ACCA Contractor and Associate Members, Corporate Partners Honored with ENERGY STAR Awards
The ENERGY STAR® Awards honor the top ENERGY STAR partners that make important contributions in support of America’s clean energy transition. Out of the 210 winners, three are ACCA contractor members, one is an ACCA Corporate Partner, and one is an ACCA Associate Member.
ACCA contractor member, AZ Energy Efficient Home, and QA accredited ACCA contractor member, Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation, both located in Phoenix, AZ, were awarded the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR – Sustained Excellence – Contractor of the Year honor. The highest honor among ENERGY STAR home performance contractors, the EPA presents this award is given to contractors that have already received Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year recognition across multiple years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition.
AZ Energy reduced energy use by as much as 65% through smart thermostats that correspond to changing rate plans, timers for electric water heaters, high-performance exterior siding, and traditional Home Performance with ENERGY STAR measures.
Ideal Air Conditioning increased the number of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR projects it performed by 50% over the previous year and continued to lead workforce development efforts by teaching at the Electric League of Arizona.
ACCA contractor member PEG, LLC, in Fairfax, VA, was honored with the Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence – New Homes Rater/Provider award. Winners of this category are highlighted for their outstanding contributions in support of energy-efficient homes. Home Energy Raters must verify at least 100 ENERGY STAR certified homes during the previous calendar year. PEG certified 7,000 homes in 2021 alone.
ACCA Corporate Partner, Rheem Manufacturing Company, in Atlanta, GA, and ACCA associate member Broan-NuTone in Hartford, WI, were honored with the Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner award. Broan-NuTone was also recognized for Sustained Excellence in this category. This honor is awarded to ENERGY STAR partner companies for designing and manufacturing high-efficiency products, including appliances, windows, electronics, and lighting.
Rheem Manufacturing Company developed a new split-system ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heater for commercial and multifamily applications. Rheem also facilitated 150 training events on the installation of ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters and tankless gas water heaters for more than 3,600 participants including plumbers, contractors, raters, engineers, efficiency program managers, and builders.
In 2021, Broan-NuTone introduced a variety of new ENERGY STAR certified vent fans and range hoods with unique and distinctive features at national retailers. It also launched six new range hood models that earned ENERGY STAR certification and invested in two additional new models for a 2022 launch, increasing the selection of certified models in a particularly limited category. Broan-NuTone trained sales staff at about 5,000 retail and distributor locations about the value of ENERGY STAR ventilating fans, and increased consumer awareness of ENERGY STAR in the category with updated display signage and model placement at major national big box retailers.
ACCA congratulates AZ Energy Efficient Home, Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation, PEG, LLC, Rheem Manufacturing Company, Broan-NuTone, and the rest of the ENERY STAR Awards winners for this great accomplishment.
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