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					Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund


          Programs to Help Municipal Buildings:
                      • Save Energy
                     • Save Money &
             • Help Protect the Environment
   Energy Efficiency Program
   Administration
                                               Municipalities
                                                 Bozrah Light &
                                                     Power
                                                 Groton Utilities
                                              Jewett City Dept. of
          Electric Utilities                     Public Utilities
  CT                              Energy
          Connecticut Light &                    Norwich Public
 Dept.          Power           Conservatio         Utilities
  of      United Illuminating        n
                                                 South Norwalk
                                                Electric & Water
Public
            Natural Gas         Managemen     Third Taxing District
Utility                                       Wallingford Electric
             Utilities            t Board
Control   Connecticut Natural
                 Gas                             Fuel Oil
              Southern
                                               Conservation
           Connecticut Gas
             Yankee Gas
                                                  Board
2008 CT Energy Efficiency Fund
      Program Results
               Achieving Results
 Supports 1,500+ existing green collar CT jobs
 Provide $4 in benefits for every $1 spent on programs
 Ranked No. 3 state by 2008 American Council for an
  Energy-Efficient Economy Scorecard
 Energy efficiency is key to environmental excellence
                Efficiency First
Your town’s energy plans should put energy efficiency first
          when planning for green energy projects.

 Incorporate energy efficiency behaviors into home and
  work lifestyles
 Replace inefficient appliances, electronics, technologies
  with highly efficient units
        The cheapest kilowatt is the one not used!

    It does not make sense to install renewable energy
        systems or purchase clean energy until you have
              reduced your energy consumption.
              eeCommunities Program
For Town Buildings

 Sign up for EPA’s Community Energy Challenge. Benchmark
 town’s buildings to see how they stack up efficiency wise. Work
 with town’s CL&P Account Executive and eeCommunities
 Program Administrator Rebecca Meyer to access energy [need
 municipal officer permission]

 Work with CEEF Utility Administrators to perform a high-level
 walkthrough to determine opportunities for poor performers

 Receive technical assistance and financial incentives from the
 CEEF to help make energy-efficient improvements
EPA Community Energy Challenge
         CT Towns
    Ashford
                Farmington
    Bethany                    Ridgefield
                 Haddam
   Burlington                  Simsbury
                  Hamden
     Canton                   Southington
                 Harwinton
    Chaplin                    Stamford
                    Kent
  Colchester                 West Hartford
                  Lebanon
    Coventry                    Weston
                Manchester
   Cromwell                   Willimantic
                   Milford
   Danbury                     Windsor
                New Haven
    Durham                     Woodbury
                   Norfolk
 East Hampton                 Woodstock
                  Norwalk
  East Haven
                  Portland
   East Lyme
                  Redding
    Fairfield
                  EPA Portfolio Manager
                                  Is 80 kBtu/sf/yr high or low for
                                  a building?

                                    Even many
                                  building experts
                                    don’t know.
                                   EPA Energy
                                   Performance
Fuel Efficiency                       Rating
 Rating: MPG



   Is 10 MPG high or low for an
   automobile?
         Energy Efficiency Behaviors
Transforming municipal employees into energy-efficiency
  stewards
    No-cost, low-cost improvements
    Incorporating energy-saving behavioral changes into
     work lifestyle
      o Let employees know that the building is a poor
        performer and ask them to turn off lights and
        equipment
      o Challenge building occupants to reduce energy
        consumption
      o Track progress over two-three month timeframe to see
        if there is a reduction in energy consumption
         CEEF Support: High-Level
              Walkthrough
Once town has benchmarked its buildings, a CEEF/CL&P
Administrator and Account Executive will perform a high-level
walkthrough to assess the town’s two “worst” buildings’:

   Lighting systems
   Building control systems
   Age of HVAC systems and boilers
   General overview of building envelope
   Review of preventative maintenance and operations &
    maintenance processes

** High-level assessment is not an energy audit, it is merely a
 summary of Utility Administrator’s observations
        After High-Level Walk Through by
                     Utilities
 Municipalities should contact a contractor to
 provide suggested energy-efficient
 improvements, potential energy savings and
 project cost
Examples
• Need to upgrade to energy-efficient lighting. Get lighting
   contractor(s) to perform energy audit on existing lighting and
   controls and provide proposal options, cost and energy
   savings
• Windows are cracked and need sealing/replacement. Have a
   contractor assess current windows and propose multiple
   efficient options, project cost and energy savings
              eeCommunities Program

For Residents
 Sign up households for CEEF’s two in-home service programs:
  Home Energy Solutions or WRAP (fixed or limited-income)

For Green Energy Task Forces, eeCommunities:
 Help you organize and mobilize to promote energy efficiency for
  homes, businesses and your town!
 Provide training sessions, i.e. Train the Trainer
 Provide educational literature and materials
      CEEF programs can help your
      municipality save energy and money

Energy                            Involve your
  &                               utilities early on in
 Dollar
Savings
                                  building projects!




                       Pre                   Post
          Design   Construction          Construction
                     Phase               & Occupancy
                          New Construction,
                          Major Renovations
                            & Equipment
                            Replacement

Capturing electric and gas savings during building
   design. CEEF offers custom and prescriptive
 incentives for installing energy-saving measures
                                  Retrofit
                                     &
                               Small Business


Encourages entities to replace functioning equipment
    with more energy-efficient options. CEEF offers
 incentives and technical assistance to help entities
  replace old, inefficient Lighting, HVAC, motors, etc.
          with other energy-saving measures
                              Operations &
                              Maintenance


Encourages entities to make maintenance procedure
improvements that improve electrical and natural gas
     efficiency through changes and repairs. CEEF
   provides incentives for repairs or replacements,
 including Energy Management System maintenance
    [replacement of defective sensors, relays, etc.]
                              Retro
                           Commissioning


   Program offers technical, engineering and
implementation support to help entities optimize
operation of their buildings. Incentives offered for
  energy-saving improvements, such as boiler
      optimization and demand ventilation
     Financing: CEEF Municipal Loan
   All loan specs are for each project
   Interest free financing
   Maximum loan term = 36 months
   Maximum loan = $100K (CL&P); $65K (UI)
   On-bill financing available

Qualifying conditions must be met
        Financing: Small Business
         Energy Advantage Loan
   All loan specs are for each project
   Interest free financing
   Maximum loan term = 36 months
   Minimum loan amount = $500
   Maximum loan = $100K (CL&P); $65K (UI)
   On-bill financing available
Qualifying conditions must be met
       Small Commercial & Industrial
        Energy Efficiency Financing
   All loan specs are for each project
   Reduced interest financing
   Maximum loan term = 60 months
   Minimum loan amount = $2,000
   Maximum loan amount = $100,000

Qualifying conditions must be met
     Ways to Develop a Project

There are multiple options for financing and
project managing your municipality’s energy-
          efficient improvements
            Option 1:
     Performance Contracting
 Allows municipality to implement energy-
  efficient measures without capital/bonding.
  Contractor collects payment for measures
  over time on municipality’s energy bills
 If performance contractor is working through
  a government entity/group contract (Ex. CT
  Conference of Municipalities); municipality
  may not have to go out to bid
        Option 2: Design & Build
 Municipality will work one contractor who will
    perform energy audit, design project’s energy-
    efficient improvements and build project
   Contractor will manage entire project, including
    all subcontractors
   Option gives a municipality speedy turnaround
   Municipalities should request open bookkeeping
    process
   Design and build option may not be allowed for
    some municipalities [required to go out to bid]
Option 3: Plans & Specifications
 Municipality hires an architect, engineer or
  designer to develop plans and specifications for
  an energy-efficient project
 Uses these documents for going out to bid for
  contractor(s) to install energy-efficient measures
Option 4: Small Business Energy
      Advantage Program
 Competitive bidding already performed by
  utilities
 On-bill financing, zero interest loan allows for
  improvements without upfront capital requests
 Annual energy savings ($) from energy-efficient
  improvements usually equivalent to annual loan
  payback amount
 Program covers cost of energy audit by
  contractor
                Financing Example
Town decides to retrofit existing lighting and HVAC
  systems for five buildings underneath the CEEF’s
  retrofit program:
  Total Project Cost:                 $ 100,000
   CEEF Incentive (40% of cost)      -$ 40,000
   Remaining Project Cost:             $ 60,000
  CEEF Municipal Loan*                -$ 60,000
                                       $       0
* Municipal loan is zero percent interest with 3 year
  payback. Total energy savings are $20K a year ~
  equivalent to annual loan payback amount of $20K.
  Payback is through on-bill financing (O&M budgets)
Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund
        Residential Programs


             Home Energy Solutions
                    WRAP
         Home Energy Solutions
 Residential energy assessment of home ($75
  co-pay for all heating types)
 Energy specialists will come to your home:
        • Blower-door test (air leaks)
        • Professionally seal drafts, caulks & leaks in your home
        • Ductwork tests (for central air)
        • Install CFLs (up to 14)
        • Hot water-saving measures
        • Heating/cooling system rebates
        • Appliance rebates (clothes washer—electric & gas
          heat or electric-heated water only)
        • Insulation rebates (electric & gas only)
                       WRAP
 Free fuel blind program for fixed and limited
 income residents

        Family Size       60% of State Median Income

            1                      $29,272
            2                      $38,279
            3                      $47,286
            4                      $56,293
            5                      $65,299
            6                      $74,306
            7                      $75,995
                              WRAP
 Free residential energy assessment for
  qualifying homes
 Energy specialists come to home:
        Blower-door test (air leaks)
        Professionally seal drafts, caulks & leaks in your home
        Ductwork tests (for central air)
        Hot water-saving measures
        Evaluate insulation, if inadequate will install insulation
         for free
        Install CFLs and lamps
Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund


                    THANK YOU

          Information, literature and CL&P
           staff are here if you need more
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