Energy Star

EPA Awards Colorado Governor’s Energy Office with 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year

Gov. Bill Ritter announced that the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) along with more than 50 statewide partners has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.

Colorado’s program was selected for its success in supporting the construction of energy-efficient ENERGY STAR New Homes. These homes are typically 20 percent to 30 percent more efficient than standard homes, improving quality and comfort while reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

“Congratulations to our many outstanding statewide partners and the GEO for this award,” Gov. Ritter said. “Energy efficiency is one of the most important components of Colorado’s New Energy Economy. Building new homes that save energy and money means jobs in the efficiency industry. It also bolsters our energy security and protects our environment and climate.”

In 2009, the GEO partnered with more than 50 community sponsors – including local governments, non-profits, utilities, real estate professionals, homebuilders, home energy raters – on the construction of ENERGY STAR qualifying new homes. The hard work of partnering organizations has made the program successful across Colorado.

Additional information here

Courtesy of  Pat Waak, Chair, Colorado Democratic Party

The Longmont ConnectionAn ENERGY STAR Home – Longmont, Colorado

“NoCO ENERGY STAR Homes is a regional program with a focus on high-performance construction—homes that perform better than conventionally built homes—and encourages consumers to look for the ENERGY STAR label.

NoCO ENERGY STAR Homes is a collaborative program among public and private-sector organizations, including the City of Fort Collins, Home Builders Association (HBA) of Northern Colorado, Governor’s Energy Office, Larimer County, City of Longmont, Poudre Valley REA, Platte River Power Authority, Town of Severance, United Power, Town of Windsor and Xcel Energy.

The regional program is aligned with the national ENERGY STAR New Homes Program (www.energystar.gov) managed by the U.S. EPA and the Colorado ENERGY STAR Homes Program (www.coloradoenergystarhomes.com) managed by the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office.

For a list of builder partners and a map of qualified homes, visit www.nocoenergystarhomes.org. To learn about the initiative in your area, contact Dave Talbot, Project Coordinator, dtalbot@nocoenergystarhomes.org.”

Source:  Press Release:  NoCO ENERGY STAR® Homes
The mission of NoCO ENERGY STAR Homes is to transform the regional new home market to high-performance construction, using an educational, market-based approach targeting consumers, builders, trade allies and other stakeholders.