Questar Gas Company
Salt Lake City, Utah
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
Questar Gas Company is a natural gas utility that has almost 900,000 customers in Utah, southwestern Wyoming, and a small portion of southeastern Idaho. Questar is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its strong commitment to promoting and implementing the ENERGY STAR New Homes program within its service areas. Key accomplishments include:
Recruiting 44 production builders to the ENERGY STAR New Homes program in 2009, bringing the total number of production builders to 91; these new builders contributed 10 percent of all homes qualified in 2009.
Developing an innovative recruitment strategy through which builders who obtain a permit are sent welcome packets that include information on building ENERGY STAR qualified homes, available rebates, and benefits of building ENERGY STAR.
Sponsoring 1,757 ENERGY STAR qualified single homes and 437 ENERGY STAR qualified multi-family homes in 2009, for a total of 6,067 single and multi-family ENERGY STAR qualified homes to date.
Strengthening relationships with regional Home Builders Associations (HBAs) through participation in seven Parade of Homes events that more than 65,000 people attended and by featuring ENERGY STAR in all events marketing materials, advertisements, and publications.