By Josh O’Gorman
STAFF WRITER | November 18,2013
KILLINGTON — Town officials are considering a program that would lend money to homeowners to make energy-efficiency upgrades.
During a recent meeting, the Select Board heard a presentation from Todd Kowalczyk, energy coordinator for the town, about the PACE program.
“PACE” is an acronym standing for “property assessed clean energy.” Under this program, a town can bond for money it then lends to a homeowner for insulation, windows or other upgrades to make the home more energy efficient.
To date, 35 towns or cities have signed on to become PACE districts, an act which requires an affirmative vote from residents. There are no PACE districts in Rutland County, but towns in surrounding counties, from Middlebury to Manchester, have signed on with the program. Read more.