Energy Conscious Blueprint

Energy Efficiency for New Commercial and Industrial Construction

Energy Conscious Blueprint

Energy Efficiency for New Commercial and Industrial Construction

Energy Conscious Blueprint

Energy Efficiency for New Commercial and Industrial Construction

Energy Conscious Blueprint

Energy Efficiency for New Commercial and Industrial Construction

Energy Conscious Blueprint

Energy Efficiency for New Commercial and Industrial Construction

New Construction and Major Renovation Energy Efficiency Programs

With the New Construction Energy Efficiency program, you can get help from Eversource and the United Illuminating (UI), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG), and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG), subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. (The Utilities), incorporating energy savings into your new construction and major building renovation projects.

Energy-efficiency measures are most effective when factored into the earliest phase of development—at the planning stage. The best time to be energy conscious is before the building goes up, the addition is added, or the equipment is purchased. By designing for efficiency with our Energy Conscious Blueprint, you can realize energy savings from the moment your facility is operational. 

With the financial incentives and the technical assistance we provide, you and your design team get resources to help you make smart energy decisions that deliver cost savings and better building performance in the future.
Our financial incentives are designed to offset the cost of purchasing and installing energy-efficient electric and natural gas equipment. This allows you to maximize energy cost savings since energy efficiency is a proven way to reduce the cost of doing business. 

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information about our New Construction Energy Efficiency program.
 

Support Options ➞

 

Engage us early on in your project to optimize energy efficiency. With options suited to a range of facilities and different levels of energy efficiency, there’s a pathway for every project. Click the following links for more information about each path. 

Path 1: Zero Net Energy (ZNE)/Deep Energy Savings

(10,000 sf or greater)

Get comprehensive technical expertise and financial incentives using one of four paths including Zero Net Energy (ZNE), Zero Net Energy Ready (ZNE Ready), very low energy use intensity (EUI), and Passive House projects. Find definitions of these terms below.

View the Memorandum of Understanding for Path 1 for more information.

 

Path 2: Whole Buildings Energy Use Intensity (EUI) Reduction 

(30,000 sf or greater) 

You can receive comprehensive technical expertise and financial incentives for meeting EUI reduction goals. 
View the Memorandum of Understanding for Path 2 for more information.

 

Path 3: Whole Buildings Streamlined

(20,000 - 100,000 sf) 

Find prescriptive incentives for incorporating energy equipment into projects that are small, simple, fast-moving, or projects in advanced design. Incentives are qualified individually for each energy efficiency system/piece of equipment proposed.

View the Memorandum of Understanding for Path 3 for further details.

 

Path 4: Systems

Learn about prescriptive rebates that are available for incorporating smaller energy-efficient measures into projects. The prescriptive/custom incentives are qualified individually for each energy efficiency system/piece of equipment proposed.

Contact your utility directly or call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) to get started.
 

Sustainable Office Design

Eversource and UI offer the Sustainable Office Design (SOD) initiative to deliver integrated technical solutions for the leased commercial office market. The SOD program promotes and offers incentives for well‐thought-out, innovative, and controls‐rich lighting designs for tenant improvement (TI) projects. Please see the SOD one-pager for a program overview.

 

Key Term Definitions

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) A building that produces as much clean, renewable energy as it uses when measured over a one-year period.

Zero Net Energy Ready (ZNE Ready) A building designed with the intent to become fully ZNE, but does not yet have renewable energy equipment installed.

Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is a measure of a building’s gross annual site energy consumption (including all fuels) relative to its gross square footage. The units are kBtu/sf/year. For this Program, gross square footage excludes parking garages and penthouse square footage, as these are not typically conditioned spaces. The Program’s EUI calculation does not include onsite renewables.

Passive House is a building standard that relies on a combination of energy efficiency with passive solar and internal heat gains to dramatically reduce space heating demands and allow for simplified methods of providing needed heat. It places specific emphasis on airtightness, high performance windows, and rigorous insulation throughout the entire envelope. 

Additional Details

    In-home services have resumed with health and safety guidelines in place.

    Please visit our Energize CT COVID-19 Energy Efficiency Program Update page for more information and frequently asked questions or visit:

    Eversource COVID-19 information
    UI COVID-19 information
    SCG COVID-19 information
    CNG COVID-19 information

    A Virtual pre-assessment to Home Energy Solutions is now being offered as a safe, convenient first step for you to make energy-saving improvements. This pre-assessment is available through live, virtual discussions with a technician at no cost. Connect with us to learn more about how we can help you reduce your energy costs.