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Vermont homes and buildings featured in new book on net-zero energy use

New_net_zeroThe goals for green building are no longer low energy but net-zero energy use. The New New Net Zero, by William Maclay and Maclay Architects, features several prominent Vermont buildings and homes to illustrate the possibilities of net-zero design

Two Vermont organizations recognized as national Green Building Standards Partners of Excellence

NGBSSnyder Homes of Shelburne and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation of Burlington were recognized as National Green Building Standards Partners of Excellence last week.

Vermont Residential and Commercial Energy Code under revision

DPSThe Vermont Department of Public Service is currently in the process of working with stakeholders to update the Vermont Residential and Commercial Energy Code. An updated version of the proposed Code will be made available soon.

Smart financing promotes smart energy use in Vermont

energy moneyResidential energy efficiency projects are underway around the state as a result of $6.5 million allocated last year by the Vermont legislature to create lending opportunities that encourage smart energy use.   State Treasurer Beth Pearce

Call for entries for the 2014 Residential Energy Efficiency Awards

awardThe State and Local Energy Report is calling for entries to this year's Residential Energy Efficiency Awards.  The awards began in 2008 to recognize the best projects that leverage government funds to improve the efficiency of the country’s housing stock.

Efficiency Vermont launches community partnership grants

Efficiency Vermont has launched a new grant program for non-profit organizations that serve low-income Vermonters.

Natural gas rate for lower-income Vermont Gas customers available

Effective July 1, 2013, lower-income Vermont Gas customers may qualify for a special rate that is 20% less expensive than the standard residential rate.

Governor signs legislation to promote energy efficiency and clean energy for Vermont homes, farms and businesses

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed three bills yesterday that promote energy efficiency and clean energy for homes, farms and businesses.

Join the Vermont Home Energy Challenge

Weatherize 3% of the homes in your community and help your neighbors reduce their energy bills by participating in the 2013 Vermont Home Energy Challenge. Efficiency Vermont, in partnership with the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network, is seeking loc

Task force calls for comprehensive and rapid weatherization of Vermont buildings

Investing in thermal efficiency improvements—primarily air sealing, insulation, and heating system replacements—can dramatically reduce a home’s heating energy use.   An estimated 62,000 single and multi-family homes in Vermont will require energy effic

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