Savings Profiles

A.N. McSheffrey

Andrew’s first ENERGY STAR® Home is in Concord and is heating with air source heat pumps — estimated reduction of 13,091 kWh annually for a cost savings of $2,445 per year. “THE PROCESS OF BUILDING an ENERGY STAR home has been much less intimidating than I had originally anticipated. I realized that much of what is…

Chinburg Properties

Chinburg Properties was one of the first builders on the NH Seacoast to participate in Unitil’s ENERGY STAR® New Home Construction Program back in 2003. Building to ENERGY STAR standards has become a critical part of our philosophy and marketing strategy. We’ve learned that it makes great sense to build tighter homes with sustainable materials,…

Circa 1800’s home in Alstead, NH

The ENERGY STAR Homes certification is typically awarded to new homes that exceed building code with regard to insulation, air sealing, HVAC, water management, lighting and appliances. It is very rarely given to older homes that are renovated. Barrett Bellows of Bellows Construction, took an old farmhouse in Alstead, NH and was able to renovate…

Concord, NH Single Family Home

Andy Duncan owns a 100-year-old home in Concord, NH. His home was like many older New England homes – cold and drafty in the winter and hot in summer. Unlike most homeowners, Duncan is a Building Energy Efficiency expert. He has over 20 years of experience in the field, so he knew there was something…

ENERGY STAR® Homes Program - Canaan, NH

Property owners Hope and Stephen Stragnell of Canaan, New Hampshire were excited when they purchased their 174-year-old home, but they knew energy efficiency would need to be addressed. Initially they planned to replace the windows and insulation, but they soon realized the home, built in 1841, needed a lot more. Hope’s background in energy policy,…

Lebanon Housing Authority

The Lebanon Housing Authority (LHA), a nonprofit organization providing affordable housing in Lebanon, NH, was selected to participate in the Home Energy Assistance Program facilitated by Liberty Utilities. The project focused on increasing the energy efficiency of two low income housing facilities. A 30-unit family community and a 40-unit senior housing complex were analyzed and…

The Pines of Bow, NH

The Pines of Bow is a 55+ community of detached single-family homes located south of Concord. Project Manager, Paul Bliss of Gary Chicoine Construction began building new homes there in 2005. “Not long after we started building, the housing market went through a very tough period. I needed to offer something extra that would attract…