Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation that provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers and provides one of the nation’s largest portfolios of energy efficiency programs. ComEd is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued success in leveraging ENERGY STAR to develop new programs across its portfolio and strengthen collaborations with other partners. Key 2016 accomplishments include:
- Continuing to leverage the Energy Usage Data System (EUDS) software to support initiatives, such as providing energy use data to 200 Salvation Army facilities, and supporting commercial and multi-family customers to comply with the Chicago benchmarking ordinance. In 2016, over 400 building owners benchmarked about 1,430 buildings using data from EUDS.
- Incorporating building energy performance data into the delivery of ComEd’s retrocommissioning program and its Accelerate Performance pilot for new construction that helped customers set contractually enforceable energy performance targets using the ENERGY STAR Target Finder tool.
- Teaming with utility partners Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas, and Peoples Gas, as well as the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to help 500 homeowners achieve energy savings with Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.
- Leveraging the ENERGY STAR label, messaging, and national campaigns to promote a variety of ENERGY STAR certified products to its customers including washers, dryers, heat pump water heaters, room air conditioners, pool pumps, and lighting. Surpassing the momentum of the previous years, ComEd increased uptake of incentives for ENERGY STAR certified LED’s by 85 percent and ENERGY STAR certified appliances by 180 percent.