PECO Receives EPA 2015 Energy Star Partner Of The Year Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced PECO has been selected as a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year. PECO, along with sister Exelon utilities BGE, based in Baltimore, and ComEd, based in Chicago, will be honored for their long-term commitment to energy efficiency at the EPA awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20.
“Using Energy Star resources, PECO is broadening access to energy-saving approaches that grow the economy and protect the climate.”
Since the inception of PECO Smart Ideas in 2009, the company’s highly successful suite of energy efficiency programs has received seven awards in total and now receives its third Partner of the Year Award in Energy Efficiency Program Delivery for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency efforts.
The company is commended for its continuous contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering information, services and products to its customers to increase energy efficiency.
“We are truly honored to be recognized by the EPA for our efforts to help our customers save energy and money,” said Craig Adams, PECO president and CEO. “The success of PECO Smart Ideas is really a true testament to the commitment of our customers to take the important steps to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and businesses and join us in having a positive impact on our environment.”
PECO Smart Ideas offers programs to help residential, business, government, nonprofit and institutional customers save energy and money.
Since 2009, PECO customers have saved more than $420 million through energy efficiency and PECO Smart Ideas rebates, and reduced their electricity use by more than 1.8 million megawatt hours. This energy savings has the same environmental benefit as planting more than 1.9 million trees or not driving more than 2 billion miles.
In addition to the EPA award, PECO Smart Ideas has been honored by energy industry leaders and other organizations, including:
— 2014 Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance Energy Champion Award
— 2014 E-Source Outdoor Ad Award
— 2013 E- Source Overall Ad Campaign Award
— 2012 Peak Load Management Alliance Outstanding Program Achievement Award
— 2011 E-Source Best Radio Ad Award
— 2010 Chartwell Utility Best Practices Award for Marketing Excellence
— 2010 E-Source Print Ad Award
“PECO is helping transform the market for energy efficiency by leading in implementing Energy Star programs,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Using Energy Star resources, PECO is broadening access to energy-saving approaches that grow the economy and protect the climate.”
For more energy saving ideas, visit the PECO Smart Ideas webpage.
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