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Renewable Energy 2015 Conference and Expo

Renewable Energy 2015 (RE 2015) is Vermont’s annual convention bringing together key players in the renewables sector. This year's conference, slated for October 8 & 9, highlights current energy challenges, Vermont’s leadership role in the energy industry, and the steps needed to implement an integrated energy infrastructure.

New Appraisal Institute Registry for sustainable buildings

A new Appraisal Institute Registry has come out listing both Vermont residential and commercial appraisers who have successfully completed the Appraisal Institute's Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program.

VHFA awards $2.98 million in affordable housing tax credits

On Monday, April 20, the VHFA Board of Commissioners committed $2.55 million in federal low-income housing tax credits and $432,500 in state housing tax credits to expand Vermont’s stock of affordable, energy-efficient housing.

Richmond Terrace receives Efficiency Vermont Major Renovation Honor award

Richmond TerraceRichmond Terrace, a 16-unit affordable rental housing complex for seniors, was awarded the Major Renovation Honor award from Efficiency Vermont last week.

What is the market for new, modest-sized, highly energy-efficient homes in Vermont?

High performance homesThis question was recently the focus of a Vermont-based consulting team under the direction of The High Meadows Fund and Efficiency Vermont. The team, composed of VHFA, Energy Futures Group, Milne-Allen Appraisal Company and F

Calling all property owners and managers interested in energy tracking

energy moneyHUD has several remaining open seats for a free training in Energy Star Portfolio Manager.  This tool is intended to provide Multifamily property owners and managers with tools to better manage utility consumption and expenditures.

Vermont tops nation in energy efficiency in recent survey

energy efficiency mapVermont topped the list of a recent WalletHub survey as the most energy efficient state in the U.S., reported the National Mo

NPR spotlights Vermont nonprofit's successful weatherization program

nprOur friend Ludy Biddle of Neighborworks of Western Vermont was interviewed by NPR's Nina Keck last week about their successful weatherization

How do you "plug the leaks"?

Button up videoAs summer fades, now is the perfect time to share advice on making our homes more energy efficient and comfortable.  The Button Up Video Contest is looking for short videos that inspire viewers to take action to lower their heating costs.

Update of Vermont building energy standards moves forward

energy meterAfter reviewing comments, the Vermont Public Service Department has revised Vermont’s building energy standards and submitted them to the Secretary of State as part of the rulemaking process.

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