On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, members of the New Haven Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) were joined at City Hall by Mayor Toni Harp, other local dignitaries and employees from United Illuminating (UI) to launch the fourth consecutive year of their energy efficiency canvassing program. These efforts were announced as part of New Haven’s “Clean Energy Summer,” a city-wide commitment to combatting climate change as part of Mayor Harp’s agreement with the Compact of Mayors – a national group working to develop a low-emission society.
The YCC will spend the summer visiting an estimated 10,000 New Haven homes promoting the financial benefits of the Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible program. These no-cost assessments provide an average of $1,000 worth of efficiency services designed to increase comfort and lower monthly energy bills for those meeting certain income requirements.
As a partner of the Energize Connecticut initiative, UI committed $5,000 to the efforts, in addition to supplying brochures, applications, backpacks, shirts and other useful materials.
UI is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR). For more information on energy-saving programs and services provided through the Energize Connecticut initiative, please visit energizect.com or call 1-877-WISE-USE.
About Energize Connecticut
Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at energizect.com or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.