Sustainable Energy Committee
Sustainable BuildingsThe SEC serves as a resource to the School Building Committee and recently presented on sustainable buildings at the June 5 Special Town Meeting.
TransportationThe Sustainable Energy Committee recently launched a Transportation Working Group to identify opportunities to reduce carbon emissions from transportation sources in Wellesley.
The Sustainable Energy Committee (SEC) develops and implements initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Wellesley's municipal, residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.
Town Meeting established the SEC in 2010 to lead efforts to accomplish the goal adopted at the 2009 Annual Town Meeting: reduce town-wide greenhouse gas emissions 10% below 2007 levels by the year 2013.
After the town met the 2013 goal, Town Meeting adopted a new goal: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 2007 levels by the year 2020.
The Committee works across town with municipal departments, businesses, institutions, and civic and volunteer organizations to initiate and carry out actions to achieve emissions reductions and other sustainability initiatives.
|Name||Term Expires||Appointed By|
|Fred Bunger||2021||Board of Selectmen|
|Michael D'Ortenzio, Jr.||2019||School Committee|
|Katharine Gibson||2019||Municipal Light Board|
|Ellen Korpi, Vice Chair||2020||Board of Selectmen|
|Rob Lamppa||2021||Board of Selectmen|
|Laura Olton, Chair||2020||Board of Selectmen|
|Thomas Ulfelder||2019||Board of Selectmen|
The Sustainable Energy Committee consists of 7 members. The Board of Selectmen, the Municipal Light Board and the School Committee each appoint one member. These members may be a board member, officer, official or paid employee and may be a non-resident of the Town. The Board of Selectmen also appoint the remaining four members from residents active in the Town's volunteer sustainable energy initiatives or others who bring relevant expertise, such as knowledge about sustainable energy practices, marketing, or community engagement.