Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, and New York are winners of first-ever awards for exceptional state-led energy efficiency programs.
A total of 18 programs from 14 states were announced by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Sept. 15. The top five award-winning programs are:
2. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Demonstration Program
3. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority: Wastewater Efficiency Program
“Energy efficiency efforts are thriving at the state level in ways that most people may not be aware of today,” says David Terry, executive director, National Association of State Energy Offices. “The program winners demonstrate how state governments can implement successful, cost-effective energy efficiency programs aimed at a variety of customer types.”
The organization also selected 10 programs for honorable mentions and three emerging programs, including these residential energy efficiency initiatives:
--Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development: Chapter 40R / Smart Growth Zoning Overlay Districts