On Tuesday, February 18, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) presented Reliance Health with a rebate for $28,145 following the successful completion of a large-scale energy efficiency project.  As a result of this project, Reliance Health will realize a savings of more than $12,000 on their annual energy costs.

“Reliance Health is an invaluable part of our community and NPU was pleased to work with them on this project,” said Chris LaRose, General Manager of NPU. “Helping such an important organization save more than $12,000 a year on their energy costs will allow them to work more efficiently as a business and as a health care provider.”

Reliance Health completed a major lighting upgrade at their offices on Cliff Street and Broadway in Downtown Norwich. The project, which took nearly a year from inception to implementation included the installation of nearly 600 high-efficiency LED lightbulbs in place of the older incandescent lights.

The total project cost for Reliance Health was $112,583 which is being funded by a 0% interest loan through an NPU’s program to provide financing to qualifying commercial and industrial customers who work with the utility to make improvements and upgrades that increase energy efficiency and lower energy use.

The new LED bulbs provide better brighter lighting and more comfortable working conditions; the new lights were also installed in the work spaces of two tenants in the Reliance Health building on Cliff Street.

The project was managed by Sue Caplet and Laura Eliezer of Reliance Health and the work was completed by Bonner Electric of Uncasville.