Enhabit Announces Partnership with ENERGY STAR®
Organization enhances ability to tap strong homeowner recognition of ENERGY STAR label
(Portland, Ore.) Enhabit today announced plans to become a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR partner. Enhabit, through its voluntary partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program, will continue its work to advance home efficiency upgrades and deliver more comfortable, healthier homes to the Pacific Northwest.
“Enhabit is pleased to become an ENERGY STAR partner. The power of the ENERGY STAR label is enhanced credibility and reliable information for homeowners to assess their home’s potential to enhance comfort and efficiency,” said Tim Miller, CEO of Enhabit. “This partnership represents an important long-term investment in environmental stewardship and community resilience by improving the energy efficiency of homes.”
In partnership with ENERGY STAR, Enhabit will strengthen efforts to:
- Measure and track the energy performance of homes;
- Educate homeowners about cost-effective energy efficient home improvements that go beyond traditional equipment and appliance rebate programs;
- Help homeowners save money on their utilities bills and increase demand for home performance work.
- Advocate energy efficiency and renewable energy in Pacific Northwest communities.
“Since 2002, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR has facilitated more than 500,000 home upgrades across the country. These homes are now warmer in winter, cooler in summer and more affordable to operate all year round,” says Ely Jacobsohn, U.S. DOE Program Manager of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.
The goal of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is to help homeowners improve the efficiency and comfort of their homes using a comprehensive, whole-house approach, while helping to protect the environment. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began to administer the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program in October 2011 and works in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support local Sponsors.
EPA introduced ENERGY STAR in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved a total of nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR. For more information about the ENERGY STAR program: www.energystar.gov
Enhabit (formerly Clean Energy Works) is the next step for homeowners who want their homes to work and feel better. As the region’s largest home renewal provider, the non-profit offers a unique home upgrade experience to deliver immediate benefits and lasting value. Enhabit guides homeowners step-by-step through their project with services including energy efficiency upgrades, seismic strengthening, indoor air quality improvements and solar energy installations. The comprehensive approach includes an initial in-home assessment; matching with certified local contractors, secure financing and third party quality oversight. Enhabit is a nationally recognized model that successfully multiplies energy savings, good jobs and other environmental benefits in support of resilient communities. For more information, visit enhabit.org.