Energy News, Information & Case Studies

The Building Energy blog is your source for energy news in Vermont. Read through a collection of energy articles on a variety of topics such as energy efficiency, solar power, weatherization, insulation, heat pumps and construction. With over thirty-five years of experience in the energy industry, Building Energy is your source for energy news, facts and information.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

We wanted to take a moment to let you know how thankful we are to have customers like you. We wish you and your family nothing but the best this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.

Apple Pie

Building Energy is currently offering a 10% Discount on all Solar Systems, thru the end of the year. If you refer us to a friend or family member, who signs a contract, we will make a $100 donation, in your name, to your local food shelf!

Bob Murphy
Marketing and Sales
Building Energy
[email protected]
802-859-3384 Ext 118

Button Up Vermont Kickoff Press Conference

Congressmen Peter Welch and partners promote “Button Up Vermont” weatherization effort.

As winter approaches, Vermonters encouraged to save energy, stay comfortable, and lower bills

Oct. 1, 2018 – Williston, VT – With thermometers beginning to drop and recent news that carbon emissions in Vermont have increased, spokespeople from participating Vermont organizations will join Congressman Peter Welch at a Williston home this Friday to urge Vermonters to get their homes ready for winter.

Media are encouraged to attend the Button Up Vermont event to bring information to their readers, viewers, and listeners that will help them save money, be more comfortable and reduce carbon emissions from heating fuels this winter. Photo ops and interviews available.

What: Button Up Vermont press conference.

Who: Congressman Peter Welch and representatives from Button Up Vermont partner organizations.

Where: 348 Southfield Drive, Williston Vermont (Home of Myra Boenke, who recently completed a comprehensive home energy retrofit with Williston-based Building Energy, a building and energy services company).

When: Friday, Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Why: To encourage Vermonters to get ready for winter by “buttoning up” their homes. Vermont has aggressive goals to reduce the amount of energy we use – including getting 80,000 Vermont homes weatherized by 2020. But we’re behind. Button Up Vermont is a statewide effort to cut energy needed for heating and cooling.

Parking: Please drive past 348 Southfield Drive before parking on either side of the street.

Krag Solar Farm Installation in Shelburne, Vermont

Building Energy is excited to announce the completion of our most recent addition to the Krag Solar Farm in Shelburne, Vermont.  The Krag’s are true solar believers, as they started out with a  7 KW roof-mounted solar array on their home in 2014.  They then had us install a 60KW solar farm system in their meadow in 2015.  The newest project is a 15KW addition to their meadow solar array.  The Krag’s are now 100% solar powered for their home and farm! Let the sunshine!

Proudly designed and installed by a Vermont owned and operated the company.

“The Building Energy Solar Team”

Nik Ponzio, Russ Flanigan, Ben McFeeters, Solal Hecker and Brian Tucker

Solar Farm Instillation

Working in the fields!!








Solar Farm Instillation

80KW Complete

Solar Farm Instillation

Solar Sunset in Shelburne!














$500 Bonus for Building Energy Home Audit Customers

Greetings from Building Energy!

Hello, I wanted to take the time introduce myself, as a new addition to the Building Energy Team. My name is Bob Murphy, and after working at Efficiency Vermont for 14 years, I have accepted a position as the Marketing and Sales Manager at Building Energy.
My passion has always been to help Vermonter’s make their homes and businesses more efficient. I know that Building Energy, a locally owned Vermont company, is one of the best choices that you can make, whether it is for Audits, Insulation, Solar or Heat Pumps. We have over 27 years experience!

As one of our home energy audit customers, you have already taken the first step to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels and make your homes more comfortable. Efficiency Vermont is now offering an extra $500. toward your weatherization project! This means you might be eligible for up to $2500.

Receive a $500 bonus , in addition to the possible $2000. incentive from Efficiency Vermont.

Loose Fill Cellulose.

Act now to take advantage of this special bonus. All projects must be completed by December 31, 2018.

Spray Foam Insulation
See the Benefits of Spray Foam

Please contact us as soon as possible, before our weatherization crews are fully booked for the year. Winter will be coming sooner than you think. You get to take advantage of a really great deal…

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Bob Murphy
802-859-3384 ext 118

6.33 kW DC PV Solar System in Fairfax, Vermont

pv solar system in fairfax, vermont

Residential Roof Mounted Solar System

6.33 kW DC PV solar system installed on a residential building in Fairfax, Vermont in October of 2017.

This is a very typical solar panel installation for a house in Vermont. It will cover all the amount of this family’s electric consumption. This system is under manufacturer warranty for 25 years and will probably last much longer. This is something every household in Vermont should have on their roof. The client is very happy with the system and is saving big by going green!

Impact of President Trump’s Solar Tariff on Solar Costs

Going solar is still a good investment even with the newly imposed solar tariff.

Our 10 Compelling Reasons to Go Solar are still as valid today as they were before President Trump imposed a new tariff on imported solar panels!

Even with the new U.S.tariff on imports of solar panels, now is still a great time for consumers to go solar.

The price increase on imported panels will only affect a fraction of the total cost for home installations. The bulk of the expense will not change, plus taxpayers can continue to claim a 30% federal tax credit on the cost of solar installation. (The credit will decrease to 26% in 2020 and to 21% in 2021 before being phased out completely in 2022)

Thanks to some planning on our part, we have a stockpile of panels that we purchased in advance of the tariff that allows us to keep our pricing low… but only until those panels are gone.

Act now to take advantage of today’s pre-tariff pricing on solar panels! Supplies are limited. Contact us today to learn more.

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Nik Ponzio
Building Energy

[email protected]

802-859-3384  ext 115

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