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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Vermont Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/10/2014
Program Overview:
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat recovery, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Indirect-Fired Hot Water Storage Tank, Tankless Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:New Construction ENERGY STAR Homes: Contact Vermont Gas
Hot Air Furnace: $100 - $400
Hot Water Boiler: $400 - $600
Steam Boiler: $150
Water Heater: $100
Indirect-Fired Hot Water Storage Tank: $100
Tankless Water Heater: $100
Drain Water Heat recovery: $200
Equipment Requirements:Hot Air Furnace: 90% + AFUE
Hot Water Boiler: 87% + AFUE
Steam Boiler: 82% + AFUE
Indirect-Fired Hot Water Storage Tank: Heated by 87%+ AFUE boiler
Storage Water Heater: 40/50 gal. over .62 EF
Tankless Water Heater: over .82 EF
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
Heating equipment: Home must meet ENERGY STARĀ® qualifications
To be eligible, mechanical ventilation systems must meet the RBES requirements and Vermont Energy Code
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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.

  Vermont Gas
HomeBase Programs
P.O. Box 467
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 863-4511
Web Site:
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