CenterPoint Energy

Houston, Texas

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


CenterPoint Energy is a utility serving the greater Houston area. The company incentivized the construction of more than 3,500 ENERGY STAR® certified homes, for a total exceeding 115,000 homes since joining the program in 2001 and saving more than 450,000 megawatt-hours of energy since the program’s inception. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Refining its corporate “Find A Builder” tool to showcase builders committed to certifying 100% of their homes as ENERGY STAR, while increasing builder participation by 5% year-over-year.
  • Implementing a comprehensive ENERGY STAR promotional campaign with multiple tactics that resulted in nearly 7 million impressions, including a new Google Discovery campaign with a conversion rate of 26% to the utility’s High-Efficiency Homes web portal.
  • Highlighting the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified homes with blog posts that further promoted energy-saving tips and actions that customers could take to fully utilize the efficiency of their homes.
  • 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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