Environment

Green Your Budget with Smart Energy

Add some green to your program budgets – and do your part for a clean energy future – by reducing your energy costs. Energy-saving improvements can yield immediate cost savings that you can apply to your core mission. Renewable energy improvements can generate electricity or heat and help you lower and stabilize your energy costs over time. Energize Connecticut helps you prioritize improvements and connects you with funding resources to make projects affordable.

Overview

Smart energy improvements can make your organization more sustainable, freeing up funds to serve the public better. Energize Connecticut’s partners are ready to work with you to identify energy-saving and renewable energy opportunities that offer a range of benefits. Beyond energy cost savings, improving energy performance can enhance office health and comfort; reduce operations and maintenance costs; and minimize environmental impacts.

We recognize that many nonprofit organizations operate on a tight budget. Our programs use financial incentive strategies to help you offset the cost of purchasing and installing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

How We Can Help

Your organization can take advantage of a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs funded through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. You can benefit from cash incentives, financing options, and, if you meet peak demand requirements, from the full-service energy efficiency program Small Business Energy Advantage.

To find smart energy options that are right for you, please visit our programs wizardcheck out the smart energy solutions we offer, or see a list of popular choices below.

POPULAR CHOICES
Choose Renewable Energy

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Financing & Rebates Can Help

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Savings for Small Nonprofits

Get a no-cost energy assessment with our one-stop service.

Take Action for Your Community

Participate in an Energize Connecticut smart energy program and support energy efficiency projects and renewable power systems in your community.


Energy Opportunities

It can be a big decision to replace equipment if it’s still functioning. But with today’s energy costs, delaying an upgrade can actually cost you money. Investing in energy-efficient equipment can reduce operating costs and improve productivity, ease-of-use, comfort and even aesthetics. ...

Energy Conscious Blueprint

Want to maximize energy performance in your new building?  Plan for efficiency from the beginning with help from utility energy experts. They’ll work with you and your design team to identify energy-saving opportunities and integrate them into your plans early – before the ...

Express Service Lighting Rebate

The Express Service Lighting Rebate is a smart way for businesses to save electricity and cut energy costs by installing high-efficiency lighting. Now with paper and instant rebates you can enjoy all the energy-saving benefits without paying a premium price. What a bright idea!

Cool Choice Rebate

Cool Choice is a smart way for nonprofit business customers to save electricity and cut energy costs by installing high-efficiency air conditioning and heat pump systems. Now, with rebates through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, you can enjoy all the energy-saving benefits of a ...

Low-Interest Loans for Commercial & Industrial Customers

Make energy savings pay out with low-interest financing for qualified energy-efficient improvements. Coupled with incentives, it can make your project a reality so you can start saving sooner.

Combined Heat & Power Pilot Program

Does your nonprofit operate in a building that has large heat and power load demands? If so, it’s worth exploring Combined Heat & Power technologies. You could be eligible for a grant, loan or power purchase incentive to offset the cost of investing in equipment to tap into this ...

Natural Gas Heating Equipment Rebate

A smart way for organizations to save gas and cut energy costs is by installing high-efficiency natural gas heating equipment. With efficiencies of up to 98 percent they are the most efficient heating equipment available. Now with rebates through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, you can ...

Natural Gas Infrared Heater Rebate

Cool down your budget and warm up your building with energy-efficient natural gas infrared heaters. When you install a qualifying low-intensity or high-intensity model, you can receive a rebate of $500-$850 per unit.  

CTCleanEnergyOptions

Even if you’re not ready to invest in a solar energy system for your organization, you can support clean, renewable energy. Sign up for CTCleanEnergyOptions on-line or by calling the supplier of your choice.

SmartLiving Center

The SmartLiving Center is part science museum, part hands-on activity center and part home improvement showroom. Whether you visit for a seminar, an event or a tour, you’ll learn how to use energy wisely throughout your home and make smart energy choices. The Orange location will be closing on ...

Retro-Commissioning

Retro-commissioning (RCx) is a process to optimize your building’s operations and maintenance.  It focuses on how your mechanical equipment, lighting and related controls operate, and how these systems function together. These improvements are supported with sustainable energy management ...

Small Business Energy Advantage

In today’s environment, energy efficiency is a key element in sustaining the financial health of any organization. We can help. A utility-authorized contractor will advise you on energy-saving strategies and technologies specific to your organization that will deliver the greatest savings at ...

Natural Gas Water Heating Rebate

With efficiencies of up to 85 percent or more, installing high-efficiency natural gas water heating equipment is a smart way for organizations to save gas and cut energy costs. Now with rebates through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund you can enjoy all the energy-saving benefits of a ...

Vending Machine Rebate

Cold beverage vending machines are everywhere, making our lives easier. But machines that run continuously can cost more than $300 a year to operate. There’s a better choice. With motion-sensing technology, you can cut energy costs 20-70 percent simply by powering down the unit when no one is ...