News & Press Releases
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.
Cut Energy Costs & Stay Warm this Winter
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Winter Fuels Outlook, we’re in for a winter that is 17% colder than last year and heating fuel prices that are more than 20% higher than last year. And while these are just estimates, Vermonters should be prepared for a long heating season and a possible bump in energy costs. To help keep homes warm and energy bills down, Efficiency Vermont offers these 10 tips for the cold weather months ahead.
Nine Vermont Communities Awarded Grants to Promote Button Up Day of Action
Efficiency Vermont has awarded nine community organizations throughout the state with grant funding to support and promote the Button Up Day of Action happening on November 12, 2016.
Vermont Businesses Share Energy Saving Strategies at Annual Best Practices Exchange
Business Forward Campaign Encourages Vermont Businesses to ‘Go Big’ on Energy Efficiency
Efficiency Vermont is encouraging business customers to lead the way toward a more energy efficient Vermont. Through Efficiency Vermont’s new campaign, “Business Forward,” businesses and commercial customers in all sizes and sectors have access to enhanced technical expertise, customer support, rebates, and incentives to encourage them to invest in energy efficiency.
Green Mountain Power and Efficiency Vermont Announce Evolve Panton
Community-wide energy transformation project will reduce energy costs for Panton, VT residents.
Efficiency Vermont, Town of Hartford, and VT Downtown Program Partner to Drive Community-Wide Energy Savings
Hartford, VT area residents and business can get free expert energy visits and advice from Efficiency Vermont.
Efficiency Vermont Offers Community Energy Efficiency Outreach Grants
Funding available for communities to promote energy-saving activities on ‘Button Up Day’
Efficiency Vermont, Barre Partnership kick off effort to drive community-wide energy savings
‘Barre Saves Energy’ starts Wednesday as area businesses meet to learn more about energy efficiency
Want to Cut Energy Costs this Summer? No Sweat.
On hot summer days, stay cool while spending less on energy with these tips from Efficiency Vermont.
Hannaford Supermarkets Named a 2016 Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) has chosen Hannaford Supermarkets as a 2016 Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency for its efforts to foster the economy and protect the environment via its commitment to energy efficiency. Hannaford is the award recipient for Vermont.
Ceremony launches Vermont's first, multi-family Passive House building
Efficiency Vermont Director Liz Gamache joined state and local officials, and leaders from finance and nonprofit housing organizations at a groundbreaking ceremony on May 2nd that marked the construction start of an innovative, affordable housing community for seniors in Milton, VT.
Money-Making Spring Cleaning
As sure as the return of longer days and songbirds to Vermont, spring cleaning season is back. According to Efficiency Vermont, your spring cleaning efforts could bring you more than a tidy house. They could save you some money.