● Town of Bristol – Energy Committee Meeting 07/15/20

July 14, 2020

TOWN OF BRISTOL – ENERGY COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 7:00 PM Via Zoom Remote Meeting (see below)

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AGENDA

1. Efficiency Vermont Summer Incentives from Matt Sharpe

For a limited time, Vermonters with moderate-income can get a rebate equal to 75% of a weatherization project cost up to $5500 and finance it at 0% with the first 6 months (up to $900) paid for by Efficiency Vermont. Expires 8/31 or until funds are exhausted.

2. Button Up 2020 Plans

a. coordinate with Andrew at Regional Planning regarding presenters and testimony
b. share info this fall about virtual Home Energy Visits which start Jan. 2021
c. promote “Weatherization Wednesdays” – 20 minutes of enjoyable inspiration
d. share the fall incentives for home weatherization projects starting in Sept.

3. Window Dressers Update

4. VBike – Discuss if BEC wants to research and share info on the webpage and FPF.
Discuss researching electric options: benefits and education for municipality, businesses, and residents. Also, discuss the benefits of less frequent mowing: reduced cost, emissions, noise. And increased pollinator forage, drought resistance, personal time..which profoundly expand the range, carrying capacity, hill climbing ease, comfort, and overall utility of biking. VBike’s aim is to make the bicycle more relevant and affordable for Vermonters and to encourage healthy bodies, local living, and vibrant communities. 

5. Think Resilience, on-line course by Post Carbon Institute – Discuss relevance to BEC’s work and public education.

6. Landscaping – Discuss researching electric options: benefits and education for municipality, businesses, and residents. Also, discuss the benefits of less frequent mowing: reduced cost, emissions, noise. And increased pollinator forage, drought resistance, personal time.

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