Green / Energy Cluster
With a growing number of partners in the business of the green economy, Hamden is a leader in clean energy and is fully committed to reducing the town’s environmental impact.
The Town of Hamden has a Clean & Green Commission, as well as an Energy Use & Climate Change Commission, which was formed to help reduce the Town's energy footprint and assist the town in making efficient energy saving investments.
Keeping with this commitment, the State has recommended a substantial increase specifically for energy efficiency. Gov. Dannel Malloy has recommended a 50% increase from the previous year, as he realizes this cluster helps create jobs, rebuild the economy, and protect the environment. The Town of Hamden realizes the significant impact these types of businesses will have now and in the future and welcomes them to the area.
Major Green Industries & Partners That Contribute to Hamden’s Economy Include:
Ecoworks is a creative reuse center. They are a group of volunteers who are passionate about the arts and hate waste. They work to collect materials destined for disposal and make them available to teachers, artists and other creative folks. They sell low-cost art supplies to support teachers, artists and others seeking to be more creative and artistic! Ecoworks goal is to promote creativity & environmental awareness, reduce waste and divert useful materials from incineration and inspire creative reuse and breathe new life into old materials. Ecoworks is open to the public.
Address: 262 State Street, New Haven, CT
Phone: (203) 777-9023
Urbanminers is a locally based and operated company that provides services in building deconstruction and material salvaging. This environmentally conscious company deconstructs buildings by salvaging the materials and recycles or reuses them, reducing the impact on local landfill. These items are then either sold online or used in the production of home repairs and construction of furniture. This option typically costs less than demolition, while additionally saving about 80% of the building materials.
UIL Holdings Company
This New Haven-based energy company was originally founded in 1899. UI partakes in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in the Greater New Haven and Bridgeport area. They are continually looking for new clean energy options to provide to their customer base. UI voluntarily participates in programs that bring renewable resources, such as wind and water, to provide for a cleaner environment. They also offer the Small Business Energy Advantage, which offers cash incentives to commercial and industrial customers for lowering energy costs.
Gateway Community College’s Center for a Sustainable Future
Gateway Community College's Center for a Sustainable Future trains the workforce to meet the demands of a sustainable living economy. They offer programs in clean energy transportation, solar energy, deconstruction & recycling, organic farming & land care and sustainable business courses. They also offer special funding for veterans, unemployed, underemployed and current workers.
Dr. David Cooper, Director
Phone: (203) 285-2323
New Haven Branch
60 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
North Haven Branch
88 Bassett Road
North Haven, CT 06473
While the Amphenol Corporation serves as the largest international manufacturer of interconnect products, their new technology, TapeLite, has expanded their influence upon Hamden’s Green Economy. Amphenol’s TapeLite consists of flat plastic optical fiber construction. Its new technology provides business owners with new ways to highlight their services while greatly limiting energy costs. The absence of TapeLite’s transmission of electricity also expands its potential location use to water, underground and building exteriors.
Mark Carbray, General Manager
Address: 720 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514
Phone: (203) 281-3200
For further information on the green energy cluster or the Hamden Business Incentive Program: