Weatherization Works of Pawlet has received a “Best of the Best” award for energy efficient renovation from Efficiency Vermont for the restoration of the College’s Two Editors Inn in 2014.
Weatherization Works was recognized for their work on the 1830s Greek Revival building on Main Street used by the College as a guest house for campus visitors. The renovation included extensive air sealing, insulation, and a high-efficiency cold-climate heat pump system that cut yearly heating costs by more than $1,800. Weatherization Works undertook the project after students in the GMC thermal-audit class discovered air leaks throughout the building and its heating ducts.
Weatherization Works was one of 13 award recipients recognized at Efficiency Vermont’s annual Better Buildings by Design conference in Burlington on February 3rd.
The Two Editors Inn is a model of energy efficiency for older residential buildings in Vermont. GMC students were closely involved in every step and will continue to test the projected efficiency gains against actual data. Read more about the project here.