New Hampshire CORE Energy Efficiency Team
Manchester, New Hampshire
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
The New Hampshire (NH) CORE Energy Efficiency Team is a multi-utility energy efficiency service provider that includes Eversource, Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc., and Unitil Energy Systems, Inc. It is implementing the New Hampshire ENERGY STAR® Homes program in conjunction with GDS Associates, Horizon Residential Energy Services, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, and the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire. The NH CORE Energy Efficiency Team is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its successful implementation of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program. Key 2015 accomplishments include:
- Certifying more than 6,600 ENERGY STAR homes over the last decade and providing incentives to 470 homes in 2015, while growing from an initial two percent of market share to close to 20 percent.
- Participating in 20 home and energy-related events attended by over 20,000 people, sending information about ENERGY STAR certified homes to over 400,000 electric and gas customers, and continuing to improve the NHSaves.com website, which has received over 78,000 views.
- Holding 15 specific stakeholder training seminars, with one session attended by over 90 heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors, and focused on specific training topics, such as energy code changes, in response to stakeholder feedback.
- Completing the first ENERGY STAR Certified Multifamily High Rise building in New Hampshire, and the second in New England, in addition to certifying and incentivizing the first Net Zero home in the program.