According to a new report from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board, the state had a fantastic year for power savings in 2013. The report – which is made public knowledge every year – was presented earlier this week to the state General Assembly and other key policymakers in Connecticut. When measuring the effectiveness of energy efficiency projects and regulations that were undertaken last year, the board found that residents and businesses saved $53 million in power expenses.
Homeowners and renters were the biggest market last year, with 477,000 households participating in programs to make their homes more efficient. This saved the state a combined $29.2 million, an amount that could be repeated each year as long as homeowners are committed to cutting down on their power usage. As many as 4,000 businesses and commercial municipalities across Connecticut worked to improve their energy efficiency, saving an impressive $24 million in 2013.
The previous year also saw the state move to fifth place in the annual American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) rankings of the most energy-efficient states in the country. In additional to helping homeowners improve their power consumption by offering programs such as Home Energy Solutions and rebates on efficient equipment, Connecticut also expanded its budget to increase the amount of projects that will be available to the public in the coming years.
There are plenty of steps homeowners in Virginia and Maryland can take to improve energy efficiency in their own living spaces. By having an energy audit performed by Alban Home Inspections, a member of our highly-trained team will be able to show you where unnecessary energy is being wasted, and how you can cut down on your monthly utility payments. Schedule an appointment with us today!