NPU provides $9,250 rebate to Norwich Arts Council for HVAC upgrade

In January, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) and the Norwich Arts Center (NAC) finished a significant heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrade at the organization’s building at 60-64 Broadway in Downtown Norwich. The project, which was completed earlier this month, earned the nonprofit a rebate of $9,250 through NPU’s Cool Choice program.

“The NAC is such a special part of the growing arts community in Norwich and we were delighted to work with them on this important project,” said Fawn Walker, who oversees Commercial efficiency programs for NPU. “This project will help the NAC expand their offerings while saving money on their energy costs each month.”

In 2017, the NAC expressed an interest in upgrading their ventilation and cooling system to help the organization to accommodate more programs and events during the summer months of the year.

After research and discussion with NPU, it was determined that the project would be eligible for a rebate through the utilities’ Cool Choice program, which promotes energy savings, lower cooling costs, and a positive impact on the environment. Rebates are available to NPU’s commercial, industrial, institutional / agricultural and residential electric customers to help defray the cost of buying high-efficiency HVAC systems.

The Norwich Arts Center was formed in 1987 to cultivate the region’s appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts by providing affordable cultural enrichment through diverse visual, literary and performing arts programs and events.