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Town Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday
8:30 am - 4 pm
Closed 12:30 - 1:00
Friday: 8:30 - 12:30

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8:30am-3:45 pm
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Fridays: 8:30am-12:30pm
First Saturday of the month:
8:30-10:45am

125 Main Street, Suite 200
Littleton, NH 03561
Phone: 603.444.3996
Fax: 603.444.1703

Nov 8, 2017

Energy Conservation Committee Minutes - November 8, 2017


LITTLETON ENERGY CONSERVATION COMMITTEE    
                                  MEETING OF 8 NOVEMBER 2017

 

Attendees:   Peter Cooper, Ron Bolt, John Lofgren, and Bob O’Conner

Administrative Matters:

The minutes of the October meeting were approved.

Energy Management Plan

            The 3rd Annual Energy Management Report was approved and will be posted on the Town website.

            Committee members are scheduled to meet with the Library Board of Trustees on November 29th. Peter learned that the library has received a second proposal for replacing the window a/c units with a heat-pump system. Peter also learned that such a conversion would qualify for some funding from the PUC, but perhaps only a few hundred dollars per unit.

Wood Pellet Operations

            The Public Works Director, Joe De Palma, raised a concern about the heating of the highway garage. He stated that a lot of propane has been burned this fall, and he wonders if (1) the pellet system is working properly, and (2) if the pellet system has enough capacity to handle the fire station and the new, larger garage. A technical representative checked by a service called and declared the system was working properly. If so, the problem must be within the garage since the fire station is not experiencing any problems. Committee members recommended that the Town Manager contact Yeaton Associates regarding the concern and provide the town with a user-friendly tutorial on how the internal systems are supposed to work.

            Both BTU meters are operational. Peter will revise his SOP for reading the meters and provide that to the Town Manager for adoption and implementation. Unfortunately, the department heads did honored the committee’s request that all fuels sources be topped off before the start of the heating season.

Button Up

            The workshop was very good but poorly attended. 

Opera House Project

            Work on the insulation project will be performed in 2018, perhaps by March. Regrettably, due to delays in consummating the contract, we will not receive energy savings during the upcoming heating season. We hope that PUC matching funds will still be available in 2018. 

            A contractor assigned by the PUC will visit the Opera House to ensure that the lighting retrofit was completed and to our satisfaction. Earlier, the same individual has already observed and approved the new lighting on the welcome signs.

Information/Education

            Bob re-submitted five articles to Littleton Courier reporter Justin Roshak.

Annual LES Conference

            Peter, Bob, and Ron attended and shared some of their experiences. School science teacher Samantha Jewel also attended and came away with lots of new ideas.

Other Business

  •  Ron will produce a draft submission for the town annual report.
  • The December meeting will focus on goals for 2018.

Next meeting: Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:30 AM, at the Community Center

Ron Bolt, Secretary