Energy Co-op of Vermont's efficiency program manager earns HHE certification

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Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:53am -- Denise Sortor

Paul Fleckenstein, Energy Co-op of Vermont's Efficiency Program Manager, has been awarded Healthy Homes Evaluator (HHE) certification from the Building Performance Institute. A Healthy Home Evaluator assesses home-based environmental health and safety hazards and provides a prioritized list of recommendations to address those hazards. Since 2014, Paul has done 300 in-home energy audits and has supervised 120 energy upgrades that resulted from energy audit recommendations.

In addition to evaluating your home's efficiency performance, the HHE certification requires that the energy auditor demonstrate expertise in identifying asthma triggers, detecting risks for lead poisoning, testing for carbon monoxide (CO), and more by incorporating healthy home measures into home performance assessments.

A green and healthy home supports the well-being of the people living there in many ways. An unhealthy home can be transformed into a clean, healthy and safe one by identifying specific improvements and changes that will reduce health hazards.

Paul and his team are now scheduling energy audits for January and February of the new year. To find out if your home could benefit from an audit, go to the Energy Co-op website for a free home energy review or call Paul at 802-860-4090.

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 furnaces, boilers and heat pumps.