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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.

Rental property owners, managers: Take our energy use survey

VHFA is encouraging all owners or managers of subsidized rental properties in Vermont to take our energy/utility survey.

Take the survey now.

Participation might mean your properties will be able to take advantage of some of the energy retrofit money recently made available by state, federal, and private funding sources.

Vt. Green Home Alliance launches

A group of statewide housing organizations, including VHFA, have formed the Vermont Green Home Alliance.

The alliance, announced at a press conference at the Champlain Valley Expo this afternoon, promotes and encourages "green" building practices in Vermont.

“VHFA's been a strong supporter of energy efficiency and green building design techniques for many years," said VHFA Chief of Program Operations David Adams.

Proctorsville Green Housing wins efficiency award

Proctorsville Green Housing won the "Best of the Best Award" from Efficiency Vermont for energy efficient single-family homes.

The $3.5 million project, which was completed just more than a year ago, consists of 16 permanently affordable rental apartments and four new homeownership townhouses spread among three locations.

Fuel assistance workshop agenda

Rick DeAngelis at Vermont Housing & Conservation Board in Montpelier has released more details about the fuel assistance workshop taking place Oct. 1 in Montpelier.

The workshop is for owners and managers of affordable rental housing, and will focus on how those people can assist their very low income residents take advantage of the Vermont Fuel Assistance program.

The agenda will be:

VHFA hosts first Community Awareness Program presentation

tim perrinVHFA's Socially Responsible Committee kicked off its Community Awareness Program (CAP) this afternoon, with a lunch-time presentation on energy efficiency by Tim Perrin of Efficiency Vermont.

Tim shared tips on how to make homes more energy efficient, save money and help the environment.

Help your residents apply for fuel assistance

VHFA and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) have offered suggestions for owners and managers of affordable rental housing to help their residents apply for fuel assistance this winter.

The suggestions, the result of a June meeting with a variety of stakeholders, are detailed in a recent memo from VHFA's Sam Falzone and VHCB's Rick DeAngelis.

Vermont Energy Saver Program launches

vermont energy saver logoYou might have recently seen or read stories in the news about the new Vermont Energy Saver Program.

The program is designed to assist Vermont homeowners in reducing energy bills by financing energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

The program's being offered by six regional revolving loan funds, in partnership with the State and VHFA.

Congressional delegation focuses on home heating costs

welch, leahy & sanders at eventVermont's Congressional delegation held a joint press conference Monday to speak about rising home heating costs.

"If we don't dramatically increase funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, senior citizens on fixed incomes, the disabled, and low-income families with children will go cold this winter," said Sen. Bernie Sanders (right). "We cannot let that happen."

Multifamily properties: Prepare now for heating season

Unprecedented increases in the cost of energy mean owners and managers of multifamily properties will face budget challenges this coming winter.

VHFA Director of Multifamily Programs Sam Falzone has just issued a memo outlining these challenges and offering a number of tips to owners and managers of VHFA-financed properties to help lessen the blow of growing heating costs.


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