Educational Workshops

We offer free workshops for community groups and businesses designed to help Vermonters make energy improvements. Each workshop addresses how a particular technology works, associated economics, and available technical and financial resources. We provide an energy expert to deliver the presentation, guidance on how to effectively organize a workshop, and educational and public outreach materials. Community groups and businesses take primary responsibility for getting the word out and securing the venue.

The following educational workshops are currently available:

  • Button Up Vermont: how homes lose energy and primary opportunities for air sealing and insulation
  • Cold Climate Heat Pumps: the latest in heat pump technology, the relative economics compared to other fuel sources, and successful case studies
  • Mobile Home Efficiency: improvements unique to mobile homes, with a focus on DIY opportunities
  • Modern Wood Heating: how wood pellet central heating systems work, and the relative cost and savings compared to other systems
  • Saving Energy in Your Business: savings opportunities and resources available to help small and medium business lower energy costs and improve their bottom line
  • Slash Your Energy Bills: introductory workshop on reducing energy bills through low-cost efficiency improvements, weatherization, and more
  • Zero Energy Homes: the path toward a zero energy home with energy efficiency, heat pumps, and solar

To sign up or get more information about a workshop, contact us.

Common Questions at Events

When we exhibit, people stop by and talk to us for a variety of reasons. Often, it’s to ask our advice on efficient technologies and products like LEDs, heat pumps, or spray-foam insulation. Other people have questions about how to finance energy improvements, access our incentives, or get started with renewable energy. Whatever your question or area of interest, our goal is to give you the resources you need to make a decision that’s right for you.