ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
CenterPoint Energy is an electric transmission and distribution utility serving 5 million customers in the Houston metropolitan area. This is the fifth time CenterPoint Energy has received ENERGY STAR recognition for Sustained Excellence. Key accomplishments in 2009 include:
Expanding its ENERGY STAR Homes program by adding eight new builder partners, a 25% increase over 2008, for a total of 44 builders.
Enhancing its sales training efforts geared toward the realtor community by partnering with several builders to host the continuing education course, "Be a Star with ENERGY STAR," which educates realtors on the benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified homes; to date, approximately 265 licensed realtors have registered for the course.
Saving 10.5 MW and over 9,300 MWh in 2009, for a total savings of 149 MW and 176,000 MWh since the program's inception in 2001--representing more than $17.6 million for Houston homeowners.
Continuing to incentivize the construction of 9,000 ENERGY STAR qualified homes in 2009, despite the economic conditions, for a total of over 84,000 homes since 2001.