The 900 solar panels on the roof of the R.C. Bigelow Inc. headquarters in Fairfield and the participation of Legrand North America in the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings, Better Plants program - using it's 260,000 square feet West Hartford facility as a model of energy efficiency were both center stage at Yale on Thursday. The Yale Center for Business and the Environment and the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy program of Ceres, a Boston-based sustainability advocacy organization, brought together leaders from business, academic and government to explore the challenges and opportunities of energy efficiency.
Bottom line: Connecticut's energy costs make seeking energy efficiencies a business imperative in Connecticut. And employee involvement can make a significant difference in the success of initiatives to promote energy efficiencies and keep businesses thriving in the state.