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  • 1. September 2010 Meeting Solar in the home
  • 2. Thank you!
    • NStar
    • Needham Bank
    • Middlesex Savings Bank
    Our community sponsors: Our project supporters:
    • Dedham Savings Bank
    • Needham Education Foundation
  • 3. Agenda
    • Welcome
    • Needham 1,000
    • Green Needham Updates
      • Green Needham Projects
      • Partners
    • Solar in the Home – Sunlight Solar
    • Q&A
  • 4. Needham 1,000
    • 10% Challenge in 2009
      • Community organizations reached out to their members/families
      • About 490 households took the 10% Challenge, saving energy & money, making commitments keeping 4 million pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere
    • Reach 1,000 during Needham’s Tercentennial Year
      • Represents about 10% of Needham households
    In this Tercentennial year, Green Needham Collaborative commends the following groups, organizations and businesses for their outstanding efforts to reduce energy use and for their commitment to a sustainable future for Needham Recognize participating organizations with a commemorative plaque
  • 5. Project Updates
    • Wind Power Study at the RTS
      • Met Tower RFP & Installation this fall
      • Exploring “Engineer in Residence” at High School for formal Wind Study
    • Solar Power Feasibility at the RTS
      • Potential for 1 – 1.5 MW solar installation
      • Seeking funding for feasibility study ($5,000 - $10,000)
  • 6. Project Updates
    • Green Communities
      • 35 Communities qualified in May, 2010
        • Shared in $7 million competitive grant fund
        • Another funding round this fall
      • Targeting Needham qualification in Spring, 2011
        • Selectmen & Town Manager commit to municipal energy reduction goals
        • Planning Board working on Zoning By-Law for Spring, 2011 TM
        • Selectmen & Town Meeting approval of “stretch” energy code
    • Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Seminars
      • Helping overcome the barriers to making energy saving improvements
      • Will schedule for community groups, houses of worship, businesses…
  • 7. Partners
    • Bay Colony Rail Trail
      • www.baycolonyrailtrail.org, or email to baycolonyrailtrail@gmail.com.
    • Green Kids
      • Debbie Schmill [email_address]
    • Needham Bikes
      • www.needhambikes.org, or email tstaley@gmail.com.
    • The Needham Community Farm:
      • Debbie Schmill mannschmill@rcn.com
    • Needham Friends of Woods and Waters
      • Sam Bass Warner (781) 449-1184
    • Needham League of Women Voters Climate Action Committee
      • Eleanor Rosellini efosell@aol.com
    • Needham League of Women Voters Transportation Group
      • Tad Staley (tstaley@gmail.com) or Susan McGarvey (susanmcgarvey@verizon.net)
    Details on the Green Needham blog (9/21)
  • 8. Solar in the Home Chris Robinson Sunshine Solar
  • 9.
    • Green Needham Collaborative:
      • www.GreenNeedham.org
    • Green Needham Collaborative Blog
      • www.GreenNeedham.org/blog
    • 10% Energy Challenge
      • challenge.GreenNeedham.org