Vermont Programs


Efficiency Vermont

Efficiency Vermont is a statewide energy efficiency utility, providing sustainable energy solutions for all Vermonters including:

  • Education
  • Services
  • Rebates and Financing

Efficiency Vermont has in-house home energy raters (aka Energy Consultants). For more information contact: 888-921-5990

Residential New Construction Program

Efficiency VT has both a Single Family Program and a Muti-Family program, but there are not many HERS ratings associated with the Multi-Family Program. For more information on the Multi-Family program, contact Erin Cleere at 802-544-7702 or ecleere@veic.org. In the past, incentive levels were based on the HERS index, but now there are three main tier offerings, which are not based on the HERS index.

Three Main Tier Offerings:

  • Efficiency VT Certified (now has two paths for completion)
    • Rating Path -$400 completion incentives and rating certificates OR
    • Prescriptive Path - $800 (must get required inspections and performance testing, but does not need full HERS rating)
    • $800 continuous insulation bonus available
      • updated requirements now include air leakage and ventilation testing
  • ENERGY STAR Certified
    • $500 completion incentives and rating certificates
    • $800 continuous insulation bonus available
      • updated requirements now include air leakage and ventilation testing 
  • High Performance Home (for those building very efficient homes and Net-Zero ready.)
    • $2000 completion incentives and rating certificates

Utility Partnerships

 Partners will pay completion incentives for their customers, in addition to what Efficiency Vermont pays.

  • Vermont Gas Systems
    • $500 completion incentive
    • $300 bonus if the home has drain water heat-recovery system
  • Burlington Electric Department
    • Pays same incentives (for whichever tier the home meets)
  • Washington Electric Cooperative
    • $500 completion incentive
    • Additional $500 if customers have HRV/ERV​

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