Single-Family Success Stories
When Kris Van Zandt and his partner bought their Gordonsville home several years ago, they knew improvements would need to be made in small steps, over time. "This house was built in the early 1980s. I knew our baseboard heaters were energy hogs, I could see it in the bill. There was a lot of stuff I really wanted to do." So when he heard about an energy efficiency program his mother had qualified for, he reached out to see if he was eligible.
Lisa and Ron Suddarth settled into their Fairfax townhome in 2006, but about four years ago their heat pump stopped working and they lived without heat or air conditioning while navigating health issues. Through the strong partnerships between CHP Energy Solutions, Dominion Energy, Rebuilding Together AFF, and Tran Energy Services, nearly 25 volunteers came together to help improve the energy efficiency and health & safety of Lisa and Ron's home.
Dorothy Carter reached out to the Harrisonburg Rockingham United Way for assistance with her home in early 2022, connecting her to CHP Energy Solutions. After approval and an initial visit, it became apparent the home was not ready for weatherization. In collaboration with local contractors and funding through Virginia's Weatherization Deferral Repair (WDR) program, CHP began addressing the various challenges in the home.