CEE congratulates 2018 winners of the competitive and prestigious ENERGY STAR® Awards. Since 2001 ENERGY STAR has hosted a formal awards ceremony acknowledging utilities, energy efficiency organizations, manufacturers, retailers, and other organizations that provided outstanding contributions to public health and the environment via ENERGY STAR products, equipment, and programs. The winners, ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year, are honored for demonstrating national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions.
“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum.
The awardees’ work is based in and builds on the value provided by the EPA ENERGY STAR program, which has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment for more than 25 years. In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity while achieving broad emissions reductions. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and 3.5 trillion kWh—all through voluntary action.
The 2018 winners include 20 CEE member organizations, a majority of the efficiency program administrators honored; their achievements in superior energy efficiency have helped to create jobs, save money, and prevent greenhouse gas emissions. Eighteen CEE members received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in Energy Efficiency Program Delivery, a category that recognizes both current and past efforts. Two more members were honored as Partners of the Year for Energy Efficiency Program Delivery.
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.