Objective: To employ energy efficiency and conservation measures as well as alternative and renewable technologies as practicable.
- Awarded Energy Star Award for 2007 and 2008 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for energy efficiency of Town Hall building. More Info
- Received over $315,000 in energy efficiency incentive payments from CL&P for incorporation of energy efficiency measures and components in the construction of the Glastonbury High School and Nayaug Elementary School projects. $
- Enrolled Town and Public School emergency generators in the ISO-New England Demand Response program to reduce peak demand on electrical grid and provide approximately $60,000 in payments to Town over a 15-month life of the program. $
- Completed Energy Audit of Town Facilities and implemented recommended energy efficiency measures including:
- Replacement of standard fluorescent lighting with super high efficiency
T8 lighting. $
- Replacement of Town Hall air conditioning condensers
with high efficiency units. $
- Installation of vending miser fixtures on cold drink vending machines to reduce energy usage during unoccupied periods. $
- Installation of software on computer servers to automatically
put computers in energy saving “sleep” mode when not in use.
- Purchased Renewable Energy Certificates representing 2,250,000 KWH of clean, wind generated electricity for the Town and Board of Education since October 2006.
- Qualified for six (6) kilowatt solar array through participation in “20% by 2010” program. $
- Benchmark energy usage in all Town buildings through use of
Energy Star Portfolio Manager system.
- Signed up for Energy Star Challenge with goal of reducing energy usage in Town facilities by 10%. More Info
- Installed energy optimizing direct digital control of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in major Town buildings.
- Installed energy saving variable air volume ventilating systems and variable frequency drive motors in Town HVAC systems. $
- Installed lighting timers at various sporting venues and parking areas to limit the time lighting can be operated.
- Installed occupancy sensor control of lighting in major Town facilities.
- Signed on as a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
- Enrolled Town in Connecticut Clean Energy Fund “20% by 2010” program to encourage residents to purchase electricity from clean, renewable sources and to purchase 20% of municipal electricity from clean, renewable sources.
- Purchase Energy Star certified appliances and equipment as replacements are needed.
- Replaced incandescent lamps in all Town owned traffic signals with light emitting diodes (LED) which consume a fraction of the energy, are more durable, and fail incrementally allowing continued signal operation while awaiting repair.
- Replaced older Academy Field scoreboard with incandescent lighting with new, energy efficient LED lighted scoreboard.
$ = Includes Supplemental Funding (i.e. grants, rebates, incentives, etc.)
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Related Glastonbury Green Bulletins
|Issue No.||Title||department of issue||description|
|7||Clean Scene||Facilities||Clean Energy Practices|
|9||Energy Star||Facilities||Town Hall awarded US EPA Energy Star Rating Again!|
|11||Green Power||Information Technology||Energy Power Management for Computers|
|14||Energy Audit||Facilities||Energy Audits of Town Facilities|
|15||Demand Response||Facilities||Reduced Demand on Electrical Systems during Peak Periods|