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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Report from Efficiency Vermont’s Better Buildings by Design Conference

Burlington, Vermont – Day 1 • Feb. 3, 2016

Reporting on the Keynote address and three workshops, Jim Stiles was there, to represent Green Energy Times:

The keynote was good (hey, Bill McKibben is dynamite). I think the only news was that he was not thrilled with Paris. He pointed out:

We […]

Efficiency Vermont’s Better Building by Design

Feb. 3 & 4, 2016

Efficiency Vermont’s Better Building by Design (BBD) Conference and Trade Show is coming right up – on Feb. 3 & 4, 2016, at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington, Vermont!

This is an incredible event that you don’t want to miss. […]

Heat Pumps: How They Work and Why They Are So Efficient

By Jake Marin, Efficiency Vermont HVAC Program Manager

When most people think of electric heat; efficient and inexpensive are not the first words that come to mind. However, with current heat pump technology, this is exactly what you get. In Vermont, air- source heat pumps (also known as mini-splits or ductless heat pumps) have garnered […]

GMP Upgrades Hydro Plant at Otter Creek

Green Mountain Power has doubled hydro generation at the hydro plant in Proctor, adding significant low cost, renewable energy for Vermonters

Rutland, Vt. –Green Mountain Power has just completed an improvement project to its 110-year-old hydro plant on the Otter Creek in Proctor that will mean more renewable, low-cost hydro power for GMP […]

Heat Pump Clothes Dryers:

New Cutting Edge Appliances Use 40% Less Energy!

Neale Lunderville, General Manager of BED, Liz Gamache, Director of Efficiency Vermont, Lee Owen, Bouchard-Pierce General Manager. Photo courtesy Efficiency Vermont

By N. R. Mallery

A winner of the 2014 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award, heat pump clothes dryers combine the cutting edge efficiency […]

More cuts to energy efficiency on the table

Hello,

I’m writing because I need your help right now to protect a proposal that would help tens of thousands of Vermonters cut their energy use.

On Tuesday, the House is set to cast their final vote on a critical renewable energy bill (H.40), which would require Vermont utilities to provide their customers […]

Last Minute, Legislative Assault on Energy Efficiency

Take Action – Support Efficiency

Yesterday the House Ways and Means committee voted to pass an amendment that would limit Efficiency Vermont’s electric efficiency work. That work has saved Vermonters nearly $850 million. If enacted, this provision would increase the amount of money Vermonters spend on energy by $10-$14 million in the next 10 years.

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PASSIVE HOUSE AWARD

MIDDLESEX PASSIVE HOUSE RECEIVES “BEST OF THE BEST” AWARD FROM EFFICIENCY VERMONT

Burlington: On Wednesday, Feb. 4, Efficiency Vermont will present members of Montpelier Construction with three awards, including “Best of the Best for Innovation in a New Residential Construction” for the Whitchurch Passive House Cottage in Middlesex.

This single-family dwelling, completed in 2014, utilizes […]

Let’s Talk Energy Efficiency in Vermont

Join Efficiency VT for a series of forums.

Save the Date: 5 Towns—3 Year Plan—1 Vermont

We are creating a three year plan for Vermont’s Energy Efficiency Utility. And we want your input. Join us at one of five Community Forums we are hosting around the state. Presented & moderated by […]