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What happened at Better Buildings by Design 2017

On February 1st Efficiency Vermont's 16th Better Buildings by Design (BBD) conference kicked off in South Burlington, VT. This annual event brings together partners from the building, design, and …

Spring 2017 EEN Business Updates

Modern Wood Heat Contractors are welcome to join the HVAC Trade Group. We’ve expanded the EEN to represent New Construction, specifically Residential New Construction. If you have any …

Dave Keefe receives the Linda Wigington Leadership Award

The Linda Wigington Leadership Award celebrates visionary leaders doing extraordinary work to strengthen the home performance and weatherization industry. This award showcases individual …

2017 EEN Appreciation Event Recap

The second annual Efficiency Excellence Network (EEN) Appreciation Event was held this past February 1 at the Windjammer Restaurant in South Burlington. Over 60 EEN members gathered to celebrate a …

Commercial and Mixed Use Deep Retrofit Opportunity

Do you have a commercial or mixed use customer who wants to be an energy leader? Have you seen a building that has lots of fuel and electrical opportunity? If so, please encourage your customer to …

Submit Your Professional Credits

It’s time to submit your annual documentation! We will be contacting you soon for any information we may need. One of the global requirements for maintaining EEN Membership is submitting 5 …

Upcoming Trainings: March 2017

We have two trainings scheduled for March – please register online today! Financing Home Energy Projects: What Contractors Should Know Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 7:30 am to 10:00 am Lake …

Upstream Incentive Rebate Updates

In October of 2016, Efficiency Vermont increased rebate levels for two upstream HVAC offerings: Heat Pump Water Heaters and Cold Climate Heat Pumps. These “enhanced” rebates were set to …

Special Offers for EEN Members Only

Better Buildings by Design 2017 1000+ attendees. 40+ workshops. 50+ exhibitors. Better Buildings by Design is the region’s premier design and construction conference, which features …

2017 Efficiency Vermont Program Updates

Efficient Products Smart Thermostats: Up to $150 off from Efficiency Vermont – a discount of 60% or more! Smart thermostats are one of the most affordable ways to make a big difference in …

Installer Highlight: Vermont Heat Pump, LLC

Pat Perry owns Vermont Heat Pump, LLC, in Shelburne, Vermont, and installs Fujitsu units exclusively. What is your background? PP: I worked as an electrical engineer at IBM for 30 years, and …

The EEN Welcomes a New Look

The Efficiency Excellence Network logo has been redesigned and we’ve created all kinds of merchandise for members to wear and use. Be your own best advertising You can now let your customers …

A Customer’s Story: The Heat Saver Loan

Sarah Flack is a homeowner who worked with an Efficiency Excellence Network contractor—Jacob Racusin of New Frameworks Natural Design/Build—to make much needed improvements to her house …

Increased Building Systems Efficient Product Discounts

As of October 1st, 2016, higher discount amounts are available for qualified Cold Climate Heat Pumps and Heat Pump Water Heaters. In addition, other new Efficiency Vermont program offerings have …

Attend BuildingEnergy conferences for free

Vermont residents enrolled in a non-degree course that will improve employability or encourage further study can apply for a grant of up to $2,500 per year.   Which means, Vermont residents …

Welcome to the new Trade Ally Account Manager

Brian Sweeney has recently joined the Efficiency Excellence Network team. Brian has apprenticed as an electrician and worked selling coatings with for Sherwin Williams for 15 years. Brian’s …

Interview with John Nielsen of Mountain Air

John Nielsen is the Senior Energy Services Consultant for Mountain Air, an Efficiency Excellence Network business specializing in HVAC and custom mechanical systems design and installation. Tell me …

What are LED impostors, and why should you care?

Cheap, low-quality LED bulbs are flooding the market and, at Efficiency Vermont, we’re taking it pretty seriously. Historically, the LEDs on the market have been ENERGY STAR® certified, …

Opportunities for EEN professional credits

In addition, numerous non-Efficiency Vermont trainings are offered throughout the year and many are eligible for EEN professional credits. The EEN defines a Professional Credit as completing …

EEN Appreciation Event Recap

The first annual Efficiency Excellence Network (EEN) Appreciation Event was held this past February 3 at the Windjammer Restaurant in South Burlington. Over 50 EEN members gathered to celebrate a …

A Conversation with Vermont Contractor Jay Hammond

Efficiency Excellence Network member Jay Hammond, President of Colchester’s Hammond Electric, Inc., shared a bit about himself and his company with us. How long have you been in the business, …

Lighting Power Density Tool

Maximize the energy efficiency of your design, with our Lighting Power Density (LPD) Tool —a downloadable Excel-based tool managed and provided by Efficiency Vermont. With all of the options …

A Conversation with Vermont Contractor John Carter

We recently sat down with John Carter, owner and operator of Arctic Air, to ask him a few questions. How long have you been in the business, and what led you here? JC: I actually started off …

Insulation and Air Sealing Tips

Get some quick tips on air sealing and insulating walls, attics, and foundations.

A Conversation with Bill Morrissey

We recently sat down with member contractor Bill Morrissey, to ask him a few questions. How long have you been in the business, and what led you here? Eight years ago, I was doing general …

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