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August 2019

Summer has zoomed by as we head into the last weeks of beach vacations, visits to the county fair, trips to the soft-serve stand, and family BBQ's. While back-to-school planning might be in the forefront of your mind, don't forget that this is the perfect time to do home repair projects or get your home ready for cooler weather. With multiple ways to support you, such as energy loans, project coordination and energy audits, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont is here to help you be safe, efficient, and healthy in your home.
A new independent film about Front Porch Forum by filmmaker, Peter Strauss

FREE Film Showing Thursday, August 8th

Come watch the story of Front Porch Forum unfold as it follows three people from different walks of life in Vermont and how they support traditionalism and progressivism all while caught up in this world of a digital economy.

FREE POPCORN at the film showing! A community discussion will follow. Join the conversation about neighborhoods and community building! The film showing will start at 6:00pm on Thursday, August 8th at the NeighborWorks of Western Vermont office located at 110 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT. 

Watch Film Trailer
Join us for this year's National Night Out event!

2019 National Night Out

Rutland city partners have come together once again to host our National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Giorgetti Park in Rutland! Help give drugs and crime a "going away party" as we line up for the cha-cha, watch a K-9 demonstration, speed down the Slip n' Slide, learn about our city firefighters, participate in a scavenger hunt, and enjoy food from the grill followed by ice cream! This event is free and open to the public. 

Learn More About NNO
NWWVT is launching a new $300,000 pilot program to help homeowners renovate older homes in Arlington. 

Pilot Program Launches in Arlington

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont will be working with town officials in Arlington, VT to revitalize three homes as part of a pilot program. Funded by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, this project will help make home renovations more affordable for working families. 
Read More About Arlington Project
Ever wondered how healthy, comfortable, and resilient a new home could be?

Zero Energy Modular (ZEM) Program

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont has partnered with Efficiency Vermont and other agencies to bring a Zero Energy Modular (ZEM) model home to Rutland, VT! ZEM homes are energy-efficient mobile home replacements that offer cutting edge technologies. Learn firsthand how a heat pump heats and cools, see solar and battery storage in action, and learn about subsidies and financing options. ZEM home will be located at the Vermont Farmers Food Center at 251 West Street in Rutland for the month of August. Come join us at the open house on Saturday, August 10th from 9am-3pm.

Just a note to our customers...

Staff Training

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont will be closed to the public during the week of August 19th through the 23rd for staff training. Messages can be left at our main number and our drop-box at the front door will be available for customer payments. Our office will resume normal operating hours on Monday, August 26th. Thank you for your understanding as we endeavor to serve you better!
We'll miss you, Dustin!

Dustin Heads to China

Dustin Lewis will be completing his AmeriCorps term with our HEAT Squad team on August 9th. We wish him well as he moves on to his next adventure! Dustin will be heading to China to study with the Renmin University in the heart of Beijing. He will be studying contemporary Chinese history, Chinese foreign policy and international relations, and Chinese culture and language. 

What is all the hype about blower door tests? 

A Diagnostic Tool For Home Health

Did you know that around 20-30% of your home's energy usage is lost because of air leaks? A blower door test will help you discover where the air is leaking in your home's envelope. The blower door is a high caliber fan that is placed in your doorway and sealed with an adjustable door frame. It gauges and measures the airflow and house pressure created by the fan. If you’re noticing your utility bills are going up or a room or two in your home always seem drafty or a little uncomfortable. have our HEAT Squad auditors come to your home!

Read More About Blower Door Testing
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