Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Alliance to Save Energy to receive the prestigious Stars of Energy Efficiency Residential Built Environment Award in recognition of its Built to Last program. The program, led by PEA in collaboration with a diverse coalition of partners, addresses the critical issues of unhealthy and inefficient housing, along with economic disparities in Philadelphia. This innovative project stands out for its exceptional contribution to energy efficiency, clean energy, and climate resilience in low-income communities and its high level of replicability. The program demonstrates a unique approach to overcoming the barriers that have historically prevented home repair efforts from working collaboratively to maximize impacts on housing.
Katie Bartolotta, Vice President of Policy and Strategic Partnerships said, “the Philadelphia Energy Authority is honored to receive the Energy Efficiency Award for the Built Environment in the Residential category from the Alliance to Save Energy for our work with the Built to Last program. Built to Last shows the power of layering our resources to deliver true whole-home repairs to low-income households and restore homes to safe, healthy, affordable, and resilient places to live,” said Katie.
The Alliance to Save Energy is a bipartisan, nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders advocating to advance federal energy efficiency policy. Since 1993, the Alliance to Save Energy has hosted the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards to honor organizations and individuals that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing energy efficiency.
“We looked for organizations that demonstrated innovation, creativity, leadership, replicability, and degree of difficulty in overcoming challenges when choosing this year’s winners,” said Alliance President Paula Glover. “Our awardees are exemplars of leading with Energy Efficiency First and the Alliance’s key priorities of energy equity, reliability, affordability, and emission reductions.”
Philadelphia Energy Authority is joined by fellow award winners Thomas Kuhn, CEO, Edison Electric Institute and the Honorable Willie Philips, Acting Chair, FERC receiving the Chairman’s award; Phil Croskey, CEO of MD Energy Advisors will receive the Rising Star award; the City of Philadelphia and Ameresco receiving the transportation Infrastructure award; Southern California Edison, receiving the transportation award; the Sponsors of Mass Save, being recognized with the Consumers award; Prologis Inc., receiving Commercial Built Environment award; Entergy Arkansas, being honored with the Utilities Star of Energy Efficiency award; Consumers Energy, accepting the Utilities Energy Efficiency award; and Willow, Inc. and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport receiving the Innovation award.
Awardees will be honored at the 31 st Annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala (better known as the Energy Prom) at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 19 th from 6-9 p.m.