Consumers Energy

Jackson, Michigan

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


Consumers Energy is an electric and gas utility. Consumers Energy integrated ENERGY STAR® certification, tools, and resources across its programs to help meet 2021 energy savings goals. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Facilitating rebates for over 17,000 ENERGY STAR smart thermostats in partnership with local retailers and adding new instant rebates on ENERGY STAR certified air purifiers at select retailers.
  • Providing incentives for the construction of more than 370 ENERGY STAR certified homes, an increase of 9% since 2020, while also expanding the number of participating builders and home energy rating companies by 20% and 9%, respectively.
  • Bolstering marketing for contractors working with Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, resulting in five contractors completing an additional 360 projects over the prior year.
  • Delivering enough energy savings through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR to power 44 homes with electricity and heat 420 homes with natural gas for a year.
  • Offering commercial customers a menu of ENERGY STAR services including Portfolio Manager® benchmarking and no-cost verification of applications for building certification, resulting in 48 certified properties.
  • Partnering with the city of Jackson, Michigan, and key grassroots stakeholders to support a Smart Energy District and maintain Jackson’s ranking in 2021 as the small city with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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