Energy Code Assistance
Get free technical assistance to meet the Vermont energy code
The Energy Code Assistance Center provides free technical assistance on how to meet the requirements of the current Vermont Residential Building Energy Standards. Call the Energy Code Assistance Center at 855-887-0673.
Get a free handbook
The Vermont Residential Building Energy Code Handbook is a home builder’s guide to meeting Vermont Residential Builiding Energy Standards (VT-RBES). The handbook provides step-by-step instructions on how to meet the energy code requirements. It puts all the information you need to know about Vermont’s Energy Code for residential construction into one publication.
Energy Code Training and Technical Resources
About the residential code
The Vermont Residential Energy Code — officially called the Vermont Residential Building Energy Standards (VT-RBES) is a minimum standard of energy efficiency that applies to virtually all new residential construction, renovations, alterations, and repairs in Vermont. Today, VT-RBES requirements represent an increase in energy efficiency that, for the first time, pushes the energy code requirements beyond long held conventional insulation and construction practice. This increase in efficiency will result in a reduction in energy use and lower home operating costs for the homeowner. New air sealing requirements will also lead to homes that are more comfortable to live in.
For more information about this state law, visit the Vermont Department of Public Service website.