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CenterPoint Energy

Houston, Texas

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

CenterPoint Energy is an electric transmission and distribution utility serving more than 5 million customers in the Houston metropolitan area. CenterPoint Energy is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for outstanding delivery of ENERGY STAR qualified homes to its customers. Key accomplishments include:


·         Adding six new builder partners in 2010.

·         Expanding education and outreach efforts, including adding information on the ENERGY STAR Version 3 specification for new homes.

·         Saving almost 27 million kWh in 2010, for a total savings of over 202 million kWh since the program's inception in 2001.

·         Continuing sales training efforts for the realtor community by partnering with several builders to host a continuing education course titled, "Be a Star with ENERGY STAR," which educates realtors on the benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified homes.

·         Continuing to aggressively incentivize the construction of 10,000 new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR in 2010, for a total of more than 95,500 homes since launching the effort in 2001.