A program aimed at generating energy savings for multifamily housing units in Connecticut–Benchmark CT–has launched.
The program currently is available for 1,600 buildings. It is a partnership between the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), the Connecticut Green Bank (CGB) and WegoWise. The latter provides monitoring and analytics that reduces energy and water use in multifamily homes.
The story at the Fairfield County Business Journal says that participants in the program will receive a year of free benchmarking software through WegoWise. The software determines the building’s energy status and helps owners make better and quicker decisions on how to upgrade if necessary.
A two-year study of 550 multifamily dwelling units in Minnesota found that benchmarking is feasible and the act of doing so can cut energy and water use, according to Bright Power.