Links will be added below to assist community members in their efforts to find solutions to their energy problems.
Town of Berlin Energy Coordinator: Andrea Chandler firstname.lastname@example.org
Building a new house? Contact Efficiency Vermont for the latest advice on building materials, weatherization and heating options. They will walk you through all the latest recommendations free of charge.
Go to www.energyoptionsexplained.com for a catalog of products, technologies and practices that can be used to conserve or produce energy. This site is managed by the energy audit instructor at Vermont Technical College.
An Energy Audit is an essential tool for successful weatherization projects. Many costly weatherization mistakes can be avoided by investing in this blueprint for action. Click here to go to Efficiency Vermont’s Energy Audit site for links to a list of certified Home Performance contractors. This site also provides links for a free audit if you are lower-income or if you are a VT Gas customer.
A 30 minute DVD demonstrating simple weatherization measures to Button-Up you home is available for you to borrow at the Berlin Town Office on Shed Road. (turn to the right after you enter the main door, DVDs are on the shelf of the hutch on the left). There are 5 copies at each location, just return the DVD after you have viewed it.
All local libraries also have a copy and may be viewed on their computers.
A foam gun is available to town residents for their personal use in their homes to seal air leaks. It is located in the Town Office on Shed Road (after you enter the main door go to the right, gun is on the shelf of the hutch on the left). You should also take the gun cleaner spray can. You will need to buy the foam and the directions for use are in the box.
Building a new house and want to heat it for free? Click here to learn how a Norwich VT house is built to passive solar standards and uses 90% less energy.
Weatherization assistance is available to Vermonters with incomes at or below 60% of Vermont’s median income. Information at http://dcf.vermont.gov/oeo/weatherization
Fuel assistance information can be found at http://dcf.vermont.gov/mybenefits .
A good source for just about anything related to home energy use in Vermont is Efficiency Vermont’s website:
The Vermont Fuel and Food Partnership has a good website with information about programs in Vermont. HelpforVT.org
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Central Vermont Community Action assists low income families who qualify with heating and weatherization funds. They are also the main contact for LIHEAP funds, both fuel assistance allocations and crisis fuel assistance.
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Berlin Town Garage Energy Audit
Berlin Town Office Energy Audit
VELCO Right of Way Usage Brochure