News & Press Releases
Button Up Vermont Campaign Underway in 32 Vermont Communities
The heating season is upon us, and Vermonters statewide are working together to help fellow residents and homeowners outsmart winter by tightening up their homes. Now in its eighth year, Button Up Vermont is working with local energy groups in 32 Vermont communities to help people reduce their heating and cooling costs through improved efficiency.
VCRD Invites Applications for 2018 Climate Economy Model Communities Program
The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) invites communities interested in charting a path to a more prosperous and self-sufficient future to participate in the 2018 Climate Economy Model Communities Program.
Third party affirms that Efficiency Vermont is delivering significant savings to Vermonters
Each year, a third party verifier assesses and confirms the level of savings that Efficiency Vermont reports to the state of Vermont. As a public utility, Efficiency Vermont is held accountable for delivering these savings through performance-based metrics. If we don't reach our metrics, we don't get compensated. In previous years, Efficiency Vermont has received high marks from third party verifiers for our work in delivering these savings directly to our customers.
Vermont Ranks in Top Five for Energy Efficiency
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a national non-profit that advances policies and programs for energy efficiency, has, for the fourth year in a row, ranked Vermont among the top five in the nation for advancement and support of energy efficiency.
Vermont Businesses Discuss Jobs and Energy at Sixth Annual Best Practices Exchange
Efficiency Vermont today hosted its sixth annual Best Practices Exchange at Killington Grand Resort Hotel. More than 150 people representing some of Vermont’s largest businesses attended the event, which brought together Vermont business leaders and facility operators from across the state to network, learn, and share the best approaches to energy management.
Listening Tour: Efficiency Vermont hosts forums to hear from Vermonters
As our energy landscape keeps evolving we need help from Vermonters to make sure that Efficiency Vermont is adapting to best serve Vermonters needs. That’s why we’re excited to announce a series of community forums across the state. From Bennington to Newport, we’re going to be visiting Vermont communities in September and October.
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.
Cut Energy Costs this Summer
On hot summer days, stay cool while spending less on energy with these tips from Efficiency Vermont.
Efficiency Vermont joins Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition
Vermont’s state-wide energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont, and the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, the non-profit organization that administers it on behalf of the State of Vermont have signed on to the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition.
First Zero Energy Modular Home in Burlington Delivered to North Ave Community
Today a new type of home was delivered to the North Avenue Co-op, a resident-owned manufactured home community in Burlington, VT. An alternative to manufactured housing, this modular home came from the VERMOD factory in Wilder, VT, where it was designed and built for maximum energy efficiency, affordability, durability, and health.
Efficiency Vermont Announces Leadership Transition
Karen Glitman has been named the Director of Efficiency Vermont, the state’s energy efficiency utility, stepping in from her current role as Director of Strategy, Policy and Public Affairs for VEIC. Liz Gamache is stepping down as Director of Efficiency Vermont to serve the Vermont Community Foundation as Vice President for Community Grants and Investments.
Efficiency Vermont Proposes Rate Decrease
Efficiency Vermont has proposed a decreased budget for its next three-year performance period. The utility’s proposal aims to cut the Energy Efficiency Charge by five-percent in 2018 and hold it flat for the remainder of the three-year period while delivering the same level of savings.
Spring clean and save: tips for finding energy savings in your home this spring
For many Vermonters spring cleaning is an annual tradition. According to Efficiency Vermont, this chore can mean more than a tidy home. It can make you some money.
Efficiency Vermont Earns Award for Sustained Excellence in Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Efficiency Vermont has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner. The award is given for continued leadership in environmental protection through superior energy efficiency achievements.
Pownal Selected as First Climate Economy Model Community
The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) joined with partners Green Mountain Power and Efficiency Vermont to announce that the town of Pownal was selected as the first to participate in the Climate Economy Model Communities Program.
Vermont Climate Economy Model Communities Program Launched
Efficiency Vermont Director Liz Gamache joined the Vermont Council on Rural Development, Governor Phil Scott, and representatives of Green Mountain Power, Vermont Electric Coop, and Washington Electric Coop on February 16, 2017 to launch the Climate Economy Model Communities Program. This program will help two communities each year to build and implement locally developed plans modeling state-of-the-art rural development in an age of climate change.
Energy Bill Assistance Grants Available to Help Low-Income Vermonters
More than 1000 Gather at Efficiency Vermont's Better Buildings by Design Conference
The region’s premier design and construction event kicked off today in South Burlington. More than 1000 building, design, and clean energy professionals gathered for Efficiency Vermont’s 16th Better Buildings by Design Conference taking place over the next two days.
Efficiency Vermont Announces 2017 New-Construction Partners of the Year
Efficiency Vermont has named two Vermont builders as Partners of the Year in energy efficient design and construction. The awards honor Jim Secor of the Bennington-based Secor Group, for commercial construction, and Sheppard Custom Homes, of Essex Junction, for residential construction.
Craft Brewery Adds Energy Efficiency to Recipe for Success
A craft brewery in St. Albans was recognized by Rep. Peter Welch, Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Brewers association for its leadership in embracing energy efficiency, supporting veterans, and hiring local contractors and vendors.