Connecticut's fourth e-house opens at Platt Tech High School in Milford

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Connecticut Technical High School System, in partnership with Energize Connecticut, opened the state's fourth E-House at Platt Technical High School in Milford during a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

Considered the nation's first green construction learning laboratories for high school students, the goal of this initiative is to have an E-House at each of Connecticut's 17 technical high schools by the end of 2015. Each E-House incorporates weatherization and energy efficiency labs as well as solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems into the construction of the 16 foot by 20 foot structures, which are designed and built by students.

The E-House initiative is jointly funded by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), a quasi-public state agency, and is administered by Connecticut Light & Power and The United Illuminating Company.

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