Energy

The Woodstock Energy Committee  is an action group of Sustainable Woodstock. Its mission is to promote energy efficiency, conservation and the development and use of renewable energy sources among the Town’s residents, businesses, educational and municipal affairs.  Contact us at programs@sustainablewoodstock.org.

Doc Bagley of Catamount Solar speaking at a Sustainable Woodstock presentation on our Solarize project.

Doc Bagley of Catamount Solar speaking at a Sustainable Woodstock presentation on our Solarize project.

We assist the town in addressing the goals laid out in the Woodstock Town Plan. These goals will be accomplished through educational activities and programs, the collection and distribution of information and research materials, and the pursuit of available funds to facilitate the goals. We are a member of the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network. Some of our achievements include:

  • Leading a campaign to establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) district in Woodstock
  • Sponsoring forums on Smart Meters and residential solar projects
  • Encouraging local businesses to join the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership
  • Organizing and assisting the energy audit of Woodstock Town Hall
  • Supporting an energy audit for the Union Arena Community Center
  • Initiating energy upgrades on the EMS building to prepare for a net zero energy building
  • Creating the Intermunicipal Regional Energy Coordinator position to assist the towns of Strafford, Fairlee, Woodstock, Barnard, Sharon, and Thetford with achieving their energy plans.
The Energy Action Group in 2014

The Energy Action Group in 2014

The Energy Action Group holds informational sessions for Woodstock area residents on many aspects of energy use.  Shown here is a September, 2014 meeting at Town Hall on heat pump technology, where we explained how homeowners can save fuel and money. Thirty people attended this event.

We have designed a tool for assessing the energy efficiency of your own home, “What’s Your Number?”  You can find it here: What’s Your Number

Click here to read Sustainable Woodstock’s Local Weatherization Guide 2021—a comprehensive resource for homeowners to help guide your efforts to save energy and reduce home heating bills while also mitigating climate change. This guide includes information and resources for conducting an energy audit, calculating your home’s energy efficiency and obtaining financial assistance for completing weatherization projects and upgrades to heating and ventilation systems. Efficiency Vermont’s Mobile Home Replacement Program offers financial incentives and low-interest financing for purchasing a net-zero energy modular home. Keep your home environment safe, comfortable and healthy.

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