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Resilient Infrastructure and Nature-based Solution: Working Group Meeting 2 - Shared screen with speaker view
Matthew Fulda
14:48
Matt Fulda - MetroCOG WG Co-Chair
Joanna Wozniak-Brown
14:53
Joanna Wozniak-Brown - CT Office of Policy & Management
Mary Pelletier
15:07
Mary Rickel Pelletier, Park Watershed
Emily Pysh (CTDOT)
15:10
Emily Pysh, CTDOT - WG Co-Chair
Erik Mas
15:11
Erik Mas - Fuss & O'Neill
Amy Blaymore Paterson, CLCC
15:23
Amy Blaymore Paterson - CT Land Conservation Council
Christopher Kelly | Save the Sound
15:28
Chris Kelly - Save the Sound
John Truscinski
15:32
John Truscinski, UConn/CIRCA
Denise Savageau
15:37
Denise Savageau - CT Council on Soil and Water Conservation
Alicea Charamut
15:39
Alicea Charamut, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
Kelsey Sudol, NWCD
15:45
Kelsey Sudol - Northwest Conservation District and Lake Waramaug Task Force
Susmitha Attota
15:51
Susmitha Attota, Town of Stratford Office of Planning & Zoning
Todd Berman
15:54
Todd Berman - Avangrid
Megan Raymond
15:54
Megan Raymond, Principal Scientist, Wetlands & Waterways Lead, SLR Consulting
Beth Bernard
16:02
Beth Bernard - CT Forest & Park Association
Nicole Govert
16:39
Nicole Govert, Sustainable CT
George Bradner
17:15
George Bradner CT Dept of Ins
Jonathan Kinney
19:26
Jonathan Kinney - Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP
19:47
Working group members: please introduce yourself in the chat.
Yaprak Onat
20:24
Yaprak Onat - Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
DEEP Office of Climate Planning
20:41
GC3 Website: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Climate-Change/GC3/Governors-Council-on-Climate-Change
Mark Urban
20:48
Mark Urban - UConn Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Wayne Cobleigh
20:54
Wayne Cobleigh at GZA and CT Green Building Council
DEEP Office of Climate Planning
21:16
GC3 Annual Report Slides: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/climatechange/GC3/GC3-2022-agendas-and-minutes/GC3-Annual-Progress-Report-060822.pdf
David Murphy
21:34
David Murphy, CIRCA today but sometimes Resilient Land And Water LLC
Tyler Archer
21:45
Hi all - Tyler Archer from Shipman
Samuel Alexander
22:04
Sam Alexander, SCCOG
DEEP Office of Climate Planning
23:48
Equity and Environmental Justice 2020 Report: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/climatechange/GC3/GC3-working-group-reports/GC3_Equity_EJ_Final_Report_111320.pdf
DEEP Office of Climate Planning
24:50
Public Participation Guidance: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/climatechange/GC3/GC3-2022-agendas-and-minutes/EEJ-Public-Guidance-Excerpt.pdf
Mary Pelletier
29:34
What time on Oct 18th?
Rebecca French, Dept. Energy & Env. Protection
30:12
Next meeting of this working group is October 18, 11-12:30
Tyler Archer
30:24
Register in advance for this meeting:https://ctdeep.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcu-rqj4rHtY8Kkg8Uxr5-Z-HJ8VuXmzL
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP
45:52
If you have any clarifying questions for New Haven, please put them in the chat.
Wayne Cobleigh
51:36
New Haven is also protecting a new Hotel Marcel at former abandoned Armstrong/Pirelli Tire Building that is pursuing net zero energy, LEED Platinum and first Passive House hotel in the US.
George Bradner
52:31
BCEGS is 20 points
Ashley Stewart
52:45
What conditions determined the area in New Haven would need this type of resilience planning? Is this the lowest area of the city, or is the infrastructure in that area the most in need, how do vulnerable populations accounted for in these resilience plans? This looks mostly like downtown and Yale's campus... maybe I am wrong. How are you all ranking infrastructure and community vulnerability in the selection?
Huan Ngo
54:45
Are you expecting increasing flooding in Fair Haven? Any plans?
George Bradner
56:15
Are you looking at Green roof tops
Gene DeJoannis
56:15
Lots of parking areas. Would permeable paving help?
Denise Savageau
56:23
Are all storm drains being directed to the new pipeline and outfall so it is a closed system and won't be compromised by storm surge coming up the drainage system? And what design criteria for outfall so that surge can't go up?
Giovanni Zinn
57:59
@denise drains have backflow prevention, and all improvement will have it as well.
Giovanni Zinn
58:43
@Gene yes, permeable paving would help. Also our redevelopment standards require on-site stormwater detention and encourage green stormwater infrastructure
Wayne Cobleigh
01:00:20
Hotel Marcel has solar rooftop and battery storage and needs no fossil fuel to operate. Also has EV chargers and air source heat pumps. CTGBC, CT Passive House and Conscious Capitalism CT Chapter recently organized a building tour for their members.
John Truscinski
01:00:43
@Huan, more info on current work CIRCA and New Haven are partnering on for Fair Haven can be found here: https://resilientconnecticut.uconn.edu/resilient-fair-haven/
Giovanni Zinn
01:00:43
@George green roofs are a potential solution, although tend to be expensive and situational. Our regulations on private development are more performance-based, and can be a strategy to meet them
Giovanni Zinn
01:01:35
@wayne hotel marcel is a shining example of what could be. We are proud to have them in New Haven!
Joanna Wozniak-Brown
01:05:26
My apologies for having to leave early - I had a pre-determined meeting before this was scheduled. Thank you, Brian, Dawn & Giovanni for your presentations today.
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP
01:07:40
If you have clarifying questions for Brian, please put them in the chat.
Denise Savageau
01:08:36
Brian - any opportunities upstream to protect land from further development.
Todd Berman
01:10:30
Very interesting presentation - I need to drop off for a different call Thanks
Denise Savageau
01:14:50
Info on some innovative storm water utility work in Milwaukee protecting upstream from City as part of flood control.https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/greenseams
Mary Pelletier
01:17:00
what is the size of the Harbor Brook watershed, upstream of the project area +
Mary Pelletier
01:17:45
Also, what is the % of development of the upstream watershed?
Amber Garrard
01:20:18
Are we meant to join a breakout group, or will we be assigned to one?
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP
01:34:55
If you would like to sign up for public comment, please send me a DM
Bryan Garcia
01:35:35
My comment as a "novice" in this space of resilience and NBS is that the NH and Meriden examples were fascinating. What caught my attention was the micro projects like bioswales that Giovanni showed. The analogy that I had was small solar projects - lots of them all over the place, help the whole. How can people be incented to support those sorts of small projects?
Amy Blaymore Paterson, CLCC
01:35:50
And I apologize to my break-out group for forging ahead with a follow-up question, but I didn't want my first comment to be misinterpreted! Thanks for indulging me!
Denise Savageau
01:35:55
Good comments in the breakout room Tyler.
Wayne Cobleigh, GZA
01:35:57
On the idea of private land owners to act on green roofs, municipalities could create land use permitting incentives.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:36:36
Bryan Garcia is CEO of the CT Green Bank and member of the Gov. Council on Climate Change
Bryan Garcia
01:38:10
Thanks Rebecca - sorry! I was so excited - cool stuff!
Denise Savageau
01:38:19
Want to make sure that we expand the definition of green infrastructure to include natural and working lands including forests, wetlands, riparian buffers.
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP
01:39:01
Number 7 nationally
Tyler Archer, Shipman
01:39:16
and farmlands too!
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP
01:39:59
https://portal.ct.gov/connecticutclimateaction/executive-order/deep-climate-resilience-fund
Amy Blaymore Paterson, CLCC
01:40:11
Like the idea of incentives for private landowners, review of IWC regulations and allowable conditions, and the important point about engaging the wider community in the planning and implementation of these projects.
David Dickson
01:40:51
Just one note: green roofs are challenging as retrofits because of the weight. Roofs were likely not engineered/designed to support that potential weight. Not a no, just can be expensive to make that determination. Adds another wrinkle and challenge to consider.
Amy Blaymore Paterson, CLCC
01:41:05
Second Denise's comment (and Tyler's add-on!)
Amy Blaymore Paterson, CLCC
01:43:11
Great presentations, thank you!! And I liked the break-out structure!