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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Albany, POY

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

As a public benefit corporation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) administers programs that are designed to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment. NYSERDA is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for Sustained Excellence in delivering its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program. NYSERDA also undertakes activities to promote ENERGY STAR qualified products and the ENERGY STAR New Homes program. Key 2011 accomplishments include:

·         Completing almost 6,000 energy efficiency improvement projects under the HPwES program, for a total of more than 42,000 projects to date, with cumulative savings of 28 million kWh and 1.4 MMBtu.

·         Achieving a HPwES assessment-to-job conversion rate of 30 percent.

·         Conducting approximately 1,000 Quality Assurance Field Inspections--a 16 percent inspection rate of HPwES homes in NYSERDA's market.

·         Strengthening the HPwES trade by offering energy efficiency career training to more than 800 students.

·         Sponsoring the construction of more than 1,600 ENERGY STAR certified homes through its New York ENERGY STAR Homes program, for a total of more than 19,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes since 2001.

·         Increasing market share for specific ENERGY STAR qualified products by 8 percent and saving New Yorkers more than 101 million kWh in electricity and $12 million in energy costs through its Energy Smart Products program in 2011.