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2017 Button Up Vermont – Sign Up Today!

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Kate Stephenson of the Montpelier Energy Committee buttons up.

Source: Rob Fish

Button Up Vermont is ready to help you stay warm and save money this season! Each fall, Efficiency Vermont, Burlington Electric Department, and other energy partners around the state, help thousands of Vermonters button up their homes for the winter.  This year, there's even more!

For individuals:  Check out a suggested list of quick-and-easy actions (below) that you can take to help your home stay cozy this winter.  Once you've completed them, enter them on the Community Energy Dashboard here.  Each action you enter qualifies you for a chance to win weekly Button Up prizes, like a smart thermostat or $500 toward a Home Performance Weatherization Project with Efficiency Vermont.  

For Energy Committees/Communities: Button Up offers a whole range of assistance to help you reach out to your community and neighbors to take action, stay warm and save. What does this mean?

  • BUTTON UP - Efficiency Vermont will provide free LEDs to community partners working at the local level to engage residents in the Button Up Vermont campaign. We will also provide educational materials, media, and social media support, as well as guidance and training to local energy committees.
  • YOU -  Energy committees will be asked to commit to implementing at least two community engagement activities of their choosing, such as organizing home energy parties, workshops, or tabling events. As part of this effort, residents will be asked to commit to undertaking one or more measures to reduce their heating load and then record their actions on the Community Energy Dashboard.

In addition, Efficiency Vermont and partners will place newspaper, digital, and social media ads to reach all Vermonters – with the majority of the paid media aimed toward directly supporting participating communities.

Questions? Community partner registration closes on September 30, 2017. Please contact Paul Markowitz at Efficiency Vermont at or 802-540-7608 with questions or more information. Community groups are now welcome to sign up to participate in the 2017 Button Up Vermont campaign. 

Want advice on what to do in your home? Call 888-921-5990 for answers and advice from an Efficiency Vermont energy specialist (Monday-Friday, 8-5).  If you live in Burlington, contact Burlington Electric Department at 802-865-7342.

Example of actions you can take (Click here to Enter):  

Weatherization: Talk w/ a Home Energy Expert

Weatherization: Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

Weatherization: DIY (Advanced)

Heat Equipment Upgrades & Improvements

Hot Water Efficiency