Environment. Community. Opportunity. Sustainability.

NEW 2014 ECOS Scorecard & Annual Report

The second edition of the ECOS Annual Report is now available! NEW this year, all data informing the Report has been moved to an interactive online platform called the ECOS Scorecard, promoting easy and efficient access to the 90+ indicators that measure how Chittenden County is doing with regard to achieving ECOS goals related to the Economy, Environment, Quality of Place, and Community. 
The online ECOS Scorecard provides decision-makers, partner organizations, and the public with a wealth of information to help us focus limited resources on the areas that most need additional attention.

The ECOS Plan has been adopted by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission as the Regional Plan and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, and by the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.  The Final ECOS Plan can be found here: www.ecosproject.com/plan.

What is the ECOS Project?

  • The ECOS Project is both a process and a plan for managing sustainable growth in Chittenden County for a healthy, inclusive and prosperous future.
  • By working across sectors -- water, food, energy, education, housing, transportation, health, social connectedness and economic development -- we are able to see the interconnectedness of our challenges and solve them together.
  • The ECOS Project is a unique opportunity for municipalities, organizations, businesses and residents to work together to preserve and improve our quality of life.
  • ECOS stands for: Environment, Community, Opportunity, Sustainability. ECOS is also the root of the words economy and ecology.



What is ECOS? Watch the 90-second explanation below.

ECOS Map Viewer