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Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Uniondale, New York

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the second largest municipal electric utility in the nation, offers a broad range of energy efficiency programs focused on all market sectors through the Efficiency Long Island (ELI) initiative. LIPA is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its exceptional delivery of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES). LIPA also promotes ENERGY STAR qualified products and ENERGY STAR New Homes. Key accomplishments in 2011 include:

 

·         Continuing to increase customer participation in HPwES, with 47 percent of Home Performance Direct customers deciding to pursue energy efficiency measures.

·         Launching a multimedia campaign, highlighting the benefits of a comprehensive audit and the money consumers can save, through radio spots, newspaper ads, and bill inserts.

·         Working with the Towns of Babylon and Southampton to design a new component for HPwES--Remodel with ENERGY STAR--to engage Home Performance contractors and local remodelers to expand the utilization of energy efficiency measures during remodeling projects.

·         Expanding its program to include any home with central air conditioning, and working closely with trade ally groups, local utilities, and state agencies to ensure uniform delivery of services.

·         Completing approximately 550 homes, a 23-percent increase from 2010.

·         Providing its customers with educational information and incentives to support the increased adoption of ENERGY STAR qualified lighting and appliances. In 2011, LIPAs Energy Efficient Products Program influenced the purchase of an estimated 1.6 million ENERGY STAR qualified products.