New Hampshire Electric & Gas Utilities
Manchester, New Hampshire
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
New Hampshire Electric & Gas Utilities is a utility consortium made up of Eversource, Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Co-op, and Unitil. The consortium has consistently promoted ENERGY STAR® to builders, consumers, and other stakeholders, driving market share of ENERGY STAR certified homes to nearly 33% percent statewide since the program’s inception in 2002. Key 2021 accomplishments include:
- Supporting the construction of 850 ENERGY STAR certified homes, for a cumulative total surpassing 10,100 homes since joining the program, exceeding its program savings goal of more than 34,500,000 lifetime kilowatt hours.
- Highlighting the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified homes in monthly bill inserts to more than 400,000 customers, and re-tooling the NH Saves website to feature the “Drive to ENERGY STAR” program, including a new area showcasing successful energy savings projects.
- Providing innovative ENERGY STAR outreach to lumber yards, town halls, code official offices, and hardware stores throughout the state to continue changing the market; while also educating nearly 150 town officials, visiting 250 building material retailers, and distributing 4,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes brochures.
- Participating in state and regional associations such as New Hampshire Home Builders, NH Code Collaborative, and the NH Residential Energy Performance Association and continuing to provide virtual training for builders, homeowners, and other stakeholders on a variety of topics related to ENERGY STAR.