Monthly Archives: September 2011

Connecticut Incentives & Rebates for Energy Efficiency.

Connecticut Incentives & Rebates for Energy Efficiency.

There are two great websites where you can find information on Connecticut renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives and policies.

The first is the state by state site Dsireusa.org provides links to incentives and policies established by the federal government, state governments, local governments, utilities and non-profit organizations are included in DSIRE.

You can search by a number of different ways:

  • By Federal Incentives
  • By State Incentives
  • By Residential Incentives Only
  • By Summaries of each program
  • As well as providing links for:
  • Rules, Regulations & Policies
  • Related Programs and Initiative

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Connecticut Going Green With 2009 IECC Building Codes.

 

Connecticut Going Green With 2009 IECC Building Codes.

 Connecticut is planning this fall of 2011 to adapt the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) into the State Building Code. The 2009 IECC contains several major improvements in energy efficiency over the current 2006 IECC state code.

Some of the most notable changes will improve the HVAC duct sealing’s and efficient lighting requirements. The code applies to residential single family housing and multi-family housing three stories or less for new construction, additions, alterations, renovations and repairs.

 

The primary zone 5 building envelope requirements for all Connecticut residential buildings in the 2009 IECC are:

  • R-38 Ceilings
  • U-0.35 Windows and Doors
  • R-20 Walls
  • R-30 Floors
  • R-10 Foundations

 Notable requirements in the 2009 IECC:

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The Aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Darien, Ct. Picture format.

The Aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Darien, Ct. Picture format.              

              

 

Darien Patch has put together a series of four of the aftermath of Irene in Darien, Connecticut. Each series has about 60 photos’ that have been submitted by local town people.

 

Slideshow 1: Irene Plows Through Darien.

Slideshow 2: More Scenes from Irene’s Aftermath.

Slideshow 3: Darien on the Mend.

Slideshow 4: Cleanup, Recovery Continue.

 

Some of the aftermath of Irene:

The number of CL&P customers in Darien without power was about 5,552. Which is about 69 percent of the town.

CL&P says that 622,000 of its customers were without power due to Irene at one point, breaking the previous record of 477,000 set during Hurricane Gloria in 1985.

Metro-North’s suspension of service Sunday after Irene and into Monday.

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David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.   
A resident of Fairfield County for over 40 years with 30 years of work experience throughout lower Fairfield County and now resides in Darien, Ct since 2004.

  • Member of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, CAR.
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors, NAR.
  • Member of the Darien MLS, Greenwich MLS & Greater Fairfield County, Ct MLS.
  • NAR Green designee.
  • David Popoff is an accredited LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) Homes and USGBC member of the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).  
  • Associate member and an accredited Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct. .
  • Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

 

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