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Mission & History

Commons Energy is a comprehensive total-energy solution for owners of small to mid-size multifamily affordable housing, education, health care, and community and municipal facilities who may have difficulty accessing capital, technical skills, and implementation services.

Established as a low-profit, limited liability company (L3C), a form of LLC that balances social and financial returns, Commons Energy is a for-profit subsidiary of Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the economic and environmental costs of energy use for all economic groups.

Municipalities

Education

Health care

Affordable multifamily housing

We are excited to be working with VEIC as an investor, financing building projects of Commons Energy L3C, the Public Purpose Energy Savings Company that VEIC recently launched.  The reduced energy usage and improved Vermont housing stock that will result from this investment aligns beautifully with our broader goal of creating strong, healthy communities.

Deb Rooney, CFO, Vermont Community Foundation

Our Staff

Matt Dooley

Matt Dooley

Director

mdooley@commonsenergy.com

Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson

Project Manager

zdawson@commonsenergy.com

Brian Pine

Brian Pine

Business Development

bpine@commonsenergy.com

Craig Simmons

Craig Simmons

Senior Engineer

csimmons@commonsenergy.com

Supporters

MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Foundation: Provided start-up funding and early support of the Commons Energy business model through grants and capital partner providing project financing.

High Meadows Fund

High Meadows Fund: Early supporter of the Commons Energy business model through grants and a capital partner providing project financing.

Kresge Foundation

Kresge Foundation: Early supporter of the Commons Energy business model through grants and a capital partner providing project financing.

National Housing Trust Fund

National Housing Trust: Lead underwriter for multi-family housing projects and a capital partner providing project financing.

Vermont Community Foundation

Vermont Community Foundation: Capital partner providing project financing.

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

VEIC: Parent company of Commons Energy and early provider of energy performance contracting to underserved markets. Provided start-up funding for Commons Energy business model.

Vermont Housing Conservation Board

Vermont Housing Conservation Board: Early advocate to meet the needs of underserved markets through Commons Energy.