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Rebates Spur Record Number of Heat Pump Water Heaters

Since July 1, 2013, a record number of Maine homeowners have installed high-efficiency heat pump water heaters using Efficiency Maine rebates. Nearly 1,500 homeowners have purchased heat pump water heaters through the rebate program compared to 281 prior to July 1. Andy Meyer, Program Manager at Efficiency Maine, attributes interest in the new technology to a sizable potential savings compared…

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Irving to Transform Mill With Efficient Lighting, Compressed Air

Thanks to a grant from Efficiency Maine, J.D. Irving will install energy-efficient lighting and air compressors as part of its redevelopment of the saw mill and lumber finishing operation in Nashville Plantation.   The upgrades will save the company an estimated $82,000 per year in energy costs. With incentives from Efficiency Maine’s Large Customer Program, Irving will replace existing linear fluorescent…

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Efficiency Maine Reaches Milestone: Making 1,000 Multifamily Units More Energy Efficient

(AUGUSTA) Efficiency Maine’s Multifamily Efficiency Program reached a milestone in December: since its launch 18 months ago, the program has helped property managers weatherize more than 1,000 apartment units throughout the state. One thousand more units are already in the pipeline to be weatherized in the year ahead. Efficiency Maine’s Multifamily Efficiency Program offers building owners incentives to install energy…

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Maine Most Improved State in National Energy Efficiency Ranking

(AUGUSTA) — According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which released its 2013 Energy Efficiency Scorecard earlier this month, Maine is the most improved state in the nation compared to its position in last year’s energy efficiency ranking. Maine moved from 25th place to 16th in the country overall for energy efficiency, tied with Colorado. The annual…

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Maine Townsman covers EECBG program

The August/September issue of the Maine Townsman, a publication of the Maine Municipal Association, features a story about the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program administered by Efficiency Maine. The article lists several examples of communities that benefitted from lighting, heating, wastewater treatment, and other projects. From 2009 to 2013, Efficiency Maine administered $9.6 million in federal Recovery…

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