Zero Energy Modular home arrives in Swanton

Swanton, VT

An innovative zero energy modular (ZEM) home that generates as much energy as it uses arrives in Swanton this week.

Area residents can get a firsthand look at the ZEM home this Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2 p.m.-6p.m., during a free open house. Attendees can learn about how a heat pump heats and cools, see solar and battery storage in action, and learn about incentives and financing options available to Swanton-area residents interested in purchasing a ZEM home.

The ZEM home will be located on Church Street in Swanton, on the park side. It will remain at its Swanton location through October 6th. Regular open houses are scheduled for each Wednesday and Friday from 2-6 p.m. and each Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

On October 5th, join Swanton Village Electric, the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, Efficiency Vermont, and the Vermont Council on Rural Development for a Public Power Day celebration on the Swanton Village Green. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., families can explore the ZEM home along with municipal vehicles and test drive a Nissan LEAF electric car provided by Nissan of St. Albans.

The ZEM model home was built by Vermod, a Vermont company based in Wilder, VT. Featuring 10-inch thick walls, large, quiet windows, and an advanced ventilation system, the ZEM home delivers zero energy costs and a comfortable, affordable, healthy home.

The ZEM model home tour is in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development, Swanton Village, the Swanton Enhancement Project, the Vermont Council on Rural Development, and the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority. For more information about the event contact Michelle McCutcheon-Schour of Efficiency Vermont, at 802-658-6060 x7831 or [email protected].

The full list of events includes:

Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.: Open House

Friday, Sep. 27, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.: Open House

Saturday, Sep. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Open House

Sunday, Sep. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Open House

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.: Open House

Friday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.: Open House

Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Public Power Day Celebration

Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Open House

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 eight 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

Efficiency Vermont Press Contact
Matthew Smith
Phone: (802) 540-7662
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