Consumers Energy Earns 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

While saving energy helps Michigan homes and businesses save money, it’s also rewarding for companies that put customers first.

For the third time in four years, Consumers Energy was honored with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy.

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Consumers Energy is one of only nine utilities nationwide to receive an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award in 2015 for Energy Efficiency Program Delivery. Since 2009, Consumers Energy has helped homes and businesses save $855 million with energy efficiency rebates and programs.

“Our ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award winners demonstrate that energy efficiency is a smart business decision that supports their bottom line and helps customers save money and energy,” said Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator.

Consumers Energy is teaming with other Michigan allies to help save the planet with ENERGY STAR.

Cobblestone Homes, based in Saginaw, Mich., is one of 1,200 trade allies in the Consumers Energy network. The homebuilder earned a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award in New Home Construction. Cobblestone also was recently recognized by Consumers Energy for building the Most Efficient New Homes in the electric service territory.

“It is a great honor to be one of four home builders in the country recognized with this prestigious award,” said Melissa Wahl, co-owner of Cobblestone Homes.

NEWS Story: The Saginaw News – Cobblestone Homes wins EPA Energy Star honor.

ENERGY STAR recognized Consumers Energy for:

  • Expanding building performance with ENERGY STAR to 31 business customers, including primary health care, universities, colleges and office buildings, and bringing 270 buildings into the program
  • Completing 50 energy efficiency projects, representing 421,000 kilowatt-hours and 7,360 cubic feet of energy savings
  • Working with more than 300 retailers across Michigan to promote ENERGY STAR certified lighting and appliances and distributing 85,000 ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs to those in need through partnerships with local food banks
  • Educating customers about lighting through major community events, such as converting the Grand Rapids New Year’s Eve ball from halogen to ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs
  • Providing rebates for 510 ENERGY STAR certified homes, a 24 percent increase from 2013 (411 homes)
  • Helping 10 HVAC companies achieve new credentials to work with ENERGY STAR, increasing the number of active contractors by 33 percent

Consumers Energy also earned an ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award as a sponsor in recognition of its continued commitment to providing our nation’s homebuyers with ENERGY STAR certified homes. This award recognizes the company’s work in promoting energy efficient construction and helping homebuyers experience the peace of mind, quality, comfort and value that come with living in an ENERGY STAR certified home. In 2014, Consumers Energy contributed to 513 ENERGY STAR certified homes.

In addition, Michigan homebuilders Allen Edwin and Mayberry Homes received ENERGY STAR Homes Market Leader Awards; both participate in the Consumers Energy New Home Construction program. At its annual Excellence in Energy Efficiency Awards event, Consumers Energy named Allen Edwin as Top Performing New Home Builder and Mayberry Homes as Most Efficient New Homes – Natural Gas.

“The continued recognition of our efforts by ENERGY STAR confirms that we are making a difference in leaving it better than we found it,” said Teri VanSumeren, Director of Smart Energy Efficiency Solutions.

Consumers Energy Excellence in Energy Efficiency Awards

Consumers Energy works with more than 1,200 trade allies across the state to deliver energy efficiency programs and savings to customers in new homes, insulation and windows, heating, cooling and water heating and the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

The company recently honored the top 70 leading contractors with its Excellence in Energy Efficiency Awards.

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New Home Construction City
Cobblestone Homes Saginaw
Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity Kalamazoo
Mayberry Homes Lansing
Allen Edwin Portage
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Grand Rapids
Saginaw – Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity Saginaw

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program

City
WeatherGard Windows Oak Park
Better World Builders Kalamazoo
Spink Insulation Horton
Energy Saving Services Kalamazoo
Ecotelligent Homes, LLC Farmington Hills
Active Energy Engineering Macomb
Bel-Aire Heating & Air Conditioning Portage
Comfort First Heating & Cooling Lansing
The Insulation Man Chesterfield
Dr. Energy Saver Lansing Lansing
6 Insulation Services Livonia
Aspen Heating and Cooling Jackson
Blanket Insulation Southfield
Brand New Construction LLC Harrison Twp.
Building Performance Solutions Inc. Warren
CDC Energy Consultants Farmington Hills
G.E. Insulation Co. Midland
Green Home Energy West Bloomfield
SIR Home Improvements Schoolcraft
Ver Wys Home Improvement LLC Grand Rapids

Insulation and Windows

City
Great Lakes Insulation Inc Kalamazoo
USA Insulation Oakland Co. Clarkston
Ecology Products, LLC Ortonville
RetroFoam of Michigan, Inc. Montrose
Attic Insulation and Ventilation Pros Shelby Twp.
Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity Saginaw
WeatherGard Window Company Oak Park
MAG Insulation Auburn
The Insulation Man Chesterfield
Ace & Sons Insulation Southgate
Wallside Windows Co. Taylor
Majic Windows and Insulation Wixom
Arctic Insulation Company of Michigan Plymouth
Church’s Insulation Holly
D&W Windows & Sunrooms Davison
DANA Insulation Clinton Twp.
DRU Insulation Rochester Hills
EcoFoam Insulation Richland
Existing Home Insulation LLC New Hudson
Full Service Insulation Waterford
Lyster Exteriors Kalamazoo
Revamp Homes LLC Wayne
Siding Unlimited Macomb
Sparks and Sommers Insulation and Home Improvement Eastpointe
Whitson Insulation Company of Grand Rapids Kentwood

Heating, Cooling and Water Heating Program

City
Vredevoogd Heating and Cooling Grandville
Randazzo Heating & Cooling Macomb
Bel-Aire Heating & Air Conditioning Portage
SGI Flint
Randazzo Heating & Cooling Macomb
Accu-Temp Heating & Air Conditioning Howell
Aladdin Heating & Cooling Warren
Applegate Home Comfort Okemos
C & C Heating & Air Conditioning Roseville
Family Heating, Cooling, & Electrical, Inc. Garden City
FLAME Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, & Electrical Warren
Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning Clinton Twp.
Hager Fox Heating & Air Conditioning Co. Lansing
Holland Heating Davison
Jacobson Heating & Cooling Grand Rapids
Krane Heating & Cooling Waterford
Lakeside Service Company, Inc. Brighton
Main Heating and Cooling Shelby Twp.
Michigan Delta Mechanical Sterling Heights
Pritchard Wilson Livonia
Robin Aire Heating & Cooling, Inc. Wixom