Home > Partner Resources > ENERGY STAR Awards > Efficiency Vermont

Efficiency Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Efficiency Vermont and Vermont Gas Systems are utilities that provide financial and technical assistance to help Vermont residents reduce energy costs through energy-efficient equipment, lighting, pre-construction consultation, and renovation incentives. Efficiency Vermont and Vermont Gas Systems are receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for their demonstrated long-term commitment and participation in the ENERGY STAR New Homes program. Key achievements in 2011 include:

 

         Enrolling 500 homes and completing 229 ENERGY STAR certified homes, which averaged a HERS Index of 56, a 3.4-percent increase in efficiency from 2010.

         Hosting and presenting seven ENERGY STAR Version 3 training sessions throughout Vermont. Sessions were attended by builders, town officials, architects, and HVAC contractors.

         Launching an updated website with content highlighting information for new construction customers and plans for ENERGY STAR Version 3.

         Conducting numerous consumer outreach through various media, and developing a process to create case studies to highlight in advertisements and articles in local trade publications.

         Performing a comprehensive study of the Vermont market to evaluate how it compares to other states in terms of energy efficiency, and using conclusions from this study to inform future marketing efforts.