Chicago, Illinois

ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence

ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, one of the largest electric and gas utilities in the United States, provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois. ComEd is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its outstanding promotion of ENERGY STAR in the commercial and residential sectors. Key 2009 accomplishments include:

  • Collaborating with EPA to promote its enhanced Webbased Energy Usage Data System, which automatically transfers energy use data into EPA's Portfolio Manager; ComEd promoted the tool through bill inserts to its 350,000 business customers, seven Webinars, and its newsletter--more than 255 buildings have enrolled.
  • Launching an e-mail marketing campaign to more than 105,000 customers promoting the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign; over 80 percent of the recipients who opened the message clicked on the link to the ENERGY STAR campaign Web site.
  • Educating the small business community about energy efficiency opportunities through a direct mail campaign offering three ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs and a catalog of energy-efficient products, resulting in the distribution of more than 100,000 CFLs.
  • Leveraging the ENERGY STAR brand in several additional initiatives, including ENERGY STAR residential lighting, appliance recycling, central air conditioning efficiency services, multifamily all-electric energy efficiency upgrades, and all-electric home performance tune-ups.