Temple Economical Energy Committee (TEEC)

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The Temple Economical Energy Committe (TEEC) was formed in response to the passage of a warrant article at the March 2007 Town Meeting. Temple citizens voted to ask the Select Board to appoint an energy committee to advise the town on ways to save energy and reduce carbon emissions on a local level. Contact: Beverly Edwards, 878-3227,nadesha@msn.com

Mission Statement: The committee is established to recommend local steps to save energy and reduce emissions.

Areas of Impact: The tremendously successful energy efficiency retrofit for Temple’s Municipal Building, Fire Department and Mansfield Library have dramatically reduced the buildings’ energy consumption and upgraded their energy efficiency.  Other areas of impact have included: A series of free professionally led home weatherization workshops for residents; an ongoing Free In-Home Weatherization Program for community members; a 4-town Energy Challenge Competition Temple won to reduce household emissions and energy usage; a town and school recycling program; the adoption of an Energy Chapter for Temple’s Master Plan; the creation of an energy and environmental website (see below); plus yearly Harvest Festival educational booths and numerous events. TEEC is also helping to build programs to bring affordable renewable energy installations to our community and sustainable, local solutions for the challenges of disruptive weather and climate crises, fuel price volatility and the looming stresses of peak oil.

TEEC Webpage: www.teec.info has links to the Energy Chapter for the Master Plan and   Temple’s grant-funded energy efficiency retrofit for the Municipal Building, FD and Mansfield Library, with  its exceptional 81% reduction in heating fuel usage for the Municipal Building and FD.  It also offers an “Activities” page (2007-present), an energy-saving “Solutions” page, a Kids Corner, and “News” with updates on renewable rebates, the environment and climate.

Committee Members

Name
Honey Hastings
Laura Lynch
Richard Silvestro

Members

NameTitleTerm
Beverly Edwards

Chair

2019

Laura Lynch

Member

2019

Allison Hackman

Member

2019

Richard Silvestro

Member

2019

Deb Deieso

Member

2017

Honey Hastings

Member

2016

Mary Beth Ayvazian

Member

2015