Official Rules

Terms & Conditions


  1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who enter at or at and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of Vermont who own an eligible property for the prize(s) (single family detached homes located in Vermont) and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Efficiency Vermont and VEIC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, trade partners (Efficiency Excellence Network), and suppliers (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agrees to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Efficiency Vermont as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

  3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on March 26, 2018 at 12PM Eastern Time (E.T.) and ending April 22, 2018 at 11:59PM E.T.

  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by uploading a video submission at The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Efficiency Vermont.

    One entry per household. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Efficiency Vermont.

  5. Prizes: One Grand Prize Winner (the “Winner”) will receive a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® project of up to $5,000 completed by a participating Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Efficiency Excellence Network (EEN) contractor of the Winner’s choosing, a free Nest smart thermostat (retail value up to $250) and installation, and up to 12 ENERGY STAR LEDs (total retail value up to $150) and installation, such project to completed by December 31, 2018. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR project includes performance testing, air sealing, and insulation installation. Winner may not apply for an Efficiency Vermont smart thermostat rebate or for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program incentives for this project.

    Three Second Prize winners will receive a free home energy audit (worth up to $500) performed by a participating Home Performance with ENERGY STAR EEN contractor (of winners’ choosing) and up to 12 ENERGY STAR LEDs (total retail value up to $150).

    Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Efficiency Vermont. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Efficiency Vermont’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Efficiency Vermont to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winners will be determined based on the number of votes in the video gallery posted at 11:59PM E.T. on April 22, 2018 under the supervision of Efficiency Vermont. In the event of a tie, a winner will be selected from the top vote-getters at the discretion of Efficiency Vermont. Winners will be notified via email by April 27, 2018 at 5PM EST. Efficiency Vermont shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 7 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT EFFICIENCY VERMONT’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

  8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Efficiency Vermont, anyone acting on behalf of Efficiency Vermont, and Efficiency Vermont’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. Without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.

    By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Efficiency Vermont. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Efficiency Vermont from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Efficiency Vermont may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

  9. Terms & Conditions: Efficiency Vermont reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Efficiency Vermont’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Efficiency Vermont may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Efficiency Vermont. Efficiency Vermont reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Efficiency Vermont has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Efficiency Vermont reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Efficiency Vermont and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

    Efficiency Vermont does not guarantee the performance of installed equipment expressly or implicitly, and will not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages of any kind in connection with the thermostat rebate program or in connection with the installation, implementation, or use of the equipment at the customer’s premises. In accepting these financial incentives, the customer (a) authorizes the release of any smart thermostat usage data, including customer name and address, to Efficiency Vermont and any approved contractor or other vendor providing services under this Efficiency Vermont program; (b) the customer agrees that Efficiency Vermont holds the sole rights to any electric system capacity credits and environmental credits associated with the energy efficiency measures for which incentives have been received ; and (c) agrees that Efficiency Vermont may contact the customer to provide information about additional programs and services that Efficiency Vermont may develop related to smart thermostats.

  11. Disputes: This Campaign is governed by the laws of the United States and Vermont, without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Vermont having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

  12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Efficiency Vermont website. To read the Privacy Policy, visit

  13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name(s) or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a self-addressed envelope to: Efficiency Vermont, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 401 Burlington, VT 05401. Requests must be received no later than April 31, 2018 at 5PM E.T.

  14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Efficiency Vermont, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 401 Burlington, VT 05401.

  15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Efficiency Vermont is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

  16. ___ By checking here, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.