Vermont Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Program (Vermont)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Vermont

Name Vermont Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Indirect-Fired Hot Water Storage Tank, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount New Construction ENERGY STAR Homes: Contact Vermont Gas

Hot Air Furnace: $100 - $400
Hot Water Boiler: $400 - $600
Steam Boiler: $150
Water Heater: $100
Indirect-Fired Hot Water Storage Tank: $100
Tankless Water Heater: $100
Drain Water Heat recovery: $200

Equipment Requirements Hot Air Furnace: 90% + AFUE

Hot Water Boiler: 87% + AFUE
Steam Boiler: 82% + AFUE
Water Heater: 40/50 gal. over .62 EF
Tankless Water Heater: over .82 EF

Installation Requirements For new construction rebates: Home Energy Rating score of 75 points or less

Forced-air heating: Hard-ducted cold air returns above the first floor
Heating equipment: Home must meet ENERGY STAR® qualifications
To be eligible, mechanical ventilation systems must meet the RBES requirements and Vermont

Program Administrator HomeBase Programs

References DSIRE[1]


The Equipment Replacement program offers rebates for residential customers who replace existing heating equipment or water heater with a more energy efficient one. Rebates vary depending on technology, from $100 for a water heater to $600 for a hot water boiler. All equipment must meet program efficiency requirements. Customers can use any contractor that is natural gas certified. Contractors should complete a Heat Loss Analysis to select appropriate equipment for the home.

Energy efficient new construction rebates are given to homeowners and builders through services provided to Vermont ENERGY STAR Homes participants, including no-cost technical assistance and home energy ratings, assistance complying with Vermont's Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES), free construction inspection to identify potential insulation and air leakage problems (Vermont Gas participants only), final inspection and blower door test for air tightness, cash incentives for meeting minimum program standards, and bonus incentives for installing efficient appliances and additional high efficiency lighting.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Vermont Gas
Department HomeBase Programs
Address P.O. Box 467
Place South Burlington, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05403
Phone (802) 863-4511


  • 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)"