Efficiency Vermont Awarded Partner of the Year by EPA

Winooski , VT

Winooski, VT – Efficiency Vermont is proud to announce that it has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.  

“We are proud to be an ENERGY STAR partner.” says Peter Walke, Director of Efficiency Vermont. “Through this program we can bring energy savings to Vermont residents and businesses while furthering our commitment to reduce carbon emissions.”

“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan.  “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”

While most consumers know ENERGY STAR from the logo on their newly purchased efficient appliances, it’s reach goes much further. Under the EPA, it is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions.

Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.

Efficiency Vermont was honored for:

  • Saving Vermont residents and business owners 49,471 MWh in electricity use and 11,183 MMBtu in thermal and process fuel use (January 1-October 1, 2022)
  • Since 2000, saving residential and commercial / industrial / institutional customers over $3.2 billion in energy costs and keeping 14.3 million metric tons of CO2e out of the atmosphere. (Data measured in lifetime savings.)


Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at www.energystar.gov/impacts and state-level information can be found at www.energystar.gov/statefacts.

About Efficiency Vermont

As the nation’s first Energy Efficiency Utility, Efficiency Vermont has helped Vermont avoid over 13.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for the last eight consecutive years. Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help our state transition to more affordable, low carbon energy use through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce. Learn more at www.efficiencyvermont.com.

Efficiency Vermont Press Contact
Matthew Smith
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