Energy Committee Meeting Agenda 8.2.23

Arlington Energy Committee

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 7 – 8:30pm

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Mission: The mission of the Arlington Town Energy Committee is to assist Arlington residents, businesses, schools and Town government in reducing energy consumption and costs through conservation, increased energy efficiency, conversion to renewable energy sources, and the promotion of energy education and awareness.  The committee will assist the Town (Energy Coordinator) in planning and carrying out projects to advance these goals and will serve as a resource to the town on energy-related issues.


Welcome Guests

Old Business

  1. Approval of Minutes from July 5, 2023
  2. Reintroducing ourselves (names, expertise, goals) and Revisiting AEC goals and tasks
  3. Reviewing AEC protocols/procedures; creating onboarding packet
  4. Carbon Analysis Spreadsheet updates from committee members
    1. Spreadsheet work by Joan Nash
    1. Mary Ann and Mary Anne share Rec Park update
    1. Rescheduling field trip to town forest
    1. Update on VCRD/Laura’s Scope of Work wording for RFP for excel/graphic help: Nick
      1. Getting on select board agenda for September meeting
  5. Update on Strafford Green Procurement Policy
  6. WindowDressers:  Coming right up, SEPT. 29-NOV. 4!
  7. MERP Funds:
    1. Community Capacity-Building Mini Grant: Update from subcommittee: Karen, Mary Ann C. and Steph

New Business

            Discussion regarding article Mardi shared from The New York Times, July 25: “Warming Could Push the Atlantic Past a ‘Tipping Point’ This Century”


Next meeting:  September 6, 2023 at 7pm