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HARTFORD, Conn. (March 29, 2017) – Hartford houses of worship (HOW) are invited to cut energy costs and increase comfort for free with the HOW Green Is program, a joint effort through Energize Connecticut, Eversource, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This free program was developed to help create a more energy-efficient environment within the Hartford faith community.  
“The How Green Is program is a turnkey solution that will help Hartford faith community leaders evaluate and address how their buildings use energy,” said Samantha Sojka, Clean Energy Communities program administrator, Eversource. “This initiative empowers them to find energy-saving opportunities and connects them to resources needed to accomplish their energy reduction goals.”
Through the program, an Eversource-authorized contractor will conduct a no-cost energy efficiency assessment at each house of worship, and, working with the EPA, will benchmark the building based on ENERGY STAR® scores from 1-100. 
The scores are then uploaded to an ENERGY STAR® benchmarking portfolio that Eversource uses to analyze results, track energy usage, and make energy-saving upgrade recommendations. Energy efficiency education is also provided. 
To participate in the program, Hartford houses of worship leaders should call 877.WISE.USE (877-947-3873) or visit 
About Energize Connecticut
Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource, UI, SCG and CNG, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at