Green Mountain Power (GMP) has launched a pilot project to help
local condominium owners improve comfort and reduce energy costs in
their homes. This opportunity is open on a first-come,
first-served basis to condo owners and associations in some regions
of GMP's service territory. Condo owners along the Route 4
corridor, and in and around Manchester can take advantage of this
opportunity right away.
To spearhead the initiative, GMP has hired a local energy
services firm, Shelter Analytics to provide tools and consulting
support to help homeowner associations navigate the energy
efficiency upgrade process. The Shelter Analytics team will inspect
the condos, assist in planning projects, identify financing and
rebates, help hire contractors, and support work quality.
According to Bob Griffin, Vice President of Power Supply at GMP,
"We are really pleased to be able to help our customers by making
it easier for condo owners to become more energy efficient. It is
especially satisfying that this project will help them work through
all the details of hiring contractors and building consensus among
all the interested parties at their condominium homeowners'
Bret Hamilton, General Manager of Shelter Analytics, adds "We
are here to help condo association members come to agreement on the
best ways to save energy and money for their building, figure out
the best way to pay for the work, and facilitate the process from
start to finish. Our goal is to make the whole process as
transparent as possible and demystify what is often a fairly
The real value for condo owners is getting neighbors together to
improve entire buildings. The savings increase and improvement
costs are lower when homeowners work together. Improved comfort and
health are typically reported as unexpected, but welcome, side
effects of energy upgrades.
Interested condo owners should contact Shelter Analytics to see
if their condo association is eligible for an informative workshop
on how to plan and make efficiency improvements. A condo efficiency
team will be available for consultation and support and is
currently scheduling workshops and home energy checkups with
eligible condo associations through 2013.
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