Get up to 100% cash back for heat pump water heaters, a low-cost & ultra-efficient way to meet your home’s hot water needs

Eligible households can get up to $5,000 back on equipment and installation costs with an offer that uses heat pump technology to provide hot water to kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. 

Efficiency Vermont launches one-stop-shop ‘incentive calculator’ with Rewiring America to help Vermont households access clean tech

Agency of Natural Resources Sec. Julie Moore, House Speaker Jill Krowinski join Rewiring America and the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network for Earth Day State House launch

‘Green Up’ your home ahead of Earth Day with these spring cleaning tips

Spring cleaning can refresh your home, help you plan ahead, and make small changes that can trim your energy bills  

All-electric neighborhood, equipment supplier win ‘Best of the Best’ at annual efficiency expert conference 

Seven businesses were honored for energy leadership and innovative projects at the annual Better Building by Design conference.

Workforce neurodiversity advocate awarded Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Citizen Honors Award ahead of 'Better Building by Design' keynote

‘Better Building by Design’ keynote speaker Danny Combs, founder of Colorado’s ‘Teaching Autism Community Trades,’ honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Citizen Honors Award

Up to $16,000 cash back available for flooded businesses with boosted Efficiency Vermont rebates

Increased offers, expanded eligibility for businesses damaged by Vermont’s summer floods.

With more than 63,000 heat pumps installed, Vermont leads the northeast in zero-emissions heating systems

Vermont's 63,000 heat pumps leads the northeast in zero-emissions heating thanks to a decade of rebates and discounts

New bonuses launched for contractors helping flooded Vermont homes

Agency of Natural Resources & Efficiency Vermont offer contractor incentives for replacing heating systems, adding resiliency to flood-hit homes

10 tips to stay warm and save energy this winter

Take these steps to make your home or workplace more comfortable while lowering your energy bills

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.