redefining affordable housing
through energy efficiency
Since 1976, CHP has offered energy services and related health and safety improvements, as well as emergency heating and cooling services, at no cost to qualifying low-income households through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program and local social services departments.
By practicing and training others in sustainable practices, CHP Energy Solutions incorporates energy efficiency into our communities' homes and daily lives, helping households reduce energy consumption, emissions, and costs. As part of their mission to promote sustainable housing, The Energy Solutions team offers ENERGY STAR® audits and ratings and acts as an energy consultant on CHP's construction activities.
Many of our communities' low- and moderate-wealth individuals often struggle to make improvements and repairs to energy inefficient homes, leaving them highly vulnerable to even slight increases in energy costs. Through weatherization and emergency home repairs, Energy Solutions is able to assist elderly, disabled and low- income families across the region to relieve the burden of annual energy costs by an average of 30%.
CHP Energy Solutions Reserach and Training Center (formerly known as NRCERT) offers training to individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. in heating and cooling service and installation, residential home performance diagnostic testing, and residential energy conservation methods.Our staff trains approximately 1,200 participants each year at national, regional and state conferences, while also providing regular training at the training facility in Christiansburg, Virginia.