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
  • Do-it-Yourself Home Efficiency Improvements: Get some practical, hands-on guidance on how you can reduce heating and cooling costs in your home through do-it-yourself measures, including weather stripping your doors and windows, sealing the air leaks in your basement and attic, and installing interior storm windows.
  • Healthy Homes: creating and maintaining an indoor environment with safe, healthy air and surfaces
  • 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.

Energy Code Assistance Center

Vermont’s Residential Building Energy Code is designed to help people live in buildings that are safe, healthy, comfortable, and efficient. The code applies to almost all new residential construction, renovations, alterations, and repairs. For independent, third-party guidance on meeting the code’s requirements—or to request a free copy of the handbook—e-mail, live chat, or call us at (855) 887-0673.

  • Call us for one-on-one support
  • Independent, objective advice for homeowners and contractors
  • In-person training: energy code workshops available