The following CEE members were honored with ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence awards.

AEP Ohio

AEP Ohio received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its commitment to sponsoring ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2013 accomplishments include:

AEP Ohio received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence

  • Enrolling 84 builders and 22 raters. Provided incentives for 1,100 ENERGY STAR certified homes, a more than 20 percent increase since 2012.
  • Generating 5,646 MWh of annual savings for ENERGY STAR certified homes.
  • Providing a range of training opportunities to builders, contractors, trade allies, and stakeholders, including sessions on HVAC quality installation, technical support, and general sales training.

Arizona Public Service (APS)

APS received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its role as a regional leader in energy efficiency and its ongoing commitment to the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program. Key 2013 accomplishments include:

APS received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence

  • Promoting the construction of more than 2,700 ENERGY STAR certified homes, resulting in 13,700 MWh of savings.
  • Effectively integrating ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps into its efficient pool pumps program, once the program began certifying them in February 2013—influencing the purchase of more than 5,600 certified pumps.
  • Enabling commercial customers to obtain the building energy performance information they need by sponsoring training on benchmarking with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® and providing energy data through the APS Energy Information Services program.

Austin Energy

Austin Energy received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for continuing to enhance and expand its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
Austin Energy received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence
  • Realizing more than $10 million in energy efficiency upgrade investments and savings of 3.96 MW.
  • Using Better Building Neighborhood Program grant funds to buy down the interest on market rate loans from 3.99 percent to 1.99 percent, allowing qualified participants to choose rebates and loan options to significantly lower out-of-pocket costs for energy efficiency improvements and lower interest rates on qualifying loans.
  • Lowering the barrier for whole house improvements for more than 1,000 low income homeowners by offering $29 air-conditioning unit checkups on all HVAC service calls.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

BGE received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued success in leveraging ENERGY STAR messaging to highlight quality and help customers identify efficient products and new homes. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
BGE received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence
  • Providing incentives for more than 2,075 ENERGY STAR certified homes, for a total of more than 6,980 certified homes since the inception of the program and savings of 11,806 MWh.
  • Helping generate the sale of more than 2.6 million ENERGY STAR certified lighting products, 43,000 appliances, and 9,000 central heating and cooling products in 2013, for a total of more than 14 million certified products since program inception, with cumulative savings of more than 800,000 MWh.
  • Integrating energy performance benchmarking into their enhanced operations, maintenance, and retrocommissioning services programs, as well as educating customers on the importance of continual benchmarking to ensure consistent performance improvement.

Columbia Gas of Ohio

Columbia Gas of Ohio received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its commitment to sponsoring ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2013 accomplishments include:

Columbia Gas of Ohio received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence

  • Enrolling 84 builders and 22 raters. Provided incentives for 1,100 ENERGY STAR certified homes, a more than 20 percent increase since 2012.
  • Generating 5,646 MWh of annual savings for ENERGY STAR certified homes.
  • Providing a range of training opportunities to builders, contractors, trade allies, and stakeholders, including sessions on HVAC quality installation, technical support, and general sales training.

ComEd

ComEd received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued success in leveraging ENERGY STAR and actively coordinating with other energy efficiency program administrators in its service territory to deliver customer-centered, market-friendly energy efficiency offerings. Key 2013 accomplishments include:

ComEd received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence
  • Achieving net electricity savings of more than 450 GWh from programs tied directly to ENERGY STAR.
  • Helping generate the sale of more than 10 million ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs and 7,000 certified heating and cooling systems.
  • Leveraging ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as a starting point for energy efficiency education with commercial customers, facilitating automatic data uploads, and using performance scores to inform opportunity assessments and retrocommissioning offerings.

Focus on Energy

Focus on Energy received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition for its comprehensive approach to delivering HPwES, commercial sector energy efficiency, and ENERGY STAR certified products and programs. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
Focus on Energy received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence
  • Shifting its HPwES program design to a contractor model, enabling increased project completion rates, energy savings per project, and building shell measures per home, while decreasing project duration from the assessment to the project submission.
  • Completing more than 2,550 projects through its HPwES program and delivering more than $4.5 million in residential incentives.
  • Leveraging the proven performance and consumer recognition of the ENERGY STAR brand across multiple commercial and industrial incentive programs. FOE offered training modeled after the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management and actively assisted customers with benchmarking nearly 240 facilities.

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) promotes energy efficiency and clean energy by providing financial incentives and informational services to New Jersey residents, business owners, and local governments through its statewide Clean Energy Program. NJBPU received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition for its delivery of the HPwES program. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
NJBPU received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence
  • Completing more than 4,800 projects, with 91 percent of projects achieving 25 percent or more in estimated total energy savings.
  • Achieving over 176,000 MMBtu savings across all fuel types—gas, electric, oil and propane.
  • Reimbursing contractors over $200,000 through a cooperative advertising model whereby contractors received a 50 percent reimbursement up to $75,000 for preapproved advertisements that meet program guidelines.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

NYSERDA received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program. NYSERDA also undertakes activities to promote ENERGY STAR certified products and ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2013 accomplishments include:

  • Completing more than 5,860 HPwES projects and 900 quality assurance field inspections, and exceeding a 33 percent assessment-to-completion project conversion rate.
  • Building capacity for home performance services by working with 72 statewide partners to train more than 15,000 participants in energy efficiency technologies and practices as part of NYSERDA’s energy efficiency workforce development initiatives.
  • Offering incentives for more than 2,200 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2013, for a total of 24,395 certified homes built since NYSERDA joined the program.

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. (NEEP)

NEEP received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year— Sustained Excellence recognition for its longstanding dedication to regionally coordinated energy efficiency programming designed to drive market transformation for ENERGY STAR certified products. NEEP facilitates the Northeast Retail Products Initiative (the Initiative), which is sponsored by Cape Light Compact, National Grid (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York), NSTAR Electric, Western Massachusetts Electric Company, NHSaves (Liberty Utilities, Unitil, Public Service of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Electric Co-op), Efficiency Vermont, Connecticut Light & Power, the United Illuminating Company, Connecticut Municipal Electrical Energy Cooperative, PSEG Long Island, New York State Energy Research Development Authority, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility. Key accomplishments in 2013 include:
NEEP received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year— Sustained Excellence
  • Achieving lasting energy savings—more than 5.9 million MWh in lifetime energy savings and more than 4.6 million tons of CO2 reductions—through ongoing cooperative promotions with retailers and manufacturers, retailer training, incentives, and customer marketing and education.
  • Conducting marketing activities focused on ENERGY STAR certified products, messaging, and branding designed to reach all Northeast and Mid-Atlantic customers. In 2013, the Sponsors collectively invested more than $2.7 million in marketing with partnering businesses and gained almost 160 million impressions.
  • Creating specialized consumer education materials to guide Northeast and mid-Atlantic consumers—including those in underserved communities, such as seniors, low income residents, and non-English speaking residents—through the growing array of ENERGY STAR lighting products. NEEP also encouraged the region to increase support of ENERGY STAR LEDs as part of the Northeast Residential Lighting Strategy.

PSEG Long Island

PSEG Long Island received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition or its continued leadership in advancing the market for ENERGY STAR products and practices through its Energy Efficient Products (EEP) and HPwES programs on Long Island. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
PSEG Long Island received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence
  • Leveraging its selection of incentive programs to establish close partnerships with national and local retailers. In 2013, PSEG Long Island field representatives made more than 7,000 site visits to various retail channels and conducted more than 20,000 training sessions for 9,400 retail sales staff personnel on interacting with customers at the point of sale to convey the benefits of ENERGY STAR.
  • Helping advance the market for emerging technologies through the promotion of newer ENERGY STAR specifications, including promoting pool pumps certified to the new ENERGY STAR specification (3,000 were installed in 2013) and continuing promotions of ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2013 refrigerators. Sales of ENERGY STAR certified LEDs increased from about 3,500 bulbs in 2010 to more than 600,000 LEDs in 2013.
  • Generating 670 GWh of energy savings from 2003–2012, with an additional 128 GWh energy savings delivered through the ENERGY STAR focused EEP program in 2013.

Southern California Edison (SCE)

SCE received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its commitment to leveraging ENERGY STAR to work with its customers to advance energy efficiency for the long term. Over the past five years, this approach has enabled SCE and its customers to save more than 8.9 billion kWh—enough energy to power more than 1.2 million California homes for an entire year and reduce CO2 emissions by 4 million metric tons. Key accomplishments in 2013 include:
SCE received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence
  • Leveraging ENERGY STAR’s high brand awareness to help customers install more than 4.1 million ENERGY STAR certified products. SCE supported this magnitude of installations with comprehensive outreach and promotional campaigns that delivered more than 318 million potential customer impressions focused on the benefits of energy efficiency through ENERGY STAR.
  • Delivering 327 ENERGY STAR certified homes through the Residential New Construction Program.
  • Achieving, in partnership with its customers, 1,164 GWh in energy savings and 194 MW of permanent demand reduction.

CEE congratulates all these members on their recognition by ENERGY STAR. View the accomplishments of the CEE members which received other awards from ENERGY STAR this year.

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