Embodied and Operational Emissions in Retrofitting Vermont Homes

What's the "Carbon Smart" approach to weatherization?

Healthy Homes Vermont 2021

Efficiency Vermont collaborated with regional hospitals and the Vermont Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to deliver energy-plus-health services to low-income households.

Explorations in School Indoor Air Quality

Analyzing data from free indoor air quality monitors to study the effects of HVAC modifications in 11 Vermont schools.

Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Structural Materials in Commercial New Construction

Quantifying the global warming potential reduction of using wood and mass timber products in place of steel and concrete when constructing commercial buildings.

Energy Resilience: Critical Load Support in Commercial and Residential Applications

Three independent investigations into materials and methods for increasing energy resilience.

Cold Chain Optimization 2021

Investigating two opportunities for saving energy and lowering carbon emissions in the cold chain – the processes and technologies that keep preserve products from harvest to retail sale.

Analysis of State Approaches to Cost-Effectiveness Testing

A look at how benefits and costs of energy efficiency, flexible load management, and electrification distributed energy resources are treated in jurisdictions around the nation.

AMI 360: Deeper Energy Efficiency via Advanced Regression Modeling

How advanced metering infrastructure analysis can provide facility managers with energy- and cost-saving insights.

Assessing the Electrical Grid Greenhouse Gas Impact of Strategic Electrification

As more and more energy uses are electrified, what will be the greenhouse gas impact to the grid that powers them?

Weatherization Workforce Plan

A report to the Vermont General Assembly on the coordinated delivery of a standardized statewide building sciences curriculum

Healthy Homes Vermont 2020

Many Vermonters in low-income households are at a greater risk of health problems than are high-income households. Collectively the partners are testing innovative energy-plus-health collaboration pilots and whether these models may be scaled to a cost-effective component of energy efficiency programs statewide. This report addresses the progress achieved in 2020.

What’s going on in there? Interpretable Machine Learning for Deeper Energy Savings

Efficiency Vermont set out to learn if and how explainable artificial intelligence (XAI)2 approaches could drive adoption of cutting-edge machine learning models for energy modeling at customer facilities.

Phase Change Materials in Refrigeration

Phase change materials (PCMs) are a nascent technology that store heat by virtue of their chemical makeup. How might PCMs be applicable to future energy efficiency work in Vermont?

Lifecycle GHG Impacts of C&I Heat Pump Applications in Vermont

This study provides a method for capturing broader greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts of heat pumps when used to supplement existing fossil fuel heating sources in commercial and industrial buildings.

The high greenhouse gas price tag on residential building materials

This paper quantifies the global warming potential (GWP) impacts of alternatives to common building materials used in residential new construction in Vermont and applies the results of the analysis to actual projects slated for construction.

Energy Resilience Return on Investment

How do you put a price on energy resilience? This paper proposes formulas and variables necessary to do that, helping customer determine the best return on their investment in energy resilience assets.

Research & Development 2019-2020 Final Report for PowerShift

Efficiency Vermont has investigated the practical strategies for achieving grid benefits from flexible load management, through its Project PowerShift.

Embodied Carbon in Vermont Residential Retrofits

This paper fills the gap in the data on the embodied-carbon (lifecycle carbon footprint) contribution of weatherization materials in Vermont retrofit projects, helping residents and trade professionals better understand the climate change impacts of the building materials they select when weatherizing existing homes.

Interim Report for PowerShift

This paper reports on interim findings and progress of a two-year partnership between Efficiency Vermont and Washington Electric Co-op to demonstrate the potential for water heaters to function as “virtual batteries” in a residentially-focused utility service territory with low population density.

2019 Greenhouse Gas Taskforce

An expert assessment of six new greenhouse gas reduction strategies related to energy efficiency.