October 2 was Energy Efficiency Day! This is a national collaborative effort of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups to help people cut carbon, save money, and breathe easier. The Center for EcoTechnology collaborated with Columbia Gas, Advanced Energy Group, and Eversource to perform 25 energy audits for small businesses in Springfield, MA. We were so excited to be involved in this campaign and make such a strong impact on our community!

We would like to thank all of the businesses who participated in our energy audits on Energy Efficiency Day. Participating in an energy audit is a great first step to making your business more energy efficient. At the Center for EcoTechnology, we hope to sustain the momentum from Energy Efficiency Day and continue to help businesses become more energy efficient.

 

Our group’s first stop was the Gray House, a non-profit in Springfield. The Gray House participated in Energy Efficiency day by signing up for our first no-cost energy assessment of the day.

 

C Tech Auto participated in Energy Efficiency Day by receiving a no-cost energy assessment!

 

Sullivan-Keating Insurance is an insurance agency based in Springfield who also signed up for a no cost energy assessment!

 

Later in the afternoon, a press conference was held with the Springfield Mayor, Domenic Sarno, where he officially proclaimed the month of October “Energy Efficiency Month” in Springfield, MA. He went on to say that Energy Efficiency Day was not only a great opportunity for businesses and residents to save money, but it’s also helping the environment. The Mayor mentioned that Springfield is saving about $3.5 million a year on energy costs, which can be reinvested to create better neighborhoods, build libraries, and support community centers.

 

Center for EcoTechnology President, John Majercak, speaking with the City of Springfield’s Mayor, Domenic Sarno.

 

The City of Springfield’s Mayor, Domenic Sarno, speaking to CET’s Commercial Accounts Representative, Angel Ortiz.

If you missed Energy Efficiency Day, it’s never too late to help cut carbon, save money, and breathe easier!  Visit MassSave to see if you are eligible for a no-cost energy assessment. The Center for EcoTechnology also offers many other energy efficiency programs for businesses that you can view here.