As part of an overall commitment to reduce energy consumption across Connecticut towns, Trumbull First Selectman Timothy Herbst will be receiving a Home Energy Solutions assessment on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. to kick-off the Town’s signing of the Clean Energy Communities pledge. The Clean Energy Communities program is designed to encourage communities to increase their support for energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy.
Under the Clean Energy Communities program, Trumbull pledges to reduce its energy consumption by 20 percent by 2018. The program provides qualified towns and cities with performance-based incentives that include clean energy systems and “Bright Idea Grants” that can be used for energy-saving projects.
The Home Energy Solutions assessment that First Selectman Herbst will be receiving is a home energy improvement service that helps homeowners to save money on their monthly energy bills. For a fee of $75, certified contractors install an average of $700 worth of energy efficiency products and services including sealing off leaks and cracks, hot-water saving measures and energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. This program is supported by the Energize Connecticut initiative and can save homeowners and renters an average of $200 each year.