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

Con Edison

Con Edison received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award. Con Edison of New York is one of the world’s largest energy delivery systems, with electric, gas and steam services providing energy for 10 million people who live in New York City and surrounding areas. Con Edison is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for its outstanding support of ENERGY STAR certified products as it leverages the ENERGY STAR certification platform to guide its customers to better energy usage decisions.

Key 2017 accomplishments include:

  • Making consistent use of the ENERGY STAR logo and trademark in all program marketing and outreach as it informs customers about the energy-efficient choices they can make in their daily lives and through the purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products.
  • Tripling its initial savings goal in the first year of using an upstream lighting mark down program, influencing the sale of nearly 600,000 ENERGY STAR certified lighting for savings of more than 28,000 megawatt hours.
  • Offering exclusively ENERGY STAR incentives for room air conditioners, clothes washers, dehumidifiers and dishwashers since the program’s inception; the program incentivized more than 22,000 appliances in 2017.
  • Promoting a suite of ENERGY STAR products as an early adopter of the ENERGY STAR Retail Products Platform, including room air conditioners with Wi-Fi connectivity, ENERGY STAR Most Efficient refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers, and other smaller appliances through a midstream incentive approach, with an initial focus on in-store marketing and training in 2017. Con Edison is collaborating and sharing lessons learned with other utilities, retailers, and stakeholders.

 

DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)

 D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award.

The D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) implements energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, with a focus on incentivizing new technologies and assisting low-income residents. DCSEU is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for its effective promotion of ENERGY STAR certified products and its commitment to energy conservation.

Key 2017 accomplishments include:
  • Establishing and integrating ENERGY STAR certified products into programs specifically designed for low-income multifamily buildings and hard to reach populations.
  • Continuing to transform the markets for smart thermostats, residential appliances, and light bulbs to more efficient products by using ENERGY STAR educational messaging and promotional materials with District of Columbia businesses and residents.
  • Educating residents who earn sustainability “externships” across the District about the importance and impact of ENERGY STAR through its workforce development program.
  • Incentivizing the sale or more than 230,000 certified products to District residents – a 39 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Achieving emissions reductions of more than 860,000 metric tons of carbon, bringing the total lifetime emissions avoided to more than 3 million metric tons of carbon since 2011.
  • Promoting the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified lighting through attractive educational materials, including Home Energy Savings Kits, in addition to comprehensive media and outreach campaigns to promote a variety of products.

 

View the accomplishments of the Sustained Excellence Award recipients.

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About CEE
CEE is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada. Members work to unify program approaches across jurisdictions to increase the success of efficiency in markets. By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding, exchange information on successful practices and, by doing so, achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good.