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Efficiency Vermont announces “Best of the Best” in energy efficient construction

Burlington, VT

Efficiency Vermont recognized 17 Vermont building professionals for their high achievement in using energy efficiency and sustainability practices to construct or renovate Vermont buildings.

The Best of the Best award winners were announced this week at the Better Buildings by Design conference, the Northeast’s premier design and construction conference. Efficiency Vermont hosts this conference each year to help Vermont’s building professionals expand their knowledge and networks, as well as earn professional certification credits.

“Every year Efficiency Vermont uses Better Buildings by Design as an opportunity to highlight some of the ‘Best of the Best’ design, build, and renovation projects from around our state,” said Efficiency Vermont Director Karen Glitman. “These winners exemplify the integration of innovative energy efficient practices with durability, beauty, and practicality.”

The 2018 winners are:

 Residential New Construction

  • Honor Award
    • Habitat for Humanity Passive House – East Montpelier, VT
      • Central Vermont Habitat For Humanity
      • Chris Miksic, Montpelier Construction
      • Bruce Landry, 5 Star Energy Tech
      • Tolya Stronorov, Stonorov Workshop
  • Merit Award
    • The Lindberg Home - Waitsfield, VT
      • Shelterwood Construction
      • Kaplan Thompson Architects
  • Affordability Honor Award
    • The Bennett Home - Duxbury, VT
      • Vermod Homes
  • Affordability Merit Award
    • Bristol Cohousing Apartment - Bristol, VT
      • Stewart Construction, Inc.
      • Vermont Integrated Architecture, PC
      • Engineering Ventures, PC
  • Residential New Construction Partner of the Year
    • Nancy & Alan Benoit, Sustainable Design, LLC 

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

  • Over $12,000 Honor Award
    • The Kehler Home - Greensboro, VT
      • VT Energy Audits
  • Over $12,000 Merit Award
    • The Milliken Home – Charlotte, VT
      • New Frameworks Natural Design Build
  • Under $12,000 Honor Award
    • The Moore Home - Burlington, VT
      • Energy Co-op of Vermont

 Multifamily New Construction 

  • New Construction/Major Renovation Honor Award
    • Elm Place - Milton, VT
      • Duncan Wisniewski Architecture 

Commercial New Construction

  • New Construction/Major Renovation Honor Award
    • Vermont Army National Guard Vehicle Maintenance Shop - North Hyde Park, VT
      • Smith-Alvarez-Sienkiewycz Architects
  • Commercial New Construction Partner of the Year
    • Wiemann Lamphere Architects - Colchester, VT


About Efficiency Vermont

Efficiency Vermont is helping our state transition to a more affordable and cleaner future. Since 2000, Efficiency Vermont has brought Vermonters together to reduce the cost of energy. We work with our partners to provide incentives, technical advice, and efficient products to help customers save money, and lower carbon emissions. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at (888) 921-5990 or visit


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