ECSU’s Energy Institute to Receive National Award

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Energy

The Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University has been selected to receive a prestigious national award honoring its accomplishments in energy efficiency and sustainability.

ecsu-institute-sustainable-energyThe 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award, to be formally presented in Washington, D.C., on April 29 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, recognizes the institute’s work with Connecticut towns, state agencies, school buildings and college campuses to strategically and comprehensively manage energy use.

“We are honored to be recognized nationally for the contributions the Institute for Sustainable Energy has made to energy conservation and sustainability in Connecticut,” said Elsa Nunez, President of Eastern Connecticut State University.  “In addition to being a leader in evaluating energy efficiency and supporting the adoption of practical energy solutions in municipalities and school systems across our state, the institute has provided dozens of Eastern student interns with the skills necessary to augment our state’s clean energy workforce.”

Established in 2001, the institute has performed Energy Star “benchmarking” on more than 40 percent of Connecticut’s 1,000 public schools, 170 state facilities and more than 120 other municipal buildings.  The benchmarking empowers decision-makers with valuable information on a building’s energy use, enabling them to save money and lower energy consumption.  The institute also connects towns and agencies with the many energy incentive programs available in Connecticut, accelerating the installation of energy efficient equipment.

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