Fall 2023 Program Changes & Reminders

Efficiency Vermont Program Updates & Reminders

Flood Recovery Programs - Residential & Business

Help is available to replace home heating systems, water heating systems, and other home appliances. Qualifying low- and moderate-income Vermont homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $10,000 per household. These flood recovery rebates can apply to multiple products. In addition, up to $5,000 back on heat pump water heaters and up to $9,500 on weatherization projects is available. Damage must have occurred between July 10 – July 31, 2023 (or July 10 – August 10 for residents of Addison County): Flood Recovery Rebates | Efficiency Vermont

Businesses whose heating, cooling, refrigeration, or commercial kitchen equipment was damaged by recent floods can receive a $1,000 flood recovery rebate per product, up to four products, in addition to standard offers, for the purchase of new qualifying equipment: Flood Recovery Rebates for Businesses | Efficiency Vermont

To access additional flood resources, visit Vermont Flood Disaster Recovery Resources | Efficiency Vermont

Enhanced Dairy Lighting Program

The Enhanced Lighting Rebates for Dairy Farms ends on December 1, 2023. All installations must be completed by December 1, 2023.

Program Eligibility:

  • Dairy Farmers must apply directly to Efficiency Vermont for an enhanced custom installation incentive.
  • All agricultural lighting equipment must be purchased in 2023.
  • All equipment must be installed before December 1, 2023.
  • Must provide Efficiency Vermont with operational information and receipts.
  • Smartlight rebate amounts are fixture dependent. Not all fixtures will receive the same rebate amount. Call Efficiency Vermont to learn more.


  • Please advise your customers to contact Efficiency Vermont at (888) 921-5990 to apply for the enhanced installation rebates.
  • Please note that the SMARTLIGHT process and rebate amounts remain unchanged.
  • This offer expires 12/1/2023.

Better Building by Design 2024

BBD 2024 exhibitor registration will open on October 1, 2023. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don't delay! General attendee registration will open in mid-November for next year's event which will be held on April 3 & 4, 2024.

From our partners:

VGS Heat Pump Installation Reminder

To help ensure the safety of our customers, VGS wants to remind installers that federal code requires 3 feet of separation between gas regulators and ignition sources, including heat pumps and electrical connections for solar panels. The VGS team would be happy to answer any questions to ensure safe equipment installations.

Proper heat pump installation diagram

A proper heat pump installation diagram

Example 1 of a heat pump installed too close to a gas regulator
Example 2 of a heat pump installed too close to a gas regulator

Two examples of heat pumps installed too close to gas regulator

EnergySage Contractor Survey

Since 2015, EnergySage has fielded an annual solar installer survey, producing a unique, public report that tracks the pulse of the solar industry from a contractor's perspective (see last year's report attached). Over time, this has become a flagship report for the solar industry, covered in Bloomberg and Business Insider.

This year, EnergySage is expanding the survey to not just focus on solar installers but rather include all electrification contractors: solar & storage, HVAC, electricians, and more. This would be the first survey of its kind to track important data across the home electrification industry, and lay the groundwork for important insights that we need in order to Electrify Everything.

To help lend your insights, Energy Sage welcomes you to take the survey:

EnergySage Electrification Contractor Survey

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