Vermont Gas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (Vermont)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Vermont

Name Vermont Gas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Fed. Government, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Custom/Others pending approval, Furnaces, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Infrared Radiant Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount New Construction: Custom incentives and analysis

Hot Air Furnace 90% to 92% AFUE: $100
Hot Air Furnace 92.1% to 93.9 AFUE: $300
Hot Air Furnace over 94% AFUE: $400
Water Heater 0.62 Energy Factor (EF): $100
Water Heater over 94% Thermal Efficiency: $500 Indirect-fired Water Heater: $100
Tankless Water Heater over 0.82 EF: $100
Unit Heaters 130,000 BTUH: $300
Unit Heaters over 130,000 BTUH: $400
Infrared Radiant Heaters: $400
Boilers 300 MBH over 87% AFUE: $550
Boilers 300 MBH over 92% AFUE: $1000
CO2 Sensor Control NA: $250
Energy Star Commercial Steam Cooker over 40% EF: $500
Energy Star Commercial Oven over 38% EF: $750
Energy Star Fryolator over 50% EF: $500
Energy Star Griddle: $125

Equipment Requirements Indirect-fired Water Heater Standby must connect to 87% AFUE boiler

Ovens must be Energy Star listed

Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Installation Requirements Small Business Equipment Rebates in existing buildings: must be a commercial customer of Vermont Gas with a G1, G2, G3, or G4 natural gas rate.

Maximum Incentive If rebate amount exceeds $1,000, prior approval and an incentive agreement will be required.

Program Administrator Vermont Gas

References DSIRE[1]


Vermont Gas (VGS) offers two energy efficiency programs for commercial customers: the WorkPlace New Construction Program and the WorkPlace Equipment Replacement and Retrofit Program.

The VGS WorkPlace New Construction Program provides information, consultation, and financial assistance for owners, architects, engineers, or developers interested in making new buildings energy efficient. Services include: technical information and support, engineering analysis, financial incentives, networking, and advising. For more information on financial incentives, interested customers should contact the Commercial Energy Services Representative listed below or go to the web site above to fill out an online request for a walk through audit.

The WorkPlace Equipment Replacement and Retrofit Program is designed for its commercial and industrial customers who are considering renovating buildings or replacing equipment. The program offers rebates on a variety of energy efficient technologies ranging from steam boilers to pool heaters. For a complete list of technologies eligible for rebates see the web site provided above. In order to qualify for this program, customers must contact a VGS Commercial Energy Services Representative prior to replacing the piece of equipment. If a high efficiency piece of equipment is available for the application, a VGS Energy Services Representative will calculate the natural gas savings and the customer will be offered a rebate to install the high efficiency piece of equipment. Actual contractor pricing may be used to confirm the feasibility of a project and help determine the rebate. Once a contract is executed, a VGS representative performs an energy efficiency inspection and a rebate check is issued.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Ray Keller
Department Vermont Gas
Division WorkPlace Programs
Address P.O. Box 467
Place South Burlington, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05403
Phone (802) 863-4511 Ext:389
Phone 2 (800) 639-2112

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"