Efficient Heating in Vermont

Check out this newly produced, six-minute YouTube video on Efficient Heating in Vermont, created by Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission.

The video describes the types and benefits of home heating options and describes the current rebates and incentives available for residential heating offered by Efficiency Vermont. Topics covered:

  • Cold Climate Heat Pumps

  • Efficient Wood Stoves

  • Wood Pellet Heat

Thank you and best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving,

Nov. 19 Green Real Estate Crash Course

Vital Communities is offering its popular Green Real Estate Crash Course again on Tuesday, November 19, at Service Credit Union, just off I-89 in Lebanon, NH. Earn 3 elective credits in VT and NH.

Register online at vitalcommunities.org/greenrealestate

This is NOT your average CE course.
Designed with input from Upper Valley Realtors®, Vital Communities, and Efficiency Vermont, this course is fun, practical, and hands-on. The Green Real Estate Crash Course and its accompanying resources expertly boil down the topic of energy efficiency to give you exactly what you NEED to know to help your clients, and no more!

What’s Covered:

 Why “Green” matters in real estate |  Home energy efficiency 101
 Working with green buyers |  Listing green homes |  MLS green fields
 Appraisal Institute Green Addendum |  Hands-on examples

Instructors: 

Lynne LaBombard, Green Designated Realtor® and licensed instructor

Sarah Brock, Energy Program Manager at Vital Communities

Learn more and explore free online resources at vitalcommunities.org/greenrealestate

November Course Details

WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 9 am-12:15 pm

  • 8:30-8:55 am | Registration and Light Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am-12:15 pm | Green Real Estate Crash Course (with one 15min break at ~10:30)
    **You MUST be in your seat at 9:00 am to receive credit**

WHERE: Service Credit Union, 225 Mechanic Street, Lebanon, NH

FEE: Pre-registration: $50 (register online by Friday, November 15). Otherwise $60 at the door.

Thanks to our generous host and sponsor, Service Credit Union, your entire course fee goes toward Vital Communities’ Green Real Estate Program, which provides free resources and direct support for you and your clients year-round.

Questions? Contact Sarah Brock at sarah@vitalcommunities.org or 802-291-9100 x109

12th Annual Roundtable – May 7

You’re Invited!

The 12th Annual Upper Valley Energy Committee Roundtable is Tuesday, May 7, 5-8 pm in West Lebanon! This annual gathering of local energy volunteers is open to all, whether you serve on an energy committee, wish to join or start a committee, or simply want to be inspired. See you there!

Learn more and REGISTER to attend at vitalcommunities.org/energy/roundtable.

Our 2019 Agenda

5 pm | Dinner and Conversation

5:30 pm | Who’s Who – Put names to faces and hear briefly from the sponsors and supporting organizations.

6:15 pm | Local Energy Showcase  – Five brief success stories featuring interesting and inspiring projects from the past year.

7 pm | Transportation: the Elephant in the Room – Transportation is a huge piece of our energy footprint. With improved carpool programs in VT and NH, innovative partnerships, and more attention given to how people and things move around, we’ll identify ways Upper Valley energy committees can make an impact in the realm of sustainable transportation.