The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge is for each of us to reduce our energy consumption by 20% by 2013!
Neighbor to Neighbor will engage residents in 14 towns, helping them reduce their energy use and reinvest $150 million dollars in the local economy.
By making changes in your home through this innovative program, you will save energy and even increase your home’s comfort! As an additional incentive, with every action you take, you also help your community earns points towards rewards.
At the heart of this innovative program are people like you! From one neighbor to another, together we can make a difference and help Connecticut become a model for the nation.
The Connecticut Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge is made possible by a $4.17 million competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the BetterBuildings initiative, whose mission is to create a self-sustaining building energy improvement market. Nine partner organizations work together to help the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge work for you.
The program is administered by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and draws resources and experience from several partner organizations, including the Clean Water Fund, the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, EarthMarkets, EMpower Devices, MIT, Mobile Genius, SmartPower, SnuggHome and the Student Conservation Association.
Participating towns include: Bethany, Cheshire, East Haddam, East Hampton, Glastonbury, Lebanon, Mansfield, Portland, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport, Wethersfield, Wilton, and Windham.
The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge is projected to create more than $150 million in lifetime energy cost savings. Those are dollars that go back into local economies across the state!
The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge office is located at 860B Silas Deane Highway Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109.
Each town has a local coordinator to help you reduce your home’s energy waste:
The Clean Energy Corps is a group of recent college graduates who work with Connecticut residents to reduce energy waste and increase the efficiency of in-home lighting. Corps members have received certifications in residential lighting from the Lighting Research Center at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition, these dedicated individuals engage residents in energy reducing actions at community events and workshops. Each town has a Clean Energy Corps member to help you reduce your home’s energy waste: