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Dick Soule Refrigeration of Enosburg Falls, VT

Efficiency Vermont’s Efficiency Excellence Network (EEN) Contractor Spotlight

Chelsey Lawyer is CEO of Dick Soule Refrigeration. Courtesy photo.

Interview with Chelsey Lawyer, CEO, and Micah Murray, Operations Manager

Efficiency Vermont Staff

Dick Soule Refrigeration has been servicing dairy and commercial businesses in New England and Eastern New York since 1967. The […]

A Bunch of B.S.* (*Building Science, of course)

Celebrating the Spring and Autumn Equihume

Condensation on a window. (Ozgu Ozden,

By Nate Gusakov

The practice of marking and celebrating the spring and fall equinoxes is a human custom that is older than Stonehenge. The two points of the year when day is equal to night […]

Integrating Social Equity into Green Building – Part 2: Pre-Design Phase

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James Wilson

Reprinted with permission from Steven Winter Associates (SWA), Inc. blog on October 12, 2020. Part 1 can be found in the April-May 2021 issue of Green Energy Times.

The social and environmental context can vary greatly from one project to the next. To achieve social equity goals, a well-constructed […]

So, You Want to Build a House?

Part 1 of 2: How to Begin

Barb and Greg Whitchurch

Few enterprises in life are as exciting as designing your own home. By “exciting,” we also mean stressful. We’ve done it three times and concluded that, to our credit, we made different mistakes each time.

Kicking off your project on the […]

The Norwich Cliff House: Tradition Meets Affordability in a Right-Sized Modern Home

The Cliff House sits atop a little knoll at the end of a narrow street. (Photos: Greg Whitchurch)

Barb and Greg Whitchurch

At the end of a small street in Norwich, VT, there is a fascinating, small home being built for a mother and her three teenage children. It is highly energy […]

Green Energy Investments in VT Mean Jobs and Availability of Weatherization

SEVCA weatherization crews provide no cost weatherization and efficiency upgrades to renters and home-owners of both single-family and multi-family homes. (SEVCA)

Carolyn Sweet

There is a growing call for Vermonters to sign on as eco-warriors as state and federal governments increase investments to grow the number of green jobs and weatherized housing units statewide. […]

Efficiency Vermont’s EEN Contractor Spotlight:

Kramer Services of South Londonderry, VT

Interview with Stephen Kramer, Master Plumer and President

Green Energy Times staff

How did you get started in this industry and your company? What is your area of expertise? I have been in business since 2004. We service and install equipment in VT from Manchester to Stratton, Mount Snow, […]

A Bunch of B.S.* (*Building Science, of course)

A Thermal Image Walk-Around

Nate Gusakov

Recently we were called to perform an envelope assessment for a house under partial renovation in Starksboro, VT. After some interior demolition work, the builders had noticed squirrel damage to the insulation in the wall cavities they had exposed. They subsequently asked us to do a thermal […]

Integrating Social Equity into Green Building

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James Wilson

The causes of social inequity and injustice are deeply rooted within the systems that shape our society, including the built environment. The built environment represents the literal foundation of our society’s presence in the world – from the smallest rural community to the largest city. The way […]

Factors That Determine Thermal Comfort

Comparison of window performance at different temperatures from “Window Performance forHuman Thermal Comfort,” by Center for the Build Environment, Nov. 2005. (

It’s Not Just the Thermostat!

Joanne Coons

When I was in elementary school, if my friend Wendy was cold in her house, her mother would have her run outside without a coat […]