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State Rep. Celebrates E-House Opening At Danbury's Abbott Tech

The E-house's ribbon-cutting ceremony in Danbury.
The E-house's ribbon-cutting ceremony in Danbury. Photo Credit: Courtesy of CL&P/Energize Connecticut

DANBURY, Conn. – State Rep. Dan Carter (R-2) visited the Henry Abbott Technical High School in Danbury last month to celebrate the opening of the school’s new E-House.

Built by students, this laboratory is designed to be weatherized and energy-efficient. The structure features solar photovoltaic systems, solar thermal equipment and WiFi smart thermostats as well as energy-efficient heating, lighting and insulation.

Carter, who also is a member of the Energy & Technology Committee of the State House, hopes the E-house initiative sponsored by Energize Connecticut would encourage more students to discuss energy uses.

“I consider environmental issues, including matters affecting natural resources, open space and public health, to be vitally important,” said Carter. “I am proud to see Danbury encouraging students – its future generation – to bring conservation issues to the forefront and I look forward to seeing more initiatives by Energize Connecticut implemented throughout the state.”

The E-house will be utilized for projects conducted by students and faculty in the school’s architectural, carpentry, electrical and plumbing curricula.   Construction of the E-House was jointly administered by Connecticut Light & Power as well as The United Illuminating Co.

Energize Connecticut plans to have E-Houses built at every technical school in the state.

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