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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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NZE Event

Addressing Climate Change through Carbon Storing Zero Energy Buildings

  12:00pm - 1:00pm
Burlington Electric Department, 585 Pine Street, Burlington, Vt

When a building is constructed, 60% of its climate change CO2 emissions are caused by its materials and construction. We need to not only get to zero energy in our operations, but we need to consider embodied carbon and carbon storage opportunities when we build and renovate our buildings. Heather Theresa Clark, principal at Biome Studio, will present on how developers and designers can achieve carbon storage and zero energy goals in new and historic buildings. Free.


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