As a sustainable energy company, Southern Energy Management provides energy efficiency, green building, and solar power services for homeowners, residential and commercial builders, nonprofits, and government clients nationwide. Southern Energy Management is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued commitment to finding and pursuing new market inroads to increase participation in its ENERGY STAR for New Homes program. Key 2011 accomplishments include:
� Certifying more than 2,700 homes as ENERGY STAR, which is a 27 percent increase over 2010 and the largest number of homes in the company's 10-year history, despite an overall decline in new home construction. The company has verified a total of 10,000 homes since 2001.
� Recruiting almost 20 new builder partners in 2011.
� Supporting Henderson County Public Schools in earning the ENERGY STAR for 13 buildings in
� Raising awareness of ENERGY STAR and building consumer demand for energy-efficient homes by showcasing its booth at 89 tradeshows, including ENERGY STAR activities and news in its newsletter--opened and viewed by an average of 514 builders per edition--and posting entries about ENERGY STAR and energy efficiency to its corporate blog.