Vermont Gas & Agri-Mark Energy Efficiency Partnership

Initiative will reduce plant’s carbon footprint and pass on savings to local farmers

Fellow members of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) have formed a new energy efficiency partnership. Vermont Gas and energy partners have helped Agri-Mark’s Middlebury plant to significantly reduce their energy consumption, reducing their overall environmental impact and reducing the cost of running their facility.

The Vermont Gas Energy Efficiency team worked together with Agri-Mark to identify ways to use natural gas more efficiently. This included repair and replacement of steam traps, which can leak otherwise usable steam. With these efficiency upgrades, the Co-op will save over 14,000mcf per year - that’s enough energy to heat over 140 homes - and at the same time save over $100,000 per year. 

Vermont Gas has been helping customers in Franklin and Chittenden counties save money by reducing their energy use since 1993. It recently began offering its energy efficiency programs to families and businesses in Addison County, ahead of the Addison Natural Gas Project.

For more information on Vermont Gas’ efficiency programs visit