April 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone

Energy and Land Use: Using Land Use Tools To Meet Energy Goals

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm.

Join us as TRORC Senior Planner Kevin Geiger and Regional Energy Coordinator Geoff Martin facilitate a training session on how the tools of local land use planning and regulation can be brought to bear on meeting energy goals.

This lightning Zoom training will go over what actionable steps towns can take to meet their energy and climate goals. The training will offer tools for decarbonization and lowering energy usage at various scales, from zoning districts down to the building level. Topics will include:

  • Promoting denser development while preserving forests or fields
  • Requiring solar- and electric vehicle-ready development
  • Discouraging or preventing investment in fuels and technologies that will need to be phased-out in order to address climate change
  • Encouraging compliance with the Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES) and above-code construction

This will be especially useful for planning commissions and energy committees, but DRBs, ZBAs and Conservation Commissions may also be interested.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95665583660?pwd=N0l3a1dld28zY3ZRN0w2WUFHcU43dz09

Meeting ID: 956 6558 3660
Passcode: 503707

This is an open and free training, but we request that you send an RSVP to Meghan Asbury at [email protected] if you plan to attend.