Thomaston was one of the first municipalities in CT to complete an energy savings performance contract.
The main problems were an inefficient heating system in Town Hall and school buildings in need of infrastructure upgrades. Using the EPC concept, officials worked closely with ECG to identify the priority projects. The ultimate project not only included a new geothermal heating system for Town Hall, but also town-wide lighting and energy management system upgrades. The project included many energy saving strategies not on the town’s initial radar; such as weatherization to close gaps around doors and windows, pipe insulation where it had been removed or never installed, and computer load management to ensure computers were not running when not in use. The project focused 100% on energy savings — and the result was over $225,000 in annual savings and better working/learning environments for their citizens.