BRATTLEBORO -- Through a partnership with NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, Windham & Windsor Housing Trust has announced that the NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad is now serving customers in Windham and Windsor counties.
The NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad is a one-stop-shop for home energy efficiency in Addison, Rutland, Bennington, Windham and Windsor Counties. The program helps customers of all income levels every step of the way to a comfortable and affordable home -- from education and engagement, to scheduling an energy audit, to managing and even financing energy efficiency improvements (single family residences and apartments up to four units).
NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad offers discounted audits, a hand-selected team of dependable, Building Performance Institute-certified local contractors, and support from professional energy advisors. The flexible financing options offered through the program are open to everyone and include construction management. NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad works in partnership with Efficiency Vermont and helps homeowners understand, navigate, and access Efficiency Vermont's award-winning suite of services and incentives along with providing balanced and unbiased assistance to homeowners.
"Windham & Windsor Housing Trust has been helping people attain and maintain decent, affordable, and comfortable housing for 25 years. We are excited to add these energy efficiency and money saving services to the many other great services provided by our NeighorWorks HomeOwnership Center." said Connie Snow, Executive Director, Windham & Windsor Housing Trust.
To provide outreach and information to Windham and Windsor county communities, families, and employers, Windham & Windsor Housing Trust hired Bruce Whitney, who brings 15 plus years of experience helping people understand and strengthen their financial well-being.
"The NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad has an impressive track record of success in Rutland County over the last three years. In 2012, the program facilitated 336 or one-third of the statewide Home Performance with ENERGY STAR projects in just one county, Rutland County," said Whitney. "I am pleased these services are now available in Windham and Windsor counties so many, many families will make their homes more comfortable and save money."
Homeowners throughout Vermont are completing energy efficiency projects on their homes and are experiencing a warmer, less drafty home in the winter and a cooler home in the summer. NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad customers save an estimated average of 375 gallons of heating fuel per year.
For more information or to bring NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad information to your business, organization or club contact NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad Outreach Coordinator Bruce Whitney at email@example.com or 802-246-2111. More information can be found at www.heatsquad.org or on facebook at NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad.