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CenterPoint Energy

Houston, Texas

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

CenterPoint Energy is an electric transmission and distribution utility serving the Houston metropolitan area. This is the fourth time that CenterPoint Energy has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its long-standing commitment to promoting ENERGY STAR in residential new construction. Key accomplishments of this company include:

·         Expanding the ENERGY STAR Homes Program throughout its service territory by increasing the number of ENERGY STAR builder partners for a total of 38 builders, and strengthening its relationship with the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating community and homebuilders association through customized sales training, builder outreach, and highly visible advertising campaigns.

·         Incentivizing the construction of 12,000 ENERGY STAR qualified homes in 2008, nearly matching the record set in 2007, despite the market downturn.

·         Saving a total of 20 MW in 2008, surpassing its program-wide savings goal of 13 MW, and earning greater energy savings per home than in 2007.