Technology & Data Centers

A Host of Energy-Saving Solutions

Technology companies and data centers have energy-intensive operations that can realize big savings and fast paybacks from energy-saving investments. Energize Connecticut helps you tap the power of energy efficiency and renewable energy with expert advice, resources and energy-saving programs tailored to your needs.

Overview

Data center energy use is growing rapidly as servers become more robust and energy intensive1. Though small on-premise data centers house the majority of servers, the general trend is toward consolidation into increasingly larger facilities. With more servers being packed into tight spaces, energy use for cooling is increasing. While today’s data centers are highly optimized systems compared with early server rooms, considerable efficiency and conservation opportunities still exist in most facilities. Renewable energy systems, like solar PV or solar hot water, are cutting-edge technologies that can lower and stabilize your energy costs and help you achieve important environmental objectives.

1Source: ENERGY STAR®

How We Help

Your Connecticut data center or technology firm can take advantage of a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs funded through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. You can benefit from cash incentives and attractive financing options like Commercial-PACE and from full-service energy efficiency programs like Small Business Energy Advantage.

To find smart energy options that are right for you, please visit our programs wizard, check out the smart energy solutions we offer, or see a list of popular choices below.

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Replace Outdated Equipment for Long-Term Savings

Trim operating costs with energy-saving upgrades. See how financial incentives helped Connecticut Children's Medical Center save $23,000 a year.

Expert Energy Advice for Small Businesses

Get a no-cost energy assessment with our one-stop service.

Business Rebates

Make smart energy improvements with rebates.


Energy Opportunities

It can be a big decision to replace equipment if it’s still functioning. But with today’s energy costs, delaying an upgrade can actually cost you money. Investing in energy-efficient equipment can reduce operating costs and improve productivity, ease-of-use, comfort and even...

Small Business Energy Advantage

In today’s competitive environment, energy efficiency is a key element in maintaining a healthy bottom line. Wise business owners also know that energy improvements can increase productivity. We can help. A utility-authorized contractor will advise you on energy-saving strategies and...

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy

It’s easier than ever to invest in energy-saving improvements and renewable energy projects. Through the Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, building owners access affordable, long-term financing for qualifying clean energy upgrades through placing a voluntary assessment...

Operations and Maintenance

Trimming your energy costs may be easier and more affordable than you think. We can help you assess your commercial building or industrial facility to identify energy-saving opportunities through improved maintenance practices, equipment repairs and operational changes. Effective operation and...

Energy Conscious Blueprint

Want to maximize energy performance in your new facility?  Plan for efficiency from the beginning with help from utility energy experts. They’ll work with you and your design team to identify energy-saving opportunities and integrate them into your plans early – before the...

Express Service Lighting Rebate

The Express Service Lighting Rebate is a smart way for businesses to save electricity and cut energy costs by installing high-efficiency lighting. Now with paper and instant rebates you can enjoy all the energy-saving benefits without paying a premium price. What a bright idea!

Cool Choice Rebate

Cool Choice is a smart way for businesses to save electricity and cut energy costs by installing high-efficiency air conditioning and heat pump systems. Now, with rebates through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, you can enjoy all the energy-saving benefits of a high-efficiency system...

C&LM Financing-Small Business/Municipal Loan Program

Trim energy costs with interest-free loans for energy-saving and demand-reducing projects. Combined with incentives, this program allows small businesses and municipalities to invest in improvements now to start saving sooner. Repayment terms up to four years and an on-bill payment option make it...

Low-Interest Loans for Commercial & Industrial Customers

Make energy savings pay out with low-interest financing for qualified energy-efficient improvements. Coupled with incentives, it can make your project a reality so you can start saving sooner.

Combined Heat & Power Pilot Program

Does your commercial, industrial or institutional facility have large heat and power load demands? If so, it’s worth exploring Combined Heat & Power technologies. You could be eligible for a grant, loan or power purchase incentive to offset the cost of investing in equipment to tap into this...

Natural Gas Heating Equipment Rebate

A smart way for businesses to save gas and cut energy costs is by installing high-efficiency natural gas heating equipment. With efficiencies of up to 98 percent they are the most efficient heating equipment available. Now with rebates through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, you can enjoy...

Natural Gas Water Heating Rebate

With efficiencies of up to 85 percent or more, installing high-efficiency natural gas water heating equipment is a smart way for businesses to save gas and cut energy costs. Now with rebates through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund you can enjoy all the energy-saving benefits of a high...

Natural Gas Infrared Heater Rebate

Cool down your budget and warm up your facility with energy-efficient natural gas infrared heaters. When you install a qualifying low-intensity or high-intensity model, you can receive a rebate of $500-$850 per unit. 

CTCleanEnergyOptions

Even if you’re not ready to invest in a solar energy system for your business, you can support clean, renewable energy. Sign up for CTCleanEnergyOptions on-line or by calling the supplier of your choice.

Tax Credits

Federal tax credits and grants can help make energy efficiency and renewable energy investments pencil out. Qualified high-efficiency equipment, “whole-building” energy efficiency projects and some renewable energy equipment may be eligible. Builders that construct high-performance...