The Committee has hosted number Energy Conservation Workshops in the communities of Sweaburg, Brownsville and Mount Elgin. These workshops covered a range of energy saving topics including: Time of Use; Conservation Tips and Phantom Usage. The workshops were well attended in all the communities. The Committee also has participated in community events, such as Mount Elgin Fun Day to provide information to all residents on Energy Saving tips.
The Energy Conservation Committee actively promoted the Home Assistance Program for Homeowners and Tenants of the Township via flyers and use of the Township website.
In 2012 this committee actively promoted energy conservation and lobbied the Township to retrofit many of the conventional High Intensity Discharge fixtures to modern energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) Street Lighting fixtures, which has provided many benefits to the communities. The new LED street lights are more energy efficient, eliminate excessive light pollution and waste, have a lower wattage and a longer predictable lifetime and, as a result, save our municipality money.
The Energy Conservation Committee applied to the Province's Microfit Program for installation of solar roof top installations for Brownsville Community Centre, Salford Hall and the Township Public Works Building and participated in the Retrofit Program to improve lighting in the Municipal Office.
The Energy Conservation Committee orchestrated the completion of energy audits at the Township’s community halls and has successfully provided grant funding from their annual budget for energy upgrades recommended by these audits.