While we still remember how cold winter was…
…and while it is still warm enough to do something about it before next winter! Here are three great organizations that will help you with weatherizing your home or apartment to save energy. Help do your part to fight climate change and save money in the process.
Heat Squad (heatsquad.org) is a program of NeighborWorks of Western VT (nwwvt.org) that offers low-cost energy audits for homes and businesses of all incomes. Heat Squad also assists with weatherization project coordination and accessing financing and state energy rebates from Efficiency Vermont.
BROC (broc.org) provides weatherization assistance to low-income households in Bennington and Rutland Counties. They also have several other programs for low-income households including tax assistance, food & nutrition, and housing/fuel/utility assistance.
WindowDressers (windowdressers.org) is a nonprofit organization based in Maine, with local chapters all over New England, that provides low-cost insulating window inserts that are assembled at community build events. Currently the local chapter has raised enough funds to entirely cover the cost for people who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Contact: 802-234-3050 – firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU to Callie Fishburn, our Regional Energy Coordinator at BCRC for providing this information and to Bill Karis and the Town of Bennington Energy Committee for their work promoting these resources and getting it out to the community.