Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network

Empowering buyers and sellers throughout the Upper Valley to understand home energy costs and invest in energy efficiency.

  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Lenders
  • Lawyers
  • Home Inspectors
  • Appraisers
  • Home Energy Professionals
  • Other Real Estate Professionals
  • Networking
  • Resources
  • Education
  • Working groups
  • Shared learning
Join Us

Coordinated by Vital Communities, the Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network is open to all real estate and clean energy professionals seeking to

  • differentiate themselves.
  • better serve energy-conscious clients,
  • and work with peers to test and improve strategies for helping buyers and sellers benefit from energy efficiency.

Ways to Engage

Buyer and Seller Guides – Vital Communities developed the Green Homebuyer Guide and Green Seller Guide for network members to use and share with clients. To request printed guides or training in how to use the guides with clients, contact Sarah.

Homebuyer Workshops – Sarah and Paige frequently attend homebuyer workshops throughout the Upper Valley. To request a presentation about Green Real Estate at an upcoming workshop, contact Sarah.

Network Gatherings – At least once per year, Vital Communities hosts a breakfast for the entire Green Real Estate Network to share what’s new across all of our projects and working groups. To learn more, contact Sarah.

Continuing Education – Vital Communities plans to bring relevant continuing education on the topic of green real estate to the Upper Valley in 2019, including the development of new courses tailored specifically to our network’s needs. To learn more or suggest possible courses, contact Sarah.

Green Home Inspectors Work Group – This engaged group of Upper Valley home inspectors meets roughly once per month, first thing in the morning at Vital Communities in White River Junction. Meeting agendas are defined by the group and focused on shared learning around common home energy issues, recognizing that clients are increasingly concerned about energy costs. To learn more and join the work group, contact Paige.

Green Lenders Work Group – Vital Communities convenes Upper Valley lenders at least once per year to discuss current green loan products and aspirations for growing our region’s green lending portfolio. To learn more and request information about upcoming meetings, contact Sarah.

Green Real Estate Network Advisory Group – small, dynamic, cross-sector group meeting 2-3 times per year to discuss high level direction and strategy for the network as a whole. To learn more or volunteer, contact Sarah.


Thanks to our Partners

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Answers to common questions about Solarize and going solar.

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Round One Report

More about Solarize Upper Valley and lessons learned in Round One.

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The Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network is a program of Vital Communities. From our first exploratory meeting in early 2016 to the long-awaited launch of a formal network in 2018, we wouldn’t be where we are without the passion and support of our many Green Real Estate partners.

Thank You!

Core Advisory Team

  • Bob Walker
  • Buff McLaughry, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty (FSSIR)
  • Dick Dumez, FSSIR
  • Celina Barton, Big Green RealEstate
  • Lynne LaBombard, Housing Solutions

Early Collaborators and Advisors

  • Laurie Fielder
  • Rob Messenger


Learn More
  1. Schedule a free site visit.
  2. Get your Solarize price quote.
  3. Sign a contract with your installer.
  4. Install your new solar system.
  5. Tell your neighbors and save on solar together.

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Paige Heverly

Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator

Transportation, Energy

 802.291.9100 x 114

Transportation, Energy

— 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.

Sarah Brock

Energy Program Manager


 802.291.9100 x 109


— 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 40+ local energy committees, engaging with dozens of volunteers and clean energy businesses in programs like Solarize Upper Valley, Weatherize Upper Valley, and the Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network. 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. Sarah now lives in Warner, New Hampshire, with her husband Zach and her chickens. When she's not busy advocating for energy efficiency, Sarah enjoys playing the trombone and taking walks in her backwoods to look for signs of New Hampshire's abundant wildlife.