Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s statewide energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont, has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner. The award is given for continued leadership in environmental protection through superior energy efficiency achievements. Efficiency Vermont’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.
Efficiency Vermont, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2000, will be honored for its leadership in promoting energy efficient solutions to residential customers across Vermont. Key accomplishments in 2016 that led to this award include:
- Providing incentives and educational information about energy efficient products.
- Launching the ENERGY STAR Retail Products Platform to ensure that a large selection of efficient products are available in the state.
- Lowering energy burdens for low income customers through the ENERGY STAR Brighten a Life campaign.
- Working with Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractors to help them improve their service offerings.
- Leading the industry in sharing and valuing energy efficiency data at real estate point-of-sale.
- Supporting the construction of more than 70 ENERGY STAR certified homes and increasing the number of participating builders by 15 percent.
“At Efficiency Vermont we’re all about commitment. For more than 16 years we have been helping Vermonters reduce their energy costs and improve the comfort and value of their homes and businesses,” said Liz Gamache, Director of Efficiency Vermont. “We are honored to receive this national recognition for our sustained excellence and long-term partnership with ENERGY STAR.”
In 2015 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American businesses and consumers 503 billion kilowatt hours and $34 billion dollars on their energy bills, while achieving broad emission reductions.
The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon a diverse set of organizations that have demonstrated continued leadership in energy efficiency. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
For a complete list of 2017 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About Efficiency Vermont
Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont's environment. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have saved American families and businesses $430 billion on their energy bills and 4.6 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy, while achieving broad emissions reductions—including 2.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: April 26, 2017, Burlington, VT – Efficiency Vermont