Concord, N.H. — In recognition of the 4th annual national Energy Efficiency Day (EE Day) on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is joining regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, universities, and individuals in promoting energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency is an economic engine, with a U.S. workforce of more than 2.3 million. Ranging from professional services to manufacturing and construction, these good jobs are local and cannot be outsourced.
CDFA’s Clean Energy Fund is dedicated to financing energy-efficiency improvements, clean technology and renewable energy initiatives throughout New Hampshire. These investments provide financing for eligible initiatives being undertaken by businesses, nonprofits and municipalities. Since 2014, CDFA has invested more than $4.9 million in resources towards energy efficiency projects throughout the State that benefit low- and moderate-income residents, among other significant energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.
CDFA recently partnered with A Place to Grow, LLC, a childcare center located in Brentwood that offers a nature-based learning environment, to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. With financial and technical support from CDFA and other resources, A Place to Grow conducted an energy audit and successfully implemented the following energy efficiency and renewable improvements:
- Weatherized the building;
- Converted primary heating and cooling to air source heat pumps;
- Installed a new roof; and
- Installed solar PV array.
The results are already being realized by the small business. Energy costs have been reduced and stabilized substantially: within one year, A Place to Grow used 58 percent less energy and 3,000 fewer gallons of propane. Moreover, building comfort has improved significantly.
To learn more about CDFA’s energy efficiency efforts, visit www.nhcdfa.org or join the Twitter conversation using #EEDay2019.
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About the Community Development Finance Authority
The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is a statewide nonprofit public authority focused on maximizing the value and impact of community development, economic development and clean energy initiatives throughout New Hampshire. The organization leverages a variety of financial and technical resources, including the competitive deployment of grant, loan and equity programs. Those resources include New Hampshire state tax credits, federal Community Development Block Grant resources and the CDFA Clean Energy Fund. For more information about CDFA and its programs visit www.nhcdfa.org or call 603-226-2170.
About #EEDay2019: On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities, and others will showcase the benefits of energy efficiency during the 4th annual nationwide Energy Efficiency Day. Learn more at www.energyefficiencyday.org