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Closed 12:30 - 1:00
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125 Main Street, Suite 200
Littleton, NH 03561
Phone: 603.444.3996
Fax: 603.444.1703

May 10, 2017

Energy Conservation Committee Minutes - May 10, 2017


LITTLETON ENERGY CONSERVATION COMMITTEE    
                                  MEETING 10 May 2017

 

Attendees:   Peter Cooper, Ron Bolt, Bob O’Connor, and Bill Gendreau

Administrative Matters:

The minutes of the March meeting were approved.

Bill Gendreau and John Lofgren have been appointed to new 3-year terms. We have five active members and one, inactive alternate member (Rodney Edwards). Two additional active members would be desirable. 

Wood Pellet Operations          

               Peter is still grappling with trying to figure out overall fuel consumption (wood and propane) for this past heating season at the fire house and town garage. This is being done to satisfy our own curiosity and, in part, to reply to a query from Froling Energy. We suspect this system is working better since implementing the Yeaton design fix at the fire house.

Opera House

             Bill has developed a scope of work for the energy improvements to the Opera House that will form the substance of a town RFP for bidders. Peter suggested adding pre/post blower door tests to the scope, if affordable. Bill and Peter will conduct on on-site visit to confirm the work before handing over the project to the Town Manager for execution. Article 18 appropriated $44,200 for the project, with the added feature of authorizing the Board of Selectmen to accept a $20,537 grant to be applied to this project. A “grant” in that amount is anticipated from the PUC’s SB-123 energy efficiency program.

Earth Day Event

             Our information table was manned by Bob and Peter and included a project poster, information handouts, and an LED distribution. Attendance at the event was hampered by poor weather, but this appeared to be a good first step towards a more comprehensive recognition and celebration of Earth Day.   

Information and Education

            In addition to the effort on Earth Day, Ron submitted a lengthy update on recent ECC activities to the Courier, and Peter will be submitting and article on the Kill-A-Watt meters available at the public library. Bob will check on the status of five articles he submitted to the Courier.

 Other Business

  • Peter, Bob, Ron, and Amos Ball had an introductory meeting with the new head librarian (Meagan Carr) on 25 April. We discussed our past involvement with the library and ways that we could possibly help in the future. The town has hired an architect to look into all issues related to the library, and the services of a grant writer from NCIC have been made available.

 

  • Bob has agreed set up a meeting with the Middle School science teacher (Samantha Whitson). The purpose of the meeting is to develop potential projects that would either (1) save the District money on energy bills, or (2) be appropriate for student-led activities.

 

  • The Parks and Recreation Commission have scheduled a public input session for 18 May to obtain input on the future of parks and fields in Littleton. An architect has been hired to present ideas that go beyond merely replacing the “green” building at Remich Park.

 

  • An energy conservation check list for the Opera House may be more important than ever now that it has been announced that the Chamber of Commerce is vacating the building.

 

Next meeting: 14 June 2017, 9 AM, Community Center

 

Ron Bolt, Secretary