Resilient Communities Scorecard, developed by the Vermont Natural Resources Council, April 2013, with High Meadows support. The report is designed to help communities assess their resilience in the face of disruption caused by a changing climate. It addresses land use, transportation, energy and healthy community design and is built on the original Smart Growth Scorecard which primarily addressed sprawl.
Manufactured Home Innovation Project - A report by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, in collaboration with 19 partners, with HMF support, examined the possibilities for replacing existing energy inefficient mobile homes with super energy efficient models. The project determined that such homes can be produced at a relatively low cost.
Market Research - Vermont Single Family Energy Efficiency Retrofit Market, GDS Associates, Inc. with Research Into Action, Inc., February 2013. Prepared for High Meadows Fund in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Public Service and Efficiency Vermont.
Vermont Process Evaluation of Single Family Home Retrofit Services, GDS Associates, Inc with Research Into Action, Inc, February 2013. Prepared for the Department of Public Service, coordinated with market research above.
Cottage Home Designs for Resiliency, Upper Valley Housing Coalition, White River, VT
Scaling up Vermont's Local Food Production, Distribution, and Marketing, Northeast Organic Farmers Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), October 2012.
Mobilizing Capital to Transform Vermont's Energy/Economy, Prepared for Energy Action Network by Nancy Wasserman and Bob Barton of Catalyst Financial Group, October, 2012
General Research and Learning Resources
Creative approaches to the challenges of climate change, reducing the use of fossil fuels, promoting sustainable food systems and smart land use patterns.