Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio, the largest respective electric and gas utilities in the state, currently serve more than two million customers. Since 2010, the two utilities have worked together to bring a unified program to builders, contractors, and homebuyers across their service areas. AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio are receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for their shared commitment to sponsoring ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2014 accomplishments include:
- Enrolling more than 100 builders, an increase of almost 20 percent since 2013, and providing incentives for 1,100 ENERGY STAR certified homes, for a cumulative total of over 3,700 since the program’s inception.
- Generating 6,665 megawatt hours of annual savings from ENERGY STAR certified homes.
- Providing a range of training opportunities to builders, contractors, trade allies, and real estate professionals, including sessions on HVAC quality installation, technical support, and general sales training.
- Creating more than five million media impressions and prominently featuring ENERGY STAR’s “Better is Better” video on their web site, along with explanations related to ENERGY STAR home certification and labeled products and systems.