Press Release: New Website Gives Consumers Heads Up On Where to Find Most Energy-Efficient Products
FEBRUARY 7, 2012, New Britain, Conn. – The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and The United Illuminating Company (UI) is making Connecticut the first state in the nation to provide consumers with a new on-line guide to retail locations where they can find appliances and electronics with the greatest efficiency and savings available.
State residents can now access this information via either computer or Smartphone thanks to a partnership recently formed between the Energy Efficiency Fund and TopTen USA, an independent not-for-profit whose sole objective is “to identify and promote the sale of the most energy-efficient consumer products on the market.”
Press Release: PTI Industries Inc. Named Business Leader for Energy Efficiency
JULY 14, 2011, New Britain, Conn. – The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund is pleased to announce that Enfield-based PTI Industries Inc. was recognized as a Business Leader for Energy Efficiency at the recent Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Summit in Warwick, R.I. The company was awarded for its expansive efforts to advance energy efficiency in its manufacturing operations, which have resulted in annual energy savings of nearly two million kilowatt-hours and total cost savings of over $334,000. PTI was nominated by the Energy Efficiency Fund in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P).
Press Release: Building & Land Technology Named Business Leader for Energy Efficiency
JULY 13, 2011, New Britain, Conn. – The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund is pleased to announce that Stamford-based Building & Land Technology (BLT) was recognized as a Business Leader for Energy Efficiency at the recent Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Summit in Warwick, R.I. The company was awarded for its expansive efforts to accelerate energy efficiency in its mixed-use facilities, resulting in annual energy cost savings of over $70,000. It was nominated by the Energy Efficiency Fund in partnership with Yankee Gas.
Press Release: Energy Efficiency Fund Offers Incentives to Participants to Ensure Proper Installation of Heating and Cooling Equipment
JUNE 22, 2011, New Britain, CONN. – Connecticut residents are among the first in the country to be given the chance to participate in an innovative new program that offers financial incentives. The Quality Installation and Verification (QIV) program certifies that new air conditioning and heating equipment is installed in accordance with standards recently created by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).
Press Release: Top Summer Savers Award Winner Looks Beyond Immediate Returns to Achieve the Most Energy Savings
May 9, 2011, New Britain, Conn. – Honored with an award for outstanding in reducing energy use and demand, General Manager Robert Niedermeier of Honey Cell, located in Shelton, attributes their success to looking beyond immediate returns. The company, a manufacturer of paper honeycomb, a recyclable, environmentally friendly material used in packaging and in products, ranging from panels to pallets, received the Platinum Award, the top honor, at the eighth annual Southwest Connecticut Summer Savers Awards ceremony held on April 28.
Press Release: Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund Museum Partnership
April 27, 2011, New Britain, Conn. – Perhaps nowhere is the idea of leading by example better exemplified than in the honor conferred last week on the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk.
The design, construction and operational innovations for which the museum was awarded a Gold Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) serve as perfect illustrations of the conservation concepts that the educational facility continually conveys to both its youthful visitors and kids throughout the state.
Press Release: Town of Stafford Saves Energy with LED Lighting
April 12, 2011, Stafford Springs, Conn. – The Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), joined with the Town of Stafford, to acknowledge the town’s outstanding achievement in energy efficiency through the installation of LED (light-emitting diode) outdoor lighting at five schools and the public library. Present at the event, held on April 11 at the Stafford Elementary School, were Congressman Joe Courtney, Stafford’s First Selectman Michael Krol, Stafford Special Projects Administrator Michael Waugh and Timothy Simmonds of CL&P.
Press Release: Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund Offers Home Energy Assessments to Qualified Income Eligible Homeowners
March 30, 2011, New Haven, Conn. –The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and The United Illuminating Company (UI), is now offering no-cost home energy assessments to income-eligible customers through the Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible (HES-IE) program.
Are Icicles or Ice Dams Forming on Your House?
This winter has brought ample amounts of snowfall and mixed precipitation to Connecticut, along with long-standing cold temperatures. Many homeowners are finding that icicles have formed along the edges of their roof or gutters. While icicles may add a winter wonderland effect to your home, they are actually caused by something less desirable than you think, and it may be setting you up for big problems and expensive repairs.