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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 are two public hearings scheduled, one for each code, on December 2nd, 2022. These meetings shall be held remotely via Microsoft TEAMS, details, and meeting links below. Please note these meetings shall be recorded.

The formal comment period is set to begin on Wednesday, November 2, and ends on Friday, December 9: seven days after the public hearings. Comments can be submitted through this webform (click here) or for RBES comments e-mailed directly to and CBES comments emailed to

Click here for more information from the Department of Public Service

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.

Sustainable By Design is the consulting firm of Christopher Gronbeck, Seattle, Washington, USA.

The mission of SEON is to expand the essential knowledge base of high performance building professionals and engage the community to build a clean economy.

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