The Town’s Facilities Manager, Loren Baker, has worked to lower energy costs at several buildings:
- Replaced fluorescent bulbs with more efficient ones in Town Hall, reducing consumption by 9,000 watts. Combined with CL&P’s reduction in rates, this has resulted in savings of $12,000 a year.
- Replaced windows in the Riggio building with more efficient ones, resulting in a reduction of approximately 1,500 gallons of heating oil used annually, currently saving over $4,500 a year.
- All municipal buildings (except schools) have been upgraded to energy efficient lighting, one with Town funds and the rest through a CL&P rebate program
- Two buildings have already had their boiler or furnace replaced with a more efficient one