Efficiency Vermont wins national honor for ‘sustained excellence’

Burlington, VT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Efficiency Vermont for its long-standing success in saving Vermonters money through energy efficiency. The EPA has honored Efficiency Vermont with a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its 16-year leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency services. Efficiency Vermont’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.

“Sustained Excellence is an important distinction because it reflects the long-term commitment of Vermonters to reducing their energy costs and improving the comfort and value of their homes and business facilities,” said Liz Gamache, Director of Efficiency Vermont. “Our partnership with ENERGY STAR has helped us bring innovative new programs, products and services to our customers, helping them to reduce the economic and environmental impacts of energy in our state.”

Efficiency Vermont is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its leadership in energy efficiency and its ongoing support of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES). Visit the ENERGY STAR website to read more about Efficiency Vermont’s key accomplishments that led to the award.

“By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Efficiency Vermont is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I’m proud to recognize Efficiency Vermont with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Efficiency Vermont demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.

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.


ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.

Efficiency Vermont Press Contact
Matthew Smith
Phone: (802) 540-7662
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