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Burlington's Net Zero Energy goal is to reduce and eventually eliminate fossil fuel usage in heating and ground transportation.​

We will achieve this by reducing our total energy usage across electric, thermal and ground transportation while sourcing our entire energy supply for these sectors from renewables.

Transitioning away from carbon emitting fossil fuels has many environmental, social and economic benefits. For example, as we move away from fossil fuels and efficiently electrify our buildings and vehicles, we’ll reduce our city’s greenhouse emissions that lead to climate change, improve our air quality and public health, reduce congestion, and have safer and more comfortable homes and work spaces. Furthermore, by producing or securing more and more electricity closer to home, NZE will keep more dollars local, essentially growing the local economy and generating more local jobs.

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Net Zero Energy Events

We will be at events around Burlington to talk about the barriers and opportunities to engage in becoming a Net Zero Energy city and hearing your thoughts on these goals.
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Drive Electric Vermont

  4:00pm - 9:00pm
Burlington High School, 52 Institute Rd, Burlington, VT

Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so. Several EVs will be on display. This event is part of a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more, including BED’s incentives and technical support.


Zero Energy Modular Home Demo

  5:00pm - 7:00pm
Burlington Electric Department, 585 Pine Street, Burlington

Tour a zero energy modular (ZEM) home, built by Vermod, a Vermont company that designs and builds ZEM homes that are energy efficient, comfortable, durable, and provide high indoor air quality. ZEMs utiltize solar, heat pump, and battery storage technology.

  • Friday, September 20, 5 to 7
  • Saturday, September 21, 10 to 5
  • Sunday, September 22, 10 to 5
Miro Weinberger

Live @ 5:25

  5:25pm - 5:55pm
Channel 17, Burlington, Vermont

We invite the community to tune in to the Mayor’s monthly TV show on Channel 17 to learn all about the Net Zero Energy Roadmap announcement earlier this month. Learn about the findings set forth in the Roadmap that will guide Burlington along its journey to eliminate fossil fuels in the heating and ground transportation sectors by 2030.


EAN Speaker Series – Burlington’s NZE Roadmap

  5:00pm - 6:30pm
Queen City Brewery, 703 Pine Street, Burlington

Energy Action Network invites BED’s General Manager, Darren Springer and Jennifer Green, Director of Sustainability and Workforce Vitality, to discuss the NZE Roadmap with EAN members and others during their monthly speaker series.

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