9/13 Meeting Minutes

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Andy Robinson

Sep 16, 2011, 11:49:44 AM9/16/11
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9/13 Meeting Minutes, 8am Beckman Cafe

Next meeting: Wednesday 10/12 (2nd wed), 8am Beckman Cafe

Attendees: Tim Montague (Beckman), Brian Sauder (Faith in Place), Don Schlorf (Busey), Andy Robinson (SEDAC), Gary Cziko (Urbana Climate Action), Anthony Santarelli (IGBA), and Katie Margillo (GreenCorps+Sierra Club’s beyond coal campaign)

Checked in online: Marya Ryan (ISA), Shelley Mix (UI), Corey Berman (solar illini)

Katie Margillo (GreenCorps+Sierra Club’s beyond coal campaign)
            - 3 month appointment on campus
            - will work with students to champion getting off coal
            - asking UI foundation to disclose any dirty coal mining investments

Tim:     - Mike Royce is involved in a Rantoul redevelopment project
            - Energy research park focused on applied science

Andy:   - Home energy talks for 5 sundays at First Pres 10:15 (CCNet should advertise too)

- Greenbuild home tour this weekend (Fri-Sun), Mayra Ridge in SE Urbana

- http://greenbuild.hbaeci.com/

- Solar Home tours 10/1 http://www.illinoissolartour.org/

            - Andy is giving an energy talk about churches for Faith in Place event Sun Oct 16th 2pm
            - Does anyone know more about the new County renewable energy District law?

Brian S: - Has had a free home energy audit by Kevin McCoy

- Green Home Inspections in Decatur   http://greenhomeinspections.net/

- He is planning to add foam insulation in the walls, air seal the attic, add attic insulation, insulate the basement rim joist for about $1,200 after $3,800 Ameren incentive rebate.  

Gary:   - Is interested in learning more about the difference between local renewables and RECs
            - How does the Urbana climate action plan account for people buying RECs?
            - There is a UCAP meeting

Don     - Has heard some info from Jack Dempsey about possible UI solar farm on South Farms
            - Ameren gas incentives are great: possible Busey boiler upgrade (per SEDAC report)

Anthony: - IGBA is speaking with the Treasurer’s office about making low interest green loans more accessable

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