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Commercial and Industrial Buildings

In Connecticut, commercial and industrial buildings account for over thirty-six percent of total energy consumption.   Lighting and thermal are the top end-users of energy in this sector. There are significant opportunities for cost-saving energy efficiency measures in most commercial and industrial buildings here in Connecticut. Learn more about these opportunities:

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency can translate into money saved, which can be reinvested back into your business, and can help to improve your business's bottom line. Energy efficiency is also an effective way to reduce your business's greenhouse gas emissions. 

Energize CT: Find strategies that make sense for your facility and identify solutions, tax credits, contractors, and funding resources that make energy efficient upgrades a possibility.

Energy Star Portfolio Manager: Use this tool to measure and track energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and to benchmark building performance.

What Can a Business Do?: Find out about some simple ways businesses can increase their energy efficiency and help combat climate change.

Energy Star Calculators: These online financial calculators can help to guide your financial decisions about energy efficiency and meet your energy performance goals. 

Programs and Partnerships

Programs and partnerships utilized by public and private entities provide economic, environmental, and reliability benefits, as well as access to tools, policy information, and other resources for energy users, officials, and other clean energy stakeholders. 

EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership: This Partnership seeks to reduce air pollution and water usage associated with electric power generation by promoting the use of combined heat and power. 

DEEP Pollution Prevention Partnership: DEEP’s Office of Pollution Prevention is partnering with businesses for a cleaner and greener Connecticut. 

Green Power Partnership: A voluntary program from the EPA where partners commit to use green power for all, or a portion, of their annual electricity consumption. 

Climate Change

Content last updated January 2020