Creation Care —Vermont

Vermont Energy Efficiency Resources

For all Vermonters hoping to reduce energy costs

Do it yourself projects, rebates, advise, energy audits, lists of contractors (check out with people you know who have used them, or ask for references.). Remember you save $1.50 on every $1 you spend!

Electric/energy efficient vehicles

Info on all things about Electric Vehicles(EV) including rebates by income. 
Rebates for cars, motorcycles, and electric bikes!  
Driving an electric vehicle in Vermont is like paying $1.50 a gallon for gasoline, and there are fewer repairs/maintenance needed; 60% of Vermonters lease their electric car.  
 
For low income Vermonters there is help to purchase a used hybrid or EV car. Covers all Vermont counties.
Driving an electric car is like paying $1.50 a gallon for gasoline and repair costs are much lower.  Most people don’t drive over 35 miles a day, and most EV have a much longer range than that.
 
Coming Soon: Replace Your Ride  — an incentive program passed in 2022 to help low-income Vermonters trade in an inefficient car for one that gets better milage. Learn more 
 
Remember there are Federal rebates in addition to state rebates for Electric vehicles. Federal incentives

Weatherization and Heat System Upgrades Services

For low- and moderate-income people

Each nonprofit listed below has guidelines on who qualifies. It is based on income and number of people in the household. Many homes report 35% savings after receiving help.  You will be more comfortable, save money, increase the value of your home, lower emissions and help others keep their electric rates low.  Property owners who rent to people who qualify also get these services for free.

Visit your local weatherization agency's webpage to learn how to apply and where to learn more:

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WEATHERIZATION OFFICE
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Bennington & Rutland counties
List of towns served by BROC.

BROC Weatherization

BROC Application Forms

 

Central VT
List of towns served by Capstone.

Capstone Weatherization

Capstone Application Forms

 

Northeast Kingdom
List of towns served by NETO.

NETO Weatherization

NETO Application Forms

 

Northwest Vermont
List of towns served by CVOEO.

Champlain Valley Weatherization

Champlain Valley Application Forms

 

Southeast Vermont
List of towns served by SEVCA.

SEVCA Weatherization
SEVCA Application Forms

If you are a house of worship: 

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light can guide houses of worship on going green. They have grants for energy audits for houses of worship and/or parsonages and some grant money to help pay for energy efficiency work.   

If you are retired clergy:

The Preachers' Aid Society of New England allows you to draw up to $15,000, over ten years in very low interests loans to help you make your retirement home more efficient. Many things from window shades to heat pumps and solar qualify. Learn more