News & Press Releases
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.
Vermonters generate big savings through energy efficiency
Efficiency Vermont Director Jim Merriam sat down with Times Argus Editor Steven Pappas to discuss Vermont's energy picture, and the role of efficiency in helping meet the state's energy goals.
Better Buildings by Design conference explores the cutting edge of energy efficiency
Net zero buildings, which produce as much energy over the course of a year as they consume, are becoming increasingly common.
The EEC: Vermont's investment in energy efficiency
Fox 44 and ABC 22 reporter Michael Page examines the energy efficiency charge on Vermonters' utility bills. What are Vermonters getting for their investment in energy efficiency?
Legislature passes bill authorizing Efficiency Vermont to promote heat pumps
The Vermont House of Representatives approved bill S.202 on May 6th, allowing Efficiency Vermont to offer subsidies for efficient electric heat pumps.
President Obama cites Efficiency Vermont as a national model
In announcing new plans to reduce carbon emissions, President Obama cited Efficiency Vermont's work as a national model.
Governor Shumlin announces thermal efficiency program progress
A partnership between the Department of Public Service, the Clean Energy Development Fund, and VLITE has resulted in $7 million in funding for the Thermal Energy Finance Pilot Program.
Efficiency Vermont a model of successful consumer engagement
Two Efficiency Vermont programs (retail efficient products and SMARTLIGHT) are successful models for achieving widespread energy savings at little cost.
Efficiency Vermont’s three year plan on VPR’s Vermont Edition
Efficiency Vermont might seem like a non-profit that helps you get cheaper, more environmentally friendly light bulbs, but actually, it is a utility.
On Earth Day, Gov. Shumlin announces expansion of efficiency loan program
Marking Earth Day, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the expansion of the Heat Saver Loan program, which will help Vermonters increase the efficiency of their homes and save money on their energy bills.
PACE program expands reach in Windham County
On April 28, 2015 the town of Brattleboro, VT approved the adoption of Efficiency Vermont’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program.
Vermonters could get up to $5,500 by switching to wood pellet heating
Vermonters can get up to $5,500 to help switch from fossil fuel to local wood heating. Cash incentives are available from the Clean Energy Development Fund and Efficiency Vermont.