CenterPoint Energy

Houston, Texas

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery


CenterPoint Energy is a transmission and distribution utility serving more than 2.5 million customers in the greater Houston area. The utility incentivized the construction of more than 3,600 ENERGY STAR certified homes, for a total exceeding 112,000 homes since joining the program in 2001. Key 2020 accomplishments include:

  • Increasing the annual total of incentivized ENERGY STAR certified homes by 15 percent from 2019 and augmenting incentives for participating builders by nearly 150 percent.
  • Initiating a refreshed ENERGY STAR-focused digital marketing strategy, resulting in a nearly 700 percent increase in paid search impressions compared to 2019 and increasing broader social media impressions by nearly 20 percent.
  • Redesigning its corporate web page to host a new “Find A Builder” feature that created 300 percent more clicks to participating ENERGY STAR builders’ websites.
  • Saving more than 420,000 megawatt-hours of energy since the program’s inception.
  • Educating industry stakeholders through the Greater Houston Builders Association with virtual seminars and forums on better building practices, International Energy Conservation Code changes, and ENERGY STAR program updates.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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