Efficiency Vermont and Vergennes Partnership Celebrate Success on Vergennes Day
Last Saturday Efficiency Vermont joined in the festivities of Vergennes Day to celebrate the success of a six month energy-saving effort in Vermont’s oldest city. Between January 1st and August 16th, 2017, the Vergennes Partnership worked with Efficiency Vermont and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) to make energy efficiency programs and services more accessible to Vergennes businesses and homeowners.
The Vergennes Partnership helped to pair Efficiency Vermont energy experts with homeowners, businesses, and municipal leaders to conduct business energy walk-throughs, one-on-one consultations, and educational energy workshops and presentations. This work has resulted in over 84,000 KWh of energy savings for businesses and over 14,000 KWh of energy savings for residences. These combined savings are enough to power approximately 14 average Vermont homes for one year.
“I am extremely impressed with the work of Efficiency Vermont,” said Mel Hawley, Vergennes City Manager. “They have reached out to nearly every homeowner, landlord and business in Vergennes.”
As of July 2017 Efficiency Vermont staff conducted 16 business energy walk-throughs and 26 home energy visits in Vergennes. The city’s Mayor, Michael Daniels, was among the participating homeowners and he has already made efficiency improvements to his home as a result.
Efficiency Vermont also partnered with a wide range of community groups, utilities, and businesses to host 10 different workshops, events, and presentations for Vergennes residents and businesses.
“We are thrilled to see so much enthusiasm and participation in this energy-saving initiative from the businesses, residents, and community partners in Vergennes,” said Karen Glitman, Director of Efficiency Vermont. “Thanks to the help of our partners and the engagement of the Vergennes community, the impact of these efforts has been great. Investing in energy efficiency improvements leads to a stronger economy, more comfortable homes, and healthier spaces for all.”
Key partners in this community-wide energy-saving effort include the Vergennes Partnership, the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Vergennes.
About Efficiency Vermont
As the nation’s first Energy Efficiency Utility, Efficiency Vermont has helped Vermont avoid over 13.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for the last seven consecutive years. Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help our state transition to more affordable, low carbon energy use through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce. Learn more at www.efficiencyvermont.com.
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