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Energy

Vermont receives $350,000 for energy efficiency, housing

Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC), in partnership with Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) and Champlain Housing Trust (CHT), has received a $350,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Energy survey available for rental property owners/managers

The Vermont Fuel Efficiency Partnership (VFEP), in cooperation with VHFA and Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB), is encouraging all owners/managers of subsidized rental properties in Vermont to complete a new online energy survey.

The survey will help VFEP determine where to best allocate resources to improve energy efficiency. Properties will be selected based on their level of fuel use as a function of their size and climate, and opportunities for savings.

Solar hot water coming to Vermont's affordable housing

westgateFour Vermont affordable housing developments will install solar water heating systems, thanks to $500,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Rebates for Vermonters upgrading to energy efficient appliances

The federal government is offering nearly $600,000 in refunds to Vermonters who upgrade their household appliances to more energy efficient models.

The money is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The state is running a mail-in rebate program to help Vermonters replace older, inefficient appliances with new, high-efficiency Energy Star® qualified and ultra-efficient appliances.

Home energy workshop

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Central Vermont Community Action Council will present "Button-Up Vermont," a home weatherization workshop conducted by trained energy auditors, tomorrow.

Residents will learn the fundamentals of energy loss in buildings and do-it-yourself opportunities for saving energy, including behavioral changes and low-cost weatherization measures.

VHFA achieves energy savings

light bulbLast year VHFA implemented a number of energy saving initiatives at our offices in downtown Burlington. According to the Burlington Electric Department (BED), those efforts have started to pay off.

BED estimates VHFA reduced its electricity bill by $1,800 over the course of the year.

In the last year, we've:

Last day for energy survey

A reminder to owners and managers of subsidized rental properties in Vermont: The deadline to submit your properties’ energy and utility data to VHFA is today.

Complete the survey online.

We've been getting survey results fast and furious over the last couple of days. Thanks to all of you who've already completed the survey.

Energy survey deadline approaching

A reminder to owners and managers of subsidized rental properties in Vermont: The deadline to submit your properties' energy and utility data to VHFA is approaching.

In order to be considered as a possible recipient of the millions of energy funding dollars becoming available through RGGI, the MacArthur Foundation, weatherization and other stimulus initiatives, owners or managers must complete VHFA's online survey by July 31.

Free home energy visits

vt works for women logoResidents of Milton, Shelburne, South Burlington, Richmond  and Williston qualify for a free home energy visit this summer.

The program's being conducted by Vermont Works for Women, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor and Efficiency Vermont.

Deep energy retrofits workshop

The Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) and the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAVT) is presenting "Deep Energy Retrofits," a workshop for builders, architects and others, June 19 in Montpelier.

As a follow up to the "Toward Net-Zero Energy Homes" series, this workshop will focus on the deep energy retrofits of homes and other building types.

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