- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gov. Dannel Malloy says he has signed an executive order creating a program that will use $10.8 million federal funding to bring down energy costs for Connecticut residents living in multifamily homes.

Malloy says the Affordable Housing Energy Efficiency Program will fund energy conservation or renewable energy projects that will reduce energy use by at least 20 percent.

The program will benefit homeowners with current mortgage with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and tenants in homes owned by a public housing authority or subsidiaries.

Energy projects covered under the program range from basic energy-efficiency measures such as insulation and building enclosure improvements up to high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, energy management systems and renewable energy systems - including solar or photovoltaic panels.

Malloy says the program will bring cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy to people’s homes.

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