ComEd Awarded for Two Programs That Make Energy Efficiency Benefits More Accessible to Families and Businesses
Multi-Family Energy Savings and Energy Efficiency Service Provider Incubator programs recognized by
MEEA named ComEd an Innovation Award recipient for its Multi-Family Energy Savings offering, which ensures residents in multi-family buildings have access to offerings that lower their energy use and electric bills, while presenting similar options for building owners to help common areas become more energy efficient. MEEA also recognized ComEd with an Education Award for its Energy Efficiency Service Provider Incubator program, which has helped increase the number of local and diverse-owned businesses who can provide energy-efficiency services to ComEd customers . Both programs are associated with the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, one of the largest energy-efficiency programs in the country.
“ComEd is committed to ensuring all of our customers have access to energy-efficiency measures that can save them money and energy. And we’re equally supportive of local businesses that are interested in providing those measures,” said
Both acknowledgements are part of MEEA’s 19th annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards, which recognize individuals and businesses that have shown exemplary leadership in advancing energy efficiency across the Midwest. Winners will be recognized during MEEA’s
“This year’s Inspiring Efficiency Award winners have proven to be champions of energy efficiency within their communities,” said MEEA Executive Director
Innovation Award: About the Multi-Family Energy Savings (MFES) offering
This comprehensive ComEd offering, funded by ComEd,
MFES provides customers direct installation of products, assessments, rebate offerings, contractor management, and customer education about energy efficiency and additional utility offerings. With a single point of entry, MFES offers a seamless customer experience for a full range of energy efficiency upgrades, retrofit services and consumer energy efficiency education.
Additionally, MFES works with property owners and managers to provide them with a single point of contact so they will not need to navigate between different energy efficiency offerings and procedures on their own. This prioritizes comprehensive projects and ensures high customer satisfaction.
Education Award: About the Energy Efficiency Service Provider (EESP) Incubator program
ComEd’s EESP Incubator program increases the number of local and diverse-owned companies providing energy efficiency services to strengthen their businesses and better serve low-participation communities. The incubator provides training on each offering in ComEd’s energy-efficiency portfolio, back-office support to help participants with certification, information on how to finance projects and advice on business development. To increase the number of EESP contractors serving diverse communities, ComEd focused recruitment on local business owners who identify as ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+, persons living with a disability, veterans and others.
The EESP Incubator has generated sustainable revenues for contractors historically excluded from the clean energy sector. Since 2019, 66 northern
Over time, the EESP Incubator will grow a network of service providers that reflect the diversity of ComEd’s service territory and serve traditionally low-participation communities.
For more information about MEEA and the Inspiring Efficiency Awards winners, visit meeaconference.org/inspiring-efficiency-awards.
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At MEEA, we leverage our expertise to be the Midwest’s leading resource for our members, allies, policymakers and the broader sector to promote energy efficiency as the essential pathway to achieve a clean, affordable, equitable and sustainable future. Visit www.mwalliance.org for more information.
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