Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
CenterPoint Energy, an ENERGY STAR® partner since 2001, is an electric transmission and distribution utility serving the greater Houston area. CenterPoint Energy is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for promoting ENERGY STAR certified homes throughout its service territory and for its comprehensive support of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Providing incentives for more than 3,000 homes, for a total of 106,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes since the program’s inception in 2001.
- Realizing a 14 percent increase in kilowatt savings per home and a 13 percent reduction in electricity demand.
- Co-organizing and co-sponsoring with other Texas regional utilities a roundtable discussion with contractors and Home Energy Raters to address home ventilation issues in hot, humid climates.
- Investing in a quarter-million dollar digital and print marketing campaign promoting ENERGY STAR certification, resulting in a 300 percent increase in social media impressions.
- Facilitating the participation of 65 Home Energy Raters and contractors in a course on sealing ducts and improving building envelopes.
- Distributing more than 1,000 pieces of ENERGY STAR-branded marketing materials at industry events, meetings with builders, and at model homes.
- Encouraging participating builders’ sales teams to take the updated ENERGY STAR builder training.