EPA and DOE Name NHSaves® Utility Partners a 2024 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award Winner

March 26, 2024

Alexandra Tursi
KSV Agency on behalf of the NHSaves® utility partners

Utility partners nationally recognized for Sustained Excellence for their New Home Construction program for 11th consecutive year

The NHSaves utility partners Eversource, Liberty, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and Unitil are proud to receive the 2024 Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence – from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This marks the 11th consecutive time that the utility partners have been honored for their leadership delivering energy efficiency programs for New Hampshire customers.

“The NHSaves utility partners are extremely proud of the success of the ENERGY STAR Homes Program, connecting customers across New Hampshire with highly efficient new-build homes,” said Eversource Director of Residential Energy Efficiency Kate Peters. “Every year we are able to help homebuilders construct more energy-efficient homes, reducing energy use and mitigating the effects of climate change throughout the state. The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor that ENERGY STAR can bestow, and it is a huge testament to the strength of our initiatives and partnerships throughout the state of New Hampshire.”

The New Hampshire utilities are leaders in guiding residential, commercial, industrial and municipal gas and electric customers toward energy savings through incentive-based programs, including the New Hampshire ENERGY STAR Homes Program for new construction. In 2023 the partners surpassed their ambitious targets of 35,350,664 lifetime kWh and 559,252 lifetime MMBTUs savings.

Last year, the utility partners also facilitated ENERGY STAR certification and provided incentives for more than 946 households, contributing to a cumulative total of 11,674 homes since 2001. At the same time they grew the program’s market penetration from two percent to a robust 28-33 percent. These outcomes reflect an increasing awareness of the benefits of program participation for customers, driving engagement and demand.

“President Biden’s Investing in America agenda creates an unprecedented opportunity to build a clean energy economy, and private sector partners through programs like ENERGY STAR are leading the way,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I congratulate this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for their innovation and leadership, in delivering cost-effective energy efficient solutions that create jobs, address climate change, and contribute to a healthier environment for all.”

In order to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award, partners must be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for two consecutive years.

A complete list of 2024 winners and more information about the ENERGY STAR awards program can be found at www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.



NHSaves® is a collaboration of New Hampshire’s electric and natural gas utilities working together to provide NH customers with information, incentives, and support designed to save energy, reduce costs, and protect our environment statewide. Funded by electric and natural gas ratepayers and delivered by Eversource, Liberty, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and Unitil, NHSaves works to make our homes, businesses and towns more sustainable and more comfortable places to live and work, both now and in the future. Learn more at NHSaves.com.


ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts.

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