§581. Building efficiency goals

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/023/00581
Published: 2015

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The Vermont Statutes Online



Conservation and Development






581. Building efficiency goals

It shall be

goals of the State:

(1) To improve

substantially the energy fitness of at least 20 percent of the State's housing

stock by 2017 (more than 60,000 housing units), and 25 percent of the State's

housing stock by 2020 (approximately 80,000 housing units).

(2) To reduce

annual fuel needs and fuel bills by an average of 25 percent in the housing

units served.

(3) To reduce

total fossil fuel consumption across all buildings by an additional one-half

percent each year, leading to a total reduction of six percent annually by 2017

and 10 percent annually by 2025.

(4) To save

Vermont families and businesses a total of $1.5 billion on their fuel bills

over the lifetimes of the improvements and measures installed between 2008 and


(5) To increase

weatherization services to low income Vermonters by expanding the number of

units weatherized, or the scope of services provided, or both, as revenue

becomes available in the Home Weatherization Assistance Fund. (Added 2007, No.

92 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; amended 2013, No. 50, § E.324.3.)