Written by Angela LaBrecque
Ken Colburn Bill Bayard Mark Billings Reed Leberman
Lou Kahn Brian Davis
John Edgar Angela LaBrecque
Nancy Fredrickson Chris Johnson Chris Williams Malik Haig
- Chairman Colburn opened the meeting at 6:30PM. An introduction was made regarding the informal round table meeting initiated by Meredith. Each person in the room introduced themselves to the group.
- Theresa spoke about Local Energy Solutions, a statewide energy group that has an emphasis on assisting municipalities and schools. This group hosted the Energy Solution Conference.
- Various forms of volunteer Energy Committees were discussed: Ad-hoc, Town appointed committee and Energy Commission. There are pros and cons to each. There were no energy commission members present.
- A discussion was had regarding purchasing power for energy.
- The group discussed building new or renovating municipal buildings. Things brought up were:
- Cost comparison between deep energy retrofit and building new
- Energy committees are a resource municipal official should use as a resource.
- Life cycle costing and cost analysis
- Difficulty with historic buildings, specifically lighting
- Shift to LED lighting was discussed and NHEC’s current effort on street light evaluations. All new street lights are LED.
- The NHEC’s program to cover 50%, up to $1,000, for heat pumps was noted.
- The question was raised if regional meeting should occur. It was generally agreed to that the lines of communication between energy committees in the region could be better and beneficial.
- All three town that support the Inter-Lakes School District were present and Chris Wald, Facilities Director for the school, was also present as a member of the Meredith Energy Committee.
- A discussion was had regarding Energy Codes. It was noted that there is a code group in Concord. Having energy codes greater than the minimum required by the state would be received differently in various communities depending on the make-up of residents.
- A point was made that the majority of energy used in a community comes from existing single family homes (at least in the communities present). Regardless of building code, these houses remain as is until a major renovation happens. This is where education becomes important so energy is a consideration.
- Motion to Adjourn by Mark, seconded by Bill. Voted unanimously
- Next Meeting will by June 13, 2013 at the Town Hall Annex
Submitted by Angela LaBrecque
Approved on August 8, 2013
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 09:19