Home Energy Makeover Trailer

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The Home Energy Makeover Trailer completed its summer 2012 tour!  We toured Vermont and trained lots of folks about how to save money on energy bills and increase home comfort.  Check out a quick video here: Home Energy Makeover Tour or more pictures here.

For a glimpse into the trailer, check out our trailer map.

What’s the Home Energy Makeover Trailer?

We created the Home Energy Makeover Trailer to serve a dual purpose: training weatherization contractors, and helping homeowners understand the savings opportunities found in their homes.  The trailer interior is designed to demonstrate a typical New England home from 15 years ago. Throughout the trailer, signs point out opportunities for air-sealing and insulation within your basement, living areas and attic.

The trailer is also a valuable hands-on resource that allows us to show-and-tell – and then train using the props (which fit neatly inside the trailer for transport). Try your hand at using a single-part foam gun, cutting flashing to create a ‘dam’ around a chimney, cut and install rigid insulation in the basement prop.

When people tour the trailer exhibit, they tell us about their home and what their concerns are, and they walk away with a new understanding –  that most homes need energy efficiency upgrades, all homes are different and require different solutions, and improvements start with an energy assessment conducted by a certified contractor.

The trailer has been on the road since the end of September, 2011, and we are conducting trainings around the state. We’re proud to present the promise of energy efficiency upgrades and how they improve buildings and lives of Vermonters by saving money on energy costs.Read more about the trailer in our handout.

Contact information:

Sonja Doppelhofer, Project Manager, CVCAC Energy Programs, 20 Gable Place, Barre, VT  05641, 802 477-5236.