EPA Recognizes KPPC with 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award
KPPC earns award for helping commercial and industrial facilities build self-sustaining energy management programs.
At a March 26, awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., the U.S. EPA presented KPPC with a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. An Energy Star partner since 2005, KPPC leverages the program's resources to help commercial and industrial facilities across the Commonwealth position themselves to significantly improve their energy efficiency over the long-term.
With the Center’s support, these facilities are establishing sound energy management programs, changing the way they operate and turning to more energy efficient equipment and materials. These behavioral changes are leading to a sustained market change within the Commonwealth. In 2012, KPPC engineers conducted 33 on-site energy efficiency assessments that identified 127,392 MMBtu in potential energy savings with projected annual cost savings of $1,256,370. "KPPC is proud to help so many Kentucky facilities achieve significant energy savings and establish successful energy management programs through a systematic approach to long-term behavioral change," said KPPC Executive Director Cam Metcalf.
"EPA is recognizing KPPC for earning EPA’s highest Energy Star award - the 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award," said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "KPPC leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment."
The 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the Energy Star program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the Energy Star program.
KPPC is one of five Kentucky organizations to receive Energy Star awards this year.