On April 12, 2023

EPA honors Efficiency Vermont as 2023 Energy Star Partner of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 1 office and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored 11 New England companies and organizations, including Efficiency Vermont, as Energy Star partners for their outstanding leadership in promoting energy efficiency and tackling climate change, according to a news release March 28.

“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.”

“Across New England forward-leaning companies are taking the lead and reducing their environmental impact, cutting energy costs and proving that efficiency can help save money and protect our environment,” said EPA New England Regional Administrator David W. Cash. “We thank these New England Energy Star partners for their leadership. By using less energy, we can reduce carbon pollution and fight the effects of climate change and reduce local air pollution and reduce public health impacts, especially in communities that have been overburdened by environmental impacts.”

For more than 30 years, EPA’s Energy Star program has supported the transition to a clean energy economy by fostering innovation, jobs, and economic development, while protecting public health. Energy Star certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped save American families and businesses more than 520 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and avoid $42 billion in energy costs in 2020 alone. 

In Vermont, Efficiency Vermont, a state energy efficiency utility, increased incentives for low- and moderate-income households in the Home Performance with Energy Star program and rolled out a social media campaign that increased subscribers and Facebook followers. Efficiency Vermont has been a Sustained Excellence winner for 8 years.

Energy Star 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. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations 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.

For more information about Energy Star’s impacts, visit: EnergyStar.gov/impacts.

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