Whether you are acting as your own general contractor or hiring a builder, Efficiency Vermont offers technical assistance and incentives to build to a high level of energy efficiency through the nationally recognized Vermont ENERGY STAR Homes service.
If you want to assure that your new home is built to Vermont Residential Building Energy Standards (VT_RBES), ask your builder to participate in the Energy Code Plus service to ensure compliance with VT-RBES, often referred to as the "energy code." Technical assistance is provided at no cost and incentives are available for select energy efficiency upgrades.
Lighting accounts for about 20% of annual household electricity bills, or approximately $200 per year on average. Start saving today with energy-efficient lighting choices like CFLs and LEDs for your home.
Efficiency Vermont offers rebates on select ENERGY STAR models of refrigerators, clothes washers, and more. Look for the ENERGY STAR label and save.