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Walking the talk of wellness in the workplace

bikesmoothieBicycle powered smoothies were one of the many items on the menu for yesterday’s VHFA Wellness Fair. Staff from across the agency received biometric screenings and flu immunizations as well as yoga, Qigong, and healthy eating workshops.

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.

Registration open for Vermont Statewide Housing Conference

 The Vermont Statewide Housing Conference is proud to announce its lineup of 18 workshops, in-depth plenary panel and nationally-acclaimed keynote speaker Barry Zigas. Register online today for this important event!

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.

Jim Jeffords, former U.S. Senator and Vermont Housing Hero, dies at age 80

jeffords sarahFormer U.S. Senator and long-time Vermont resident Jim Jeffords died this morning. Since retiring from the Senate in 2007, Jeffords has lived in Knollwood Military Retirement Residence in the Washington, DC area near his family.

Groundbreaking set for new apartments at Waterbury state office complex

ladd hallMark your calendars for the groundbreaking celebration for South Main Apartments (formerly the state office complex's Ladd Hall) in Waterbury. Senator Patrick Leahy will join developers Central Vermont Community Land Trust and Housing Vermont as the community ga

Vermont Residential and Commercial Energy Code under revision

DPSThe Vermont Department of Public Service is currently in the process of working with stakeholders to update the Vermont Residential and Commercial Energy Code. An updated version of the proposed Code will be made available soon.

VHFA celebrates Pat Loller’s retirement with tears, smiles and feng shui

Sarah Pat CakeSurrounded by “lucky bamboo” to ensure a retirement filled with happiness and prosperity, VHFA staff celebrated Pat Loller’s last day as Director of Administration—a critical role Pat half-jokingly often described as “Chief of Stuff.”

VHFA announces executive manager retirement and promotion

Pat_MauraPat Loller, Director of Administration, will be retiring from the agency effective July 15, 2014. Concurrently, Maura Collins will be promoted to the position of Director of Administration and Policy.

NERSC captures spirit of resident services coordinators in video

NERSC_videoWhen resident services coordinators from across New England come together each year, the benefits of sharing experiences, honing skills, and learning new approaches is hard to capture in words.


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