Vermont Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Program (Vermont)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Vermont Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Construction, Multi-Family Residential, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Indirect-Fired Hot Water Storage Tank, Tankless Water Heaters|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| New Construction ENERGY STAR Homes: Contact Vermont Gas|
Hot Air Furnace: $100 - $400
|Equipment Requirements|| Hot Air Furnace: 90% + AFUE|
Hot Water Boiler: 87% + AFUE
|Installation Requirements|| For new construction rebates: Home Energy Rating score of 75 points or less|
Forced-air heating: Hard-ducted cold air returns above the first floor
|Program Administrator||HomeBase Programs|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-04-17|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-10-16|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
The Equipment Replacement program offers rebates for residential customers who replace existing heating equipment or water heater with a more energy efficient one. Rebates vary depending on technology, from $100 for a water heater to $600 for a hot water boiler. All equipment must meet program efficiency requirements. Customers can use any contractor that is natural gas certified. Contractors should complete a Heat Loss Analysis to select appropriate equipment for the home.
Energy efficient new construction rebates are given to homeowners and builders through services provided to Vermont ENERGY STAR Homes participants, including no-cost technical assistance and home energy ratings, assistance complying with Vermont's Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES), free construction inspection to identify potential insulation and air leakage problems (Vermont Gas participants only), final inspection and blower door test for air tightness, cash incentives for meeting minimum program standards, and bonus incentives for installing efficient appliances and additional high efficiency lighting.
|Contact Name||Vermont Gas|
|Address||P.O. Box 467|
|Place||South Burlington, Vermont|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.