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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.

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.

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