NYSERDA honored for its commitment to energy efficiency across New York for twelfth consecutive year
April 07, 2017
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has been selected for the 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. This is the twelfth consecutive year NYSERDA has earned this honor for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency achievements. NYSERDA’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy on April 26, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
NYSERDA is receiving the award for its commitment to increasing awareness and demand for the installation and implementation of energy efficiency services, ENERGY STAR products and advanced technologies. In 2016, the combined savings from NYSERDA’s New Construction, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and Qualifying Products programs—just three of the state agency’s initiatives in its diversified energy efficiency and clean energy portfolio—saved New York more than 11 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity and 428 thousand million metric British thermal units (MMBtu) of fossil fuels. The reduced demand would be enough power to meet the annual electric needs of 1,800 homes.
“NYSERDA is proud to be recognized again with the ENERGY STAR Partner award and is grateful for our partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said John B. Rhodes, President and CEO, NYSERDA. “Energy efficiency is an essential component, along with renewable energy, in achieving Governor Cuomo’s ambitious energy goals in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change.”
n 2015 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American businesses and consumers 503 billion kilowatt-hours and $34 billion on their energy bills, while achieving broad emission reductions.
The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon a diverse set of organizations that have demonstrated continued leadership in energy efficiency. The awards recognize leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.
For a complete list of 2017 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
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 reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs and funding opportunities, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have saved American families and businesses $430 billion on their energy bills and 4.6 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy, while achieving broad emissions reductions—including 2.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For 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.