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PO Box 490, St. Albans Bay, VT  05481

Phone: 802.876.6200



RBES Updates!

The Public Service Department has begun the next update to the building energy codes (Residential Building Energy Standards, or RBES, and Commercial Building Energy Standards, or CBES) with the target effective date of fall or winter of 2023. The code update process included multiple opportunities to provide input and feedback.

There were stakeholder meetings held throughout the summer and fall, and virtual public hearings held on December 2nd., one for each code. Presentations and meeting recordings can be found here:

CBES Presentation Slides,   CBES Public Meeting Recording

RBES Presentation Slides,   RBES Public Meeting Recording,

The formal comment period began on November 2, and ended on Friday, December 9Based on feedback, the Public Service Department will finalize its recommendations, and the draft rules will go to the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules - likely in January/February - for final adoption. There will be more opportunity to testify or comment in front of LCAR.

Click here for more information from the Department of Public Service

We have gotten in touch with our partners and sponsors to provide a list of online material for and employees. 

Efficiency Vermont RBES Update and other videos regarding RBES

Click here for zip of supporting documents Efficiency Vermont provided for the VT 2020 RBES Code.

RBES 2020 Mechanical Requirements Presentation by Steve Spatz of Efficiency Vermont

Click here to download the slides from this presentation.

Click here to view a list of online courses collected by  Efficiency Vermont's EEN Network.  Some very good stuff here - and it is all free!

Efficiency Vermont Training Video

2020 RBES Chapter 5 Existing Homes SS:

Efficiency Vermont Training Video

2020 RBES Rx Requirements:

Efficiency Vermont Training Video

2020 RBES Code Change Summary:

Other Education Opportunities and Online Tools

Welcome to the NAHB’s new online learning portal. In this area, you will find and access on-demand courses, live online courses, webinars, replays and more.

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