Empowering Sustainable Energy Opportunities

Sustainable Woodstock’s Energy and Transportation action group worked with the Town and Village of Woodstock to create and adapt our town-wide Enhanced Energy Plan. Sustainable Woodstock’s energy initiatives range from playing an instrumental role in planning and permitting Green Mountain Power’s first community solar array at Rainbow Playschool, to our EQUAL ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL project that offers free home weatherization resources and assistance to low-to-moderate income households.

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Sustainable Woodstock collaborates with multiple community partners to empower households to adopt extensive energy cost savings and efficiencies, including comprehensive energy audits and $1,500 grants for improving weatherization, wall/ceiling/pipe insulation, new water heaters and heating systems that do not use fossil fuel (e.g., heat pumps). The Project also provides households with custom-made insulating window inserts to reduce heat loss and improve home comfort.

Contact or call 802-457-2911 for assistance.

Energy Resources

Inflation Reduction Act Incentives

The IRA is the largest climate bill in US history and offers numerous rebates and tax credits.

Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES)

Work with an Efficiency Excellence Network contractor to improve your home's insulation and air sealing — ensuring occupants' comfort, health, and safety — and get 75% off project costs.

Green Savings Smart

Provides free coaching to help you develop a personalized spending plan for your household, explore savings opportunities, and work to identify ways to reduce your energy usage to get you to the future you want.

A Vermonter’s Guide to Residential Heating and Cooling

This consumers’ guide was developed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit organization, to inform consumers about the benefits of clean heating and cooling (CH&C) technologies. The guide, prepared for the Vermont Public Service Department’s Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF), provides information to help Vermonters decide whether it makes sense to invest in CH&C technologies and, if so, how. This guide was informed by CESA’s Building Decarbonization project, which works with member states to evaluate and develop policies and programs that support the market development of renewable thermal technologies.

COVER Home Repair

COVER is a local non-profit that brings Homeowners and Volunteers together to complete urgently needed home repairs and weatherization. Services are only available to those who are income qualifying. Learn more or apply.

Efficiency Vermont

Efficiency Vermont provides advice, technical services, and financial support to residents.

  • Explore rebates on appliances, insulation, lighting and more.
  • Certified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractors can perform energy audits, which will determine where your home is losing energy, and how it can be more energy efficient. Find a contractor.

Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)

OSEVCA offers free home weatherization to residents who are income qualifying. This service is available for renters if certain requirements are met. View income limits and apply.
Don’t live in SEVCA’s service area? View this list of other Community Action Agencies in Vermont.

Seasonal Fuel Assistance

Fuel assistance is offered through the state of Vermont and is available to income-qualifying residents. Fuel assistance will contribute a set amount of money, determined each November, towards your fuel bill. These funds are paid directly to your fuel dealer or as part of rent. View income limits and apply.

Green Mountain Power Energy Assistance

If you are a Green Mountain Power customer and make below a certain income, you are eligible for a discount on your energy.

504 Single Family Housing Repair Grant & Loan

Financial assistance is available to eligible Vermont residents for the removal, replacement, or upgrade of aboveground fuel oil storage. Amount awarded is based on income and household size.

Residential Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Removal/Replacement Program

Financial assistance is available to eligible Vermont residents for the removal, replacement, or upgrade of aboveground fuel oil storage. Amount awarded is based on income and household size.

Home Energy Loan

The Home Energy Loan is a fast, easy, and flexible way to finance home energy projects.

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Please contact us for more information about programs and initiatives.