Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. (NEEP)
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc., (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 sponsored by Cape Light Compact, National Grid (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York), Eversource 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 “Sponsors”). NEEP is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its steady leadership on behalf of its Sponsors, who seek to steer the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions toward ever greater energy efficiency. Key 2014 accomplishments include:
- Conducting regionally coordinated marketing efforts leveraging the ENERGY STAR brand platform and $2.8 million in sponsor investment to convey the benefits of energy efficiency. This effort earned in excess of 185 million impressions, conveying a uniform message throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic about the benefits of ENERGY STAR and energy efficiency.
- Leveraging manufacturer and retailer discounts to promote ENERGY STAR certified lighting, resulting in the sale of almost three million light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs and one million LED fixtures, and more than nine million standard and specialty compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and 145,000 CFL fixtures.
- Delivering lifetime energy savings of more than 7.2 million megawatt hours, and carbon dioxide emissions reductions of about five million tons for the regions served.