The Energy Co-op has over 2,000 members in Vermont. Over the years we’ve got to know many of them as they made improvements to their heating systems, called to schedule fuel deliveries, requested an energy audit or asked us to repair their furnaces. Here’s a sampling of our member's energy and money saving success stories.

Efficiency and Weatherization Services in Vermont
Colchester, Vermont

Since purchasing his Colchester townhome in 2020, Chris Bendel has made aesthetic and energy upgrades that are a notable example of how to bring an inefficient 1984 home into the 21st century.

Net Zero Case Study
Colchester, Vermont

When Melissa Jennings and Ryan Dunleavy purchased their 1969 Colchester ranch home in 2019, they knew that energy improvements would be an important part of their renovation plan.

Susan Torncello
Shelburne, Vermont

In 2013, Susan Torncello's small Cape-style house was using about 800 gallons a year. Susan contacted the Energy Co-op to schedule an energy audit with Paul Fleckenstein.

Patty McMahon
Richmond, Vermont

Back in the fall of 2008, Patty McMahon knew her house needed more insulation and other work, but she didn’t know where to start.

Julie Elmore
Westford, Vermont

Three years ago, Julie used 1,700 gallons of oil for heat and hot water for her old, brick Westford farmhouse. Her electricity bills averaged $300 a month.

Vermont Energy Savings Success Story
Williston, Vermont

Over the past four years, Connie Norona and her son, Charlie, have cut their oil use from 650 to 400 gallons. They are saving about $850 a year. Here's how they did it.

Pat Perry
Shelburne, Vermont

In previous winters I've burned about 1.5 cords of wood, but this year it’s about a third of a cord.

The Browns of Fairfax
Fairfax, Vermont

After trying a few "piece-meal" improvements to their mid-19th century home on their own, Justin and Kimberly Brown called the Energy Co-op for an energy audit.

Elizabeth Bassett

Elizabeth Bassett and John Pane know that keeping their 200 year-old Vermont farmhouse house warm without burning money is difficult.

Chuck Lacey and Gaye Symington
Jericho, Vermont

In 2005 after using 1,823 gallon of heating oil and five cords of wood for heat and hot water Chuck and Gaye set out on a long-term effort to bring their energy use under control.


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