Vermont Couples DHP Incentives with Weatherization

Building Efficiency

Vt. program could grow to meet heat pump boom

Rutland Herald, April 12, 2014

Money from Vermont’s statewide energy efficiency program could be used to install electric heat pumps — and insulation in the houses that receive them — under legislation endorsed Friday by the Vermont Senate.

The program, Efficiency Vermont, traditionally used money raised through a charge on electric bills to help people install more efficient lighting, appliances and business equipment.

In 2008, the Legislature expanded the program’s mission to include thermal efficiency — insulation of buildings to save on heat — but required funding for that effort come from sources other than the charge on electric bills.

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