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Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM)

Albuquerque, New Mexico

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC), which provides natural gas services to more than 500,000 New Mexico customers, and the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), the state's largest electricity provider, work in partnership with the El Paso Electric company to sponsor a statewide ENERGY STAR New Homes program. NMGC and PNM are receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for their continued commitment and participation in the ENERGY STAR New Homes program. Key 2011 accomplishments include:

 

         Recruiting 20 home builders and one new HERS Rater to partner with ENERGY STAR, for a cumulative total of 66 builders and 30 raters since 2009.

         Sponsoring the construction of approximately 400 homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR for a total of approximately 3,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes since 2009.

         Offering a special incentive tier for ENERGY STAR certified homes that achieve a HERS Index of 50 or lower to encourage builders to construct higher-performing homes in light of more stringent building codes.

         Training home builders, trade contractors, and market allies on the transition to ENERGY STAR Versions 2.5 and 3.

         Presenting and conducting outreach on ENERGY STAR certified homes at Home Builder Association meetings, state local code change meetings, and REALTOR Association meetings, reaching approximately 1,200 individuals.