Evaluations and Studies

2017 Vermont Cold Climate Heat Pump Study

During the fall of 2015 the Department of Public Service undertook to develop a comprehensive understanding of Cold Climate Heat Pump (ccHP) impacts in the state of Vermont. The study ran from the fall of 2015 to late spring of 2017.

A brief summary of how ccHPs operate and the findings of the study can be found on the document, Cold Climate Heat Pumps in Vermont.

The report Evaluation of Cold Climate Heat Pumps in Vermont is available on the Department's website.

2015-16 Market Baseline Assessments

In late 2015 the PSD undertook a market baseline assessment of Vermont’s residential and commercial building stock. This assessment characterizes Vermont’s current existing and new construction business (commercial/ industrial) and residential (multifamily/Single Family) markets by documenting current equipment, lighting, HVAC, heating, process and hot water heating systems and building shell characteristics; as well as assess adherence to Vermont’s Commercial and Residential Building Energy Standards (CBES & RBES) in the new construction market.

Commercial

The 2016 Vermont Business Sector Market Characterization and Assessment Study can be found on the PSD website. Appendices are available on request.

Residential

The 2016 Vermont New Construction Residential Sector Market Characterization and Assessment Study has been completed and a brief summary of this report is also available.

The 2016 Vermont Existing Buildings Residential Sector Market Characterization and Assessment Study has been completed also.

The 2016 Vermont Multi Family Residential Sector Market Characterization and Assessment Study has been completed also.