Weatherize Upper Valley
Working together to help you save money and stay warm
Most home weatherization projects focus on air sealing and insulation, two cost effective ways to increase comfort and reduce energy costs. Learn More.
Round One Update
What is Weatherize Upper Valley?
Round One ended in June 2017 in 14 Vermont towns
Here’s what we did to help residents Weatherize their homes
Qualified Contractors – Our Weatherize partner contractors are experienced and certified by the Building Performance Institute.
Free and Easy – Receive a FREE professional home visit and energy improvement quote. Typically, homeowners may pay $400 or more for a home energy audit before receiving a quote.
We’ve Got Your Back – Your local volunteer team will check in periodically to help you through the process and make sure you have what you need to make the right decision for your home. You can also contact them anytime with questions (contact info on your team page)
Great Prizes – Sign a contract with a partner contractor by May 31 and be entered to win up to $2,500 toward the cost of your home energy project – in addition to rebates of up to $2,500 from Efficiency Vermont.
We’ll be bringing Weatherize to more Vermont and New Hampshire towns next year. Recruitment will begin in August.
Contact Paige Heverly to learn more and let us know you want to get involved!
Weatherize Upper Valley Round One was made possible with support from
Many Thanks to our Weatherize Upper Valley Design Team
Our thanks to each of the individuals and groups listed here for their time and thoughtful input over many months in spring and summer 2016.
Energy Committee Leaders
Home Performance Contractors
- Bruce from Build Basic Green
- Brent from Building Energy
- Ethan from Earthshare Construction
- Phillip from Energy Wright Builders
- Malcolm from Montpelier Construction
- Michael from Snowdog Construction
- Eric from Solsaa Building and Energy Solutions
- Rick from Upper Valley Energy Savings
- Peter and Will from Vermont Foam Insulation
Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator
— Paige Heverly, Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator
Paige Heverly joined Vital Communities in 2017 as the Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator. Hailing from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she moved to Vermont in 2011 and earned a joint BA in Renewable Energy and Ecological Design and Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College. After completing her Master of Energy Regulation and Law from Vermont Law School, Paige worked in energy efficiency consulting in Portland, Oregon. Her love of local food systems, the White River, and the Green Mountains brought her back to the Upper Valley to work on regional issues with localized solutions. Paige is passionate about closing ecological loops and treating waste as food. In her free time, she enjoys baking homemade English muffins, weeding her garden, and writing letters to her pen pals.
Energy Program Manager
— Sarah Brock, Energy Program Manager
Sarah Brock joined Vital Communities in 2013 as our Energy Program Manager. Through her work Sarah provides support for our region’s 35+ local energy committees and 20+ businesses engaged in Vital Communities’ Corporate Energy Work Group. In 2014, Sarah led the launch of Solarize Upper Valley, a program that has since engaged 23 towns in helping hundreds of Upper Valley homes switch to solar energy. Prior to joining the Vital Communities team, Sarah was an Environmental Philanthropy Associate with the High Meadows Fund, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. At High Meadows, Sarah led the development of a statewide network of transportation efficiency stakeholders. Years later, the Vermont Transportation Stakeholders Network is now supported by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and coordinated by Vital Communities’ own Bethany Fleishman. Sarah holds a joint degree in architecture and environmental studies from Middlebury College.