Energy Efficiency Resources and Incentives -

Energy Efficiency Resources and Incentives

Clean Heat Alternative: Advanced Wood Heat (AWH)

Mount Ascutney Regional Commission and Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission team up to present to you a Clean Heat learning opportunity. How can one help to achieve the goals driven by the recent Comprehensive Energy Plan and Climate Action Plan? Options! For Upper Valley residents looking to update or upgrade their home heating system, advanced wood heat may be an effective option. We bring you two experts on the topic who will share how advanced wood heat compares to other non-fossil fuel heating options.


Emma Hanson, Wood Energy Coordinator, VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation

Bill Karis, Energy Consultant, Efficiency Vermont

Southern Windsor County Button Up 2020 Workshop

Button Up is an annual campaign held every fall to promote weatherization and share information about resources and incentives to help you button up your home. In November 2020, MARC hosted a virtual Button Up workshop together with Efficiency Vermont and Vital Communities. See below for a recording of the workshop and to learn more about Button Up and to schedule your own free home energy visit, go to


  • Step Up to Button Up: 7:55
  • Introduction to Heat Pumps: 32:15
  • Vital Communities Energy Savings Project: 45:18
  • Q&A: 58:44

E-Bikes: A New Transportation mode that is perfect for Vermont

Financial Incentives

Financial incentives change frequently, but they are offered by a wide range of organizations including the State of Vermont, Efficiency Vermont, and utility providers, to help make energy efficiency improvements and help purchase efficient appliances and equipment.