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EPA Honors Seven DC 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year
WASHINGTON (April 2, 2018) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will honor seven DC ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year including: BOMA International; District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility; Delmarva Power; Fannie Mae Multifamily; Institute for Market Transformation; and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco); and Washington Gas.
The seven were among 63 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year nationally – including Fortune 500 companies, schools, hospitals, retailers, manufacturers, home builders, and commercial building owners and operators –- who will be named ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year for their outstanding contributions to public health and the environment by demonstrating national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions.
“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 EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum.
The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton Hotel on April 20. EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum, together with CMS Energy CEO Patti Poppe, will deliver keynote presentations.
BOMA International (BOMA), a federation founded in 1907, advances a vibrant commercial real estate industry and serves as a source of knowledge on building management and operations. Together, BOMA’s more than 16,500 members own or manage nearly 10 billion square feet of office space across the United States. BOMA is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its leadership in promoting Portfolio Manager® and ENERGY STAR resources to the real estate industry.
The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) implements energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, with a focus on incentivizing new technologies and assisting low-income residents. DCSEU is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for its effective promotion of ENERGY STAR certified products and its commitment to energy conservation.
Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, provides electric service to more than 500,000 customers in Maryland and Delaware. DPL launched its ENERGY STAR® residential programs in 2008 and its commercial programs in 2009, in support of the EmPOWER Maryland initiative. DPL is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its energy efficiency programs and promotion of ENERGY STAR
Fannie Mae Multifamily supports investment in energy efficiency at multifamily properties with mortgage financing incentives, resulting in better quality and affordable housing nationwide. Fannie Mae is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for raising awareness of the benefits of benchmarking and certification in the multifamily housing market, reaching thousands of owners and tenants.
The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing energy efficiency in buildings to save money, drive economic growth, and reduce pollution. IMT is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for promoting ENERGY STAR products, tools, and best practices.
Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, provides electric service to the Washington, DC metropolitan area and serves 815,000 customers. In support of the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act of 2008, Pepco launched both residential and commercial programs. Pepco is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its dedication to the ENERGY STAR program across multiple areas.
Washington Gas is a natural gas service provider in the nation’s capital region, offering rebates on high-efficiency gas appliances and equipment for residential and commercial customers. Washington Gas is receiving ENERGY STAR® recognition for promoting certified products and rebates, and participation in ENERGY STAR promotions.
For more than 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity while achieving broad emissions reductions.
About ENERGY STAR
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—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.