• Energy Friendly Zoning Code: Hartford’s award winning zoning code, passed in 2016, incentivizes green buildings, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.
  • Hartford Landfill Redevelopment: The top of Hartford landfill was redeveloped into a 1-megawatt solar array, the largest of its kind in Connecticut.
  • SolSmart Gold Designation: The Department of Energy recognized Hartford as one of 14 Gold-designated communities nationally for its commitment to increasing solar energy accessibility.
  • SolarizeCT:  In 2017, the City launched a SolarizeCT campaign – ending September 14 – which will help more residents go solar.
  • Energy Reductions in Some Public Buildings: Starting in 2010, Eversource began partnering with the City to measure energy consumption and develop conservation strategies for select Hartford public schools.
  • Replacement of All City Streetlights: A replacement of all 8,400 streetlights with high-efficiency LED models will save the city $1.8 million in energy costs annually.
  • Establishment of an Energy Improvement District: A district that will allow the city to manage some aspects of energy generation.
  • Parkville MicrogridHartford is about to turn on one of the first public-private microgrids in the country, an 800 kilowatt fuel cell that will ensure that Parkville Elementary School, Dwight Branch Library, Parkville Senior Center, Charter Oak Health Center, a gas station and a grocery store have power even if the grid goes down.
  • Historic Properties Guidelines: In March 2017, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission adopted clear guidance for property owners seeking to install solar energy in historic districts.
  • Development of the Solar For All Initiative: A CT Green Bank-sponsored program will bring solar to low-and moderate-income homeowners.