The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance (NCEEA) as a winner of a 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by sponsoring significant consumer education efforts promoting energy-efficient homes. Fourteen organizations were chosen to be recognized out of 20,000 organizations participating in the ENERGY STAR program.
Since 2010, the NCEEA has excelled in stakeholder education, bridging communication gaps between lenders, appraisers, real estate brokers, home builders, HVAC contractors, and home energy raters. The organization has helped accelerate the adoption of energy efficient building practices in North Carolina, saving homeowners 12,700 BTUs in fuel, over 6,7 million kWh of electricity, and $757,500 in a little over a year.
The accomplishments of the NCEEA were recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2012, which marked the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR. More information about this accomplishment and about the NCEEA's mission can be found at: http://ncenergystar.org/2012_ENERGY_STAR_Award