Efficiency Vermont has added another piece to their 'Energy Efficiency as an Investment' repertoire. This infographic clarifies one of the most apparent benefits of energy efficiency, the ROI tends to be high! As we've noted before, energy efficiency is a solid investment. New lighting, equipment, and processes all have upfront costs that are paid off over time through reduced energy bills. So, what kind of return do large businesses in Vermont see for their investment in energy efficiency? The graphic below shows a healthy return of 167% - even after taking their contributions to the energy efficiency charge into account.