Fairfield Resident Named Energy SuperSTAR

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Fairfield resident Karen Guastelle was recently named an Energy SuperSTAR as part of her involvement in the Energize Connecticut initiative. Photo Credit: Courtesy Energize Connecticut

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield resident Karen Guastelle doesn't just know about energy, she's an Energy SuperSTAR. 

As part of the Energize Connecticut initiative, Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Co. revealed Guastelle as one of the participants of the recently launched Energy SuperSTARS Challenge to increase home energy efficiency, according to a press release. 

“We had an excellent response from many interested homeowners on our Facebook page, and we are excited to start the Challenge,” said Jamie Howland, of Environment Northeast and chairman of Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board, in the release. “It’s a very visible way to get Connecticut residents thinking about how they can improve on the energy efficiency of their homes while making smart energy choices. We can’t wait to see how the Challenge unfolds for the two SuperSTARS.”

Guastelle’s 55-year-old Fairfield home is challenged by inefficient windows, and she is also researching a more efficient way to cool her home.

"I'm really hoping to get a more energy-efficient home with greater monthly savings from my experience with the Energy SuperSTARS Challenge," Guastelle said in the release. "I have never had an energy-related service conducted at my home so I am thankful for being chosen and excited to see what the outcome is."

As part of the program, Guastelle will receive a home energy assessment through Energize Connecticut’s Home Energy Solutions program and two Energy Coaches, Jane Bugbee and Craig Clark, will also be helping her along the way.

The two Energy SuperSTARS were chosen by CL&P and UI based on their responses to a screening questionnaire about home energy efficiency.

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