Hartford, VT, November 3, 2014 - Efficiency Vermont has certified The Upper Valley Haven as having met all of the requirements for an Energystar labeled building. The facility, which is a homeless shelter located on Route 5 in White River Junction, VT, received 86.7 points out of a possible 100 points, earning the 5 Star designation. "The attention to detail, the high performance insulation system, and good mechanical and lighting choices led to this high achievement," said Cathy Reynolds of Efficiency Vermont. UK Architects of Hanover, NH, designed the building. Hunter Ulf, Principal of UK Architects, responded to the certification by saying, "it was very important that this facility was designed to provide cost-effective operations throughout its life, and energy efficiency is a big factor in achieving this."
Efficiency Vermont is the nation's first statewide efficiency utility. It provides technical advice, financial assistance, and design guidance to help make Vermont homes and businesses more energy efficient