Energy Technical Assistance & Planning for New Hampshire Communities
Strafford Regional Planning Commission offers energy technical assistance and planning.
Energy Technical Assistance and Planning for New Hampshire Communities (ETAP) program
In 2011-2012 Strafford Regional Planning Commission participated in the Energy Technical Assistance and Planning for New Hampshire Communities (ETAP) program. This two year program was focused on providing energy efficiency technical assistance at no charge to municipalities and counties in NH. ETAP's goal was to advance energy efficiency New Hampshire municipalities and provide the tools communities needed to monitor energy performance. ETAP was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and administered through New Hampshire's Office of Energy and Planning. As part of this program, building assessment were completed in the communities of Northwood, Middleton, Wakefield, Newmarket, Rollinsford, Rochester, Barrington,Brookfield, Durham, Dover, and Somersworth.
Energy Efficiency Appendix
As part of Local Solutions for the Strafford Region, Strafford Regional Planning Commission is completing an Energy Efficiency and Green Building Appendix for the regional master plan.. The purpose of this appendix is to discuss the challenge of providing for our daily travel, our homes, business and local government, and to offer guidance and strategies for preparing for a changing energy future. The burning of fossil fuels for energy and transportation contributes to climate change that results in more frequent and damaging storms. The energy sector is vulnerable to several severe storm threats that may effect our communities directly. However, progress is being made. The New England region provides a national example of successful interstate cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Federal, state, and local incentives are enabling municipalities, homes, and business to reduce costs, locally generate clean energy from renewable sources, and build resilient infrastructure. The final section of the appendix presents resources for continuing progress toward a more sustainable energy future for communities of the Strafford region. The draft for this document will be availble on December 7, 2014.
Download: Energy Efficiency and Green Building [Adopted 1/2015] PDF; 1,056 KB
Download: Communities and Facilities PDF; 210KB October 18, 2011
Download: Energy Efficiency Transportation Audit PDF; 73KB October 18, 2011
Download: Historical Resources PDF; 89KB October 18, 2011
Download: Landuse PDF; 75KB October 18, 2011
Download: Natural Resources PDF; 145 KB October 18, 2011
Download: Recreation PDF; 62KB October 18, 2011
Download: Baseline Dashboard .PDF  6/25/2012
Download: ETAP Flyer 2012 .PDF [2MB] 6/25/2012
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