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:

“Relamped” schools throughout the district, reducing electricity costs by nearly $100,000

“Relamped” all municipal buildings using no interest financing

Benchmarked all school and municipal buildings for energy use via the Energy Star Portfolio Program

Helped Wilton attain designation as a “CT Clean Energy Community.”

Create Wilton Go-Green and the Wilton Go-Green Festivals

Managed an Energy Audit  on all Municipal Campus and  Library buildings. This audit resulted in grant of $76,295 for energy efficiency measures.  

Managed the installation of the Computer Power Management System in Wilton schools saving taxpayers more than $40,000

Helped get Wilton selected to participate in the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge.  As of March 2013 Wilton is in second place of fourteen communities in achieving the stated goals of the program.

Completed Comprehensive Wilton Energy Management Plan 

Assisted 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