Learn About Energy Efficiency

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Home Energy Challenge - Energy Awareness Month Scavenger Hunt

Using lessons and tools like the Kill A Watt® meter, families seek out Phantom Loads, learn about energy-efficient lighting choices and find drafts around the home. All materials needed to participate in the scavenger hunt are included in the kit provided by Eversource. One lucky student per state will be randomly selected to win an iPad!

Home Energy Challenge

Kill-A-Watt Kit

Want to discover areas in your home that are wasting energy? It’s easy – just check out an Eversource “Kill-A-Watt” kit from your local CT library.

The kit allows you to explore three types of electric use: plug, lighting, and mechanical. The kits measure and record the amount of electricity consumed, and we provide you with a booklet that gives tips on reducing your energy consumption and costs.

See below for a list of libraries that have the kits in-house:

Town Library
Andover Andover Public Library
Ashford Babcock Library
Avon Avon Free Public Library
Beacon Falls Beacon Falls Public Library
Berlin Berlin Free Library Association
Berlin Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Berlin East Berlin Library Association
Bethany Clark Memorial Library
Bethel Bethel Public Library
Bethlehem Bethlehem Public Library
Bloomfield Prosser Public Library
Bloomfield Wintonbury Branch Library
Bolton Bentley Memorial Library
Branford James Blackstone Memorial Library
Branford Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library
Bridgewater Burnham Library
Bristol Bristol Public Library
Bristol F. N. Manross Memorial Library
Brookfield Brookfield Library
Brooklyn Brooklyn Town Library Association
Canaan David M. Hunt Library
Canterbury Canterbury Public Library
Canton Canton Public Library
Chaplin Chaplin Public Library
Cheshire Cheshire Public Library
Chester Chester Public Library
Clinton Henry Carter Hull Library
Colchester  Cragin Memorial Library
Columbia  Saxton B. Little Free Library
Cornwall Cornwall Library Association
Cornwall  Hughes Memorial Library
Coventry Booth & Dimock Memorial Library
Cromwell Cromwell Belden Public Library
Danbury  Danbury Public Library
Danbury  Long Ridge Library
Darien Darien Library
Deep River Deep River Public Library
Durham Durham Public Library
East Granby East Granby Public Library
East Haddam East Haddam Free Public Library
East Haddam Rathbun Free Memorial Library
East Hampton East Hampton Public Library
East Hampton Middle Haddam Public Library
East Hartford East Hartford Public Library
East Hartford Wickham Memorial Library
East Lyme East Lyme Public Library
East Windsor Broad Brook Library
East Windsor Library Association of Warehouse Point
Eastford Eastford Public Library
Ellington Hall Memorial Library
Enfield  Enfield Public Library
Enfield Pearl Street Branch Library
Essex Essex Library Association
Essex Ivoryton Library Association
Farmington Farmington Libraries
Farmington Barney Library
Franklin Janet Carlson Calvert Library
Glastonbury East Glastonbury Public Library
Glastonbury South Glastonbury Public Library
Glastonbury Welles-Turner Memorial Library
Goshen Goshen Public Library
Granby Granby Public Library
Granby Frederick H. Cossitt Library
Greenwich  Greenwich Library
Greenwich  Perrot Memorial Library
Greenwich Byram Shubert Branch Library
Greenwich Cos Cob Branch Library
Griswold Slater Library
Guilford Guilford Free Library
Haddam  Brainerd Memorial Library
Hampton  Fletcher Memorial Library
Hartford Hartford Public Library
Hartford Barbour Branch Library
Hartford Albany Avenue Branch Library
Hartford Camp Field Branch Library
Hartford Dwight Branch Library
Hartford Park Branch Library
Hartford Ropkins Branch Library
Hartland  Hartland Public Library
Harwinton  Harwinton Public Library
Hebron  Douglas Library of Hebron
Kent  Kent Library Association
Killingly Killingly Public Library
Killingworth  Killingworth Library
Lebanon  Jonathan Trumbull Library
Ledyard  Ledyard Public Libraries
Ledyard Gales Ferry Public Library
Litchfield  Gilbert Library
Litchfield  Oliver Wolcott Library
Lyme  Lyme Public Library
Madison  E.C. Scranton Memorial Library
Manchester  Manchester Public Library
Manchester Whiton Memorial Library
Mansfield Mansfield Public Library
Mansfield Mansfield Library Express
Mansfield Maple Road Branch
Marlborough  Richmond Memorial Library
Meriden  Meriden Public Library
Middlebury  Middlebury Public Library
Middlefield  Levi E. Coe Library
Middletown  Russell Library
Monroe  Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
Montville  Raymond Library
Morris Morris Public Library
Naugatuck  Howard Whittemore Memorial Library
New Britain New Britain Public Library
New Britain Thomas Jefferson Branch Library
New Canaan New Canaan Library
New Fairfield New Fairfield Free Public Library
New Hartford Bakerville Library, Inc.
New Hartford  Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library
New London Public Library of New London
New Milford New Milford Public Library
Newington  Lucy Robbins Welles Library
Newtown  Cyrenius H. Booth Library
Norfolk  Norfolk Library
North Canaan Douglas Library
North Stonington Wheeler Library
Norwalk East Norwalk Library
Norwalk Norwalk Public Library
Norwalk Rowayton Library
Norwalk South Norwalk Branch Library
Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library
Old Saybrook Acton Public Library
Oxford  Oxford Public Library
Plainfield  Aldrich Free Public Library
Plainfield  Plainville Public Library
Plymouth  Plymouth Library Association
Plymouth  Terryville Public Library
Pomfret Abington Social Library
Pomfret Pomfret Public Library
Portland  Portland Public Library
Preston  Preston Public Library
Prospect  Prospect Public Library
Putnam  Putnam Public Library
Redding  Mark Twain Library
Ridgefield  Ridgefield Library
Rocky Hill Cora J. Belden Library
Roxbury Minor Memorial Library
Salem  Salem Free Public Library
Salisbury  Scoville Memorial Library
Scotland  Scotland Public Library
Seymour  Seymour Public Library
Sharon  Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
Sherman  Sherman Library Assn.
Simsbury  Simsbury Public Library
Somers  Somers Public Library
South Windsor South Windsor Public Library
South Windsor Wood Memorial Library and Museum
Southbury  Southbury Public Library
Southington  Southington Public Library
Sprague  Sprague Public Library
Stafford  Stafford Library
Stamford  Ferguson Library
Stamford Harry Bennett Library
Stamford South End Community Center Branch Library
Stamford Weed Memorial Branch Library
Sterling Sterling Public Library
Stonington  Stonington Free Library
Suffield  Kent Memorial Library
Thomaston  Thomaston Public Library
Thompson Thompson Public Library
Tolland Tolland Public Library
Torrington Torrington Library
Union  Union Free Public Library
Vernon  Rockville Public Library, Inc.
Voluntown Voluntown Public Library
Warren  Warren Public Library
Washington  Gunn Memorial Library
Waterbury  Silas Bronson Library
Waterbury Bunker Hill Branch Library
Waterford Waterford Public Library
Watertown Watertown Library Association
Watertown Oakville Branch Library
West Hartford West Hartford Public Library
West Hartford Bishops Corner Branch Library
West Hartford Faxon Branch Library
Westbrook Westbrook Public Library
Weston   Weston Public Library
Westport  Westport Library
Wethersfield Wethersfield Public Library
Willington  Willington Public Library
Wilton Wilton Library Association
Winchester Beardsley & Memorial Library
Windham Guilford Smith Memorial, Inc.
Windham Willimantic Public Library
Windham Windham Free Library
Windsor Windsor Public Library
Windsor Wilson Branch Library
Windsor Locks Windsor Locks Public Library
Wolcott Wolcott Public Library
Woodbury  Woodbury Public Library
Woodstock Howard W. Bracken Memorial Library
Woodstock May Memorial Library
Woodstock North Woodstock Library
Woodstock West Woodstock Library Association

Connecticut Energy Efficiency Educator Offerings

Curriculum, professional development and in-class offerings for teachers and other educators are available at no cost.

Access resources to teach students about energy, promote good energy habits, and prepare for the future.

Visit our Educator Offerings page

Parent Resource Page

Virtual Mini-Lessons

Parents and students can explore at home by taking advantage of virtual mini lessons. All material is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards for Math & English Language Arts.

Each lesson provides an overview of a topic, a lesson presentation video with optional activity, and links to videos, books and resources for further exploration.

Energy-Saving Challenge

If you’re looking to become more energy efficient and save energy and money as a family, take the Energy Savings Challenge. You’ll receive a newsletter that teaches your children how using energy-efficient products and taking energy-saving actions can help your family save money. 

Visit the Parent Resources page