI, Leah Hiniker, Hennepin County
  • Smart Transportation – Frank Douma, U of MN
  • Climate Resilience – Matt Metzger, Barr Eng. Eric Weiss, Met Council
  • Health/ Economic Inclusion – County staff, Dr. Bruce Corrie, One MN

Please RSVP here to participate in person or via Webinar