Xcel Energy

Minneapolis, Minnesota


ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy is a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company servicing eight western and midwestern states. An ENERGY STAR partner since 2004, Xcel Energy officially rebranded its homes program to Xcel Energy-ENERGY STAR Homes Program in 2008. Xcel Energy is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its achievements in 2008. Key accomplishments include:

         Achieving more than 21% market penetration for ENERGY STAR qualified new homes in Minnesota in the gas service area.

         Providing energy-efficient marketable solutions for builders, realtors, raters, homeowners, and local state authorities by investing more than $200,000 in market research and value added services improvements.

         Sponsoring ENERGY STAR trainings, including Marketing and Sales of High Performance Homes and Construction/Production Practices of High Performance Homes, as a part of the Energy and Environmental Building Association's Houses That Work Educational Series.

         Saving nearly 30 billion Btu of energy through ENERGY STAR in 2008.

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