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El Paso Electric

El Paso, Texas

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility, generating and transmitting power to approximately 380,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000-square-mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico. El Paso Electric jointly sponsors the ENERGY STAR New Homes program for this market with the New Mexico Gas Company. El Paso Electric is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its successful delivery and promotion of ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key accomplishments in 2011 include:

 

·         Recruiting 24 new home builders, bringing the total to 30, and supporting the construction of approximately 140 ENERGY STAR certified homes.

·         Highlighting ENERGY STAR certified homes as part of the Parade of Homes and Home and Garden Shows to thousands of attendees.

·         Incorporating the ENERGY STAR mark into all promotional materials, including recruitment documents and advertisements, and encouraging builder partners to leverage the ENERGY STAR brand.

·         Facilitating the transition to Version 3 through multiple technical training sessions and classes for HVAC contractors, raters, and realtor groups.

·         Participating in and functioning as advisors in local Home Builder Association New Mexico Governmental Affairs and Building Issues committees.