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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Business Energy Conservation Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/20/2012
Program Overview:
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, CHP/Cogeneration, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Agricultural Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Cool Roof
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Agricultural
Amount:$5,000 to $150,000
Maximum Incentive:$150,000
Terms:5-year loan term (may be amortized up to ten years), interest rate is VEDA's Small Business Index minus 1.5% for five years then adjusting to variable Small Business Loan Program Index Rate. Closing fees apply to all loans.
Program Budget:$1 million
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The Vermont Business Energy Conservation Loan Program is a joint-effort between Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Economic Development Authority. Vermont businesses (including non-profits) involved in manufacturing (or processing and assembly of products), hospitality, services, farms, and retail are eligible, as long as they are 51% owned by US Citizens. Projects must improve the energy efficiency of the building, and improvements to thermal envelope, power, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, lighting, and energy efficiency HVAC equipment are generally eligible. In addition, companies who conduct energy audits would be eligible for loans on equipment needed to carry out their work. Efficiency Vermont will verify the cost-effectiveness of the proposed efficiency upgrades as part of the application process. Loan applicants are encouraged to also apply for Efficiency Vermont incentives to lower the overall amount of the loan.

  Bill Roberts
Vermont Economic Development Authority
58 East State Street
Suite 5
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-5627
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