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CHP regularly shares our good news with the world because we’re excited for you to know what we’re doing and have done. Please visit the link to the left to view videos about CHP's Energy Solutions division or read about our recent activities below.

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Energy Solutions Updates


  • CHP Wins Inaugural Virginia Energy Efficiency Award

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) took top honors in the first-ever Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards in the Low-Income category for its Live-Stream Distance Learning Energy Efficiency Training project. The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VA...more

  • Weatherization Work Reduces Vet's Energy Bills

    On Sept. 1, 73-year-old Army veteran Richard Rodriguez counted himself lucky when Virginia Dominion Power and CHP teamed up as part of Dominion’s EnergyShare program to perform basic weatherization services on his home. Virginia Governor Terry McAul...more

  • Anthony Cox Recognized for Contributions to Weatherization Industry

    Anthony Cox is the recipient of this year's Linda Wigington Leadership Award from the Home Performance Coalition. The award celebrates visionary leaders doing extraordinary work to strengthen the home performance and weatherization industry....more

  • South American Mayor Visits CHP Energy Solutions Training Center

    The Mayor of Bariloche, Argentina, Gustavo Gennuso, visited the CHP Energy Solutions Training Center in Christiansburg, Va. on March 1 to learn more about weatherizing homes. This visit was part of the ongoing program co-founded by CHP called Weather...more

  • Weatherization Works for Elderly Resident

    Floyd, Virginia is a naturally beautiful and culturally vibrant community, beloved but also sometimes cursed by residents for its four full seasons that can bring both extreme heat in the summer and bone-chilling temperatures in the winter. William Sim...more

  • CHP Helps Uruguay Achieve Globally Significant Weatherization Milestone

    In a global first, Uruguay will be the first country outside of the United States to implement a state-sponsored Weatherization program for low-income residents. A pilot program is scheduled to launch in 2016 with field assistance from the nonprofit Weath...more

  • Solarize Montgomery Makes it Easier and More Affordable to Harness the Power of the Sun

    Community Housing Partners (CHP), Montgomery County, the Town of Blacksburg, the Town of Christiansburg, the New River Valley Planning District Commission, and VA SUN successfully launched Solarize Montgomery on Earth Day, April 22, at the Montg...more

  • D.C.Forum Promotes Weatherization on a Global Scale

    CHP President and CEO Janaka Casper and CHP Energy Solutions Vice President Mark Jackson were in Washington, D.C. on February 27, where they represented the newly formed nonprofit organization Weatherizers Without Borders (WWB) at a Public Discussion Foru...more

  • Bill Beachy Receives National Recognition for Contributions to Weatherization Industry

    Bill Beachy, Community Housing Partners’ (CHP) vice president of energy solutions, is the recipient of the 2015 James Gardner Weatherization Award, which was presented to him on February 26 by the National Association for State Community Services Pr...more

  • CHP Announces Expansion of Weatherization Services in Virginia

    As of August 1, Community Housing Partners (CHP) has expanded the geographic footprint of its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) services to 12 additional Virginia localities, bringing the total number of communities served by CHP under the prog...more

  • CHP Energy Solutions offers EPA Certified Lead RRP Course

    CHP Energy Solutions has just been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct training for its Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program and the Lead Renovator Refresher course.  According to...more

  • Global Impact

    CHP is pleased to join the Argentina-based NGO called FOVISEE (Foro de Vivienda Sustentabilidad y Energias) as a founding partner of Weatherizers Without Borders (WWB), which is fighting energy inefficiency and energy poverty in order to improve the healt...more

  • New Program Helps Residents Make SMART Choices

    July 7 marks the official launch of CHP SMART Homes, a comprehensive green tenant education program and utility data benchmarking system being developed, delivered, and evaluated as part of Community Housing Partners’ (CHP) participation in the...more

  • Shining Example

    Most of us already know that incandescent light-bulbs are now officially a thing of the past in the U.S. because they are incredibly wasteful, being better at producing heat than light. Did you know, however, that LEDs (Light Emiting Diodes) have started ...more

  • Shine On!

    The sun is within reach for Blacksburg, Virginia, home and business owners thanks to a new program called Solarize Blacksburg. For the first time, Blacksburg residents can go solar for no up-front cost, with roughly the same cost per month as their existi...more

  • Stellar Performances

    The ENERGY STAR label is everywhere—on appliances,computers, and TVs—but what about the home itself? Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is the first certification available in southwest Virginia for existing homes that reduce energy use...more

  • Fighting the Big Chill

    Record-breaking low temperatures in Virginia have made staying warm particularly difficult for vulnerable populations such as elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals.  Unfortunately, these households often have to cut back on other necessities ...more

  • Going Global

    Lunch with foreign diplomats, interviews with the press, meetings with politicians, and consultations with business leaders sounds like a job description for a world leader, but was in fact just a typical day for CHP’s Anthony Cox and Caleb Simon wh...more

  • Multi-family Housing Gets Energy Efficiency Boost With Expansion of Better Buildings Challenge

    Christiansburg, Va. –The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Tuesday the expansion of the President’s Better Buildings Challenge to include multi-family housing and named Com...more

  • Area Non-Profit to Share Green Expertise on a National Level

    Christiansburg, Va. – As a leader in the green community development industry, Community Housing Partners (CHP) recently set the bar even higher by becoming a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Affordable Preservation (...more

  • Training Days

    To the layperson, words like infiltration testing, thermal imaging, and zonal diagnostics may bring to mind science fiction, but to twenty Habitat for Humanity affiliates in nine states, such terminology is a regular part of job site dialogue thanks ...more

  • CHP Energy Solutions Research & Training Center Earns National Accreditation for Additional Courses

    Christiansburg, Virginia – The CHP Energy Solutions Research and Training Center, a division of Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners (CHP), is now accredited to teach two more nationally recognized weatherization-related courses as certif...more

  • CHP Recognized as National Energy Innovator

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) Energy Solutions Research and Training Center is the recipient of a State & Local Energy Report Residential Efficiency Award in Weatherization for its pioneering training methods and ongoing...more

  • CHP Recognized as National Energy Innovator

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) announces that its Energy Solutions Research and Training Center is the recipient of a State & Local Energy Report Residential Efficiency Award in Weatherization for its pioneering training ...more

  • Show & Tell: NRCERT's Open House Event

    What better place to kick off National Energy Awareness month than at one of the most energy-aware places in the country? CHP’s Energy Solutions Research and Training Center (formerly New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT)) did j...more

  • Introducing the MTS Team

    The combined creative and technical expertise of the Media Technology Solutions (MTS) team at CHP’s Energy Solutions Research and Training center (formerly New River Center for Energy Research & Training (NRCERT)) is pretty impressive. This team...more

  • National Energy Awareness Month Kick-Off Event to be Held at NRCERT

    CHP's Energy Solutions Research and Training Center (formerly New River Center for Energy Research & Training (NRCERT)) will be kicking off National Energy Awareness Month and celebrating the training of over 30,000 participants at an open house g...more

  • CREATES Program Recognized for Economic Innovation

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce the CREATES program has received a 2012 Innovator Award winner by Southern Growth Policies Board.  Innovator Awards are presented annually to one organization in each...more

  • NRCERT First Weatherization Training Center to Become Nationally Accredited

    Christiansburg, Virginia – As of June 7, the New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT), a division of Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners (CHP), is the first U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) weatherization training center...more

  • Roanoke, Virginia, Conference To Highlight Green-Building Ideas

    Christiansburg, Va. - Virginia Tech has partnered with CREATES*, a stimulus-funded green-jobs training program managed by Community Housing Partners (CHP), to host a two-day conference, Harnessing Innovation for Energy-Efficient Construction, at the ...more

  • Community Housing Partners' Mark Jackson Recognized as

    Christiansburg, Va. – Everyone wants to be cool, but how many of us can consider ourselves cool citizens? Mark Jackson, the vice president of the New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT), a division of Community Housing Partners (C...more

  • "Speed Dating" Energy-Efficiency Style

    Roanoke citizens joined  experts to chat about conservation and home energy efficiency  Dating is serious stuff. You don’t want to invest your heart or time in something that won’t work out. Home energy efficiency is serious stuff...more

  • Growing Green Jobs in Southwest Virginia

    Story by: Denise Young, Assistant Editor, Virginia Tech Magazine  Reprinted with permission from the department of Outreach & International Affairs, Virginia Tech  A recent $3.8 million grant has left southwest Virginia poised for the ...more

  • CHP's Energy Services Receives Recognition from Local Community Action Agency for Weatherization Work

    Williamsburg, Va. – In celebration of 39 years of service, the Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency (W-JCC Community Action Agency) honored individuals and organizations that have strengthened and enhanced the agency by contributin...more

  • Community Housing Partners Completes Straw Bale House for SLEC

    Floyd, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) Energy Services staff pitched in to help build a house made of straw. But wait, how can a house made of straw be sustainable? Designed by Leon Davis, a Virginia Tech architecture student, the 400 squa...more

  • CHP Receives 2007 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing

    Christiansburg, Va. - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Community Housing Partners (CHP) a 2007 ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing in recognition of its effort...more

  • CHP Receives 2007 Energy Star Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing

    Christiansburg, Va. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded Community Housing Partners (CHP) the 2007 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing in recognition of its ef...more

  • CHPC Participates in AECP's 7th Annual Green Living and Energy Expo

    Roanoke, Virginia—Incorporating everyday energy saving techniques to your home or work just got easier with the Seventh Annual Green Living and Energy Expo held Dec. 1 through 2 at the Roanoke Civic Center. Held annually by the Association of Energy...more

  • CHPC Receives Recognition from Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging

    Fredericksburg, Virginia—In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, the Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging (RAAA) honored Community Housing Partners (CHPC) with an award for “Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contribution.” RAAA Executiv...more

  • CHPC Participates in 2006 Virginia Weatherization Interchange

    An exchange of knowledge and ideas to make weatherization work across Virginia. This has always been the goal of the Virginia Weatherization Interchange. However, this year’s event was the first of its kind to combine administrative workshops and...more