Green Mountain Power, in collaboration with Naylor & Breen Builders, NBF Architects and the United Way of Rutland County and nearly 60 other supporters, is giving away a brand new fossil fuel-free home. The home will be a 1,500-square-foot traditional New England farmhouse – three bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, wide front porch, and the latest […]
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With your help the Gift of Life Marathon can help fill some of the need. Blood supplies drop considerably around the holidays – but YOU can make a difference in someone’s life! The Gift of Life Marathon will take place over 3 days December 20-22, 2017 Make your appointment today! December 20: 11am to […]
VEC Mixer at Green Mountain Power
Join the Vermont Environmental Consortium and the environmental community at our VEC Mixer/Meetup at the Green Mountain Power (GMP) Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in downtown Rutland, Vermont!
Hear updates from Efficiency VT, VEC, & GMP.
Time will be allotted for sponsors and others to share updates and network!
Refreshments will be served.
Rutland Young Professional June Mix
RYP’s Platinum Sponsor, Green Mountain Power will host June’s Mix at their Energy Innovation Center at 66 Merchants Row in downtown Rutland.
Meet and network with young pros from the Rutland region and learn about eHome education on the rooftop (weather permitting).
As usual, we’ll have door prizes, including a Home Energy Audit provided by NeighborWorks of Western Vermont!
Appetizers provided by Hop’n Moose Brewing Company, where we’ll also continue the fun following the Mix.
Energy Use and the Psychology of Change
GMP College Connections offers presentation and interactive discussion on Energy Use and the Psychology of Change.
Ever wonder why we often resist making changes that would improve our lives? Have you resisted changing how you use energy, even while knowing it could save you money?
Those questions will be answered when College of St. Joseph’s Dr. Robert Goddard offers a fascinating look at energy use habits and the psychology of change resistance. Goddard is the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at College of St. Joseph. He holds a doctorate in human and organizational systems.
GMP College Connections is a partnership between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges.
Electric Vehicles & Grid Integration
GMP College Connections welcomes Green Mountain College’s Dr. Steven Letendre.
His presentation, Electric Vehicles and Grid Integration: From Demonstration to Commercialization?, examines current research on electric vehicles and their evolving role in our energy future.
Dr. Letendre has been working for two decades to evaluate the technical and economic benefits of integrating electric vehicles with smart grid systems that promises to create disruptive innovation supporting a sustainable energy future. He will discuss the potential for electric vehicles to become integrated with the electric power grid to both reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector and create the grid flexibility needed to accommodate variable sources of generation including wind and solar.
What happened to winter in Vermont: Climate change or a cyclic anomaly?
Called the “winter of discontent” for Vermont’s ski season, was this past winter a sign of things to come? Join us at the GMP Energy Innovation Center on April 5 as Professor Craig Popkess, of the Community College of Vermont, offers insight into this remarkable weather.
The free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately an hour. Light refreshments will be available.
Popkess examines the substantial difference between the Vermont winter of 2015-2016 and previous winters. Is this a consequence of climate change, or just a cyclic anomaly? Why would ocean water near Hawaii change the temperature in New England? Does it signal something we need to consider as a matter of policy, or was it just a swing in the weather?
For more information on the series contact: email@example.com
Come out and show your support!
Community and business leaders will kick off a fun new campaign – I Love Rutland – Wednesday at noon at Awesome Graphics. We encourage you to attend. The event will highlight an effort to focus on all the good things – people, places, businesses and outdoor assets – that make Rutland such a great place. Sure, we have challenges like every community – but we are addressing them. This campaign is intended to help turn the conversation from negativity to positives – even as we as a community continue to address our problems.
The campaign will feature a website, Facebook page, thousands of bumper stickers and T-shirts – and we hope, many of you. By simply talking about all the great people, places and assets we have, we hope to support the Rutland area’s ongoing rebirth, and create a positive, constructive dialogue. If YOU love Rutland, I hope you can join us.
Wednesday, March 30th, 12noon at
77 Woodstock Ave. in Rutland.
“I Love Rutland” is being lead by Awesome Graphics and Green Mountain Power.
“I Love Rutland” is funded by donations from Carpenter & Costin,Casella Waste Systems, Castleton University, College of St. Joseph, Heritage Family Credit Union, Kathy Harm, Magic Brush Painting, Mark Foley Jr., Roots – The Restaurant, The Rutland Herald, Rutland Regional Medical Center and Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce.
Do Heat Pumps Make Sense For You?
Cold climate heat pumps are a hot topic among homeowners these days, and for good reason. The technology has improved vastly in recent years and its efficiency makes it an attractive heating and cooling option.
Learn how cold climate heat pumps work, the relative economics of using heat pumps versus other fuel sources, and types of heat pumps available. As part of the workshop, we will also address the first steps toward making your home more energy efficient, how to significantly reduce costs by improving the insulation and air leakage. Available financing and incentives will be discussed.
Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 PM at Castleton University, Campus Center 1787 Rm.
62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT
Green Mountain Power College Connections Lecture Series
Tue, November 3
Join a faculty member from an area college for a fascinating presentation on a current energy issue.
This free public event begins at 5:30pm and lasts approximately one hour. Light refreshments will be served.
The Energy Innovation Center is located at 68-70 Merchants Row in Rutland.
For more information about this month’s topic, contact Gerri.Harrison@greenmountainpower.com