CenterPoint Energy

Houston, Texas

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy is an electric transmission and distribution utility serving the greater Houston area with the goal of creating a sustainable market for the construction and sale of ENERGY STAR certified homes. A partner since 2001, CenterPoint Energy is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for its longstanding and comprehensive support of the ENERGY STAR New Homes program. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Supporting the construction of more than 6,500 ENERGY STAR certified homes, contributing to a total of 111,000 certified homes built since 2001.
  • Facilitating the transition to ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 by distributing informational newsletters and emails, holding one-on-one meetings and hundreds of phone calls to keep builders and raters informed about program requirements, and conducting outreach events to recognize partners' achievements.
  • Holding various training sessions--both technical, such as HVAC Quality Installation and System Design class for local HVAC companies, and sales-oriented, such as home builder sales training for sales staff members--to maintain momentum and garner more support for the program.
  • Encouraging builder partners to leverage the ENERGY STAR brand by providing free marketing collateral such as yard signs, door mats, and brochures. 

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