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September 2010 meeting

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

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