Welcome to SERG
SERG, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2002, helps Vermont and New Hampshire homeowners and towns use less energy save money and protect the environment through education, outreach and community organizing.
We help form, consult with and offer support to Town Energy Committees and educate homeowners throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.
SERG Program Highlights!
Dr. Burma SERG Benefit Bash
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Saturday November 8, 2014 at 7:30pm
Help us spread the word… please download and post around your town the Dr. Burma SERG Benefit Bash poster. Thank you!
Dr. Burma, one of the Upper Valley’s longest lived and much loved bands, will play their unstoppable mix of classic soul, blues, funk and originals in one of their final public appearances (they will be disbanding at the end of this year) at a benefit dance for SERG on Saturday November 8, from 7:30 to 11pm at the Freight House Hall (formerly Tupelo Music Hall) in White River Jct., VT.
Dr. Burma has been entertaining audiences all over New England for 26 years. During that time the band has opened concerts for B.B. King, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Commander Cody, has performed with Fontella Bass, and had the honor of backing Bo Diddley on two of his tours through New England. Check them out at http://www.drburma.com and come dance to them one last time while you still have the chance.
Special guests Paul Markowitz, Jeremiah McLane and Steve Ferraris will be joining Dr. Burma on stage.
Tickets (while they last) are $25 in advance at http://www.lohtix.com or $30 at the door.
The dance and SERG are being supported by our generous business partners: Efficiency Vermont, Catamount Solar, Lyme Green Heat, Building Energy, Norwich Technologies, Co-op Food Stores of Hanover, Lebanon and WRJ and Enfield Energy Emporium.
For more information on the dance or SERG contact 802-785-4126.
Energy Issues in Existing Homes: What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know
More workshops are coming up and we have expanded our accreditation to include Vermont and New Hampshire! Contact us for a schedule and view our Events and Workshop page for more information about the class.
Our Work in 2014
2014 has been a busy and productive year for SERG but our work is not done yet! Our fiscal year ended in August so we are taking a moment to plan and reflect. Take a look at what we have planned so far for 2015 in our 2015 SERG Project List below (pdf version) and reflect on what SERG has accomplished in 2014 with our 2014 Annual Report (pdf version).
Community Renewable Energy Projects – SERG will assist Thetford with its community solar project and work with Vermont League of Cities and Towns, Vermont Natural Resources Council and the Vermont Law School Energy Clinic to develop templates and guides that will help other towns develop successful community renewable projects.
Heat Pump Workshops – SERG will work with Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain Power to develop a workshop to teach homeowners about the energy, financial and environmental benefits of air source heat pumps and heat pump water heaters and then take the workshop to towns throughout Vermont. We will also work with the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) and Liberty Utilities to replicate this effort in New Hampshire.
PACE Workshops – SERG will work with Efficiency Vermont to develop and deliver a promotional campaign and workshops about PACE financing and the various measures it can help fund to selected towns throughout the Upper Valley. This effort will be used as a template to promote PACE and the various programs it supports throughout the rest of Vermont.
Energy Class for Real Estate Professionals – SERG will work with Efficiency Vermont, Lakes Region Community College and the Realtor associations in Vermont and New Hampshire to teach a class we developed educating real estate professionals about energy issues in existing homes.
Energy Committees – SERG will continue to help form new town energy committees in Vermont and New Hampshire, and provide information, programs and networking services to new and existing town energy committees throughout the both states.
Public Education – SERG will continue to educate and inform the general public about energy-saving and renewable energy initiatives and opportunities by distributing regular email updates to our list of more than 2,400 Vermont and New Hampshire residents, publishing letters and articles and organizing free public workshops and forums. Those wishing to be placed on our list to receive free electronic updates should send their name, address, and phone number to SERG@serg-info.org. We do not sell or distribute our list.
SERG Annual Appeal
Once a year SERG asks you to support our efforts to fight the effects of rising energy costs and increased health and environmental damage. More than a third of SERG's support comes from individual donors. Please make a generous tax-deductible contribution today!
, SERG Executive Director and Board President
Sustainable Energy Resource Group
432 Ulman Rd., Thetford Center, VT 05075
Erin Sterner, SERG Education and Outreach Assistant
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SERG Board Members:
- Clifton Below - former NH state senator and Public Utilities Commissioner
- Jeff Bernstein - President and Managing Director of BCK Law, P.C.
- Alan Berolzheimer - SERG Secretary/Treasurer, Historian, Editor and Chair of Norwich Energy Committee
- Buff McLaughry - Chief Operating Officer of Lang McLaughry Spera Real Estate
- Bob Walker - SERG Founder, President and Executive Director
- Dori Wolfe – owner Wolfe Energy consulting, chair of Strafford Energy Committee