The Town of Branford is pleased to announce it will be receiving a rebate on the geothermal heating and cooling system at the new .
In a letter from the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) Neil McCarthy states “…the Branford Fire Department Headquarters has been approved to receive a rebate of $101,500 for a 58-ton geothermal system to be installed at 39-49 North Main Street, Branford, CT, 06405. This rebate is calculated based on the system specifications in the Geothermal Incentive Application Form…”
First Selectman Anthony “Unk” DaRos stated, “I am pleased that this project will qualify for such a large incentive. This project is an example of the town’s strong commitment to using clean energy alternatives for the betterment our environment and our future."
Branford Fire Chief Jack Ahern is thrilled with this rebate as during approval phases there were concerns with the added cost of this type of system. Ahern stated, “Not only will the entire system pay for itself in approximately seven years; we now have the luxury of having a portion of the upfront costs paid for as well."
The Firehouse project is currently on schedule and will be a LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design) certified building.