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Sustainability Committee Meeting - Wed, Jul 20, 2022 - Clean Renewable Energy Presentation

Updated: Jul 15, 2022

Sustainability Committee Meeting

Co-hosted by the Clean Energy Transition Team

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Special Presentation on Clean Renewable Energy

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. - Jim Wylie, regional clean energy advocate

Best practices to develop and implement a clean energy transition plan on

7:30 -7:45 p.m. - Mike Schneller of CLEAResult, authorized contractor for PECO

Home energy audits and current PECO rebates for Energy Star appliances and systems purchases for homes. Free energy audit ($49 value) for all township residents who attend.

7:45 – 8:00 p.m. - Kathy McDevitt, CETT and Sara Shick, Township Supervisor

Update on West Vincent’s Clean Energy Transition Plan to date and upcoming

Township plans

Jim Wylie is a longtime champion of environmental causes with a focus on clean renewable energy. He is currently engaged in assisting PA communities transition from fossil fuels, resulting in 45 communities in the Commonwealth setting formal goals for transitioning to 100% clean renewable energy.

As these communities step up to the sizable task of crafting Clean Energy Transition Plans and executing them, many are feeling the need to pivot to a different kind of advocacy and support structure. Such a structure would allow individual municipalities to own their priorities and community engagement messaging, while simultaneously participating in a supportive network of other boroughs/townships that are facing the same challenges – sharing success stories and barriers, sample policies, plans, and ongoing projects. And most importantly, highlighting available resources for doing effective community engagement to encourage all of us to make informed and sustainable decisions regarding the energy we purchase every day. The decisions we make today will have significant impacts to our community, county, state, nation, and planet for years to come.

Michael Schneller has worked with PECO’s energy reduction programs for the last five years. He is a Building Performance Institute-certified senior energy auditor and market outreach specialist. Mike is also a real estate broker and has bought and sold energy efficient properties with his clients in New York and Pennsylvania. He understands the many benefits of energy efficiency and home performance for the homeowner.

As an auditor, Mike has helped customers improve the health, safety, and comfort of their homes while saving money and preserving our environment.

Mike works closely with PECO program directors and marketing managers to reduce energy usage in our region. By changing how we use energy, he hopes to save our planet… one house at a time.

All monthly Board of Supervisors Meetings, Board of Supervisors Workshop Meetings (when needed), Board of Supervisors special meetings, and monthly advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Please refer to the township website calendar for each meeting and related agenda. Agendas for all public meetings are posted no later than 24 hours before the meeting, in accordance with The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, 65 Pa.C.S. §§ 701-716. Any presentations put forth in a public meeting will be posted no later than 24 hours after the public meeting in which the materials were presented.

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