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ENERGY EFFICIENCY INCENTIVES, REBATES AND INFORMATION

Special Rebates on Advanced Power Strips
Buy an Advanced Power Strip with a rebate, and stop wasting electricity. When you turn off appliances and equipment  - like televisions, game consoles, computers, etc. – many of them keep using electricity. Game consoles, like the Xbox360 or Playstation, draw 120-150 watts of electricity when in use – but they can also use up to 150 watts of electricity when they’re supposed to be off. This can add up to more than $100 per year on your electric bill. So instead plug them into a power strip and then turn the power strip off. This way you have completely shut off the flow of electricity.
 
Find specially priced advanced power strips at participating Vermont retailers and online. Check out the select models that are eligible for a rebate. Buying one of these models can save you up to $14 off the regular price.
 
Remember, Burlington Electric Department is the energy efficiency utility for Burlington. Efficiency Vermont is the EEU for the rest of the state. For more information, call Ginny Thiels at 802-865-7342 or email gthiels@burlingtonelectric.com.
 
Current Prescriptive Incentives
Residential Customers,
Please visit the Owner Occupied Homes or Rental Apartment Customer pages for current incentives. 
 
Commercial customers,
Please choose from the links below to download rebate forms and eligible equipment lists.
 
HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning)
Click here for rebate form.
 
LED Lighting
Click here for rebate form.

Lighting
Click here for rebate form
 

Compressed Air Systems
Click here for rebate form and information.
 
Rental Property Owners / Apartment Buildings
Click here for rebate form.
Rebates are being offered for new, energy-efficient refrigeration and ventilation equipment, as well as free lighting and water conservation equipment for existing Vermont rental properties.
For information on the installation of fans, click here.
 

VEDA Loan Program for Energy Efficiency Improvements

Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is now offering the Vermont Business Energy Conservation Loan Program.

VEDA, in cooperation with Efficiency Vermont and BED, has available a $1 million low-interest loan fund for Vermont business projects that improve energy efficiency and conserve energy.

This program may make loans ranging from $5,000 up to a maximum of $150,000. The program may fund up to 75 percent of the cost of a project.

Eligible Borrowers
Businesses must be 51 percent owned by U.S. citizens. This includes (but is not limited to) companies engaged in the following industries: manufacturing, processing of assembly of products, hospitality, service providers, farms and retail. Non-profit businesses are also eligible. Loans may not be made for improvements to public buildings including public schools. Multi-family properties are not eligible.

Loan funds may be used to purchase and install thermal envelope improvements, power, heating, ventilation and cooling system improvements, lighting, and new HVAC equipment that are certified as energy-efficient by BED or E-VT.

The maximum loan term will be five years, but in certain cases loans may be amortized over 10 years.

Interest rate on the loan for the first three years will be Prime Rate as published in the Wall Street Journal minus 3 percent, adjusted as Wall Street Journal Prime Rate changes.

For more information click here
 
Applications may be completed on-line. Download a form at www.veda.org, or contact VEDA's office in Montpelier.

Suggested Steps
First, call BED at 802-865-7342 or email EEinfo@burlingtonelectric.com.  We can provide technical assistance and review your plans. If appropriate, coordinate with VGS. We will provide savings estimates, let you know about any available incentives, and provide certification to VEDA that the project is energy efficient.


Current Federal Tax Credits for Energy Improvements

The federal government currently offers tax credits for several kinds of energy efficiency improvements and for the installation of renewable energy equipment.

Read more about federal tax credits for energy improvements at www.energystar.gov/taxcredits.



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