Energy Committee

The Bristol Energy Committee was established in 2007 by the Selectboard with the mission to investigate the energy use in the Town of Bristol and make recommendations based on energy conservation and efficiency; consulting with and advising the town about energy related issues in zoning and alternative energy; assisting residents and businesses in understanding and reducing their energy use; working with the schools in exploring energy conservation and efficiency; and exploring energy conservation and efficiency in transportation.

The Bristol Energy Committee meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm at the Town Offices in Holley Hall.

The current members of the Bristol Energy Committee are:

Sally Burrell, Chair(Term expires March 2021)
Richard Butz, Secretary(Term expires March 2021)
Michael Corey(Term expires March 2021)
Liston Freeman(Term expires March 2021)
Lance Laliberte(Term expires March 2021)
John McCormick(Term expires March 2021)
Stephen Taylor(Term expires March 2021)

FY 2019/2020 Meetings
DateAgendaMaterialsMinutes
June 17, 2020Agenda
May 20, 2020AgendaMinutes_DRAFT
April 15, 2020AgendaNEAT videoMinutes
March 18, 2020AgendaNEAT videoMinutes
February 19, 2020AgendaNEAT videoMinutes
January 15, 2020AgendaNEAT videoMinutes
December 18, 2019AgendaNEAT video
November, 21, 2019Agendan/aMinutes
October 16, 2019AgendaNEAT videoMinutes
September 18, 2019AgendaNEAT videoMinutes
August 28, 2019AgendaNEAT videoMinutes
July 17, 2019AgendaNEAT videoMinutes

SPECIAL SELECTBOARD MEETING

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 7:00 PM
Proposed Solar Array on the Capped Bristol Landfill

The Selectboard will be hosting a special meeting to receive more information and hear the views and concerns of citizens about a 500 kW net-metered solar facility proposed to be located on part of the closed municipal landfill off of Pine Street. Acorn Energy Co-operative of Middlebury, in partnership with Aegis Renewable Energy of Waitsfield, is proposing to develop a ballast-mounted solar array on approximately 3.5 acres of the 12.3-acre property.

Why now? How will the landfill cap be protected? How will Bristol residents be impacted? How will taxpayers be impacted? How does this project fit into other uses for the site? What happens next?

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/
Meeting ID: 952 4501 1551
Password: 024995
Phone-In: 1-646-558-8656


CURRENT PROJECTS

Community-Owned Solar Project – Acorn Energy
Acorn Energy Solar 3 presentation – March 30, 2020
Project background document
E-mails_Acorn_Energy_re_MOU_draft
E-mail_Acorn_re_MOU_timeline
AES3_MOU_Town_of_Bristol_2020-04-09_DRAFT
AES3-Town_of_Bristol_Lease_Area_w_Array_Exh_A
AES3_MOU_Bristol_Lease_Terms_Exh_B
Bristol Town Dump satellite image history


RESOURCES

Button Up Vermont
Contractor Visit Sign Up form (PDF) – December 15th deadline!
Home Energy Workshop Presentation (PDF)
Reducing Energy Costs in Mobile Homes (PDF)

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Weatherizing Mobile Homes (PDF)

Bristol Energy Case Studies
Button Up Briefs (PDF)
Richard Butz, East Street (PDF)
Bob Donnis, Maple Street (PDF)
Mike Leyden, Mountain Terrance (PDF)

Electric Vehicles
Electric Car Webinar – May 2020 (Video)



PAST EVENTS

Meet the Contractors with Button Up in Bristol
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Holley Hall, 1 South Street, Bristol

Button Up Vermont and the Bristol Energy Committee will be hosting a free “Meet the Contractors” event on December 11, 2018 at Holley Hall at 7:00pm.

This informational session is the last chance to sign up for free contractor visits through Efficiency Vermont’s Button Up Vermont program.

Owners of homes and businesses in Bristol and the surrounding area are invited to meet participating contractors Nate Gusakov from Silver Maple Construction and Eric Hartman from Harvestar to learn how to improve energy efficiency in their homes.

• Free LED bulb (1 per household) for first 25 attendees.
• Drawing for a free NEST Smart Thermostat at the end of the evening.
• Sign up for free contractor walkthrough home energy surveys.
• Light refreshments will be served.

Home energy saving workshops are being offered in communities around the state this fall and winter.

Button Up Vermont and the Bristol Energy Committee will be hosting a free “Meet the Contractors” event on December 11, 2018 at Holley Hall at 7:00pm.

This informational session is the last chance to sign up for free contractor visits through Efficiency Vermont’s Button Up Vermont program.

Owners of homes and businesses in Bristol and the surrounding area are invited to meet participating contractors Nate Gusakov from Silver Maple Construction and Eric Hartman from Harvestar to learn how to improve energy efficiency in their homes.

• Free LED bulb (1 per household) for first 25 attendees.
• Drawing for a free NEST Smart Thermostat at the end of the evening.
• Sign up for free contractor walkthrough home energy surveys.
• Light refreshments will be served.

Home energy saving workshops are being offered in communities around the state this fall and winter.

Link: Facebook Event page

Mobile Home Efficiency Energy Saving Workshop
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Bristol Fire Department, 79 West Street, Bristol

Button Up Vermont and the Bristol Energy Committee will be hosting a free Mobile Home Energy Saving workshop on December 6, 2018 at the Bristol Fire Department at 7:00pm.

Tired of wasting money heating your home? You’ll learn how you can make changes and what resources are available to help you do it. You can sign up for free walk-throughs of your home by local contractors certified by Efficiency Vermont.

• Free LED bulb (1 per household) for first 25 attendees.

Presenters include representatives from Efficiency Vermont and the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.

Light refreshments will be served!

Link: Facebook Event page

Button Up Vermont in Bristol
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7 PM – 10 PM

The Bristol Energy Committee and Efficiency Vermont will be hosting a Home Energy Saving workshop on October 24, 2018 at Holley Hall at 7:00pm. This informational session is designed to help Vermonters learn the basics of building science and how to improve energy efficiency in their homes.

• Free 4′ LED shop light (1 per household) for first 25 registered.
• Drawing for a Nest Thermostat at the end of the evening.
• Sign up for free walkthrough home energy surveys.

Link: Facebook Event page

Event Video: Watch the event video on NEAT

Button Up Vermont and the Bristol Energy Committee will be hosting a free “Meet the Contractors” event on December 11, 2018 at Holley Hall at 7:00pm.

This informational session is the last chance to sign up for free contractor visits through Efficiency Vermont’s Button Up Vermont program.

Owners of homes and businesses in Bristol and the surrounding area are invited to meet participating contractors Nate Gusakov from Silver Maple Construction and Eric Hartman from Harvestar to learn how to improve energy efficiency in their homes.

• Free LED bulb (1 per household) for first 25 attendees.
• Drawing for a free NEST Smart Thermostat at the end of the evening.
• Sign up for free contractor walkthrough home energy surveys.
• Light refreshments will be served.

Home energy saving workshops are being offered in communities around the state this fall and winter.

Link: Facebook Event page


LINKS

Past Agendas and Minutes.

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