It has never been a better time to weatherize your home. Help your neighbors use less energy to heat and cool their homes.
You can bring Button Up Vermont to your community in 2019. Apply by 9/17.
Welcome to Button Up 2019! This year we are keeping it simple. You’ll see below, we're working to make it easy for every community in Vermont to participate in the Button Up campaign. The biggest change from last year is bigger incentives. Moderate income Vermonters can get 50% of their project costs covered, up to $4,000.00. There is a 0% financing option for the rest of the cost with the Heat Saver Loan. Higher income earners can get up to $2000 back on up to 50% of their project costs and there are low interest market rate loans available. Read more about the incentive details here.
Host a community engagement activity between mid-September and end of November.
The opportunity this year is simple.
Pick one or both:
Host an expert-led Step Up to Button Up workshop:
- This workshop is a short presentation from an Efficiency Vermont expert, with a focus on the question and answer section. It's great no matter where a resident is in the process of weatherization, whether they have no idea what the word weatherization means or they have DIYed their whole home!
- Already done a workshop like this in your community? If your neighbors need something new, let's talk about what might be a good fit.
Organize an energy-efficient home tour:
- Celebrate your past Button Up successes by finding a homeowner who has done a weatherization project.
- Invite the community to experience in a hands on way how different home energy projects can make an impact.
New Home Energy Visit Offer: No matter which way you choose to participate, you'll be able to offer your neighbors a free home energy visit (though there are only 500 for the whole state). We heard your feedback last year that contractors were not able to fulfill the free visits quickly enough. To make sure these get done, staff at Efficiency Vermont will visit participants' homes to review their opportunities to save and make recommendations that include all available rebates. We'll also help you get the word out with ads to promote your events in your local newspaper and Facebook.
If you're considering bringing either of these initiatives to your community, apply below by September 17th!