News & Press Releases
Snowmaking vs Kilowatts: Helping Vermont Resorts Tackle Energy Consumption
Efficiency Vermont has been teaming with ski resorts to reduce energy consumption for a decade with recent focus on snowmaking operations. John McMurry, a lead Efficiency Vermont engineer in this effort talks about the past, present and future of this initiative in Vermont and beyond on Vermont Public Radio's Wintry Mix podcast.
Efficiency Vermont warns shoppers about low-quality LEDs flooding the market
Each day more and more light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products are showing up on the shelves of Vermont stores. LEDs are known for requiring very little energy to power, lasting for more than 20 years, and providing excellent quality light. Unfortunately, some LED products have recently started to flood the lighting market that may not perform when it comes to light quality, energy savings, and lifetime.
Bennington kicks off six-month push to drive downtown energy savings
Downtown Bennington community leaders gathered yesterday at the Catamount Tap House to learn more about plans to rally around energy efficiency.
Efficiency Vermont Announces New Construction Partners of the Year
Today Efficiency Vermont named two Vermont design firms as Partners of the Year in energy efficient design and construction at its annual Better Buildings by Design Conference in Burlington. The awards honor Hayward Design Build, in Colchester, and Rutland-based Engineering Services of Vermont.
Weatherization Works Honored for Energy Saving Renovation
Weatherization Works of Pawlett has received a “Best of the Best” award for energy efficient renovation from Efficiency Vermont. The contractors earned top honors for their renovation of an historic inn in Poultney.
Greensboro Contractors Win Award for Energy Saving Home Renovation
Greensboro-based Vermont Energy Audits has received a “Best of the Best” award for energy efficient renovation from Efficiency Vermont. The contractors earned top honors for converting a drafty, late-20th-century house into a comfortable home that now uses significantly less heating fuel. Vermont Energy Audits did extensive air sealing and insulation work in the 5,000+ square-foot home’s attic and basement that is expected to lower heating costs by more than $3,000 per year.
New Frameworks Construction Honored for Efficient Building & Renovation
New Frameworks Construction has received two “Best of the Best” awards for energy efficient construction and renovation from Efficiency Vermont. The Burlington firm took top honors for its design of a new house in Middlesex and for its improvements to a Norwich home.
Maclay Architects and Building Performance Services Honored for Efficient Renovation
Two Waitsfield firms have received Efficiency Vermont’s “Best of the Best” awards for energy efficient renovation. Maclay Architects was recognized for its renovation of Websterville office building, while Building Performance Services was honored for its energy saving improvements to a home in Moretown.
Joseph Architects Honored for Energy-Saving Building
Joseph Architects has received a “Best of the Best” award for energy efficient construction and renovation from Efficiency Vermont. The Waterbury-based firm was tapped for the honor for its design of a cold-storage and shipping facility for the Capital Candy Company in Barre. Joseph Architects shares the award with project construction manager Connor Contracting of Berlin.
Gossens Bachman Architects and W.A.R.M. Honored for Efficient Building & Renovation
Two Montpelier firms have received Efficiency Vermont’s “Best of the Best” awards for energy efficient construction and renovation. Gossens Bachman Architects received recognition for its innovative design of a new office building, while Weatherization & Renovation of Montpelier (W.A.R.M.) was honored for energy-saving improvements to a Vermont home as well as for notable upgrades to a mixed-use building.
Efficiency Vermont recognizes Fiddlehead Construction and Bread Loaf Corporation
Two area firms have received Efficiency Vermont’s “Best of the Best” awards for energy efficient renovation and construction. Middlebury-based Bread Loaf Corporation was honored for its innovative renovation of the Hartford Town Hall while Fiddlehead Construction, of North Ferrisburgh, was recognized for its energy-saving design of a Charlotte home.
Connor Contracting and Energy Smart of Vermont Honored for Energy-Saving Buildings
Two area firms have received Efficiency Vermont’s “Best of the Best” awards for energy efficient construction and renovation. Barre-based Energy Smart of Vermont has been granted awards for efficient renovations of two historic homes, while Connor Contracting, of Berlin, received shared honors for an energy saving cold-storage facility.
Four Vermont downtowns to be focus of energy ‘blitz’
Four Vermont state-designated downtowns will participate in a pilot program from Efficiency Vermont and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) that aims to integrate sustainable energy solutions with downtown revitalization efforts.
Efficiency Vermont introduces new brand identity
Introducing a new website and a brand new look and feel that expresses the organization’s commitment to helping Vermonters find sustainable energy solutions.
Local companies save money, energy with newLIGHT program
Local businesses are cutting their electricity bills, thanks to Efficiency Vermont’s newLIGHT program.
Efficiency Vermont wins a 2011 Energy Star Partner of the Year award
Efficiency Vermont was named the 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award winner in the “Energy Efficiency Program Delivery for New Homes” category.
Brattleboro joins Energy Leadership Challenge
In an effort to reduce energy consumption and costs in municipal buildings and operations, Brattleboro is teaming up with a new statewide program sponsored by Efficiency Vermont.
Norwich University joins the Energy Leadership Challenge to reduce energy consumption by 7.5%
University officials announced they have joined Efficiency Vermont’s Energy Leadership Challenge, which establishes a goal of reducing energy consumption by 7.5% on the campus over the next two years.
Efficiency Vermont gives old drafty houses new lease on life
Thanks to technical help from Efficiency Vermont and some financial assistance a Vermont resident’s electricity bill dropped by more than half.
Tips to cut home heating costs
Helpful ways to save energy and decrease your heating bills this winter and insight from a local weatherization and home energy expert.