The Home Energy Challenge Wraps-Up

Learn more about the success of the Vermont Home Energy Challenge by reading the final report.

In January 2013, Efficiency Vermont, in partnership with Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN) and other organizations, launched a one year effort to increase the number of homes completing comprehensive energy efficiency improvements in Vermont.

During the Challenge, town energy committees and other local partners competed with other communities in their region. These local partners had a target of weatherizing 3% of the homes within their community in a one-year period. The Challenge was designed to help Vermont reach its statewide goal of 25% energy savings in 80,000 homes by the year 2020.  Towns that achieve the highest percentage of residents committing to improving efficiency in their homes – based upon the submittal of “Pledge Cards” – are also rewarded.

Below are the final results for Challenge. For complete information on town results, see map below.

Vermont Home Energy Challenge

Completed Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® jobs
Region Counties Included Top Performing Towns Percentage of jobs completed toward 3% goal Number of jobs completed
Region 1 Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Jericho 27.3% 15
Region 1 Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Underhill 27.3% 9
Region 2 Addison Weybridge 150% 15
Region 3 Rutland and Bennington Mount Holly 140% 21
Region 4 Windham Putney 26% 7
Region 4 Windham Brattleboro* 23% 41
Region 5 Orange and Windsor Strafford 69% 11
Region 6 Washington, Lamoille, Essex, Caledonia, and Orleans Plainfield 134% 20

* For achieving the highest percentage of completed Home Performance with ENERGY STAR jobs while exceeding a 10 job minimum in the region.

Submitted Pledge Cards
Region Counties Included Top Performing Towns Percentage of Pledge Cards submitted toward 10% goal Pledge Cards Submitted
Region 1 Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Franklin 80% 47
Region 2 Addison Weybridge 184% 59
Region 3 Rutland and Bennington Mount Holly 116% 59
Region 4 Windham Dummerston 57% 45
Region 5 Orange and Windsor Thetford 177% 189
Region 6 Washington, Lamoille, Essex, Caledonia, and Orleansr Plainfield 76% 37

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