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Building Energy - Profile & Reviews

Building Energy is a comprehensive energy services company serving Vermont. We possess both the vision and expertise to deliver green products and services that range from energy audits and insulation to the installation of solar electric and cold climate heat pumps. We are focused on reducing the carbon footprint of buildings through a "whole systems approach" that incorporates conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy.

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  • "Solar array owner, 5 years and still happy"

    Reviewed Nov 06, 2018

    I had Building Energy put a solar array on my roof with a battery backup when I built my house in 2013. Five years out and I still love my system. I would love to add to it and if I can, I WILL be using Building Energy again. The service has been top notch. Thanks!!

    Maggie Citarella
    Installer
    Response from Building Energy
    Responded Jan 28, 2021
    Response from Building Energy
    Responded Jan 28, 2021

    Thank you for leaving this excellent review! We are happy to hear that you are still happy with our product and service several years after installation. If you decide to add to your system, we would be happy to help. Sunny Regards, Building Energy

  • "Competitively priced, knowledgeable, excellent service and communication "

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    "Competitively priced, knowledgeable, excellent service and communication "

    Reviewed Aug 29, 2017

    I discovered Building Energy through Energy Sage's site, and worked with Nik Ponzio on my house's needs for both a new roof and 5-6kW sized solar PV array.

    Overall, Building Energy was very professional, knowledgeable, patient and understanding of my needs. They don't use pushy sales tactics, and they took the time to truly understand my current and future electrical needs in order to tailor a practical solution that fit my budget. I was impressed right away by Nik's knowledge of the process, and the fact that he first spoke with me on a Saturday. He came out for a site visit quickly afterwards, and consistently followed my MANY emailed questions. The pricing for the solar install was very competitive and had I been able to afford an all cash transaction, BE would have been my first choice.
    In the end, ironically, I actually chose a different competitor, and did not use Building Energy. My choice came down to the financing terms that the competitor had that was exclusive to my particular lender. This is something that is obviously to no fault to BE.
    Then why still write a review? Because I was so impressed with BE and with the help I received from Nik, I feel compelled to write something positive about my experience. Based on their work in the Burlington, VT area, I have no doubt that BE is a quality contractor with true professionals of the green building craft.

    I'd recommend to anyone to work with Nik Ponzio and his colleagues if you're seriously considering solar and other green building initiatives. As you can see from other reviews, their clients speak highly of them and for good reason. I will keep them in the front of my mind for my future needs.

    Maggie Citarella
    Installer
    Response from Building Energy
    Responded Jan 28, 2021
    Response from Building Energy
    Responded Jan 28, 2021

    Thank you for your glowing recommendation! We appreciate your time in leaving this thoughtful review and would be happy to help with any future needs. Best Regards, Building Energy

  • "Building Energy an Excellent Choice"

    Reviewed Jul 10, 2017

    We chose Building Energy to install solar panels at our home in Burlington, VT in 2016. Having received an estimate the previous year from another company, we were pleased that the proposal from BE was approximately 50% less. Our contact with BE was Nic Ponzio. He came to our house to gather information on our needs then returned with a detailed proposal and answered all the questions we had. The installation was done by a local electrical contractor, Cummings Electric, and supervised every step of the way by Nic. We were up and running immediately, with access to a monitoring portal from SolarEdge.

    We have not had any technical problems with the equipment in the last year. However, the meter had to be reconfigured since we wanted the solar credits to go directly to our daughter and son-in-law in the house next door. Building Energy took the lead on making this happen and helped with our negotiations with Burlington Electric, the local utility. Though it took a while to get this straightened out, we were pleased that BE stuck with us and again supervised the work.

    We have been extremely please with the work of BE and impressed with their level of technical expertise and the transparency of their communication. Highly recommended.

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    Maggie Citarella
    Installer
    Response from Building Energy
    Responded Jan 28, 2021
    Response from Building Energy
    Responded Jan 28, 2021

    Thank you for your glowing recommendation and for choosing Building Energy! It is great to hear that we could offer a more affordable proposal and work with you to reconfigure the meter. Customer service is very important to us and we appreciate your time in leaving us this review. Sunny Regards, Building Energy

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We are a locally owned and operated energy company in Vermont. We have been installing Solar PV for 14 years and counting and have an excellent service record.

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Energy Auditing
  • Construction
  • Roofing
  • General Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Energy Efficiency
  • High Efficiency HVAC
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage

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Established

2007

Building Energy Headquarters

1570 South Brownell Rd
Williston, VT
05495 United States

Local Offices (1)

  • 2458 Christian Street, Suite 101
    White River Junction, VT 05001

Workmanship Warranty

We offer a 5 year workmanship warranty that covers parts, labor and roof leaks. Extended warranties can be purchased

Affiliations

Renewable Energy Vermont, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Insurance

General Liability, Workmans Compensation, Automobile

States served by Building Energy

  • Vermont VT