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01-03-11 Town Council Packets(5) /h I `�f-o he- l --e 2010 Highlights zeeUt-D Elf EAC Recognition to Council ku j /,3 My name is George Huggins and I am officially representing the Town's Environmental Advisory Committee. I would like to mention a few of our 2010 highlights. The EAC helped initiate and had the town complete its first ever Carbon Footprint Analysis. This important report gives us a scientific baseline in which to make improvements and reach our goals. The total cost analysis was $7,000 and the funds came from REOP. The Town also completed professional Energy Efficiency Audits of the town owned buildings. Important financial and environmental changes are being implemented based on those findings. A lot of immediate improvements have been made to employee units ...like new insulation, windows, laundry room facilities, caulking, etc. It didn't cost the Town anything, because we used the Holy Cross Community Fund money to pay for the audits done by SGM. The Town received approximately $80,000 in both local and federal grant money for sustainability initiatives. We'd like to take a few minutes at the beginning of this New Year to officially recognize a few of the "Green Stars" here in Town; the ones who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their respective departments. We thought the first Council meeting of the year was an appropriate time to acknowledge these individual's achievements throughout 2010. We thank them for their continued efforts in realizing cost savings and a positive impact to our environment.