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ELIZABETH CHANT
Managing Consultant

Elizabeth joined Optimal Energy in 2018, bringing more than two decades of experience in low-income sustainable energy policy and programming. She was at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) from 2010 through 2018, most recently as a Principal Consultant. Major projects included leading the successful proposal development for VEIC’s DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) in 2010 and again when the work was rebid in 2016. She was part of the team that launched the DC SEU in 2011, when she served as the first Low-Income Multifamily Program Manager. She also led the development of its recent five-year strategic plan and multiple annual plans. Prior to returning to VEIC, Elizabeth served for eight years as Weatherization Director at Champlain Valley Weatherization, Vermont’s largest provider of low-income weatherization services. While there, she improved efficiency of operations by more than 40%, readying the agency for a doubling of production during the ARRA period. Prior to that, she was at VEIC, leading its award-winning multifamily programming. Elizabeth currently serves on the boards of directors of National Housing Trust and Three3 and has previously served on the boards of directors of the Home Performance Coalition Affordable Comfort, the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition, and the Vermont Low-Income Advocacy Council.

B.S., Business Administration with Finance Concentration, Georgetown University

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