Sustainability and conservation non-profit Wilton Go Green recently received $2,200 as the result of a town-wide Home Energy Solutions (HES) campaign.
Between January 1-December 31, 2015, nearly 90 Wilton residents participated in Home Energy Solutions, a popular in-home service provided by Eversource and Energize Connecticut. For every resident that received a HES service, $25 was donated to Wilton Go Green by New England Smart Energy Group and HE Energy Solutions, the companies who participated in the campaign.
“Our community Home Energy Solutions campaigns are a great way for people to save energy and money long-term while also helping out their community,” Eversource energy efficiency spokesman Enoch Lenge said. “We saw a fantastic response from Wilton and look forward to working with the town and Wilton Go Green on future energy saving initiatives.”
During a HES visit, Eversource-certified technicians come to your residence to conduct a detailed evaluation of its efficiency performance. The technicians will find and fix efficiency problems, like air leaks that let your heated or cooled air escape, and inefficient lighting, right on the spot. All of the services received during a HES visit are valued at more than $1,000.
The technicians also provide a customized plan as well as other efficiency recommendations, valuable rebates, and information on financing to help you save energy, money and keep your home comfortable. The cost for HES is only $99, with the fee waived for income-eligible residents.
In 2013, Wilton signed Energize Connecticut’s Clean Energy Communities (CEC) pledge, committing to reduce municipal building energy consumption by 20 percent, attain 20 percent of municipal electricity needs from renewable sources, and take other actions to support the deployment of clean energy by 2018. Eversource is currently assisting the town to reach these goals.
Once the CEC pledge is signed by a community, residents and businesses that take advantage of Energize Connecticut energy efficiency solutions, like HES, can help their city or town earn a grant, ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. These “Bright Idea Grants” can be used on a community-selected energy saving project, like the installation of an electric car charging station at town hall or new LED lighting for a school.
For more information or to sign-up for Home Energy Solutions, please visit the Energize CT website or call 877.WISE.USE (877.947.3873).