Columbia Gas of Ohio
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Columbia Gas of Ohio is a natural gas distribution company serving 1.4 million customers. The utility has saved customers over 8,000 thermal units of natural gas annually since 2011 and remains committed to incentivizing the construction of ENERGY STAR certified homes, performance of energy audits and purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Supporting the construction of nearly 500 ENERGY STAR certified homes, with more than 80 home builders and 15 home energy rating companies enrolled in their program.
- Increasing the adoption of ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats by 870 percent from 2018 to 2019 by promoting the technology during one-on-one meetings with builders.
- Providing incentives for more than 18,000 ENERGY STAR certified furnaces, boilers, water heaters and smart thermostats, avoiding the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent of more than 2,000 passenger vehicles driven for a year.
- Delivering Home Performance with ENERGY STAR improvements to a diverse customer base through its WarmChoice program, where more than 1,300 income-qualified customers received no-cost weatherization services.