Mr. Steffes brings more than 25 years of energy sector experience in various leadership roles including business operations, regulatory and public affairs
Washington Gas Wins Second 2020 ENERGY STAR® Award
for Excellence in Promotion
Natural gas energy provider was also awarded for Promotion excellence in 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 31, 2020) – Washington Gas today announced it has earned its second 2020 ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence in the category of ENERGY STAR Promotion. Washington Gas was among other industry award recipients honored for outstanding achievement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE).
Since 2015, Washington Gas has been an ENERGY STAR partner, and the company won the ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Promotion in 2018. This year, Washington Gas is recognized for the second time as an industry leader in energy efficiency with strong results raising the visibility of the ENERGY STAR program and increasing participation. Washington Gas has expanded promotions of ENERGY STAR-certified products and homes which helped bring the value of energy efficiency to a larger audience.
The selection of Washington Gas is based on its success driving effective ENERGY STAR promotions and other consumer outreach initiatives. These include playing a role in ENERGY STAR natural gas home heating, dryer and water heater promotions featuring sponsored content, as well as print and digital advertising, which resulted in a high rate of customer engagement.
“Washington Gas is pleased to be awarded again by the highly reputable ENERGY STAR team, and we are proud that our energy efficiency initiatives consistently support our natural gas customers with solutions to lower energy use, save on costs and make businesses and homes more energy efficient,” said Blue Jenkins, President of Washington Gas. “We applaud the EPA and Department of Energy for being champions of efficient energy use, and we are committed to continue offering a broad range of effective natural gas energy efficiency programs that benefit our customers time and again.”
“I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners,” said Anne Idsal, EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”
The complete list of 2020 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program is available at energystar.gov/awardwinners. To find out more about Washington Gas’ energy efficiency program offerings visit www.washingtongasrebates.com.
About Washington Gas
Washington Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd [TSX:ALA], is a regulated natural gas utility that provides safe, reliable natural gas service to more than 1.2 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The company has been providing energy to residential, commercial and industrial customers for more than 171 years. Visit us at www.washingtongas.com and follow us on Twitter @washingtongas, LinkedIn and Facebook.
ABOUT ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® 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. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500 companies—rely on their partnership with EPA to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its thousands of partners helped American families and businesses save more than 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2018 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid nearly $35 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.