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NZE

Burlington's Net Zero Energy goal is to reduce and eventually eliminate fossil fuel usage in heating and ground transportation.​

We will achieve this by reducing our total energy usage across electric, thermal and ground transportation while sourcing our entire energy supply for these sectors from renewables.

Transitioning away from carbon emitting fossil fuels has many environmental, social and economic benefits. For example, as we move away from fossil fuels and efficiently electrify our buildings and vehicles, we’ll reduce our city’s greenhouse emissions that lead to climate change, improve our air quality and public health, reduce congestion, and have safer and more comfortable homes and work spaces. Furthermore, by producing or securing more and more electricity closer to home, NZE will keep more dollars local, essentially growing the local economy and generating more local jobs.


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Net Zero Energy Events

We will be at events around Burlington to talk about the barriers and opportunities to engage in becoming a Net Zero Energy city and hearing your thoughts on these goals.
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Ward 5 Neighborhood Planning Assembly

  6:30pm - 8:15pm
City Market South End, 207 Flynn Avenue

BED General Manager Darren Springer and Director of Sustainability and Workforce Vitality Jennifer Green will show a 30-minute presentation about Net Zero Energy and seek feedback from the community on the barriers and opportunities to engage in this transition. Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's eight wards to encourage resident participation in City government. 

Burlington 2030 District

Burlington 2030 District Member Breakfast

  8:30am - 10:00am
Community Room at South End City Market, 207 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, Vt

The Burlington 2030 District is a private/public partnership working to reduce building energy consumption, water use and transportation emissions 50% by 2030. By establishing the economic case for these reductions, the District supports property owners in increasing asset value, reducing operating costs, and creating a healthier community. Burlington 2030 District members, staff, and friends are invited to join our end of the year member breakfast on Friday, December 20 from 8:30—10:00 am. We will gather in the Community Room at City Market’s South End location, a Burlington 2030 District property owner member building. Join other members and District staff to share success stories and lessons learned about our buildings in Burlington.
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Benchmarking

Benchmarking Training

  8:00am - 11:00am
Spark Space at Burlington Electric Department, 585 Pine Street, Burlington, Vt

Energy management conserves energy and saves money. Energy benchmarking is the process of tracking and reviewing a property’s annual energy use over time to determine its energy performance in relation to itself and/or similar buildings. Like stepping on the scale, property owners and tenants can only control what they measure. The Burlington 2030 District will be hosting a Benchmarking Training featuring Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) as an industry-standard benchmarking tool created by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program. For more information, please visit our Benchmarking page.
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