Our Certified Energy Contractors

All Zero Energy Now contractors are certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI), are National Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Partners, and members of the Building Performance Professionals Association of Vermont (BPPA-VT). They are trained to make the complete, customized analysis that will help home and business owners across Vermont make the best choices for energy improvements.

Learn more by contacting Zero Energy Now at (802) 825–9515 or email info@ZeroEnergyNowVt.com

Business Contact Name Address Email and Office Phone Counties or Territory Served
Building Energy Northeast VT Russ Flanigan in Williston 1570 South Brownell Road, Williston, VT 05495 rflanigan@buildingenergyus.com
802-859-3384
Washington, Addison, Chittenden, Lamoille, Franklin, Grand Isle
Building Energy Southern VT Brent Mellen in WRJ 2458 Christian Street, Ste. 201, White River Junction, VT 05001 bmellen@buildingenergyus.com
802-859-3384
Orange, Windsor
Integrated Solar Applications Corporation Andy Cay or Katrina Wilson 121 Spring Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 kwilson@isasolar.com
802-257-7493; 802-451-9155
Windham and portions of Bennington
Montpelier Construction Malcolm Gray or Chris Miksic 164 Plainfield Brook Road, Barre, VT 05641 malcolm@montpelierconstruction.com chris@montpelierconstruction.com
802-479-5882; 802-249-2839
Washington, Orange
New Frameworks Natural Design/Build Jacob Deva Racusin or Mike Xenakis 1 Mill St., Ste. 163, Burlington, VT 05401 info@newframeworks.com mike@newframeworks.com
802-782-7783
Franklin, Chittenden, Lamoille, Washington, Caledonia, Orleans Counties
Reiss Building and Renovation Chuck Reiss 756 Buck Hill Road West, Hinesburg, Vermont 05461 vbrreiss@gmavt.net
802-482-3295; 802-238-7802
Chittenden and Addison

Resources for Contractors

Contractors – please ensure your client is aware of these forms and follow up with them if they are responsible for submitting them to EFG. This includes the Savings Guarantee and Quality Guarantee, both located on the Savings page of this website.

Zero Energy Now Program Description for Homeowners

Zero Energy Now Incentive Payment Request Form
(to be filled out and submitted by contractor, and signed by customer)

Low/Moderate Income Incentives Information

Income Eligibility Application and Form (to be filled out by customer)

Fuel Release Authorization Form (to be filled out by the customer)

IRS W-9 Form
(to be filled out AND submitted by the customer to Energy Futures Group)

ZEN Project Tracker Report 2020
(to be filled out and submitted by contractor)

Zero Energy Now Eligibility Standards for Calendar Year 2020

Below is a recorded three hour training that contractors must review prior to participating in Zero Energy Now.

ZEN Enrollment Steps

PLEASE READ and Review for Each Project You Enroll

Think that you are ready to enroll a customer to reserve the Zero Energy Now incentives? Here are the steps to take:

RESERVE the funds by sending an e-mail to info@ZeroEnergyNowVT.com. You will receive a confirmation e-mail back.

After this you will need to CONFIRM the funds by doing the following:

  1. You will need to create a new folder in Dropbox with the project name, and then share only with newleafdesign@gmavt.net  and gstebbins@energyfuturesgroup.com to ensure privacy.
  2. Make sure that the project is eligible by entering it in Q-LOSS and CLEAR. The most up-to-date versions of these tools may be found in the Dropbox folder labeled “UPDATED CLEAR and QLOSS”. (CLEAR will be updated frequently, so it is important to use the latest version.). Contact Tom at newleafdesign@gmavt.net for any questions you may have about these tools, and to request a review of your inputs and CLEAR tool results. Further details about CLEAR may be found in the “CLEAR Blog” folder in the “UPDATED CLEAR and QLOSS” folder. Tom will also help directly to input data (including energy usage) into CLEAR, as needed. Please call him at (802) 238-3478 to arrange.
  3. When Q-LOSS and CLEAR have both been completed, alert Tom at
    newleafdesign@gmavt.net so that your project can be reviewed and approved.
  4. Once you have received approval, submit a signed contract between you and the customer, including the specific weatherization work scope and any subcontractor work scopes to info@ZeroEnergyNowVT.com
  5. You will receive confirmation from info@ZeroEnergyNowVT.com once the Zero Energy Now incentives have been confirmed. Note that this reservation process is only for Zero Energy Now incentives. Other incentives through Efficiency Vermont, your local utility, or other parties, must be processed separately and according to the requirements of those other parties.

NOTE! Because incentive funds are limited, they will be distributed in the order in which they are CONFIRMED, not RESERVED. It is therefore important to get the projects fully confirmed by completing the above steps as soon as possible.

Think that you are ready to close out the Zero Energy Now incentive project? Follow these steps:

  1. Send in the Incentive Payment Request Form, signed by both you and the customer. Please send pictures, too!
  2. Have the customer fill out the IRS W-9 form. The customer may contact info@ZeroEnergyNowVT.com to set up a secure handoff of the W-9 form.