Norwich DMV office wins energy-efficiency nod

The Norwich office of the state Department of Motor Vehicles received an honorable mention for its energy efficiency achievements in the second annual Power of Change Awards. 

During an event Tuesday at the state Capitol, 20 state agencies and municipalities received awards for their innovative initiatives and approaches to reducing energy spending and protecting the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Rob Klee, commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, told the group that its efforts are valuable not only for improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, but also as cost-saving measures. 

“The cheapest and cleanest energy is the energy you don’t use,” Klee said. 

The Norwich DMV received honorable mention in the Top Building category, while Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven received first honors in that category. The University of Connecticut received first honors in the Power of Change Innovation category.

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