We did it! We achieved our goal during the Waterbury Home Energy Action Campaign, helping residents learn about and take advantage of energy efficiency services in their homes! Our campaign’s work to expand outreach and education of these programs helped to get more than 400 Waterbury residents participating! We look forward to doing more in 2023.
Reducing emissions from buildings is a critical step in mitigating climate change. In Connecticut, emissions from energy use and heating and cooling residential buildings contributes 18% of greenhouse gas emissions. Making buildings more energy efficient by sealing up leaks, assuring proper insulation, shifting to energy efficient sources for heating and cooling and using energy efficient appliances can make a big difference in energy consumption and the amount of emissions in our atmosphere.
Making homes more efficient also has the benefits of saving residents money on energy bills and making homes more comfortable. This is a priority particularly for those residents living in older housing that may be drafty and poorly insulated. Residents in low-income communities and environmental justice communities often pay much more for energy bills as a often homes are poorly insulated.
Clean Water Action’s work on energy efficiency is critically important to reduce emissions, help Connecticut meets our greenhouse gas reduction goals and –makes a difference in people’s lives. We look forward to expanding this work in 2023. Learn more here and stay tuned for more updates!