2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award Winners

This award recognizes ENERGY STAR® partner businesses and organizations in good standing that demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR. 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 is an electric utility receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition. Con Edison used innovative marketing techniques to reach an entirely new market for ENERGY STAR certified LED lighting resulting in a doubling of energy savings.

Key 2018 accomplishments include:

  • Increasing ENERGY STAR market share in the challenging category of hot water heaters by implementing a new program design which leveraged both distributors and retailers with mid- stream and downstream incentives.
  • Participating in and recruiting new members into the ENERGY STAR Retail Products Platform.
  • Incentivizing 23,000 ENERGY STAR certified appliances and launching a new program for ENERGY STAR certified thermostats.
  • Demonstrating excellence in branding by using the ENERGY STAR label in a comprehensive consumer outreach campaign that reached its audience through social media, retail point of purchase materials, web, and training materials.

New Mexico Gas Company

New Mexico Gas Company received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award.

New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC) is the largest natural gas utility in the state and is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition. New Mexico Gas Company demonstrated leadership in promoting incentives for residential ENERGY STAR furnaces, boilers, smart thermostats, condensing and tankless water heaters, ENERGY STAR certified new homes, and ENERGY STAR commercial food service equipment.

Key 2018 accomplishments include:

  • Expanding residential program contractor outreach, with four recruitment sessions focused on the advantages of installing ENERGY STAR certified equipment for approximately 115 attendees; an increase in attendees of 23 percent from the previous year.
  • Utilizing the ENERGY STAR Dealer and Distributor kit to educate dealers on energy efficiency in commercial kitchens and display them as an ENERGY STAR Product distributor.
  • Educating regional home builder on the benefits of building and selling above code homes, holding more than 200 individual meetings with home builders and their teams and home energy raters regarding ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS and the NMGC ThermSmart New Homes Program.
  • Issuing rebates for an estimated 1,700 ENERGY STAR certified furnaces and tankless water heaters, for a total of 10,393 units since 2012.

PSEG Long Island

PSEG Long Island received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award.

PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (PSEG), a publicly traded diverse energy company receiving Partner of the Year recognition. PSEG Long Island demonstrates innovation among energy efficiency programs and continues to improve the experience for contractors and customers participating in programs.

Key 2018 accomplishments include:

  • Incentivizing 3.3 million LED bulbs and nearly 1,500 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) projects.
  • Providing tiered rebate for low-and-middle income HPwES customers: Assisted (50 percent capped at $4,000) and Enhanced (100% capped at $4,000). These two tiers account for 72 percent of completed projects in 2018 and over $4.4 million in rebates.
  • Launching a new online contractor portal that reduces contractor administrative time required to participated in the utility program.
  • Offering free home energy assessments to all customers to educate them on the benefits and potential savings available via the HPwES. This effort resulted in over 5,600 completed assessments.
  • Partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy to administer the Home Energy Score. PSEG Long Island is now 5th in the nation in producing Home Energy Scores and has completed more than 6,800 Home Energy Score assessments to date.
  • Educating underserved audiences about the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified products, establishing new program agreements with dollar stores to target low to moderate income customers. PSEG also collaborated with Long Island Harvest and Long Island Cares to distribute more than 300,000 certified LEDs to local food banks.
  • Exceeding annual goals for its ENERGY STAR certified lighting and appliance programs by the third quarter of 2018 due to high customer participation in the ENERGY STAR lighting, dehumidifiers, clothes washers, room air purifiers and pool pump categories, while promoting. the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2018 marketing designation.


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