Nov 10, 2015

Energy Conservation Committee Minutes Nov 10, 2015


Attendees: Arwen Mitton, Peter Cooper, Ron Bolt, Bill Gendreau and Dann.

Administrative Matters:

The minutes of the 14 October 2015 meeting were approved as amended.

Lighting Installation Update

LighTec Inc. is approaching completion of the lighting upgrades and should wrap things up by 17 November. Peter will check with the Transfer Station to see if any of the remaining old scrap metal is wanted.

Possible 2016 Warrant Articles

  • Lighting Retrofit Phase II: We have informed LighTec Inc. to cost out a complete retrofit at the Opera House and all exterior lighting at the Police Station. We also asked them to coordinate with Steve Elliott on rebate eligibility. Peter will take the lead on this item, working with the Town to draft the warrant article and to be prepared to answer questions at the Budget Hearing (17 January) and Deliberative Session (3 February).
  • Tax Exemptions: The committee agrees with the draft prepared by Arwen, who will be prepared for the Budget Hearing and Deliberative Session.
  • Energy Audits: Bill G. has received a proposal from Bob Tortorice, which is about double the estimate from Jamie Myers. A third estimate (Whitney?) would be great but, in the meantime, Bill will draft up a warrant article with a not-to-exceed figure of $5,000. The article should allow for the possibility of grant funding. Bill will be prepared for the Budget Hearing and Deliberative Session.
  • Energy Fund: Ron will draft an article to create a special Energy Efficiency Fund, with some seed money.

School Items

Greg sent an email indicating that the School Board has decided to defer any lighting improvements at Lakeway or the Littleton Academy (old Daisy Bronson building) because the Board intends to pursue a new elementary school. 

Other Business


  • Dann and Peter attended the Biomass Boiler Operators Workshop and cannot recommend it for town employees as it was mostly a promotional opportunity. One such opportunity was marketing remote monitors and, upon discussion, the committee concluded it was too expensive. Ron will inform Froling Energy, who was kind enough to offer us details on the operation and costs of monitors.
  • Tom Considine is putting together a capital improvement plan for LED streetlight for consideration by the Littleton Water & Light Commission in December.
  • We have not yet seen Yeaton Associates’ much anticipated revised engineering design for the heating system at the Fire Station. We would like to see the same BTU meter recommended for the Highway Garage used at the Fire Station. Ron has asked the Town Manager to try to find this in 2015.
  • There is an open house on 17 November, 4-7 PM, to show case the new wood pellet heating system at the Tannery. Ron will set up an information table at this event.
  • Arwen is working on a revision to the Energy Chapter of the Master Plan, and will present it to the Planning Board as a complete new chapter.
  • The Fire Chief will be contacting Steve Elliott regarding eligibility of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus compressor for an SB 123 rebate.
  • The NH Office of Energy and Planning is working on an energy efficiency audit program for waste water treatment plants.


Next meeting: Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 9 AM, at the Community Center

Ron Bolt, Secretary