Energy Smart New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
In conjunction with the New Orleans City Council, Entergy New Orleans administers Energy Smart, a HPwES program that seeks to grow the city’s energy efficiency market. The program encourages local residents to embrace energy efficiency as a means to lower utility bills, create green jobs, improve indoor air quality, and tackle climate change issues related to wetlands loss, an issue critical to local communities’ survival. Energy Smart is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its successful implementation of the HPwES program in an emerging market. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
- Partnering with Entergy Louisiana and Better Building Neighborhood Program grantee New Orleans Louisiana (NOLA) Wise to promote the program, provide incentive funds and expand its service territory by 20 percent.
- Completing more than 720 HPwES projects to reduce energy consumption by 3,600 MWh and greenhouse gas emissions by 2,500 metric tons, equivalent to the annual energy use of 127 homes.
- Providing ongoing training to dozens of contractors who have processed nearly $1 million in incentives for clients, with a total economic impact of more $1.5 million.
- Leveraging the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR mark on Energy Smart marketing materials, including 71,500 door hangers, 15,000 flyers, presentations at 24 partnership, and 13 neighborhood events, 10 customer emails, eight earned media appearances, eight newspaper ads, six radio ads, and four press releases.