City of Columbia Water & Light

Columbia, Missouri


Excellence Awards - Sustained Excellence - ENERGY STAR Promotion

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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.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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