Puget Sound Energy

Bellevue, Washington

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is Washington's largest and oldest energy utility, serving more than 1 million electric customers and nearly 750,000 natural gas customers. Through its Residential New Construction ENERGY STAR Lighting Program, the utility works to increase demand for qualified lighting products in new, single-family homes. In 2008, PSE doubled its investment in partner outreach as part of its ongoing regional fixture program. Key accomplishments earning PSE this award include:

         Facilitating total installations of 16,000 ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures and 39,000 ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs in new homes, representing more than 2.7 million kWh in annual energy savings, a 100% increase over 2007 results, and more than 35 million kWh in lifetime energy savings.

         Increasing building showroom and distributor participation to more than 30 partnerships through enhanced training, marketing support, and sales associate incentives.

         Accelerating adoption of the ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package in new homes through hands-on work with partners, additional incentives for installations, and recognition certificates for partners.

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