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Con Edison Earns Recognition Again For Energy Efficiency Success

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Allan Drury joined Con Edison in May 2009 as a Media Relations spokesman. Working in New York City, the media capital of the world, he speaks daily with reporters from local and national...

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Con Edison has earned recognition from two federal agencies for its sustained success in helping customers reduce their energy usage and contribute to a clean energy future.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have given Con Edison their 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s energy efficiency programs.

It is the fifth year in a row Con Edison has won the Partner of the Year award. Companies that receive that award for three or more straight years earn an additional level of veneration for sustained success.

“We thank our customers for realizing that energy efficiency is a great strategy for reducing their usage and helping to keep our region clean and sustainable,” said Greg Elcock, Con Edison’s director of Energy Efficiency Programs. “They are great partners in our quest to halt climate change and ensure that future generations of New Yorkers have clean air and good health.”

“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 Energy Star award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”

The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the Energy Star program. The 2022 awards are based on accomplishments in 2021.

Con Edison and the other 2022 winners were selected from a network of thousands of Energy Star partners. For a complete list of 2022 winners and more information about the awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.

The company delivered its highest level of energy efficiency savings to date in 2021, both overall and with upgrades such as insulation, major HVAC equipment, and advanced building controls. ​These projects are impactful but also challenging.

The EPA and DOE said Con Edison achieved 31,000 megawatt hours in energy savings last year through its online marketplace alone.

The agencies also praised Con Edison for using its retail lighting program to promote other Energy Star offerings, including appliances, thermostats, and heat pump water heaters, and for placing Energy Star branding on its marketing materials.

The government chooses businesses and organizations for the awards based on their production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies.

Con Edison energy efficiency programs include offerings for every customer group – residential, owners of multi-family buildings, and commercial and industrial.

Energy efficiency is a key part of Con Edison Inc.’s Clean Energy Commitment.

 

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Nevelyn Black on May 10, 2022

As the need for electricity rises, utilities should follow your lead, using energy efficiency to meet demand, especially in densely populated areas. The IEA reports electricity demand will grow 2.7 percent a year on average, for 2022-2024. ConEdison’s service area includes all of New York City, and Westchester County and provides energy to the10 million people that live there. Congrats to your utility for making these strides in energy efficiency.

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