VEIC Programs Awarded ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year by EPA

Winooski, VT — VEIC the decarbonization nonprofit on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs, is proud to announce two of its largest clean energy programs have received awards for their partnership with ENERGY STAR®. under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) has been awarded 2023 Partner of the Year. While Efficiency Vermont has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence.

“We are proud of the work done for residents in the nation’s capital as represented by DCSEU and Efficiency Vermont, done in our beautiful state of Vermont.” says Rebecca Foster, CEO of VEIC. “Our mission is to make clean energy accessible for all. We are innovators dedicated to delivering solutions for clients to transform markets toward clean energy.”

“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with the EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”

While most consumers know Energy Star from the logo on their newly purchased efficient appliances, ENERGY STAR® ‘s reach goes much further. Under the EPA, it is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions.

ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health. Here are a few of the DCSEU’s accomplishments over the last year:

  • Provided 29,000 residential program participants access to discounts and rebates on ENERGY STAR-certified equipment
  • Launched the HVAC Replacement program to help income-qualified single-family residents decarbonize their homes through the installation of ENERGY STAR-qualified heat pumps and heat pump water heaters
  • Created $149 million in lifetime savings costs for District residents and businesses, while preventing more than 688,000 metric tons of lifetime CO2 equivalent (MTCO2e) emissions

Efficiency Vermont’s accomplishments:

  • In the first nine months of 2022 (up to October 1), Efficiency Vermont saved Vermont residents and business owners 49,471 MWh in electricity use and 11,183 MMBtu in thermal and process fuel use
  •  Since 2000, Efficiency Vermont’s electric efficiency programs have saved residential and commercial / industrial / institutional customers over $3.2 billion (about $10 per person in the US) in energy costs and kept 14.3 million metric tons of CO2e out of the atmosphere. (Data measured in terms of lifetime savings.)


The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility helps residents, businesses and institutions save energy and money through energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Led by the Sustainable Energy partnership and under contract to the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), the DCSEU is committed to environmental preservation, community engagement and economic development. Since its inception in 2011, the DCSEU has been implemented by VEIC under a performance contract to the District Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE). Ensuring a sustainable clean energy future for the District | DC Sustainable Energy Utility (

Efficiency Vermont

Efficiency Vermont has provided state-regulated energy efficiency services since 2000 and is the nation’s longest-running statewide energy efficiency program. It operates under an order of appointment from the Vermont Public Utility Commission to VEIC. Efficiency Vermont


 Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses save more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at and state-level information can be found at




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