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Columbia Gas of Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Columbia Gas of Ohio is the largest natural gas provider in the state, serving over 1 million residential customers in the Central Ohio region. From its program inception in 2010, it has established and administered a joint ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program with AEP Ohio in an effort to be a consistent market presence for homebuyers. Columbia Gas of Ohio is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for its commitment to sponsoring ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Enrolling 77 builders and 21 raters, and supporting the construction of more than 900 new ENERGY STAR certified homes in Columbus and in the central Ohio region in the program's second year.
  • Providing regular training opportunities to program participants, trade allies, and stakeholders, including the innovative Selling High Performance Homes training in support of ENERGY STAR Version 3.0.
  • Promoting ENERGY STAR certified homes through feature boards that specifically highlight the value of incremental standards in homes that earn the ENERGY STAR.
  • Continuing a robust quality assurance/quality control process that includes reviewing rating files and field inspections to establish consistency and confidence in the energy savings and overall performance of participating homes.
  • Collaborating with key affordable housing agencies to help affordable housing developers comply with and exceed energy efficiency and quality assurance goals.