• Commons Energy's Unique Model Provides Energy Savings to Underserved Communities

    16 days ago - By RSF Social Finance

    When low-income residents in western Vermont need help with food, shelter, emergency fuel, weatherizing their homes, or other life necessities, they often turn to BROC Community Action .
    But a few years ago, the nonprofit organization itself needed weatherizing help. It had purchased a 50,000-square-foot building in Rutland, Vermont, that had been neglected for years. Its lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems needed to be replaced. When BROC couldn't find a lender to finance the upgrades, Commons Energy was able to help with both the retrofits and the financing to...
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