6/4/2018 - Fairfield to Sponsor Workshop to Help Non-Profits and Businesses “Go Green”

The Town of Fairfield’s Department of Community and Economic Development in partnership with the Connecticut Green Bank will offer a free workshop on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 aimed at helping nonprofit organizations as well as business entities finance energy related building improvements without sufficient upfront capital. 

The workshop will be held at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield. The program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to last about an hour with time allotted for questions. Sign-in and informal networking will commence a half-hour before at 7:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Connecticut Green Bank.

Attendees can expect to learn more about how to lower their energy costs and fund energy related improvements including solar installation through programs such as C-PACE, which stands for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE).

C- PACE is an innovative program that lets property owners pay for green improvements over time through a voluntary benefit assessment on their property tax bill. C-PACE makes it easier for building owners to secure low-interest capital to fund energy improvements and is structured so that energy savings more than offset the benefit assessment.

The workshop will be led by Nicholas Zuba, Senior Manager for the C-PACE Program with the Connecticut Green Bank.

“Energy efficiency is important to our community,” stated Fairfield’s Director of Economic Development Mark Barnhart. He continued, “That’s why we are delighted to be co-sponsoring this workshop that allows organizations to go green while saving money.”

The program is free of charge, but advanced registration is encouraged as space is limited. To register, please go to For further information, contact Mark Barnhart, Director of Community & Economic Development, at (203) 256-3120 or

The Connecticut Green Bank is the nation’s first green bank. Established by the Connecticut General Assembly as a part of Public Act 11-80, the Connecticut Green Bank supports the State’s energy strategy to achieve cleaner, less expensive, and more reliable sources of energy while creating jobs and supporting local economic development.