Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) delivers the regionally coordinated Northeast Retail Products Initiative (the Initiative), which seeks to increase the use of ENERGY STAR® certified products, services, and practices in homes and business throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The Initiative is comprised of sponsoring organizations representing six states and the District of Columbia, including: Cape Light Compact, National Grid (Massachusetts and Rhode Island), Eversource (Eastern MA), Eversource (Western MA), NHSaves (Liberty Utilities, Unitil, Eversource NH, New Hampshire Electric Co-op), Efficiency Vermont, Energize Connecticut (Eversource CT Electric and The United Illuminating Company), Connecticut Municipal Electrical Energy Cooperative, PSEG Long Island, New York State Energy Research Development Authority, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility—known collectively as the “Sponsors”. NEEP is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its efforts to advance a sustainable regional energy system industry in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions through energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR. Key 2015 accomplishments include:
- Facilitating regionally coordinated ENERGY STAR-focused marketing to educate consumers about the benefits of ENERGY STAR lighting, electronics, and appliances. In 2015, the Sponsors invested almost $2.3 million and earned more than 125 million impressions throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
- Leveraging manufacturer and retailer discounts to promote ENERGY STAR certified lighting, appliances, and consumer electronics, resulting in the sale of almost 67,000 appliances, more than 43,000 electronics, and almost 13 million lighting products in 2015 alone.
- Locking in lifetime energy savings of more than 7.9 million megawatt hours, and carbon dioxide emissions reductions of about six million tons for the regions served.