Our Mission and Vision

  • an EnergySmart of Vermont crew

    One of several EnergySmart of Vermont crews.

  • preparing the exterior of the house for dense pack cellulose insulation

    Preparing to inject dense pack cellulose insulation into exterior walls.

  • preparing an insulated attic hatch panel

    Preparing an insulated attic hatch panel.

EnergySmart of Vermont is an energy renovation contracting company. We help building owners make their buildings more efficient and comfortable, and less expensive to heat and cool. Our vision is to make every one of Vermont's buildings energy-efficient.

How Do We Do It?

We conduct a comprehensive energy assessment; we recommend specific performance improvements; and we act as the contractors on the job, doing the necessary renovations. We've managed energy renovation projects on thousands of homes and businesses in Vermont, and we are the leading energy renovation contractor in the state.

The Greenest Building is the One that's Already There

Vermont has old housing stock that needs lots of work to make it cost-effective. We are up to the challenge of helping 100-year-old houses become energy-efficient. We want to help Vermonters manage their buildings effectively, so we are good stewards of resources for future generations.

100% of Profits to Community Action

Because we are a social enterprise of Capstone Community Action (formerly Central Vermont Community Action Council), we have a unique mission. Our energy renovation work helps fund our parent organization's charitable endeavors. Read more about Capstone Community Action and their work in Vermont.

We develop project estimates like any other construction company, and we pay our staff a fair wage for the demanding work they do. But instead of profits flowing back to the owners of the business, the profits from our contracting projects flow back into the community. They help fund the Food Shelf, the Family Center of Washington County, and other Capstone Community Action efforts in our region.


The other part of our service is Weatherization, the no-cost energy renovation service for individuals who meet income guidelines. We use the same tools and systems to help make these homes more energy efficient, and help low-income Vermonters stretch their fuel dollars just a little bit farther.

Energy assessments and renovation services for Weatherization clients are free to the recipient, and are funded by federal and state dollars.