Colorado Governor's Energy Office
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
The Colorado Governor's Energy Office (GEO) has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 2005. The GEO is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for implementing Colorado's innovative, energy efficient, residential new construction program. Key accomplishments in 2009 include:
Achieving a 28 percent market penetration of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes in Colorado, an increase of 12 percent from 2008.
Helping 1,530 new homes earn the ENERGY STAR in Colorado in 2009.
Registering more than 70 new ENERGY STAR builder partners, raising the state's total number of partners to over 350.
Awarding $248,500 in grants and leveraging $465,700 in matching funds to more than 54 partner cities, counties, nonprofits, and utilities to integrate its ENERGY STAR New Homes program with local green building programs and utility efforts as well as to engage homebuilders, to deliver trainings, and to market the program.
Implementing a pioneering ENERGY STAR Mortgage program that offers one discount point to access a lower interest rate on a new home loan.