Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)

Portland, Oregon

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a partnership among energy efficiency leaders in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington that encourages the development of energy-efficient products and services. NEEA is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its contribution to promoting energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings. Key achievements in 2008 include:

         Utilizing building energy performance competitions to catalyze benchmarking and investment in energy efficiency.

         Partnering with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and other stakeholders to benchmark 92 buildings representing more than 28 million square feet.

         Helping 40 buildings earn the ENERGY STAR.

         Partnering with regional chapters of BOMA to train 185 Northwest building professionals on EPAs Portfolio Manager, Building Upgrade Value Calculator, and Guidelines for Energy Management.

         Training hospital facility staff on benchmarking through their BetterBricks commercial buildings program and using EPAs Target Finder to set goals for new construction.

         Participating in the national 80 PLUS initiative to influence purchases of high-efficiency electronics, resulting in sales of more than 25,000 ENERGY STAR 4.0-qualified power supply units and more than 20,000 additional 80 PLUS-qualified power supply units.

         Doubling the ENERGY STAR qualified homes market penetration in the NEEA region, and adding 18 new partners committed to promoting the Northwest ENERGY STAR homes program.

         Training more than 500 market actors, including 300 realtors, to effectively promote the Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes program.

         Offering a new course targeting appraisers that highlights the increased value of ENERGY STAR qualified homes compared to code-built homes.

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