You are invited to attend a public forum to discuss the future of energy use by the Town of Wolfeboro. In 2009 the Town of Wolfeboro applied for and received an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to develop a plan to reduce municipal energy use. Currently Wolfeboro spends roughly half a million dollars a year on energy. As town budgets grow tighter each year, and with energy costs expected to rise, reducing energy use presents enormous opportunity.
In January a team of energy experts lead by Integrated Building Energy Associates (IBEA) was hired with the EECBG grant funds to evaluate Wolfeboro’s municipal energy use and to make recommendations for short, mid and long term opportunities for energy conservation, efficiency and the use of renewable energy. The Forum will be a chance for the community to hear from the consultants and to give feedback on potential energy related projects . Input from Wolfeboro residents, businesses, elected and appointed officials, and town staff is essential to craft a plan that represents the needs and priorities of the community. After the Forum, the IBEA team in cooperation with the Wolfeboro Energy Committee and Town staff, will complete a report with recommendations for the Selectmen providing a road map for future municipal energy reductions.
The Forum will be held on Saturday, March 26th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Pinckney Boat House on the campus of Brewster Academy. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us for all or part of what we expect to be a very enlightening morning.
If you have questions or would like more information, please call Nancy Hirshberg at 569 6681.