ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
The AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program is an innovative collaboration between the largest electric and gas utilities in Ohio, serving more than two million customers. Since 2010, the two utilities have worked together to bring a unified program to builders, contractors, and homebuyers across their service areas. In October 2013, AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio hosted the annual sponsor meeting for the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program. AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio are receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition for their shared commitment to sponsoring ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
- Enrolling 84 builders and 22 raters and providing incentives for 1,100 ENERGY STAR certified homes, a more than 20-percent increase since 2012.
- Generating 5,646 MWh of annual savings from ENERGY STAR certified homes.
- Providing a range of training opportunities to builders, contractors, trade allies, and stakeholders, including sessions on HVAC quality installation, technical support, and general sales training.
- Developing a mortgage product from Huntington Bank that offers a number of preferred terms and benefits for buyers of ENERGY STAR certified homes.