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West Hartford energy task force member Bernie Pelletier went to church on a recent Friday with Simsbury energy task force chair Mark Scully to shoot a video about energy efficiency upgrades being scoped out for a house of worship built in the 1600s.  Mark's video is posted here on Google Drive* , and it features building performance contractors Tom Esposito and Joe Novella (pictured) of Green Star Energy Solutions describing their initial recommendations, made after a walk-through of First Church of Christ.

Weatherization measures, plus multi-zone state-of-the-art air source heat pumps for heating, dehumidification and cooling are the fundamental updates that are being proposed for the beautiful old church.  The comprehensive project could be 100% financed via Connecticut’s C-PACE program, using net energy cost savings to pay for the upgrades over the next 20 years.

Multiple zone HVAC systems like the one being scoped out make it possible for individual rooms to be heated or cooled only when in use, without expending energy to condition the air in unused space.  Additional details about C-PACE energy retrofit projects being done at non-profit buildings will be posted here soon.  

* A Gmail account /email address is probably needed to access this Google Drive video.

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Calendar Highlights

FALL GATHERING

HIGHLIGHTS OF CT’s FALL GATHERING of clean energy task forces can be found here in our Knowledge Center’s Program Archives pages. Diane Duva (the Director of Energy Demand at DEEP’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy is pictured here) facilitating the shaping of our state’s energy future.

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Clean Energy Communities Listening Session Letter of Thanks and Follow-up

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