Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® is an incentive-based program to improve insulation and air sealing, plus heating and ventilation systems, to ensure safety and health. First, a participating contractor assesses your home. If desired, the assessment includes a comprehensive report that outlines where your house is losing energy. Then the contractor recommends a prioritized plan of improvements, and you choose the ones you’d like to make. Once work is completed, you can receive rebates of up to $2,000.

  • Be more comfortable in your home and lower your energy bills in a safe, responsible way
  • Choose improvements that fit your budget and goals with a cost savings estimate from your contractor
  • Can include a top-to-bottom energy assessment

Eligibility for Home Performance

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is for single-family Vermont residences and rental properties with fewer than five units. (For larger rental properties, see Building Performance for Businesses, below.) If you are a Vermont Gas customer, incentives may vary.

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Building Performance Program

Building Performance works just like Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, only it’s designed for small businesses and larger rental or mixed-use properties. A participating contractor assesses your building’s energy use, then suggests a plan of cost-effective measures. Once work is completed, you can receive incentives of up to $5,000. Benefits include lower energy costs, added resale value for your building, and improved comfort for tenants, employees, or customers.

  • Focus on insulation and air sealing, the two most cost-effective efficiency measures
  • Get up to $5,000 cash back for qualifying work
  • Draw on a trusted network of qualified, Energy Efficiency Network contractors

Eligibility for Building Performance

Eligible buildings are typically wood-framed structures of less than 10,000 square feet (e.g., bed-and-breakfasts, homes converted to offices, multi-unit rentals). Even if this doesn’t describe your property, call us—you may still qualify for incentives (and if you don’t, we can still offer technical guidance to lower your energy bills). If you own a multifamily property occupied by at least 50% limited-income renters, we also offer income-based renovation services through 3E Thermal.

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Income-Based Assistance

Based on your household income, you may qualify for free or reduced-cost services, free products and appliances, and other assistance to help lower your energy bills and make your home more comfortable.

  • Free energy-efficient products, appliances, and equipment to help lower your energy bills
  • Free or reduced-cost services including energy audits, insulation, and air sealing
  • Help weatherizing your mobile home, or replacing it with a new zero energy modular home

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