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To protect the health of our staff and our customers, Efficiency Vermont offices are closed to the public. We have cautiously begun scheduling project related site visits when required. You can find more information on our safety protocols here.

We know that you need support in reducing energy costs now more than ever, and we will continue to launch new offers and programs over the course of the summer. In the mean time, our customer support team is available to help you remotely. Contact us at (888) 921-5990 or

Saving $600
per year
Saving 55
MMBtu per year
“Our home now tends to stay at a livable 65 degrees, even with the heat way down. Kevin and I feel that our place is truly buttoned up. This project is one of the best gifts we have given to each other.”
Jessica Gulley-Ward,
Residential Story - 2014 - Bennington, Bennington County 

Jessica Gulley-Ward and Kevin Ward’s Bennington ranch had some issues. Attic spaces weren’t properly sealed and the dirt-floor basement, which extended into a crawl space underneath the bedrooms, was poorly insulated. The result was a winter home temperature regularly 15 degrees cooler than the thermostat setting.

The couple heard about the benefits of energy efficiency through a local radio show, and contacted Thomas Reuter of Shaping Energies in Rutland. After a home energy assessment, Reuter and the couple came up with an energy investment plan that included:

  • Installing cellulose loose-fill insulation in the open attic spaces above the main living quarters and bedrooms
  • Performing air-sealing throughout the home, including air penetration areas in the attic and along floor and ceiling moldings
  • Upgrading insulation in the basement/crawl space, and applying closed-cell spray foam insulation to rim joists

The couple helped offset project costs with incentives from Efficiency Vermont.

The result? The home’s air leakage has been reduced by 61%—saving the couple an estimated $600 per year in energy costs, and keeping them far more comfortable.

Start your own home energy project with a quick over-the-phone assessment. Contact customer support at (888) 921-5990.