October 19, 2014

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) – Residents of a Naugatuck apartment complex are expected to save $200 a year in electric costs and more than $350 annually in gas costs with the completion earlier this month of an energy efficiency project.

Thirty-two apartment units were renovated with energy-saving technologies and weatherization at no cost to the Naugatuck Housing Authority or residents.

Upgrades include installing insulation, new bulbs for lighting fixtures, low-flow showerheads and faucets and weatherizing interior, exterior and basement areas.

Connecticut Light & Power secured the housing authority an Energize Connecticut incentive to pay for the $87,000 project. CL&P; and Yankee Gas, which are subsidiaries of Northeast Utilities, administer Energize Connecticut programs.

CL&P; worked this year with housing authorities in Danbury and Seymour on similar projects and is planning projects in Norwalk, Stamford and Waterbury.