The Town of Shrewsbury officially proclaimed October 5, 2022, as Energy Efficiency Day at their Select Board meeting on September 13, 2022. In support and recognition of this proclamation, the SELCO Commission encourages the adoption of energy-efficient technologies within the Town of Shrewsbury.
The Energy Efficiency Day message is simple: "Save Money. Cut Pollution. Create Jobs." SELCO supports the goal of Energy Efficiency Day to share tips, tools, and stories that promote the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, from lower costs to healthier homes. Energy efficiency is the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution. Energy efficiency is also an economic engine, supporting more than 2.4 million jobs nationwide in manufacturing, construction, and other fields - most of which can't be outsourced overseas.
SELCO's advocacy of energy efficiency extends beyond Energy Efficiency Day, with programs designed to support residential and commercial adoption of efficiency measures year-round. Programs include commercial lighting rebates, free home energy audits, appliance rebates, building envelope air sealing, and insulation incentives, HVAC upgrade incentives, and more. SELCO also actively promotes strategic electrification through the adoption of electric vehicles and heat pump technologies. Additionally, our renewable energy options include residential solar rebates, community solar, and the "Green Light" green choice energy program. SELCO also launched a connected homes program in 2021 to further encourage the adoption of efficient technologies and intelligent use of energy in our community.