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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 02/26/2013
Program Overview:
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Unspecified Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Maximum Incentive:$2,100
Installation Requirements:Comprehensive home energy efficiency project.
Must be performed by Efficiency Vermont approved Home Performance with Energy Star Contractor.
Funding Source:Efficiency Vermont Public Benefits Fund and Green Mountain Power Energy Efficiency Fund
Expiration Date:06/30/2013
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Efficiency Vermont works with homeowners on comprehensive energy efficiency projects and offers several incentives. The first step for individual homeowners is to contact Efficiency Vermont or select certified Home Performance with Energy Star contractor and conduct an energy audit. A list of certified contractors is available at the Efficiency Vermont website. The contractor will conduct and review the energy audit and will conduct associated tests.

There are several levels of incentives. If the efficiency upgrades meet the minimum requirement, $250 rebate is available. The minimum requirements include at least a 10% air leakage reduction (as verified by a blower-door test) and installation of health and safety upgrades. Additional incentives, up to the maximum of $2100, are available for additional air sealing improvements, insulation, heat distribution and system improvements, and comprehensive retrofits. Once the improvements are complete and certified improvements made, the contractor will provide the homeowner with rebate application materials.

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Efficiency Vermont
128 Lakeside Avenue
Suite 104
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (888) 921-5990
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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