ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
Entergy Texas is an electric transmission and distribution utility which serves customers in southeast Texas. Since 2001, Entergy Texas has sponsored an ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program, and in 2011 the utility introduced a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Entergy Texas is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for its continuing commitment to the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program. Key 2012 accomplishments include:
- Supporting 38 participating home builders in constructing 400 ENERGY STAR certified homes, resulting in over 493,000 kWh in energy savings.
- Keeping local raters and contractors informed of Version 3.0 specification requirements through training courses, an HVAC checklist seminar, and duct sealing and insulation demonstrations.
- Participating in more than 25 regional builder association events, providing training to 85 realtors, and conducting more than 50 meetings with raters, builders and contractors.
- Sponsoring the ENERGY STAR certification process for the Southeast Texas Planning Commission which is responsible for building 180 new homes for families who lost their homes to Hurricane Ike in 2008.