The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion winner for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through significant consumer education efforts promoting superior energy-efficient products. NEEC’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.
NEEC, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2002, is being honored for its work in promoting ENERGY STAR programs and products that meet ENERGY STAR specifications for energy efficiency.
As a non-profit energy efficiency industry association, NEEC is an active supporter of ENERGY STAR products and programs. NEEC is the national sponsor of the Building Operator Certification (BOC®) program which trains and certifies commercial and institutional building’s facility staff in best practices for energy efficiency. This includes benchmarking building performance through ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager software tool and in specifying the purchase of ENERGY STAR products and equipment. Over 10,000 building operators have received BOC certification across the United States. The national BOC® program is administered through a network of licensed providers who train building technicians in BOC best practices in 35 states and D.C. with diverse climate zones in the East, Midwest, Southeast, and Pacific Coast. These providers contributed to the achievements recognized with this award. They include City University of New York, Gwinnett Technical College, IBOA- International Building Operators Association, Lakes Regions Community College, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, North Carolina Community College System, Northwest Energy Education Institute, Pellissippi State College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, South Carolina Technical College System, SPEER – South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource, Santa Fe Community College, and University of Hawaii.
NEEC also operates the Help Desk for the City of Seattle’s successful energy benchmark and disclosure policy which uses ENERGY STAR software. The City of Seattle has achieved the highest rate of compliance of any city in the U.S. with a similar disclosure requirement.
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