Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Last DSIRE Review: 10/16/2012
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
||Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Indirect-Fired Hot Water Storage Tank, Tankless Water Heaters
||Residential, Construction, Multi-Family Residential
|Amount:||New Construction ENERGY STAR Homes: Contact Vermont Gas|
Hot Air Furnace: $100 - $400
Hot Water Boiler: $400 - $600
Steam Boiler: $150
Water Heater: $100
Indirect-Fired Hot Water Storage Tank: $100
Tankless Water Heater: $100
Drain Water Heat recovery: $200
|Equipment Requirements:||Hot Air Furnace: 90% + AFUE|
Hot Water Boiler: 87% + AFUE
Steam Boiler: 82% + AFUE
Indirect-Fired Hot Water Storage Tank: Heated by 87%+ AFUE boiler
Storage Water Heater: 40/50 gal. over .62 EF
Tankless Water Heater: over .82 EF
|Installation Requirements:||For new construction rebates: Home Energy Rating score of 75 points or less|
Forced-air heating: Hard-ducted cold air returns above the first floor
Heating equipment: Home must meet ENERGY STAR® qualifications
To be eligible, mechanical ventilation systems must meet the RBES requirements and Vermont Energy Code
The Equipment Replacement program offers rebates for residential customers who replace existing heating equipment or water heater with a more energy efficient one. Rebates vary depending on technology, from $100 for a water heater to $600 for a hot water boiler. All equipment must meet program efficiency requirements. Customers can use any contractor that is natural gas certified. Contractors should complete a Heat Loss Analysis to select appropriate equipment for the home.
Energy efficient new construction rebates are given to homeowners and builders through services provided to Vermont ENERGY STAR Homes participants, including no-cost technical assistance and home energy ratings, assistance complying with Vermont's Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES), free construction inspection to identify potential insulation and air leakage problems (Vermont Gas participants only), final inspection and blower door test for air tightness, cash incentives for meeting minimum program standards, and bonus incentives for installing efficient appliances and additional high efficiency lighting.
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