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<br />Page 1 of 4 <br />From: Scott Terrell [Scottterrell@tdpud.org] <br />Sent: <br /> Monday, October 29, 2007 10:23 AM <br />To: <br /> Johnston, Bob; Denyelle Nishimori; Greg Jones; Jeffrey C. Bender <br />Cc: <br /> Eli Meyer; Robert Mowris & Associates; Scott Shelton EIT; Stephen R. Witek; <br />bgreen38@sbcglobal.net; Tony Lashbrook <br />Subject: <br /> RE: Santa Barbara Leads The Nation- fwd: from Scott <br /> <br />Hi Bob, <br /> <br />  <br />My interest here is to make our community a better place to live and work! Truckee is a role model for many great <br /> <br />programs and activities already, but we can continue to get better. <br /> <br />  <br />Our economy will suffer if we can not get the building community to build very energy-efficient buildings. Either the <br />moderate income and below families will suffer with large energy bills and little expendable or discretionary <br /> <br />income or the higher income people will continue to take over Truckee as they can afford high energy bills. <br /> <br />  <br />It really is in the builder’s best interest to get on board with green building. If they don’t they will get left behind and <br /> <br />lose work and income in the end. They need to start building their green building “resumes” now. <br /> <br />  <br />I am also concerned with the slowing building and impact on the Town coffers. The Town is not really in a position <br /> <br />to put money into a green building incentive program; what are people thinking? <br /> <br />  <br />I think the builders should see green building as a way to improve the quality and marketability of their buildings, <br /> <br />especially in a slow growth period. <br /> <br />  <br />I also think we should look at trying to create a Green Building program that actually brings income to the Town! I <br />think we could create a program where Town staff is trained to perform several levels of work to help the builders <br />go green and make top quality buildings. Redding’s builders are gun ho on green building and they are <br /> <br />supposedly selling like hotcakes; not in Truckee. <br /> <br />  <br />We need a meeting with the building industry to find a win-win situation for the builder’s, green building, the <br /> <br />community and the Town of Truckee. <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />Scott <br /> <br />  <br />From: Johnston, Bob [mailto:rajohnston@ucdavis.edu] <br />Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 9:04 AM <br />To: Scott Terrell; Denyelle Nishimori; Greg Jones; Jeffrey C. Bender <br />Cc: Eli Meyer; Robert Mowris & Associates; Scott Shelton EIT; Stephen R. Witek; bgreen38@sbcglobal.net; Tony <br />Lashbrook <br /> <br />Subject: RE: Santa Barbara Leads The Nation- fwd: from Scott <br />  <br /> <br />Scott, <br /> <br />  <br />Maybe something can be worked out.  The builders seemed extremely worried about regulating artisanal <br />builders of custom homes, which was a  red herring, since no one had ever talked about regulating them.  So, <br /> <br />perhaps other projects can be regulated. <br /> <br />  <br />Also, the whole thing was loaded with CATT people, with a fee required and it was held during the day, so most <br />citizens couldn't attend. Everyone in land economics knows that regulatory costs get capitalized into the <br />property value, due to the immobility of real property.  So, project owners will all experience increased project <br />values.  This will be easier to appreciate if the PUD or Town certifies projects has likely to have lower energy <br /> <br />costs.  Truckee is a strong case for this outcome, as it has no competitors. <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />There are three regulatory levels: <br /> <br />  <br />file://C:\Documents and Settings\skuhlemier.TOWN\Local Settings\Temporary Internet F...11/01/2007 <br /> <br />