Our Energy Efficiency Story

Why Energy Efficiency?

Energy efficient solutions can reduce the energy bill for many homeowners by 20-30%. When we use less energy, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the quality of our air, and help the economy by saving consumers and businesses millions of dollars in energy cost.

Our Energy Efficiency Story

BED is fortunate to be serving a city that prioritizes energy efficiency. The willingness of our customers to invest is a strong testament to the value that they place on these services. BED, too, feels that energy efficiency is pivotal to offering its customers high quality and affordable energy services and a secure, environmentally sound supply of electricity into the future, and is increasingly the cornerstone of BED's resource acquisition strategy.

Overall, effect has been dramatic. Annual electricity consumption in 2013 was less than in 1989. Thus, we have met the energy needs of a growing local economy over the last 19 years through efficiency! Energy efficiency investments save Burlington consumers more than $10.1 million of retail electric costs annually.

BED staff deliver a variety of commercial and residential energy efficiency programs within the City of Burlington, continuing to build on BED’s long history of past success in helping Burlington’s consumer-owners achieve energy efficiency in their businesses and homes. Efficiency Vermont (E-VT) provides these services for the rest of the state of Vermont.

BED and E-VT annually revise a very detailed coordination plan that seeks to maximize the benefits of synergism to both organizations, and ultimately to all of Vermont’s ratepayers. BED looks forward to continuing its successful partnership with E-VT, Vermont Gas Systems and the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s Weatherization Service. These partnerships are key to the constant improvement of energy efficiency program services that are delivered to Vermonters.

Please feel free to call 802-865-7362 or e-mail us if you want more information on any of our programs.

Annual Report

2015 - BED Energy Efficiency Annual Report

2014 - BED Energy Efficiency Annual Report