McKnight Lane exemplifies Vermont's bold steps toward energy independence

By: Leslie Black-Plumeau

The 14-unit McKnight Lane rental housing neighborhood in Addison County captured national attention this week as the New York Times spotlighted the bold initiatives of Green Mountain Power to reduce its customers' dependence on the electrical grid. 

Opened in October 2016, McKnight Lane, composed of Vermont-made Vermod modular homes, is the state's first net-zero energy affordable rental housing community.  VHFA provided the housing tax credits used to pay nearly 60 percent of the costs of the development project.  The project was developed by Addison County Community Trust and  Cathedral Square Corporation.