Austin Energy is a municipal electric utility with more than 330,000 residential customers in Austin, Texas. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its sustained commitment to the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Key accomplishments include:
· Achieving remarkable results by exceeding its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR retrofit goals by completing more than 2,600 retrofits in 2010--and over 11,000 since 2006.
· Saving approximately 5.8 million kWh and 5.3 MW in 2010 through its loan and rebate programs, an increase of 20 percent over the previous year.
· Increasing the number of homes that completed three or more energy efficiency measures (of the basic four recommended) to almost 1,600--an increase of 170 homes over 2009.
· Hosting Affordable Comfort, Inc.'s (ACI) National Home Performance Conference in 2010, which exceeded attendance expectations.