DOUGLAS COUNTY SMART ENERGY
November 16, 2015
Phil hasn’t received any more postings. Arthur will send pictures from the fall Solar Tour. Todd reported the three utilities (Douglas Electric Co-op, Pacific Power, and Avista)will split the cost of Matt Danskine’s web development fee. David Longhorn has also offered to contribute .
Melanie confirmed that a Facebook page has been set up and she is the lead administrator. It will provide a link to articles on the website. Stuart said the group should set protocol and guidelines for Submissions as we’ve done for the website.
Mission Statement .
The final version of the statement was approved:
Douglas County Smart Energy Mission Statement
Educate our community about the value of co-nservation, energy efficiency , renewable energy and available incentives, in order to encourage projects and attract resources which contribute to job creation and economic development in Douglas County.
Does anyone have ideas about a logo? Bring them to the next meeting.
Spring Workshop – Making Energy Work for Douglas County
Melanie gave an overview of the workshop agenda.
-Wholistic energy approach
-Keynote: Jim Walls – Klamath County
-Other presentations, followed by facilitated discussions
-After lunch ?
Brainstorm. of concepts to include:
Involve a RARE Americorps (Karen)
-Cost (28,000)needs to be shared with other organizations.
-Apply by April to start in October.
-Pendleton ‘s RARE project: promote energy . efficiency for new homes
-Track savings of group members or other groups as they make energy upgrades over time . Tracking outomes hows impact, helps pull in more resources. Do county-wide. (Arthur) ·
Next Steps – For next meeting
-Set a date – March is preferred but not Spring Break
-Location – .Library, ford Family Center, Public Satefy Building, UCC, UCAN
-Other organizations who should be there
Ford Family Foundation, Low-income services, Earth Advantage
For Next Meeting:
-Melanie will email agenda framework for input
-Assign contacts and timelines
Questions to Karen about balance between sealing and ventilation in .buildings. (Build Tight, Ventilate Right) .