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.

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix D

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.

2013 Market Baseline Assessments

Residential

These reports characterize the saturation of energy-efficient equipment and building envelope features by EEU service territory in Vermont's residential existing buildings and new construction markets. Results include comparison to past residential market assessments and an assessment of Vermont Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES) compliance.

Commercial and Industrial Market Assessments

These reports characterize the saturation of energy-efficient equipment and building envelope features by EEU service territory in Vermont's commercial and industrial existing buildings and new construction markets. Results include an assessment of Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) compliance. Supplemental market actor reports and appendices are available upon request.

2009 Market Baseline Assessments

Residential Market Assessments

The overall objective of the combined studies covered in this report provided residential new construction market assessments and baselines to help identify opportunities for increased energy efficiency in Vermont.

A total of 156 on-site audits were conducted at existing single-family homes in Vermont, with 123 conducted at owner-occupied single-family homes and 33 at single-family rental homes. This report provided an overview of the key findings of the on-site audits.

Commercial and Industrial Market Assessments

The Department of Public Service commissioned a set of three reports that characterized the energy-related features and opportunities for cost-effective energy efficiency improvements in Vermont’s existing and new construction business facilities.