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State Policies

PA 07-242, which was passed in 2007, requires state-funded building projects costing $5 Million or more and renovation projects costing $2 million or more, to meet enhanced green and energy efficiency standards starting in 2008.

The statute Conn. Gen. Stat. Sections 16a-38k mandates LEED Silver, two Green Globes, or equivalent (including NE CHPS). The specific meaning of "equivalent" is described in the "Connecticut Building Standards Guidelines", available here.

Grants & Rebates

Through funds from The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, United Illuminating and Connecticut Light & Power offer various programs which range from lighting incentives to new facility planning assistance. Check them out!

DSIRE maintains a database of incentives for Connecticut, many of which can be applied to schools.  See the page for more information.

Feature Your High Performance School Design Work

Are you an architect or engineer who has worked on a High Performance School in this state?  You can download and fill out our questionnaire and NEEP will use it to complete a case study, highlighting your firm's exemplary work on high performance schools.  We use these case studies on our website, webinars, and conference presentations, and often invite architects or engineers to speak about their work in these venues.

For More Information

The High Performance Schools Exchange offers presentations and trainings to design and building professionals as well as school administrators and committees. These are available at no cost and can be scheduled by contacting Carolyn Sarno at or at (781) 860-9177 x119 or John Balfe at or at (781) 860-9177 x109.

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