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New Mexico Gas Company

Albuquerque, New Mexico

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC) and Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) are receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for their partnership to sponsor and launch an ENERGY STAR New Homes program in 2009. NMGC provides natural gas services to more than 500,000 customers throughout New Mexico. PNM also has approximately 500,000 customers and is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico. Key accomplishments include:

  • Recruiting 40 builders and 22 HERS raters to join the ENERGY STAR New Homes program despite the downturn in single-family housing permits.
  • Sponsoring the construction of about 500 ENERGY STAR qualified homes, exceeding program goals by 25 percent and yielding an estimated 680 kW, 1,040 MWh, and 8,550 Dth of energy savings.
  • Achieving a 30 percent market penetration of ENERGY STAR qualified homes within the NMGC and PNM service areas in their first year.
  • Holding educational sessions and presentations on building science and marketing and selling ENERGY STAR to over 600 individuals from local home builders associations, city council, real estate professionals, and builders and their sales agents.