City of Columbia Water & Light
Excellence Awards - Sustained Excellence
ENERGY STAR Promotion
City of Columbia Water and Light is a municipal utility. In 2019, Columbia Water and Light partnered with the state of Missouri and Earth Advantage to launch a Green Building Registry to document energy efficiency characteristics for over 3,500 homes in its territory and neighboring Boone Electric Coop. Additional accomplishments include:
- Revamping its low-income Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program to utilize contractors for home assessments instead of program staff to expand services outside of its service territory.
- Contributing over $16.5 million to the local economy since 2012, saving over an estimated 3.05 million kilowatt hours (kWh) and reducing over 1,500 kilowatts of utility through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.
- Certifying staff with BPI Healthy Home Evaluator credential so that indoor ventilation and other health-benefiting services can be provided to clients.
- Conducting a rental study titled Unlocking Energy Efficiency in Columbia, Missouri's Residential Rental Market and began pilot testing energy efficiency services to multi-family residents.