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Energize CT Center

 
Type
Town
 
Category
  • Education
  • Training

The Energize Connecticut Center closed its doors on December 31, 2019. 

Key Features

The Energize Connecticut Center closed its doors on December 31, 2019.

Eversource and United Illuminating continue to offer educations programs through the eesmarts program.

Additionally, we offer energy-saving solutions and encourage you to continue learning about the ways you can save money and energy. Stay connected to EnergizeCT.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Building Operator Certification Training

 
Type
Town
 
Category
  • Training

Knowledge is power when it comes to operating buildings efficiently. The Building Operator Certification training gives building managers the knowledge to ensure the systems in a facility work together to optimize energy performance. Once certified, managers have the skills to make changes that reduce energy costs and improve comfort at little or no cost. Often, cost savings can be realized within a short payback period.

Key Features

This training is appropriate for all building managers.  The course is technical, and would be valuable for those who manage building equipment and operations.

More information coming for 2021 course series soon.

To find out more about courses offered in Connecticut, and to register, please visit:
theboc.info/find-training/northeast.  

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Diana McCarthy-Bercury, Eversource
P: 860-665-5061

or

Sheri Borelli, United Illuminating
P: 203-499-2583

Level I Course Series

The Level I course series provides eight one-day classes, for a total of seven courses. Each series consists of classroom training, on-site project assignments and in-class exams administered at the end of each class.

Classes may vary, consisting of lecture, discussion, small group exercises and facility tours. Through facility projects, you will demonstrate competence in locating building equipment, distribution pathways and control points, calculating facility energy consumption, critiquing HVAC systems operation and sketching the facility's electrical distribution system.

To become Level I certified, participants must attend all eight days, and complete class exams and assigned projects for a total of 74 hours.

  • BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems (2 days)
  • BOC 1002 Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
  • BOC 1003 Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
  • BOC 1004 HVAC Controls Fundamentals
  • BOC 1006 Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement
  • BOC 1005 Indoor Environmental Quality
  • BOC 1008 Operation & Maintenance Practices for Sustainable Buildings
  • BOC Certification Examination

 

 

Process Reengineering for Increased Manufacturing Efficiency

 
Type
Business
 
Category
 
Incentive
Funding available. Must qualify.
  • Manufacturing Process Improvements
  • Training

Make your manufacturing operations more productive with “lean manufacturing” training. You’ll learn techniques to streamline product flow, eliminate or reduce waste, improve production efficiency, minimize environmental impact and reduce energy consumption.

Key Features

Traditionally, manufacturers operate on a “push” basis – accumulating excess inventory and scrambling to find customers so they can push the product out. Lean manufacturing techniques promote a “pull” approach – producing to the customer’s immediate needs. This approach reduces costs and ultimately is better for customers.

Access to this type of specialized training is often limited to very large businesses that have the foresight and resources to invest in the training. Now, with support from us, the PRIME program makes lean training available to more manufacturers. With technical and financial assistance, you can apply lean techniques to your business. Besides reducing costs and streamlining your operations, you’ll be taking steps to determine your energy future.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

 

Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Step 1 -

Call your utility account executive or 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for a list of participating contractors. The utilities have contracted with several companies who will provide a no-cost survey of your entire manufacturing process.

Click the link to your utility below:

Eversource       UI 

Step 2 -

Schedule your no-cost survey with a company from the authorized list. The survey will examine your entire manufacturing process and determine if there are opportunities to save energy and optimize your processes.

Step 3 -

If the no-cost survey reveals opportunities that will lead to verifiable energy use reductions, your company will be eligible for funding of “lean manufacturing” training events through the PRIME program. These training events, held at your facility, teach the fundamentals of lean manufacturing and facilitate implementation of process changes to eliminate waste and improve efficiency. The extent of the funding available to offset the cost of the lean manufacturing training is based on the estimated kilowatt-hour savings.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Eversource and UI industrial and manufacturing customers – with a SIC code of 2000-3999 – are eligible.

Your business must be pre-qualified by a no-cost survey performed by a company authorized by Eversource’s or UI’s PRIME program administrator.

Starting the process is easy. Just contact your Account Executive for a list of participating contractors. Click the link to your utility below:

Eversource       UI 

If you are a Connecticut business and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Business Sustainability Commitment

 
Type
Business
 
Category
  • Carbon Footprint/Waste Stream Analyses
  • Energy Assessment (Audit)
  • Manufacturing Process Improvements
  • Sustainability
  • Training

Tackle common business issues like utility costs, waste, and employee engagement in the context of sustainability and energy efficiency. Become competitive and resilient by following recommended action steps that are accessible, achievable, and profitable.

Key Features

Engaging in the Business Sustainability Challenge is an important step towards your organization's transformation to continued efficiency and sustainability. Training and education provide opportunities to improve your strategic energy management practices and investments while meeting your long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability objectives.

As a participating business, you will set conservation goals and receive information and tools to identify opportunities to better manage your energy use, water use, supply chain, waste streams and transportation.

We help you realize sustained benefits through:

  • Training and sustainability education
  • Continuous operational improvement
  • Strategy development
  • Systemic behavioral change

Developing a strategy to address these opportunities helps to reduce energy costs, lower your environmental impact and increase productivity and competitiveness. These benefits improve your organization’s social, environmental and economic performance, leading to greater value for stakeholders, employees and customers.

We offer incentives and education to empower your business, to improve its triple bottom line and to enhance its standing as a good corporate citizen.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Step 1 -

Getting started is easy. Just contact your utility account executive or call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873).

To find your account executive, click the link to your utility below:

Eversource     UI

Step 2

We will work with you to create a plan, develop a timeline and implement your new strategy. Depending on your needs, the program may incorporate other energy efficiency programs, as well as external programs and tools.

The process follows these steps, borrowed from ENERGY STAR®:

  • Make a commitment
  • Assess performance and set goals
  • Create a plan
  • Implement the plan
  • Evaluate the plan’s progress
  • Recognize achievements
  • Reassess the process

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

All commercial, industrial and municipal customers of Eversource and UI can participate. For natural gas measures, the company must be a firm customer of CNG, SCG or Eversource.

Starting the process is easy. Just contact your utility account executive or call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873).

Click the link to your utility below:

Eversource       UI 

If you are a Connecticut business and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

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