Efficiency Vermont to zero in on Vergennes

VERGENNES — Vergennes has been selected for an intensive six-month visit by Efficiency Vermont that will offer businesses, homeowners and commercial property owners the chance to learn more about how to save money and energy.
City Manager Mel Hawley told the city council at its Jan. 24 meeting about the initiative, which is the result of a successful application filed by the Vergennes Partnership.
Hawley said Vergennes is eligible for the program, a joint effort of Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, because it has a Vermont Designated Downtown.
But the program will serve all of Vergennes, Hawley said.
“They’re really reaching out to everyone,” he said on Wednesday.
The Vergennes Partnership and Efficiency Vermont will promote Efficiency Vermont’s energy audits, and Efficiency Vermont will hold office hours in Vergennes at least two days a month and, according to a program handout, hold “numerous community events, workshops and information sessions.” The effort kicked off with open office hours on Jan. 24 in 3 Squares Café and Hired Hand Brewing Co.
The larger goal, as well as allowing individual home and business owners to save money on their power and heating bills, is to “identify energy efficiency opportunities to support revitalization efforts in the City of Vergennes.”
Those interested in more information may call, toll-free, 1-888-921-5990, extension 1, or email [email protected]

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