Efficiency Vermont earns 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Burlington, VT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today named Efficiency Vermont as a recipient of the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.

Efficiency Vermont accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.

“Efficiency Vermont has partnered with ENERGY STAR for 18 years to identify, test, and push the boundaries of energy efficiency. Consumers have grown to trust the ENERGY STAR logo as a symbol of quality which, combined with Efficiency Vermont customer support, education, incentives, and programs, continues to help Vermonters invest in energy efficiency,” said Efficiency Vermont Director Karen Glitman. “Since 2000 Efficiency Vermont’s partnership with ENERGY STAR has helped Vermonters save more than $2.4 billion over the lifetime of the efficiency measures they’ve invested in, and those savings grow each year with investments in new technologies and products. We are grateful for this recognition and for our partnership with ENERGY STAR.”

“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.

Efficiency Vermont programs work hand-in-glove with the ENERGY STAR brand by providing customers with information and incentives to encourage them to purchase ENERGY STAR certified products such as appliances, electronics, LED lights, and other efficient products. ENERGY STAR provides consumers with assurance that the products meet high quality standards, while Efficiency Vermont incentives, discounts, information, and customer support make those products more affordable and accessible.

ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools also enable Efficiency Vermont to work with schools, hospitals, and the State of Vermont to strive towards ENERGY STAR ratings for buildings.  Through benchmarking efforts, institutions have been able to gain a greater understanding of their energy use, and adopt shared energy efficiency goals within their sectors that motivate them and their peers to achieve higher levels of energy efficiency. 

The 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon companies and other organizations demonstrating continued leadership in energy efficiency and commitment to the ENERGY STAR program. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

 

About Efficiency Vermont

As the nation’s first Energy Efficiency Utility, Efficiency Vermont has helped Vermont avoid over 12 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program for sustained excellence award for the last six consecutive years. Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help our state transition to a more affordable, low carbon energy future through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at (888) 921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com.

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov.

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. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and over 3.5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions—all through voluntary action.

Efficiency Vermont
Jeff Buell
Phone: (802) 540-7662
jbuell@veic.org