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Wilton Energy Commission 
Mission Statement:

The mission of the Wilton Energy Commission is to promote resource conservation, energy efficiency and explore means to reduce the carbon footprint of the community through the use of renewable energy and other initiatives in public buildings, homes and local businesses.   The Commission will serve in an advisory role in support of the Board of Selectmen.  It will also provide education to the community on energy related topics.

Please consider joining us!

Candidates should have the dedication, passion and commitment to work for energy efficiency, carbon emission reduction, and sustainable practices community  wide.  Experience and knowledge in one or more of these areas is desired but not necessary:
  • Energy Benchmarking
  • Facility Management/Energy Management
  • Building systems/HVAC/BAS
  • Renewable energy systems (Solar, Geothermal)
  • Building Codes/LEED/High Performance Buildings
  • US EPA Energy Star Programs
  • Clean Energy Criteria/Market/State goals
  • Communications/Website/Presentation skills/ Power Point/Excel/Report formatting
  • Climate Change Action Planning
  • Alternate Energy Vehicles/Biodiesel/Electric
Members should expect to spend time outside of monthly meetings assisting the Town, schools and residents in endeavors to save energy costs and resources.

Please contact Bruce Hampson (behampson@optonline.net) to learn more about joining the Commission.


From our inception in 2007, the Wilton Energy Commission has:

2007
  •  Supported the  “Relamping " of  schools throughout the district, reducing electricity costs by nearly $100,000

2008

  •  Advocated and guided the  “Relamping ”of  all municipal buildings using no interest financing from CL&P
  • Benchmarked all school and municipal buildings for energy use via the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Program
  • Initiated action that resulted in Wilton being  designated  as a “CT Clean Energy Community.” since 2008
  • Supported the creation of  Wilton Go-Green and the Wilton Go-Green Festivals
2009
  • Reached agreement with Board of Selectmen in January 2009 that All Wilton Building Committees will include an Energy Commission Member to insure that Energy Efficiency is a major design element. 
  • Managed the Federal Grant of $76,295 for energy efficiency measures.  Identified and implemented measures to reduce energy consumption
2010
  • Insured that Wilton was selected as a participant in the CT Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge.  Wilton achieved 2nd place of 14 communities in achieving the stated goals of the program
2011
  • Completed  energy audits and energy efficiency upgrades under the CT Energy Efficiency Fund / CL&P "Small Business  Energy Advantage  Advantage Program” which provided grants based on electrical KwHrs energy saved and  a $100,000  interest free loan for each project

2012
  • Completed Comprehensive Wilton Energy Management Plan 
  • ssisted the Library's acquisition and installation of the first Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Wilton


Read about the PA (Public Act) 11-80 on the Green Legislation Page.

Wilton High School goes Solar! More on News Page....

Inaugural Wilton Go Green Festival a Huge Success

First Selectman Bill Brennan kicks off the
Festival by signing the Wilton Go Green Pledge