Excellence in Program Delivery Award
Excellence in Program Delivery Award recognizes Sponsors who have excelled in their
efforts to offer Home Performance with ENERGY STAR in their market. These organizations
distinguish themselves through their use of ENERGY STAR tools, strategies and resources as
an effective approach to delivering near-term program results while also effectively overcoming
market barriers:
•	Dominion East Ohio, Ohio
•	The Energy Efficiency Fund, Connecticut
Dominion East Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Dominion East Ohio (DEO), a natural gas utility provider based out of Cleveland, OH, provides
natural gas service to customers in northeast Ohio: Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Warren,
Ashtabula, Wooster, New Philadelphia, Marietta and Lima. DEO offers a comprehensive
assistance package to residential customers designed to increase awareness and demand for
building performance contracting and the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES)
program. DEO is receiving recognition for an ENERGY STAR Excellence award for continuing
to enhance and expand its HPwES program in an established market. Key accomplishments
•	Completing more than 2,450 HPwES projects and saving an estimated 61,857 MCF's,
including the energy-efficient measures installed during the assessment.
•	Supporting a Community Enrichment Program initiative that engages over 50 nonprofit
organizations to assist in raising customer awareness of its program and generating
interest to participate.
•	Offering rebates to customers on qualifying improvements that are installed by
participating contractors and several select do-it-yourself (DIY) measures, which are
inspected by participating contractors to ensure compliance and safety.
The Energy Efficiency Fund
New Britain, Connecticut
The Energy Efficiency Fund, administered by Connecticut Light & Power, The United
Illuminating Company, Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas Company and
Yankee Gas, and with the assistance of the Energy Efficiency Board, helps customers across
the state of Connecticut adopt energy efficient technologies including encouraging home owners
to save money and use clean, affordable energy. Energize Connecticut was created by the
Fund as the state's public-facing brand and is supported by the Fund and the Clean Energy
Finance Investment Authority. Energize Connecticut offers a variety of residential products and
services that encourage homeowners to adopt energy-efficient equipment and services that
improve their comfort and save them money. The utilities, as administrators of the Fund, are
receiving an ENERGY STAR Excellence award for continuing to enhance and expand its Home
Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program in an established market. Key 2013
achievements include:

Completing more than 11,500 HPwES projects and providing rebates to more than 40
percent of eligible HPwES participants for insulation upgrades.
Conducting a unique competition utilizing social media, to select two homeowners
participating in HPwES to receive coaching from program administrators.
Deploying a mobile application developed by Connecticut program managers and
participating contractors that reduces data collection time, integrates the U.S. DOE's
Home Energy Score, and produces customized reports for homeowners that prioritize
cost-effective upgrades, reduce administrative burdens, and encourage on-site sales of
home performance services.
Requiring participating contractors to achieve a savings goal average of 14.1 MMBtu per
home to remain active in the Energize Connecticut program. This requirement drives
contractors to achieve more savings per project, resulting in an average savings of 15.2
MMBtu per home in 2013.
Supporting over 300 jobs in Connecticut through its local HPwES and Home Energy
Solutions (HES) programs, in addition to the work of numerous sub-contractors in the
HVAC, insulation, and home improvement trades who perform energy efficiency
upgrades recommended during the HES visit.