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Concord Housing Authority Building Retrofit

To Save Energy, Money and Improve Comfort

Crane lifting units to the rooftop. (Dana Nute, President of Resilient Buildings Group)

George Harvey

There is a point where managing a project is not something that can be done on the back of an envelope. The large-scale heating system for the Crutchfield Apartments in Concord, […]

A Net-Zero Multi-Family Community

Ariel view of the net-zero multi-family community in Newburyport, MA. Credit: Hall and Moskow

Barb and Greg Whitchurch

We’ve lived two miles back into the woods on a dirt road in north central Vermont for several decades now. In our experience, some people move to this area, build a long driveway, and […]

Efficiency Maine Funding Opportunity Invites Service Stations with Retail Operations to Step Up Conversions to High-Efficiency Equipment

Maine service stations with retail operations now have the opportunity to upgrade heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, LED lighting, and refrigeration equipment. For a limited-time, Efficiency Maine is offering a special promotion that aims to accelerate the conversion to high-efficiency equipment at service stations across the state.

“Many of these businesses use […]

Biden’s Efficiency Proposal for Manufactured Homes Must be Strengthened

 

A Biden administration proposal to set long-overdue efficiency standards for manufactured homes would yield some significant energy and carbon savings, but it risks allowing manufacturers to continue producing many inefficient models, leaving residents—including many low-income households—with high energy costs.

Energy efficiency requirements for manufactured homes (sometimes called mobile homes) have not been updated […]

Rebate Programs in VT Continue Savings on EVs, Electric Motorcycles, Heat Pumps, and More Through 2021

Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced it is extending its popular rebates on electric vehicles (EVs), electric motorcycles, heat pumps, geothermal heating systems, and electric yard care equipment through Dec. 31, 2021. The rebates, which were set to expire at the end of August, have already enabled more than 3,000 customers to save money this year […]

Sixty Municipalities Use Funding from Efficiency Maine and The Nature Conservancy to Upgrade Lighting and Heating Systems

Maine municipalities from Alfred to Fort Kent are enjoying improved heating and lighting in township buildings thanks to grants they received from Efficiency Maine in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy in Maine. Town officials in 60 municipalities took advantage of a limited-time promotion to complete 140 energy-efficiency projects. Municipalities should be looking for additional opportunities […]

Attn: West Fairlee, Vershire, Corinth and Bradford, VT – Insulating Window Inserts

Neighbors in West Fairlee, Vershire, Corinth and Bradford, VT are collaborating with WindowDressers Inc., a Maine-based nonprofit, (www.windowdressers.org) to make custom built interior storm inserts for households in our four towns. The inserts are easy to install, remove and reuse. They let light in, keep drafts out, and reduce heating costs.

You can see sample […]

DOE Intends to Issue a Funding Opportunity

Opportunity Accelerates the Renovation of Buildings with Energy-Efficient Innovations

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) called “Advanced Building Construction (ABC) – 2021.” This FOA would fund research intended […]

How to Fund Efficiency in Affordable Housing? Finance Forum Speakers Offer Insights

By Wendy Koch, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many low- to moderate-income households have struggled to pay their energy bills, as millions have lost critical income and many face higher utility bills because of increased time spent at home. Their homes, in particular, would benefit from energy-saving upgrades to reduce […]

NHSaves Virtual Button Up Workshop: April 25, 2021

Part of Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative’s Annual Meeting Series

Button Up New Hampshire, the popular home energy savings workshop series is coming virtually to the Plymouth Area. It will take place on Zoom on Monday, April 25th from 7:00 – 8:30pm including a live Q and A time. This free workshop is sponsored by […]