Connecticut General Statutes Title 47A. Landlord and Tenant § 47a-13a. Implementation of energy conservation measures by tenant

(a) A tenant of any dwelling unit may, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, at no cost to the landlord, implement or authorize the implementation of energy conservation measures in his dwelling unit or in any other part of the building which affects the tenant's level of energy consumption, which would otherwise require the consent of the landlord.

(b) In order to implement energy conservation measures under this section, the tenant or entity administering any energy conservation or weatherization program shall give written notice of the intent to implement such measures to the landlord by certified mail, return receipt requested.  Unless the landlord gives written notice of his disapproval of such implementation by certified mail, return receipt requested, within twenty days of the giving of notice to him, such energy conservation measures may be implemented, provided that, to the extent his consent would otherwise be necessary, no such disapproval shall be effective as to the installation of removable weatherstripping around doors and windows, removable interior storm windows and insulation wrap around hot water heating tanks.

(c) Nothing in this section shall (1) authorize the tenant to make structural changes to the building;  (2) relieve the tenant or the landlord of their responsibilities and liabilities under sections 47a-7 and 47a-11 ;  or (3) restrict the availability to the tenant of any other remedies which exist under any other law.


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