Stamford's buildings may be getting a little bit greener.
The state's C-PACE - commercial property assessed clean energy - program, launched Wednesday in the City. Now building owners in Stamford can access ways to save energy, and save money.
"The City of Stamford is expected to save about 3.7 million kw/hrs, which is equivalent to about 310 cars being removed from the road," said Ron Araujo, manager of conservation and land management for Connecticut Light and Power.
The City has partnered with the Clean Energy Finance Investment Authority. CEFIA's $20 million financing vehicle provides financing for CPACE projects in CT.
"Economic growth continuing without compromising the climate, enabling us to recruit good people, save money -- what's not to love about this?" said Christopher Bruhl, President and CEO of The Business Council of Fairfield County.
Over 800 buildings in Stamford will qualify.
"For people doing business in Stamford, for companies that are here, they're energy consumption and cost is considerable," said Mayor Michael Pavia.
Second to Boston, Stamford is the second-largest user of electricity in New England.
"This program is designed to provide ways for them to incorporate green energy techniques, saving techniques, the latest state of the art technology that will allow them to buy, purchase and implement and yet not be out of pocket," said Pavia.
Stamford is one of 34 municipalities that has adopted the program. Visit c-pace.com to apply for financing.