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Date: 06/18/2019 609-984-9707


New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Snags Top Spot as ENERGY STAR® Market Leader Award Winner

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today announced that it has been honored as the only state-run agency in the country to earn an ENERGY STAR®Market Leader Award for its outstanding efforts to promote energy-efficient construction and environmental protection in building.

This represents the sixth ENERGY STARMarket Leader Award for NJBPU in eight years, and is NJBPU’s 16th overall ENERGY STAR award in ten years.

Each year, the federal ENERGY STAR program recognizes partners that have made important contributions to energy efficiency by building or verifying a significant number of ENERGY STAR certified dwellings, or by sponsoring a local program that supported these activities during the previous year. In 2018, NJBPU certified 1,116 ENERGY STAR homes through its Clean Energy Program (NJCEP).

“Eliminating wasted energy through efficiency measures is a win-win for consumers,” said NJBPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso. “New Jersey is committed to being a national leader on this front and the recognition from ENERGY STAR is proving our efforts worthwhile. Energy efficiency is crucial to reducing our state’s energy demand and is a major aspect of how we aim to meet Governor Murphy’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050.”

Nationally, more than 98,000 ENERGY STAR certified single-family homes and multifamily units were built in 2018, for a total of nearly 2 million homes since 1995. In distributing this
award, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proudly recognizes NJBPU for its contributions as an ENERGY STAR partner.

“The success of the ENERGY STAR program is grounded in the great work of our partners, and our Market Leader Award winners demonstrate a high level of commitment to making ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments available to American consumers,” said Jonathan Passe, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Residential Branch at the U.S. EPA.

For a complete list of 2019 winners and more information, visit

Information regarding NJCEP’s ENERGY STAR programs can be found here:

About the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) The NJBPU is a state agency and regulatory authority mandated to ensure safe, adequate and proper utility services at reasonable rates for New Jersey customers. Critical services regulated by the NJBPU include natural gas, electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications and cable television. The Board has general oversight and responsibility for monitoring utility service, responding to consumer complaints, and investigating utility accidents. To find out more about the NJBPU, visit our web site at

About the New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) The NJCEP, established on January 22, 2003, in accordance with the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act (EDECA), provides financial and other incentives to the State's residential customers, businesses and schools that install high-efficiency or renewable energy technologies, thereby reducing energy usage, lowering customers' energy bills and reducing environmental impacts. The program is authorized and overseen by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), and its website is


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®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid $30 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: and