Wardsboro Energy Committee

Members: Ned O'Rourke (chairperson), John Anderson (vice chairperson), Jill Neitlich, Jeff Young

Next meeting: Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 7:15 PM. Wardsboro Town Hall

Looking for a new committee member!

We are looking for a volunteer to fill one vacancy on the Wardsboro Energy Committee; no experience necessary. The committee spearheaded Wardsboro’s Button Up Vermont campaign this fall; signing up at least 22 people to receive free home energy visits from Efficiency Vermont staff to help determine ways to reduce heat loss in their homes. The Wardsboro Energy Committee’s charge is to help bring information regarding energy conservation and efficiency, and funding sources for weatherization and renewable energy generation to home owners and small businesses. The committee’s scope encompasses 3 sectors: heating; transportation; and electricity, including renewable energy generation. The committee meets monthly and meetings are open to the public.

Anyone interested please contact us: wardsboroenergycommittee@gmail.com

Next meeting: Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 7:15 PM. Wardsboro Town Hall

Dessert & Learn - “Do it Yourself Home Efficiency Improvements”

June 25th, 2019 - Wardsboro Town Hall

Thank you for the many dessert donations! They were delicious.

Jeff Manney from Efficiency Vermont led a discussion of strategies, methods and products that lower utility bills and make homes more comfortable. Question topics covered materials used to insulate a basement in a DIY project, weather-stripping doors and available energy efficiency incentives and rebates.

Currently available rebates can be found here: Efficiency Vermont Rebate Search

Contact Us

The committee's email address is wardsboroenergycommittee@gmail.com, or you can send us a message below.

Current Energy Committee Goals

As decided at 12/03/2018 meeting.

Goal 1:

Reduce total energy use by promoting energy conservation and efficiency measures, while reducing long-term energy costs in Wardsboro and ensuring protection of public health and safety, and the natural environment.

Goal 2:

Reduce transportation energy demand/use while providing for safe, convenient, economic, and energy efficient transportation systems that respect the integrity of the natural environment, including public transit options and accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists.