CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced ComEd has been selected as a 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. This is the third time the company has been recognized for its Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program, which offers a suite of programs to help residential and business customers save energy and money. Smart Ideas has helped ComEd customers save more than $1 BILLION on their electric bills and reduce their energy usage by more than 10.9 million megawatt-hours, enough to power more than one million homes for a year.
Since the inception of the ComEd Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program in 2008, the company’s highly successful suite of energy efficiency programs has received 13 awards in total and now receives its third Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency efforts. The company was commended for its continuous contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering information, services and products to ComEd customers to increase energy efficiency. ComEd has delivered these comprehensive customer solutions in a consistently cost effective manner and exceeded its energy reduction goals under budget every program year.
“We are delivering on this customer promise by delivering an award winning program that offers them accessible energy-efficient ways to manage their electricity usage,” said Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of ComEd. “Our customers collectively are seeing benefits that are more than two times the costs of delivering these offerings. ComEd is proud to be recognized by the EPA and thanks our customers for making Smart Ideas a successful program.”
In addition to the EPA award, the ComEd Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency program has been honored by energy industry leaders and other organizations, including:
- E-source Marketing award for "Wanted" Fridge & Freezer Recycling campaign
- Summit Creative Award, silver, Local Consumer Media Campaign for Energy Efficiency Education & Awareness Campaign
- Inspiring Efficiency Chairman Award from Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
- E-source Utility Ad Awards “Best Outdoor Ad” category for the Fridge & Freezer Recycling “MetamorFridges” interactive art display
- Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) 2014 Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award
ComEd, along with sister Exelon utilities BGE, based in Baltimore, and PECO, based in Philadelphia, will be honored for their long-term commitment to energy efficiency at the EPA awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2015.
“ComEd is helping transform the market for energy efficiency by leading in implementing ENERGY STAR programs,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Using ENERGY STAR resources, ComEd is broadening access to energy-saving approaches that grow the economy and protect the climate.”
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.
Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 7.8 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About ENERGY STAR:
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency achievements. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $300 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by two billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.