Weatherize Upper Valley
Weatherize teams up local volunteer teams and home performance contractors to make it easy and fun for residents to invest in energy improvement projects.
Want to be part of Weatherize 2018?
Vital Communities is currently accepting applications from BPI-certified contractors in Vermont. Requests for Applications and deadlines listed below.
Several communities (listed below) are already gearing up to launch Weatherize campaigns in January. Sign up and we’ll make sure you’re in the loop when Weatherize 2018 kicks off.
Weatherize 2018 Community Teams
- Springfield, Vermont
- Woodstock, Bridgewater, and Pomfret, Vermont
Weatherize Upper Valley 2017 Pilot Round
The final tally across the Pilot Round’s 14 participating towns:
- 376 people signed up to learn more
- 187 of you met with a Weatherize contractor, and
- 101 homeowners are weatherizing their homes!
That’s 101 families who will be saving money and feelin’ cozy in their energy efficient homes this winter.
The 14 towns participating in Weatherize this year typically see an average of 77 projects in an entire year. Weatherize Upper Valley helped a LOT of people take action in under six months.
Our lucky Weatherize 2017 prize winners
- Grand prize: Mike from White River Junction
- Team prize: Robin of Randolph Center, Dave of Sharon, Lynn of Hartford, and the Windsor Improvement Corporation
- Early bird: Doug of Randolph, Thomas of Sharon, Michael of Hartford, and Kate of Windsor
Congratulations everyone! This year’s lucky winners will receive between $500 and $2,500 toward the cost of their home energy efficiency project.
It’s a GREAT time to think about weatherization!
Most home weatherization projects focus on air sealing and insulation, two cost effective ways to increase comfort and reduce energy costs.
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 as we collaborated to design Weatherize Upper Valley.
Energy Committee Leaders
- Charlie and Henry from the Seacoast Regional Energy Hub and Energyize 360
- Alan and Martha from the Hartford Energy Commission
- Karl from the Hartland Energy Committee
- Ariel and Jon from the Lebanon Energy Advisory Council
- Linda and Norm from the Norwich Energy Committee
- Pete and Gary from the Randolph Energy Committee
- Sally from Sustainable Woodstock
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
- Ted from Newell & Crathern, LLC
- Will from Quality Insulation of Meredith
- Rich from Shakes to Shingles
- Michael from Snowdog Construction
- Eric from Solsaa Building and Energy Solutions
- Rick from Upper Valley Energy Savings
- Peter and Will from Vermont Foam Insulation
- Tori and Ted from Yankee Thermal
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.
Round One Accomplishments
Prize winners from ROUND ONE have been selected. See above for the lucky winners!
Weatherize prizes sponsored by:
- $2,500 Grand Prize – One winner from among all Weatherize participants
- $1,000 Team Prize – One winner from EACH team
- $500 Early Bird Prize – One winner from among EACH team’s first ten participants
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.