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Dominion East Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Dominion East Ohio (DEO), a natural gas utility provider based out of Cleveland, OH, provides natural gas service to customers in northeast Ohio, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Warren, Ashtabula, Wooster, New Philadelphia, Marietta, and Lima. DEO offers a comprehensive assistance package to residential customers, which is designed to increase awareness of and demand for building performance contracting and the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program. Dominion East Ohio is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for its successful implementation of the HPwES program in a new market. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Staffing 11 full-time assessors and supporting 120 participating contractors who average 105 home assessments per week and approximately 50 test-outs per week. Completing and performing QA inspections on 2,492 HPwES projects, accounting for a 22 percent increase in production of completed HPwES projects in 2012.
  • Achieving an increase of 493 percent in customer participation for completed jobs and an increase of 24 percent in the number of participating contractors.
  • Saving an estimated 80,214 Mcfs, generated from measures installed during the assessment and additional improvements made after the assessment.
  • Developing a Community Enrichment Program (CEP) initiative that engages over 40 nonprofit organizations to raise customer awareness of and generate interest in participating in DEO's program.
  • Offering rebates to customers on qualifying improvements. Improvements can be installed by participating contractors or through several select do-it-yourself (DIY) measures, which are inspected by participating contractors to ensure compliance and safety.