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 Bench-marking
- 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
- Analytical skills /Excel and more advanced analysis tools
- Climate Change Action Planning
- Alternate Energy Vehicles/Biodiesel/Electric
- Financial analysis and reporting
- Knowledge of Wilton and its facilities
Please contact Richard Creeth (Richard.Creeth@WiltonCT.org) or Debra Thompson-Van (Debra.Thompson-Van@WiltonCT.org) to learn more about joining the Commission.
Wilton Energy Commission
Significant Initiatives and Accomplishments
Since Inception in 2007
Successfully spearheaded the Solarize Wilton
2016 campaign to have more of our residents become familiar with the
advantages of using solar power to offset both electricity costs,
continue to reduce our carbon emissions and to avail themselves to the
tax and investment incentives available through the Solarize CT prorgam. Over 30 Wilton households availed themselves of this special opportunty to reduce their electric bill, just doubling the number of homes equipped with solar panels.
- Managed the Energy Efficient Relamping of all Municipal Buildings with no interest financing under the C.L&P " Small Business Energy Advantage Program"
- Managed the Federal "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" grant of $76.295. Identified and implemented measures to reduce energy in Municipal and School Buildings.
- Co-founded Wilton Go-Green Inc and sponsored the first Wilton Go-Green Festival.
- Completed a Wilton Energy Management Plan with the consultant Strategic Building Solutions. Plan recognized as the most comprehensive of any small municipality by the CT Clean Energy Communities Program.
- Wilton Energy Commission and Chair Bruce Hampson awarded Governor Jody Rell's Climate Change Leadership Award.
- Provided guidance for Energy Efficiency in the renovation of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and AC) System in Wilton High School. The new system reduced electrical consumption by 24%.
- Wilton selected to participate with thirteen other Municipalities in the DOE / CT Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge. Energy Commission guided Wilton to a second place finish and received a $10,000 grant used to install an Electric Vehicle charging station at the Comstock Community Center.
- Participant in the CT Clean Energy Communities program since inception in 2008. Have received $24,500 in awards that was used to insulate the antique “Yellow Building" at Ambler Farm plus other municipal energy efficiency measures.
- Provided the Board of Selectmen with the Energy Savings analysis for the conversion of the Schools and Comstock Community Center from oil fired heating equipment to Natural Gas.
- Initiated the use of the EPA Portfolio Manger energy consumption tracking system for all School and Municipal buildings.
Click on: Wilton Energy Commission Accomplishments for a comprehensive list of Accomplishments, Initiatives, Awards and Recognition
- Our first Solarize Wilton workshop, held on January 12th at the Wilton Library, was a great success. More than 130 Wilton residents attended. Of these, 45 families request a free follow up consultation.
- Kicked-off the Solarize Wilton campaign to have more or our residents become familiar with the advantages of using solar power to offset both electricity costs, continue to reduce our carbon emissions and to avail themselves to the tax and investment incentives available through the Solarize CT prorgam.
Wilton Goes Green Festival