Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a rebate program through Efficiency Vermont that repays homeowners for 50% of weatherization or energy-efficiency project cost, up to $1,000 or even up to $3,000 for certain incomes. For homes with high energy bills or homes that have trouble staying warm in the winter and cool in the summer, HPwES makes whole-house solutions like insulation and air-sealing more affordable. The work is done by an Efficiency Excellence Network contractor who is verified by Efficiency Vermont so you know you are getting high-quality, effective work.
Who Should Apply:
Anyone! Anyone can apply for the HPwES rebate, but the amount of money you get back will be different depending on your income. All Vermonters can apply to receive up to $1,000 back and some incomes can receive up to $3,000. Look at the chart below for incomes that qualify for up to $3,000 back:
|Annual Income Orange County
|$66,400 ($5,533)||$75,800 ($6,316)||$85,400 ($7,116)||$94,800 ($7,900)||$102,400 ($8,533)|
|Annual Income Windsor County||$66,800 ($5,567)||$76,200 ($6,350)||$86,880 ($7,240)||$104,800 ($8,733)||$122,720 ($10,227)|
|Annual Income Windham County||$66,400 ($5,533)||$75,800 ($6,316)||$85,400 ($7,116)||$94,800 ($7,900)||$102,400 ($8,533)|
How to Apply:
If this program sounds right for you and you’re ready to apply, connect with a contractor from Efficiency Vermont’s Efficiency Excellence Network:
When your contractor has completed the work, have them report the work done to Efficiency Vermont for review (contractors in the Efficiency Excellence network will know how to do this).
You should expect to receive your rebate within 60 days of your contractor reporting to Efficiency Vermont!
If you have questions about the program, don’t hesitate to call Efficiency Vermont’s Customer Support Line! Efficiency Vermont has lots of other rebate programs so if this one doesn’t sound quite right for you, give the Customer Support line a call to learn about your other options!
Efficiency Vermont’s Customer Support Line:
If you would like a little bit more information about Efficiency Vermont or the Home Performance with Energy Star program before you call, you can visit their website at the button below:
You can also learn more about Energy Audits and Weatherization by exploring our All About Weatherization page!
Other Programs You Might Qualify for:
If Efficiency Vermont’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR programs seems like a good option for you, you might also qualify for the programs below. Click for more information: