Branford Launches Business Energy Efficiency, Savings Program


Ellyn Santiago, Patch Staff

Mar 16, 2021

Branford First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove said there's a "great opportunity here for Branford businesses to save energy and money."

BRANFORD, CT —A program to save Branford businesses "energy and money," was recently launched by the town.

The town's Clean Energy Ad Hoc Committee said the Business Energy Efficiency program, a joint effort with the Peoples Action for Clean Energy and utility companies to help new and existing business, can help businesses "save considerable money in the long run by taking simple steps now."

The business programs are customized to the size of the business, the energy system (lighting, heating, refrigeration, manufacturing, etc), and the stage of business construction projects. New businesses are encouraged to engage with the utilities early in project planning. This is relevant to new construction, major renovation, and "tuning up" existing buildings, the town explained in a news release.


"We've had several positive meetings with the Branford Clean Energy people and we're looking forward to a very productive collaboration," Eversource Energy Efficiency executive Martin Pitek, said. "This is a big win/win opportunity. Through the BEE program Branford businesses should connect with us early in their projects to get maximum benefits."

Branford First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove said there's a "great opportunity here for Branford businesses to save energy and money."

The Business Energy Efficiency program will be reaching out to businesses through direct mailings and presentations to industry groups to share more about the program benefits.

"Shoreline businesses can greatly benefit from energy solutions tailored to their category of business, and BEE can bring the best representatives from the utilities to our various member groups," Shoreline Chamber of Commerce program director Ellen Carucci said. "We are always looking for ways to help our businesses, and these recently announced programs will do just that."

For information on the Branford Business Energy Efficiency program, call (203) 619-2100 or go to BranfordEnergyEfficiency.org, select "Business" and click on the "I'm interested" link.