LG&E and KU is a diversified energy services company. The company owns and operates Louisville Gas and Electric Company, a regulated utility that serves 321,000 natural gas and 397,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties, and Kentucky Utilities Company, a regulated electric utility in Lexington, KY, that serves 546,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for outstanding delivery of the ENERGY STAR New Homes Program. Key accomplishments include:
· Overseeing the construction of nearly 900 ENERGY STAR qualified new homes in 2010 for a total of more than 1,050 qualified new homes completed since 2009, increasing market share to 23 percent--a 3 percent improvement over 2009.
· Enrolling more than 200 builders into the program to date, with over 115 builders completing at least one ENERGY STAR qualified home.
· Developing marketing materials for and providing marketing assistance and training to builders, realtors, and architects to promote the environmental benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified homes.
· Providing ongoing outreach efforts to builders and raters to support and enhance program participation, including training to educate program stakeholders about the benefits of designing, building, selling, and owning an ENERGY STAR qualified home.