Energy Conservation and Weatherization Programs

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Weatherization Program through Community Action Agencies in Connecticut:

The Connecticut Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) assists low income persons to minimize energy related costs and fuel usage through home improvement measures. The program provides an energy audit to help determine the weatherization measures that need to be installed to make the dwelling more energy efficient. Typical measures may include heating system tune-ups and repairs, blower door guided air-sealing, attic and sidewall insulation and health and safety inspections.

The Weatherization Program goes up to 60% of the State Median Income for all households. The program pays for energy conservation improvements.

For more details and how to apply, visit the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection site here: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Energy/Weatherization/Weatherization-in-Connecticut

Additional programs that may be of assistance:

Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund maintains a website with information about energy conservation for home owners, renters, businesses, and government entities. The CEEF is a partnership of Connecticut’s utility companies that is funded by a small charge on customers’ utility bills.

Weatherization programs for income eligible households:

Capital for Change, Inc. (C4C) administers energy conservation low interest loan programs for single and multi-family homeowners.  To apply, go to: https://capitalforchange.org/

Home Energy Solutions (HES)  is a program offered to gas and electric customers for energy assessments, weatherization, duct sealing, energy efficient bulbs, insulation and appliance rebates. There are other programs available, including a utility ratepayer-funded low-cost energy audit. Contact Energize CT for more information phone:  1-877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873)

CONNECTICUT GREEN BANK – provides loans that support a wide range of energy improvements, a solar lease specifically tailored for low-to-moderate income homeowners, or educational resources and incentives for going solar. Smart-E Loans offer no money down, low-interest financing with flexible terms to help upgrade a home, company, municipality, and other institutions, http://www.ctgreenbank.com/

Municipal programs: Some towns offer grants or loans for home improvements, including energy conservation improvements. These programs are usually offered through the building or development offices.

To Find Energy Conservation in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:

Search by service name: Energy Conservation Improvements

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SOURCE: Capital for Change, Inc. (C4C), (AKA: Connecticut Housing Investment Fund); Eversource; CT Energy Solutions
PREPARED BY: 211/ch
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: December2021