UConn and Bridgeport Partner for Greener Schools
The University of Connecticut School of Engineering and Bridgeport Connecticut Public Schools have joined together to implement comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable projects at two Bridgeport schools through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs.
The project was one of only 24 projects selected nationwide after over 1,000 concept papers were submitted early in 2023.
“Connecticut’s flagship state university is honored to be part of this effort,” George M. Bollas, director of UConn’s Pratt & Whitney Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering, says. “The design of smart, healthy, and resilient schools for the low-income Connecticut environmental justice community in Bridgeport is well aligned with the mission of the University to support the growth and prosperity of the state.”