Healthy Homes Vermont 2021
Efficiency Vermont collaborated with regional hospitals and the Vermont Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to deliver energy-plus-health services to low-income households. The pilot programs targeted customers with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), and those at risk of falling at home. The pilots succeeded in establishing Vermont-specific experience and positive outcomes with energy-plus-health program collaborations. Partner relationships are stronger as a result of the pilots, and they are driving new program designs and increased cross-referrals outside the pilot programs. Experiences in air quality testing are leading to expanded energy efficiency program designs.