Button Up Vermont is a multi-pronged program to help Vermont homeowners save money by saving energy. Button Up Vermont’s signature programming is to offer workshops for homeowners to help them better understand the steps they can take to make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable. Button Up Vermont also works to increase public awareness and investment in energy efficiency.
October 5 is a statewide Button Up Vermont Day of Action to mobilize more people to participate in this important cost-saving and climate benefiting solution. Volunteer and join a Button Up Vermont action event in your community – or create one yourself! Find out more information here.
Stay tuned for future Button Up Vermont workshops near you. We offer two workshop options; a 90-minute in-depth option, and our abbreviated 45-minute option, ideal for a one-hour lunch-and-learn. With 30 minutes added for a question and answer period, the 90-minute workshop runs about 2 hours. The 45-minute workshop is about 1 hour with questions and answers, so it is the perfect format for a company lunch program. Both versions are taught by a local professional certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). It’s designed for Vermont homeowners, in layman’s language, and has plenty of information to help you take effective actions in your home – starting with an energy assessment.
It starts with an overview of the ways Vermont homes use energy, and the opportunities for each of us to save on heating and cooling energy. In the presentation, the presenter will explain the way your house works as a system to move air through the building, and explain how proper air-sealing and insulation can work to reduce your home’s energy needs.
Both versions allow for a Q&A time, and attendees will be able to get their questions answered and figure out the resources they need to get started on saving energy and saving money.