Sponsors of Mass Save® Win Prestigious Stars of Energy Efficiency Award
Honor recognizes industry leaders with outstanding commitment to advancing energy efficiency
BOSTON, MA (September 20, 2023) – The Sponsors of Mass Save® are proud to announce they have been awarded the prestigious Stars of Energy Efficiency Consumers Award by the Alliance to Save Energy in recognition of the Mass Save Community First Partnership.
The Community First Partnership is an equity-focused outreach program developed by the Mass Save Sponsors: Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, National Grid, and Unitil. The program seeks to increase energy efficiency participation among traditional energy efficiency non-participants, a group that includes:
- Residents of Massachusetts Environmental Justice Communities (EJCs), a designation from the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
- English-isolated households
- Renter occupied homes
- Moderate-income households
The Mass Save Sponsors, working with lead vendor All In Energy, provide recipients with up to $60,000 in funding as part of efforts to deliver equitable access to a clean energy future for all customers. The financial support is awarded to expand outreach and increase energy efficiency participation in Environmental Justice Communities where, historically, energy burdens are disproportionately high.
Funding recipients receive comprehensive training in energy efficiency offerings, including residential and small business weatherization, heating and cooling upgrades, and multilingual marketing materials. The Sponsors’ ongoing support enables robust outreach to renters and landlords, non-English speaking/limited English proficiency residents, low-to-moderate income households, and small businesses.
To learn more about the Sponsors’ Community First Partnership, please visit: https://www.masssave.com/trade-partners/community-partnership
“The Sponsors of Mass Save greatly appreciate the Alliance to Save Energy’s recognition of the Mass Save Community First Partnership program. This program is just one of the many ways in which the Sponsors are working with local communities to amplify the voices of trusted partners, extend the reach of our programs, and ensure that the benefits of energy efficiency and decarbonization are reaching all of our customers,” said Christopher Porter, Director of Customer Energy Management at National Grid. “We hope that this innovative approach can become a model for accelerating a just and equitable energy transition not only in Massachusetts, but also that our learnings can be leveraged in developing and scaling programs around the country. We are grateful to ASE for their support in highlighting our efforts here.”
The Alliance to Save Energy is a bipartisan, nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders advocating to advance federal energy efficiency policy. Since 1993, ASE has hosted the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards to honor organizations and individuals that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing energy efficiency.
“We looked for organizations that demonstrated innovation, creativity, leadership, replicability, and degree of difficulty in overcoming challenges when choosing this year’s winners,” said ASE President Paula Glover. “Our awardees are exemplars of leading with Energy Efficiency First and ASE’s key priorities of energy equity, reliability, affordability, and emission reductions.”
Mass Save is joined by fellow award winners Thomas Kuhn, CEO, Edison Electric Institute and the Honorable Willie Philips, Acting Chair, FERC receiving the Chairman’s award; Phil Croskey, CEO of MD Energy Advisors will receive the Rising Star award; Southern California Edison, receiving the Transportation award; Philadelphia Energy Authority, being honored with the Transportation Infrastructure and Residential Built Environment awards; Prologis Inc., receiving Commercial Built Environment award; Entergy Arkansas, being honored with the Utilities Star of Energy Efficiency award; Consumers Energy, accepting the Utilities Energy Efficiency award; and Willow, Inc. and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport receiving the Innovation award.
Awardees were honored at the 31st Annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala on Tuesday, September 19 at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.
About Mass Save®
Mass Save® is a collaborative of Massachusetts’ natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, National Grid, and Unitil. We empower residents, businesses, and communities to make energy efficient upgrades by offering a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information.
We respectfully ask that Mass Save is referred to as “the Sponsors of Mass Save,” or “the Mass Save Sponsors,” to reflect the participation of all utility and energy efficiency service providers within the collaborative. For more information, please visit https://www.masssave.com/.