Wilton-based Wilson Properties was recently recognized by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for its leadership and commitment to reducing its energy consumption and air pollution during the summer months of 2011. The property management company was one of twenty organizations statewide to receive a “Summer Saver” award.
Working with experts from Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) to make use of incentives offered by the Energy Efficiency Fund, Wilson Properties retrofitted one of its six commercial properties – the Kent Building located at 43 Danbury Road in Wilton – by installing a 75 ton high efficiency HVAC unit with direct digital system control for energy management. They also installed high efficiency fluorescent lighting throughout the 21,000 square foot building.
“Wilson Properties has always believed that well-maintained buildings attract and
retain desirable tenants,” said Leland Wilson, President of Wilson Properties.
“We closely monitor operating costs to identify opportunities for savings. Participating in the Energy Efficiency Fund program was an effortless way to realize dramatic cost savings. Wilson Properties strives to employ the best
property management practices in the industry and to use the most energy
efficient technologies available.”
From May through September of 2009, the Kent Building’s electricity consumption was 58,483 kilowatt-hours (kWh). After completing the energy efficiency upgrades, the building saw an energy consumption reduction of 38 percent to 36,326 kWh in 2010, and a reduction of 45 percent to 32,261 kWh in 2011.
“Wilson Properties is the perfect example of a company that has committed itself to energy efficiency and as a result has seen tremendous energy and cost savings,” said Richard Steeves, First Vice-Chair of the Energy Efficiency Board. “We look forward helping them continue to upgrade their other properties by leveraging the Energy Efficiency Fund and its available incentives.”
To find out more about programs that help businesses like Wilson Properties save energy and money, please visit www.CTEnergyInfo.com or call 1-877-WISE-USE 877-947-3873).
About Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund:
The Energy Efficiency Fund promotes efficient energy use, helps residents and businesses save on their electric and natural gas bills, advances economic development, reduces electric demand, and helps reduce air pollution. Energy Efficiency Fund programs serve residential customers, including limited- and fixed-income customers, as well as business and municipal customers. Connecticut’s energy efficiency programs are funded by a charge on customers’ utility bills and administered by the state’s electric and gas utilities including: Connecticut Light and Power, United Illuminating, Yankee Gas, Connecticut Natural Gas, and Southern Connecticut Gas. Additional information on Connecticut’s energy efficiency programs can be found at www.ctenergyinfo.com or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.