Top Three Towns of The Connecticut Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge.

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Top Three Towns of The Connecticut Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge.

The Connecticut Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge has announced the winners and prizes of the fourteen participating towns with two of the top three being in Fairfield County.

Towns racked up points with the help of their residents.  Those who completed Home Energy Assessments and home energy upgrades added to the Town’s point pool. Towns chose from a selection of prizes ranging from smart thermostats to electric vehicles. rteen participating towns with two of the top three being in Fairfield County.

Westport came in first place in the challenge with 897,250 points and is redeeming $44,826.50 in prizes that include an electric utility vehicle to help get work done on town grounds. 

Wethersfield pulled ahead in the last quarter of the challenge with 265,200 points to secure second place.  They are redeeming Energy Saving Performance Contracting through Celtic Energy, which will help assess and implement major efficiency improvements in town facilities.  Wethersfield also chose an infrared heat gun, which will help identify where heat is leaking out of buildings.  Town residents will be able to check out this tool from the Wethersfield Public Library.

Wilton took a close third place in the challenge with 209,550 points and will be redeeming an electric vehicle charging station. 

All fourteen towns will be redeeming prizes sponsored by Northeast Utilities, so keep an eye out for energy related updates in your town! 

Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge Town Ranking & Prize Selections

1. Westport: 897,250 points, $44,826.50 
Electric Utility Vehicle, Single Pedestal Charging Station, Recycling Bins, 2 Bike Racks, Solar Powered LED Streetlight

2. Wethersfield: 265,200 points, $13,260.00
Town Performance Contracting with Celtic Energy, Infrared Heat Gun

3. Wilton: 209,550 points, $10,477.50
Electric Vehicle Charging Station

4. Ridgefield: 196,950 points, $9,847.50
Electric Utility Vehicle
5. Cheshire: 193,950 points, $9,697.50
20 LED Light Fixtures for Town Library, LED Bulbs for future promotions

6. Glastonbury: 171,050 points, $8552.50
Retrofit 19 parking lot lights with LED Bulbs at Riverfront Community Center

7. Portland: 163,450 points, $8,172.50
10 Energy Misers for vending machines at schools and town sites, $2000 towards an Insulation Lottery for 2 lucky homeowners, 4 LED Streetlight Retrofits for Town Streetlights, CT Science Center Overnight Visit – 20 students and 5 adults, iPad for Energy Community Outreach

8. Lebanon: 116,000 points, $5,800.00
3 Modlets, 17 Nest Thermostats, CT Science Center Overnight Visit – 20 students and 5 adults

9. East Hampton: 111,500 points, $5,575.00
Electric Car Charging Station

10. Bethany: 93,900 points, $4,695.00
Solar Powered LED Streetlight

11. Mansfield: 91,950 points, $4,597.50
Solar LED Streetlight

12. Windham: 90,900 points, $4,545.00
Solar LED Streetlight

13. Weston: 87,250 points, $4,362.50
Cash towards Lachat Property Master Plan - a Community Sponsored Farm

14. East Haddam: 53,650 points, $2,682.50
20 Modlets, 20 LED bulbs, 400 Reusable Bags with Slogan



David Popoff is a certified “Green” Realtor in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team
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Thank you for posting this useful information David.  I wasn't aware of this.

Jul 16, 2013 07:14 AM #1
Conrad Allen
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Hi David.  Very impressive energy savings.

Jul 16, 2013 08:08 PM #2
Charles Stallions Property Manager
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Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Cities and goverment should challenge each other as well to lower the cost of running things and maybe they could lower our taxes and expenses in the process.

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