Efficiency Vermont has been providing incentives on a suite of core appliances, starting with clothes washers, since as early as 2000! That is almost 20 years of offering rebates to customers to encourage energy-efficient buying practices. As products evolve and new technology comes on the market, we adjust our program as needed.
Therefore, as of July 15, we are retiring post-purchase direct-to-customer rebates for refrigerators, clothes washers, and some clothes dryers. We will still be supporting these products, but through a different program that will allow us to continue to influence energy efficiency in these products while also shifting support to new cutting-edge technologies. This new program, ENERGY STAR® Retail Products Platform, is a national collaborative effort to leverage energy efficiency programs at retail, with the goal of increasing the sale and use of ENERGY STAR® certified products. We have been testing this new program at several Vermont retailers since 2016 and are excited to sign on new retailers with an enhanced version of the program for July 15.
We will continue to support post-purchase direct-to-customer rebates on the following products:
How does the ENERGY STAR® Retail Products Platform work?
Efficiency Vermont will provide monetary incentives and merchandising materials to retailers who agree to promote and sell eligible ENERGY STAR® certified products. Retailers can use the Efficiency Vermont incentive in any way they choose. For example, they might choose to:
The choice is yours-we are relying on you, as our trusted partners and experts, to determine the best way to sell energy-efficient products to our mutual customers.
For sales starting July 15, Efficiency Vermont will provide incentives on the following products as listed on the Efficiency Vermont Qualified Products List (QPL) to participating retail partners.
|Soundbar||Advanced||ENERGY STAR® + 50%|
|Air Cleaner||Basic||ENERGY STAR® + 30%|
|Air Cleaner||Advanced||ENERGY STAR® + 50%|
|Freezer||Advanced||ENERGY STAR® + 5%|
|Room AC||Basic||ENERGY STAR®|
|Room AC||Advanced||ENERGY STAR® + Connected|
|Electric Dryer||Basic||ENERGY STAR®|
|Electric Dyer||Advanced||ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient|
|Clothes Washer||Basic||ENERGY STAR®|
|Clothes Washer||Advanced||ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient|
|Refrigerator||Advanced||ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient|
|Dehumidifier||Advanced||ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient|
To learn more about the ENERGY STAR® Retail Products Platform, please see your Efficiency Vermont Account Manager.