Weatherize Upper Valley

Working together to help you save money and stay warm

Weatherize 2020

Many Upper Valley communities are launching their own Weatherize campaigns this winter, with free events, resources, and support for residents interested in weatherizing their homes:

Weatherize Plainfield-Cornish

Hosted by the Cornish and Plainfield Energy Committees. More information at plainfieldnh.org/energy/index.html.

Weatherize Hanover

Hosted by Sustainable Hanover. Learn more at hanovernh.org/weatherize.

Weatherize Kearsarge

Hosted by Kearsarge Climate Action for residents throughout the broader Kearsarge / Lake Sunapee region. Learn more at vitalcommunities.org/weatherizekearsarge.

Weatherize Toolkit

Under Construction! Coming in 2020!  Everything you need to launch a Weatherize campaign in your town!

✔ Templates
✔ Timelines
✔ Tips

If you would like access to Weatherize Toolkit materials before March, contact Sarah Brock (sarah@vitalcommunities.org, 802-291-9100 x109).

August 17 Weatherize Webinar with NHSaves

This 45min webinar, featuring a guest speaker from NHSaves, covered home energy efficiency basics, rebates and financing, recent rebate changes, and Covid-safe weatherization practices.

What you NEED TO KNOW about recent NHSaves weatherization rebate changes:

  • Use this NHSaves Weatherization Rebate Guide to help you with next steps.
  • Maximum rebate amount recently increased from $4,000 to $8,000.
  • Rebate covers 50% of insulation and health/safety measures, and 100% of air sealing.
  • For projects completed by 11/15/20, the rebate is increased to 90%, however given current backlog among available contractors, new customers should not expect to complete their projects in time.
  • Customers are still encouraged to enroll in the program to receive the 50% rebate on weatherization services completed this year or next.
  • For more information about NHSaves weatherization rebates, visit nhsaves.com/programs/energy-audits-weatherization/.

Weatherize Resources

✔ What does it mean to “Weatherize” my home?
✔ Financing Options
✔ Do-It Yourself Tips
✔ Low-Income Programs
✔ Info for Renters and Businesses
✔ Other Home Energy Options

Weatherize 2017-2019 – Congratulations to our Teams!

2017 Teams
  • Ascutney Team – Cavendish, Reading, Weathersfield, and Windsor, VT
  • Connecticut River Team – Hartland, Hartford, Norwich, and Thetford, VT
  • White River Team – Bethel, Royalton, and Sharon, VT
  • Randolph Team – Randolph, Brookfield, and Braintree, VT
2018 Teams
  • Cornish and Plainfield, NH
  • Lebanon, NH
  • Orford, Piermont, and Lyme, NH
  • Springfield and Chester, VT
  • Sustainable Woodstock Team – Woodstock, Pomfret, Bridgewater, VT
2019 Teams
  • Enfield and Canaan, NH
  • Kearsarge Climate Action – Andover, New London, Newbury, Sutton, Warner, and Wilmot, NH

2017-2019 Results

Special Thanks

Our thanks to each of the individuals and groups listed here for lending their time and thoughtful input in 2016 and 2017 as we collaborated to design Weatherize Upper Valley.
Energy Committee Leaders
Home Performance Contractors

Weatherize Team at Vital Communities

Ana Mejia

Climate Projects Coordinator

Transportation, Energy

 802-291-9100 x114

Transportation, Energy

— Ana Mejia, Climate Projects Coordinator

Ana Mejia is the Climate Projects Coordinator at Vital Communities. She is a Southern California native and first arrived to the Upper Valley in 2018. Ana received her Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and her Master’s in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where she wrote her thesis on solar home affordability and energy efficiency programs for low income families. When she is not actively working towards creating sustainable communities, Ana enjoys swimming, cross-country skiing, birding, and trying out new dessert recipes with her KitchenAid mixer.



Sarah Brock

Energy Program Manager

Energy

 802-291-9100 x109

Energy

— 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.