NYSERDA Earns Award for Protecting the Environment Through Superior Energy Efficiency
April 08, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. NYSERDA’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.
NYSERDA will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency, having helped hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers save energy over the last decade through its New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes (New Construction), Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and New York Products (Qualifying Products) programs.
In 2013, the combined energy savings from NYSERDA’s New Construction, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and Qualifying Products programs saved New York more than 112,493,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity and 3.1 million metric British thermal units (MMBtu) of fossil fuels, enough power to meet the annual electric needs of nearly 17,000 homes.
“NYSERDA has earned EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award – the 2014 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award – because of its unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe.
“It is an honor for NYSERDA to be recognized with the EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award once again,” said John B. Rhodes, President and CEO, NYSERDA. “Under Governor Cuomo, New York State remains a leader in energy efficiency, with programs that help increasing numbers of residents choose to use less energy, reduce their carbon footprint and help the clean-energy economy grow.”
Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR. Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs and funding opportunities, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).