Nine gifts for the energy saver in your life

Efficiency Vermont's guide to energy-efficient stocking stuffers that keep giving all year long

‘Button Up’ campaign encourages Vermonters to stay warm with new weatherization offers

Button Up Vermont, the annual campaign to raise awareness around weatherizing homes, launches this week to help Vermonters get the tools, rebates, and resources they need to prepare their homes for winter.

Refrigeration, lighting experts among ‘Energy Leaders’ honored at Efficiency Vermont’s annual business event

Five organizations honored for energy leadership at 12th annual Best Practices Exchange (BPX)

State of Vermont and Efficiency Vermont unveil $36 million for flood recovery programs launching September 5

Funds from state and federal sources will help flood-impacted homeowners, renters, and businesses replace and install efficient home heating systems and appliances.

Vermont's 2023 Energy Burden Report

Vermonters spend, on average, 11 percent of their household income on energy. That’s more than one in every ten dollars spent on heating, driving, and keeping the lights on.

New Report Reveals How Costs for Driving, Heating and More Burden Vermonters

The 2023 Energy Burden Report finds communities with lower incomes face high energy burdens, whether in rural towns or in Vermont's large cities.

Evaluating Equity and Justice Impacts of Energy Efficiency Projects

Researchers looked at equality, equity and justice in energy efficiency projects, and identified ways to capture the broader societal impacts of efficiency efforts to both boost equitable outcomes and foster thriving communities.

Energy Resilience: Critical Load Support in Commercial and Residential Applications

This paper evaluated three Efficiency Vermont demonstration projects around energy resilience: a microgrid in a housing complex, heating/cooling projects using phase change materials, and modeling around indoor temperature change after a power outage. Insights from this evaluation can inform design and construction professionals, as well as regulators, about the most cost-effective ways to implement resilience, from simple and inexpensive options to expensive projects.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Simulating Grid Effects of EVs, Batteries and Solar in Vermont

A computer model simulated a Vermont neighborhood of about 100 homes with different amounts of solar panels, electric vehicles, and in-home batteries. These distributed energy resources (DERs) can have beneficial effects for the grid, and help manage increased energy loads without expensive infrastructure investments.

Income-eligible Vermonters can get a free home appliance to save money and energy

Voucher for a free energy-efficient appliance available to qualifying homeowners and renters based on household income and how much they spend on their electric bills.

Resilience: The Role of Energy Storage in Meeting Vermont’s Energy Goals

Utility-scale batteries and other long-duration energy storage technology will need to be deployed on a large scale to stabilize Vermont's grid and meet demand when renewables like solar and wind are intermittent. Comprehensive planning with regional grid partners is necessary if all forms of energy storage are to work in concert to meet the needs of the grid.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Residential Rate Calculator

Could alternative electricity rates save customers money? This paper used a rate calculator and found that variable rates can in fact lower costs with no change in customer behavior. Utilities could use such a calculator to manage the electrical grid by incentivizing customers to use less or more energy at specific times.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Delivering Value to Commercial Customers with Load Shape Segmentation

Advanced meter data and analysis can identify commercial operations with similar energy use patterns, pinpointing untapped savings and finding customers well-suited to efficiency programs—delivering both savings and grid benefits.

Comfortable, Healthy, and Saving Money: Linking Building Occupants’ Health to Energy Efficiency Programs

Healthcare payers, like hospitals and health insurers, could leverage "energy plus health" strategies that realize health benefits from energy efficiency projects. Similarly, government institutions and philanthropic organizations could support vulnerable or marginalized communities and businesses with programs that reduce air pollution, improve indoor air quality, and boost housing safety and affordability through initiatives that consider both energy efficiency and health outcomes.

Efficiency workforce charts a path toward “No Emissions” in buildings

Efficiency Vermont Awarded Partner of the Year by EPA

“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan.  “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”

Student Scholarships available to Better Buildings by Design

New weatherization financing program available for Vermonters

Shifting to EV? Time your charge with PowerShift

Annual weatherization campaign encourages Vermonters to Button Up for winter