Vermont Business Magazine Recent energy upgrades to a 1950's cape-style home in Burlington have not only greatly improved the home's comfort and reduced its energy costs but have also earned the Energy Co-op of Vermont a 2018 "Best of the Best" Award from Efficiency Vermont. The Moore's home in Burlington's New North End was cold and drafty, particularly in the upstairs areas due to lack of insulation. Following an energy audit, working with a limited budget, Energy Co-op recommended installing improved ventilation in the bathroom plus some strategically placed foam insulation in the attic and knee walls.
"We're really proud of Paul Fleckenstein and our Efficiency Services team," says Brian Gray, general manager of the Energy Co-op, "This project demonstrates that even simple, affordable upgrades can make a big difference."
Paul Fleckenstein says, "By solving large air leaks and improperly installed insulation we were able to tighten the house up to make it more comfortable and greatly improve indoor air quality. These improvements delivered a 16% reduction in overall energy use for the homeowner."
The Building Performance & Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® awards recognize excellence in energy efficiency retrofit projects by participating contractors in Efficiency Vermont’s Building Performance and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR programs. Awards are given out annually at the Better Buildings by Design Conference.
About the Energy Co-op of Vermont
Energy Co-op of Vermont is a member-owned, not-for-profit, fuel services and energy efficiency cooperative located in Colchester, Vermont. The Co-op opened for business in 2001 and serves over 2,000 members and customers in Northwestern and Central Vermont with deliveries of heating oil, kerosene and made-in-Vermont wood pellets. The Co-op also offers energy audits, weatherization services and maintenance, repair and installation of high-efficiency heating equipment such as furnaces, boilers and heat pumps.
Source: February 20, 2018....Colchester, Vermont......Energy Co-op of Vermont