Office of Energy Efficient Businesses offers free assessments to help business owners cut energy costs.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — June 29, 2017 — The Connecticut Office of Energy Efficient Businesses (OEEB), administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), is expanding its services to businesses in the towns of Seymour, Beacon Falls and Naugatuck beginning July 5. OEEB’s energy outreach specialists will meet with businesses to identify ways to reduce energy consumption and increase savings from energy efficiency work, energy procurement, fuel switching, and use of renewables. OEEB can also examine energy bills to determine whether the business can obtain a more favorable rate for natural gas and/or electric generation service.
“We will be approaching small to medium-sized businesses and manufacturing facilities in the Naugatuck Valley to provide energy guidance and information that support intelligent business decisions,” said Joel M. Rinebold, director of energy at CCAT.
The OEEB, funded by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, offers free, objective assistance that does not obligate the business to purchase any program offerings. OEEB is coordinating with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Connecticut Green Bank, and Eversource.
“Eversource is committed to connecting our business customers with all of the Energize Connecticut energy efficiency resources available to them,” said Eversource Associate Program Administrator Samantha Sojka. “These opportunities enable businesses of all sizes to update their facilities and reduce their energy costs at the same time.”
Business owners can contact OEEB to schedule an assessment at 860-291-8832 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) is a nonprofit organization, headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., that creates and executes bold ideas advancing applied technologies, IT strategies, energy solutions, STEM education, and career development. By leading state, regional, and national partnerships, CCAT helps manufacturers, academia, government and nonprofit organizations excel. Learn more at ccat.us, or follow CCAT on Twitter – @CCATInc.
About Connecticut Green Bank
The Connecticut Green Bank is an entity that accelerates the deployment of clean energy by using limited public dollars to attract private capital investment in clean energy projects. In doing so, it makes clean energy more affordable and accessible to consumers. The Connecticut Green Bank innovates, educates and is active in accelerating the growth of green energy. The Connecticut Green Bank partners with private-sector investors to create low-cost, long-term, sustainable financing to implement green energy measures in the residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and infrastructure sectors. www.ctgreenbank.com
The Energize Connecticut initiative helps you save energy in your Connecticut home or business with rebates, financing and services for energy efficiency and clean energy improvements. Use Connecticut’s Official Rate Board to compare generation supplier rates that may lower electricity costs. Business owners and homeowners looking to reduce their energy costs should go to www.energizeCT.com or call 1-877-WISE USE (947-3873).