A Star is Born

November 12, 2020

Press Star for Assistance

According to the ENERGY STAR website*, since the program’s inception in 1992, it has worked with thousands of partners to help American families and businesses save more than 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2018 alone, ENERGY STAR helped Americans benefit from nearly $35 billion in energy cost savings.

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Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Honorees include Fortune 500 companies, schools, retailers, manufacturers, home builders, and commercial building owners and operators.

Included in the list of 2020 winners is Potomac Edison, which received the prestigious ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award in the Energy Efficiency Program Delivery category. The award recognizes ENERGY STAR partners that demonstrate superior leadership, innovation and a commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency.

“Receiving an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award indicates that Potomac Edison is leading the way in helping customers save money, save energy and protect the environment,” said Jim Sears, president, Maryland Operations. “We are very proud of this accomplishment, and we will continue to identify and implement cost-saving energy efficient solutions.”

Potomac Edison’s key accomplishments include:

  • Supporting the construction of more than 1,100 ENERGY STAR certified homes – and the installation of nearly 1,400 ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats – in its service territory, leading to more than 2,600 megawatt-hours of savings.
  • Launching an initiative to provide technical training materials in Spanish for air sealing and insulation installation crews working on ENERGY STAR certified homes.
  • Ensuring higher adoption of energy-efficient lighting by introducing a program that all ENERGY STAR certified homes have 90 percent LED lighting installed.
  • Conducting training to introduce home builders and energy rating companies to the new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements for grading the installation of HVAC systems.
  • Hosting an annual awards program to recognize the leading home builders and energy rating companies that participate in the Maryland ENERGY STAR program.