Energy Efficiency (Buildings & Infrastructure)

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. $ 
    Nayaug Elementary School  - 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. $
    Glastonbury High School Solar Panels
  • 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.
  • Glastonbury High SchoolInstalled 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.)

Solar Energy at Glastonbury Facilities and Schools

Click the links below to view solar energy statistics on town facilities:

Vehicle Maintenance Garage

Glastonbury High School

Town Hall

Academy (Parks & Recreation)

Hebron Ave School

Nayaug School


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