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City of Springfield Recognizes October as Energy Efficiency Month

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, City Council President Jesse Lederman, Councilor Zaida Govan, Patrick Sullivan, Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management (PBRM), and Deputy Director Jon Carignan held a press conference today with Ayanna Crawford and Ener-G-Save to celebrate and recognize the month of October as Energy Efficiency Month and to bring awareness to ways to help meet our energy needs, cut utility bills, and meet environmental and energy efficiency goals.

Mayor Sarno presented a proclamation declaring the month of October 2022 as Energy Efficiency Month in the City of Springfield.  Councilors Govan and Lederman issued a City Council Citation recognizing Energy Efficiency Month too. 

Springfield and Ener-G-Save have already made significant, forward-thinking investments in energy. Reducing the energy used by homes and businesses benefits everyone, especially energy bill-payers.  The average household saves almost $500 yearly thanks to efficiency standards that apply to new appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, and water heaters, alone.

Springfield is participating in the Mass Save Community First Partnership (CFP) program, along with 30 other municipalities and 4 community-based organizations across Massachusetts. Each project benefits from funding and support to implement energy efficiency outreach, with particular attention to those who have been underserved. 

Mayor Sarno and Patrick Sullivan, PBRM Director, spoke about how the City of Springfield has already made significant, forward-thinking investments in energy savings for municipal buildings, as part of Springfield’s Comprehensive Energy Master Plan and Climate Action Plan, which builds towards an eco-friendly and sustainable future.  Under the leadership of PBRM Director Sullivan Springfield is proud to report an over 25% reduction in energy usage for municipal and school buildings. 

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank my friend and local philanthropist Harold Grinspoon for his continued belief and support of our Springfield.  I also want to thank Council President Jesse Lederman, Councilor Zaida Govan and Ayanna Crawford, representing Ener-G-Save, for their efforts working with PBRM Director Patrick Sullivan and my administration to help increase awareness and meet our local environmental and energy efficiency goals.  My administration is proud to partner with Ener-G-Save and the Mass Save Community First Partnership program to help reduce our carbon footprint, and just as important save our residents money.  The work my administration continues to do to become more energy efficient is a benefit not only to our environment, but also to our bottom line. The City of Springfield remains committed to energy efficiency and, this month especially, we encourage our residents and business community to take advantage of these pollution cutting and cost saving measures.”

Councilor Govan thanked Mayor Sarno and Director Sullivan for their efforts in having the city reach its energy usage reduction goals for municipal and school buildings and encouraged residents to take advantage of this Ener-G-Save program to help reduce their energy bills, especially with the winter months soon approaching.

Ayanna Crawford, representing Ener-G-Save, spoke about the many programs offered to help residents become more energy efficient and save money with their energy bills.

Susan Olshuff, Community First Partnership Program Manager added, “Learn more about opportunities to save money and energy at There, you can learn and sign up to ensure you’ll get your no-cost energy assessment on time to benefit this winter. Watch, too, for a letter from Mayor Sarno in your mail box that will help you further!”                               

To learn more, please visit or call (413) 369-7529. 

For more information about Ener-G-Save visit their website at

Ener-G-Save, an organization founded by local philanthropist Harold Grinspoon, collaborates with towns, grassroots groups, businesses, faith communities, and contractors to help residents navigate and take full advantage of existing utility incentives for energy efficiency offered by Mass Save. Ener-G-save is managing the Community First Partnership program in Springfield.

About #EEDay2022: On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, a growing national network showcases the vital benefits of energy efficiency during the 7th annual nationwide Energy Efficiency Day. Learn how we can all save money, cut pollution, create jobs and more at

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