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

Burlington, VT

Efficiency Vermont has recognized eight Vermont building professionals for excellence in designing, building, and renovating energy efficient and sustainable buildings.

Winners of the annual Best of the Best awards were announced on Feb. 6 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.

“This year’s winners are achieving the highest levels of building performance in a state that boasts a statewide network of highly skilled efficient designers, builders, and contractors,” said Efficiency Vermont Director Rebecca Foster. “We are proud to support and celebrate Vermont’s building professionals, who are critical to our small state’s nationally renowned success in bringing the benefits of energy efficiency to all Vermonters.”

The 2019 winners are:

 Commercial Building Design & Construction

  • Commercial New Construction
    • Freeman French Freeman, Burlington, VT
      • City Market – Burlington, VT
  • Commercial Major Renovation
    • Maclay Architects, Waitsfield VT
      • The Putney School Gray Dorm – Putney, VT
  • Commercial New Construction Partner of the Year
    • Vermont Integrated Architecture – MIddlebury, VT

 Residential New Construction

  • Best of the Best in Residential New Construction
    • RG Builders – Burlington, VT
      • Private home in Burlington, VT
  • Affordability Award
    • Vermod Homes – Wilder, VT
      • Private home in Wilder, VT
  • Innovation Award
    • HELM Construction Solutions – Brattleboro, VT
      • Private home in Newfane, VT

Efficiency Excellence Network

  • Leadership Award
    • Alex Carver, North Timbers Construction – Ripton, VT
  • Partner of the Year
    • Lloyd Plumbing, Heating & Gas Services, LLC – Cabot, 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

Efficiency Vermont
Jeff Buell
Phone: (802) 540-7662