Efficiency Vermont

Winooski, Vermont


Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

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Efficiency Vermont is a statewide, regulated energy efficiency utility. Efficiency Vermont successfully adapted its ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR programs to reach more low- to moderate-income customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key 2020 accomplishments include:

  • Leveraging ENERGY STAR as a common denominator to assure customer satisfaction and quality, enhancing its online and in-store marketing presence to incentivize the purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products, and delivering net annualized savings of more than 83,000 MWh.
  • Partnering with 90 distributors to implement nine midstream programs for products including ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters, connected lamps and fixtures, and commercial food service equipment, resulting in combined savings of more than 25,000 net MWh savings for businesses.
  • Increasing the number of ENERGY STAR certified homes receiving program incentives by 60 percent—with half of homes constructed for income-eligible homeowners—and committing additional resources to support the construction of zero-energy modular homes that pursue ENERGY STAR certification.
  • Increasing incentives, expanding loan eligibility, and offering zero-percent financing for low- to moderate-income households to complete an estimated 1,300 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR projects, and developing a comprehensive media campaign to raise consumer awareness of enhanced offerings, generating 8 million media impressions.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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