Austin, Texas (PressExposure) June 28, 2011 -- Green Collar Operations is pleased to announce that it has received the prestigious 2009 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This Century Club Award recognizes Green Collar Operations as one of fewer than 40 companies nationally that have improved the energy efficiency of more than 100 homes through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program in 2009. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, sponsored locally by Austin Energy, offers homeowners a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort, while helping residents save money on utility bills and helping to protect the environment.
Chandler von Schrader, with the ENERGY STAR Program at EPA, announced "2008 as the first year we recognized contractors in our program that have performed over 100 energy efficient installations. These Century Club Contractors are industry leaders committed to using building science to maximize energy savings, comfort and sustainability. By making our existing housing stock more energy efficient, these Century Club Contractors are at the forefront of our nation's efforts to reduce pollution generated from power plants that provide energy for our communities."
"We are honored to receive this award and proud to be named one of the top home energy efficiency companies in the nation," said Rob Scott, co-owner of Green Collar Operations. "The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program has been a great way to introduce communities to the benefits of energy efficiency, and we would like to thank the EPA, DOE and Austin Energy for their continued educational outreach and support of local rebate programs."
As participating contractors in Austin Energy's Rebate program, companies like Green Collar Operations receive specialized training and are equipped with diagnostic tools to inspect homes inside and out to determine where improvements are needed. Rather than focusing on a single problem, like an old heating or cooling system, not enough insulation in the attic, or leaky windows, they look at how a comprehensive set of improvements can give homeowners the best results. Depending on the improvements, homeowners can easily save 20 percent or more on their annual utility bills by improving their home's efficiency.
ABOUT HOME PERFORMANCE WITH ENERGY STAR CENTURY CLUB AWARD
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 12,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners commited to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit http://www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).