For Immediate Release
More than 2,300 ENERGY STAR® homes were constructed in the BGE service area in 2015
BALTIMORE (June 13, 2016) — BGE recently cohosted the 2016 Homebuilder and Rater Awards to recognize
efforts to support the ENERGY STAR for New Homes program. Along with Maryland utilities Potomac Edison,
SMECO and sister Exelon utilities Pepco and Delmarva Power, BGE spotlighted leaders in building and certifying
ENERGY STAR certified new homes.
At an awards luncheon, BGE lauded participating homebuilders and raters for constructing 2,362 ENERGY STAR
certified new homes in the utility’s service area in 2015. BGE’s program paid nearly $3.25 million in incentives to
encourage homebuilders to construct new energy-efficient housing. Families moving into these new homes
collectively will save 20 percent on their utility bill compared to a standard code-built home.
During the ceremony, BGE recognized three companies for their accomplishments in 2015:
“We’re excited to recognize these three key partners for the roles they’ve played in making BGE’s ENERGY STAR
for New Homes program the success that it is,” said Vanessa Morris, product manager for energy efficiency
programs at BGE. “With their help, BGE was able to exceed its goal for megawatt-hour energy savings, hitting 103
percent in 2015.”
BGE launched its ENERGY STAR for New Homes program on June 1, 2009. Since then, customers have saved
over $57.7 million in lifecycle energy costs through the more than 13,000 ENERGY STAR homes constructed.
Over the life of these homes, customers will save over $4,400 on their utility bills.
ENERGY STAR certified new homes are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the
market today. A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections,
testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better value.
These programs support the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act. The rebates and discounts offered as part of BGE's Smart Energy Savers Program® benefit all BGE customers. These programs help to manage energy usage and reduce energy costs. Using less energy reduces the need for new power plants and distribution system upgrades, saving money for all customers. More information on the BGE ENERGY STAR for New Homes program is available at BGESmartEnergy.com/NewHomes. While this program is available for new construction, whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, or contractor, the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® offers you a variety of options to save energy, money and the environment. Find more energy and money saving programs at BGESmartEnergy.com.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Like us on
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