Rebates

Efficiency Vermont offers up to $5,100 per building to help owners pay for energy efficiency improvements completed by a participating BPI certified contractor.

Your BPI certified contractor will assist you in understanding the Efficiency Vermont rebates that may be available for your project, and will provide you with the paperwork you need. Working with a certified contractor also assures that the project results in real energy savings and is completed safely.

Limited time offers from
Efficiency Vermont

  • Get a $100 discount on an energy audit.*
  • Receive up to $5,000 upon completing qualifying energy efficiency improvements.

Audits must be completed by a participating BPI certified contractor.

*Offer expires December 31, 2014.

Total incentive cannot exceed project cost. 

BUILDING PERFORMANCE INCENTIVES

Step 1: Have a “whole building” energy efficiency audit on your small business or multifamily property.

Qualifying Criteria

Customer
Incentive

Building Energy Efficiency Audit

A “whole building” energy efficiency audit conducted by a Building Performance contractor.

$100 discount off
contractor price

Step 2: Meet these minimum requirements in order to qualify for all other Building Performance incentives.

Energy Efficient
Improvement

Qualifying Criteria

Customer
Incentive

Minimum Requirement

Air leakage reduction ≥ 10% as measured by a pre- and post-blower door test

$750 audit fee rebate (per building, not
per unit)

Install all recommended health and safety improvements including mechanical ventilation, CO detectors, or other essential health and safety improvements

Step 3: Complete additional energy efficiency improvements to increase your incentive. Not every building will qualify for an incentive in every category. Efficiency Vermont offers incentives for the energy efficiency improvements that save the most energy. In general, the less efficient your building was to start, the more opportunity there is to save.

Energy Efficient
Improvement

Qualifying Criteria

Customer
Incentive

Air Sealing

Reduce air leakage as measured by a
pre- and post- blower door test

20-35% reduction

≥ 35% reduction

$250

$500

Insulation

Install insulation meeting the
following R-value criteria:

 

Location

Existing Insulation

New Insulation

Attic flat

R-value ≤
R-16

R-value ≥
R-49

$0.30 per square foot of additional insulation

All other locations

R-value ≤
R-6

R-value ≥
R-12

$0.50 per square foot of additional insulation

R-values between 6 & 8

R-value ≥
R-18

R-values between 8 & 16

R-value ≥
R-49

Heat Equipment Replacement

Replace inefficient heating equipment with efficient new equipment.

As listed on the
HVAC Equipment Rebate Application

Step 4: Determine bonus incentives. Bonus incentives are for truly comprehensive projects that substantially improve the air tightness and insulation levels of your building.

Energy Efficient
Improvement

Qualifying Criteria

Customer
Incentive

Comprehensive Retrofit Bonus Package

Reduce air leakage ≥ 35% as measured by a pre- and post- blower door test

$250

Install insulation in areas equivalent to at least 75% of the building's finished floor area (example: a 2000 sq. ft building could qualify by installing 1000 sq. ft of insulation in the attic and 500 sq. ft of insulation in the walls). Insulation must meet the above criteria for pre- and post- effective R-value.

Step 5: Calculate your total incentive based on the completed energy efficiency improvements.

Maximum total incentive per building (not including any additional commercial HVAC or other electrical incentives.)

$5,100