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Energy Solutions provides weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades to a wide variety of single-family and multifamily properties throughout Virginia and West Virginia. Here we highlight some of our projects with interesting technical aspects, large returns on efficiency investments, and compelling back stories.

Single-Family Success Stories

  • Energy Efficiency + Solar

    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.

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  • No Heat, No Air: Teamwork in Fairfax

    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.

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  • The Weatherization Deferral Repair Program

    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.

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Multifamily Case Studies

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    Regency Apartment Homes, Manassas, VA

    Combining programs sponsored by Washington Gas and Dominion Energy, CHP Energy Solutions installed energy efficiency upgrades including attic insulation, air sealing, LED lightbulbs, low-flow water fixtures, and more in 248 units at The Regency Apartment Homes in Manassas, VA at no cost to the property.

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  • Princeton Village case study

    Princeton Village Apartments, Princeton, WV

    With an average age of 19 years, and several as old as 40 years, the aging heat pumps at Princeton Village had not only declined in performance but were not ever capable of performing to the high efficiency standards of today. Updating the old 11 SEER heat pumps with new high-efficiency 16 SEER units realized significant energy and utility cost savings and increased comfort for the residents.

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    Christiansburg Bluff Apartments, Christiansburg, VA

    CHP Energy Solutions realized significant energy savings at Christiansburg Bluff in 2012 through the federal Weatherization Assistance Program. Now with heat pumps averaging 17 years in age, it was time to realize even more energy savings by updating the old 11 SEER heat pumps with new high-efficiency 16 SEER units through Appalachian Power's TakeCharge Virginia Low-Income Multifamily Program.

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Additional Stories & Reports

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    Perseverance through the COVID Pandemic

    When Nancy Lam found her way to Community Housing Partners (CHP) in July of 2019, no one expected that the journey to the home repairs and weatherization that would allow her to stay in her home of 64 years would span multiple years. Through multiple partnerships and perseverance in the face of the worldwide COVID pandemic, Nancy is now safe and comfortable in her home.

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  • Redefining “Low-Income” with Utility-Sponsored Energy Efficiency Programs

    Federal resources like the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) designed to serve Virginia’s most energy burdened households with weatherization services are limited so the introduction of utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs, like those with Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power, in recent years have been welcomed by Weatherization Service Providers.

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CHP Energy Solutions makes healthier, safer, and more energy-efficient homes through the federal Weatherization Program, Utility-sponsored programs, and a leading Research and Training Center.

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