Electric Lawn Equipment | Peggy O’Neill-Vivanco

Peggy O’Neill-Vivanco from the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition talks about residential and commercial advantages of switching your lawn care to electric tools. O’Neill-Vivanco and host Jennifer Green also discuss the many rebates available for helping Burlingtonians make the switch.

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Burlington 2030 District – Jenna Antonino Dimare

Directed by Jenna Antonino DiMare, the Burlington 2030 District is public-private partnership that encourages commercial property owners and building managers in our city to reduce fossil fuel use from buildings, transportation and through stormwater mitigation.

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Burlington Architect Jesse Beck

Burlington Architect Jesse Beck discusses his unique house in Burlington — that his wife calls “the boxcar on stilts” — and how they’re “cutting the pipe” and transitioning it to Net Zero Energy. Jesse also shares his work with the Burlington 2030 District, a private/public partnership working to reduce building energy consumption. Jesse and Jennifer also talk about the City of Burlington Historic Buildings’ Path to Net Zero Energy guide.

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Passive House – Arthur Chukhman

Arthur Chukhman specializes in Passive House which is a standard for constructing homes with ultra-low energy use for heating and cooling. Arthur built and lives in Burlington’s first passive house located in the Old North End. Even if this level of efficiency isn’t possible for you, there are so many individual ideas and strategies we can take away from the standard and apply to our own homes.

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