Office of Energy Efficient Businesses help business owners cut energy costs
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — October 10, 2017 — The Connecticut Office of Energy Efficient Businesses (OEEB), in coordination with New London Main Street and Eversource, is expanding its services to businesses in the City of New London beginning October 12. OEEB’s energy outreach specialists will meet with businesses to identify ways to reduce energy consumption and increase savings from energy efficiency work.
“We are approaching small to medium-sized businesses and manufacturing facilities to provide guidance and information that support intelligent business decisions,” said Joel M. Rinebold, director of energy at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT).
The OEEB, administered by CCAT, is coordinating with Eversource to offer free, objective assistance to in-state businesses to reduce energy consumption, and increase energy reliability and efficiency. The OEEB outreach specialists can identify opportunities for placement of high value energy efficiency and conservation measures; identify energy cost savings through energy bench marking using the US EPA Portfolio Manager; and provide information for new construction, energy incentives, and zero percent financing for small businesses.
The OEEB is also coordinating these services with New London Main Street (NLMS), an organization that works to enrich the cultural fabric, preserve and enhance historic streetscapes and support and expand the economic base of the city’s center. NLMS has a “Light up New London!” initiative to create a positive perception of downtown New London by working with property and store owners to install LED lights inside storefront windows.
“Businesses will use energy efficient lighting in their storefronts to showcase vitality and warmth during the Light up New London campaign”, stated Kristin Havrilla Clarke, executive director of NLMS. “We want to ensure that businesses are aware of the all the resources the state offers to reduce energy consumption and, ultimately, save money”.
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 New London Main Street
New London Main Street is a nonprofit corporation committed to revitalizing New London’s Historic Waterfront District. The goal of Main Street is to build community through activities and programs that enrich the cultural fabric, preserve and enhance historic streetscapes and support and expand the economic base of the city center. It is one of five Main Street programs in Connecticut and is among the 1,200 programs nationwide developed from an initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the 1970’s. Learn more at newlondonmainstreet.org
About Energize Connecticut
The Energy Efficiency Fund supports a statewide portfolio of programs and initiatives to help residents, businesses and municipalities save energy and money. These solutions are marketed under the Energize Connecticut brand, which is an initiative of the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource, UI, SCG and CNG with funding from a charge on customer energy bills.
Energize Connecticut provides residents, businesses and communities with the resources and information they need to make it easy to save energy and build a clean energy future for everyone in the state. These solutions, provided by Eversource, not only deliver year-after-year energy and cost savings to our customers, but also deliver tremendous environmental, economic and workforce development benefits to our state.
For more information go to www.energizeCT.com or call 1-877-WISE USE (947-3873).