Colorado Governor's Energy Office

Denver, Colorado

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

Colorado Governor's Energy Office

The Colorado Governor's Energy Office (GEO), an ENERGY STAR partner since 2005, is being recognized for delivering an innovative ENERGY STAR New Homes Program for the state of Colorado. The GEO is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for implementing the state's featured residential new construction effort, a program that seeks to achieve the greenhouse gas emissions goals outlined in Colorados Climate Action Plan. Key accomplishments include:

         Achieving 16% market penetration of ENERGY STAR new homes in Colorado, an increase of 7% from 2007.

         Registering 50 new ENERGY STAR builder partners, increasing the state's total to nearly 200.

         Developing an implementation strategy for its ENERGY STAR New Homes Program, organizing 46 utilities, non-profits, and local governments to administer regional programs across Colorado, and providing training to more than 900 individuals at 50 ENERGY STAR training sessions.

         Aligning Colorado's green building efforts with the Colorado ENERGY STAR New Homes Program so that going blue with ENERGY STAR is part of the green solution.

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