News & Press Releases
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.
Rebates available for Vermont maple sugar makers to save energy
At the end of each sugaring season Vermont maple sugar makers often invest in equipment upgrades to improve their production and reduce their costs for the following year. Efficiency Vermont offers a number of rebates to help maple sugarers increase the energy efficiency of their operations.
Efficiency Vermont and community partners devote full day of outreach in Randolph and Bennington
Seeking to develop relationships and form partnerships to promote energy efficiency and clean energy in both the greater Randolph Area and Bennington, Efficiency Vermont Director Liz Gamache ushered in April with full-day visits in each community to meet business leaders, elected officials, customers, and area residents.
Efficiency Vermont wins national honor for ‘sustained excellence’
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Efficiency Vermont for its long-standing success in saving Vermonters money through energy efficiency.
Vermont snowmaking upgrades prove timely
A concerted investment by Vermont ski and snowboard areas last year in high efficiency snowmaking equipment is paying dividends for skiers and riders this season, allowing many Vermont resorts to maintain open trail counts despite fluctuating weather patterns.
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.
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