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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.