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To protect the health of our staff and our customers, Efficiency Vermont offices are closed to the public. We have cautiously begun scheduling project related site visits when required. You can find more information on our safety protocols here.

We know that you need support in reducing energy costs now more than ever, and we will continue to launch new offers and programs over the course of the summer. In the mean time, our customer support team is available to help you remotely. Contact us at (888) 921-5990 or info@efficiencyvermont.com.

Energy Code Support

Efficiency Vermont is here to help Vermonters understand the most up to date State of Vermont building codes. We invite you to use the resources listed below as guidance. To request a hard copy of the RBES Handbook or technical assistance with energy codes please call us at 855-887-0673 (toll free).

Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES)

Residential Building Energy Standards
Located on Vermont Public Service Department website
Brochure – Residential Energy Code
Video – RBES Training
Learn about recent changes that are now in effect for the Vermont residential building energy standards.
Video – RBES & Building Envelope Assemblies Training
This 1-hour training gives a deeper dive into the 2020 RBES and Building Envelope Assembly options.

2020 RBES Official Code Documents

2020 RBES ICC Code Book
Adopted State of Vermont Residential Building Energy Standards
2020 RBES Project Completion Certificate
Form required to be completed and filed with the Town and DPS for every eligible residential construction project
2020 RBES Owner/Builder Disclosure Statement
An alternative compliance document to the standard RBES project completion certificate for qualifying Owner/Builder projects
Residential New Construction Envelope Testing Contractors
The 2020 RBES requires that all new construction projects be tested upon completion for building envelope air-leakage and testing results reported from a verified third party as part of the completion of the RBES project certificate. The link offers a list of VT DPS certified building envelope testing contractors.

Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES)

Commercial Building Energy Standards
Located on Vermont Public Service Department website
Video – CBES Training
Learn about recent changes that are now in effect for the Vermont commercial building energy standards.
Video – CBES Lighting & Electrical Vehicle Training
Learn about recent changes that are now in effect for the Vermont commercial building energy standards specific to lighting & electrical vehicle installation requirements.
Video – CBES for Government Officials
Get an introduction to Commercial Building Energy Standards from Barry Murphy of the Vermont Public Service Department, and Charlie Carpenter with Efficiency Vermont. This training is geared for municipal officials, planning commissions, and energy committees.

2020 CBES Official Code Documents

2020 CBES ICC Code Book
Adopted State of Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards
2020 CBES Project Certificate
This certificate is for projects whose state or local permit application was submitted on or after September 1, 2020
 
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