News & Press Releases
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.
Pupils shine a light on energy use
Students at Ferrisburgh Central School were recognized for their efforts to sell energy efficient light bulbs as part of Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain Power's annual CFL Challenge.
Unique Habitat For Humanity home boasts ultra-energy savings
Efficiency Vermont's Peter Schneider discusses his work with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity on a project that combines affordable housing with cutting-edge energy efficiency technology.
Lake Region cuts almost $16K in energy bills
Lake Region Union High School, in Orleans, Vermont has used efficiency to achieve a dramatic reduction in its energy bills.
Maximizing control, minimizing impact at MyWebGrocer
MyWebGrocer teamed up with Efficiency Vermont on a project to revitalize the Champlain Mill building in Winooski.
Efficiency Vermont cited for leadership
Energy-efficiency programs designed and implemented by Vermont Energy Investment Corp. have been called among the most innovative and effective in the nation.
Environmental activist Bill McKibben praises Efficiency Vermont
In a rare address to the full Vermont House of Representatives, noted environmental activist Bill McKibben warned of the dangers posed by climate change.
Burlington residents promote Home Energy Challenge
On Earth Day, Burlington residents organized to help their friends and neighbors join the Home Energy Challenge.
Spring into action for winter
It may not seem like it, but Spring is a great time to weatherize your home.
After Irene, advocates design efficient mobile home
Efficiency Vermont is collaborating with the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the High Meadows Fund, and builder Steve Davis to design the next generation of mobile homes.
Bennington College sees honor for sustainability
Bennington College participated in Efficiency Vermont's Energy Leadership Challenge. They had the highest energy savings of any higher education institution, reducing their electric usage by 12.4% over two years.