Our Partner Organizations
3E Thermal is a statewide initiative of Capstone Community Action, in partnership with several other Vermont organizations.
Capstone serves Orange, Lamoille, and Washington counties, helping low-income residents meet basic needs such as food, shelter, and transportation. Capstone also builds sustainable communities with economic development and job training programs. Through its weatherization program, Capstone offers energy efficiency retrofits that save clients money and help ensure they are warm and comfortable in their homes. Capstone also offers a fee-based weatherization program called EnergySmart of Vermont. For more information, visit www.capstonevt.org or www.energysmartvt.com.
3E Thermal works closely with the Vermont Weatherization Program, managed by the Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families in the Vermont Agency of Human Services, and the local Weatherization Assistance Program agencies. Besides Capstone, the WAP agencies are:
- BROC – BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, serving Bennington and Rutland counties.
- CVOEO – Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, serving Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties.
- NETO – Northeast Employment & Training Organization, serving Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans counties.
- SEVCA – Southeastern Vermont Community Action, serving Windham and Windsor counties.
3E Thermal also collaborates with these organizations that promote energy efficiency and affordable housing:
Efficiency Vermont is Vermont’s statewide energy efficiency utility. Each year, Efficiency Vermont works to bring the benefits of electrical and fuel energy savings to Vermont homes, businesses, and communities. Today, thousands of Vermonters are enjoying homes that are more affordable, comfortable, and healthy. Businesses, big and small, have reduced operating expenses and invested in their growth. For more information, visit www.efficiencyvermont.com
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Founded in 1986, VEIC is dedicated to reducing the economic and environmental costs of energy use. Through comprehensive energy efficiency utilities and implementation and consulting services, VEIC works with utilities, government agencies, and foundations in the design and delivery of energy efficiency and renewable energy services. For more information, visit www.veic.org
Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
Since 1987, the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board has been creating affordable housing, conserving agricultural and recreational lands, forestland, natural areas, and historic properties. Since its inception, the Board has awarded nearly $260 million to nonprofit housing and conservation organizations, towns, municipalities and state agencies to develop nearly 1,500 projects in 220 towns. For more information, visit www.vhcb.org.
Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) was established in 1974 to finance and promote affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. Since its inception, VHFA has assisted approximately 28,000 Vermonters and their families purchase primary residences. It has also provided financing, development and management support, subsidy administration and tax credits to approximately 8,600 units of multifamily rental housing. For more information, visit www.vhfa.org