EPA Recognizes Ecova with 2013 Energy Star® Sustained Excellence Award


EPA Recognizes Ecova with 2013 Energy Star®Sustained Excellence Award

Ecova has earned ENERGY STAR awards for nine consecutive years for protecting the environment through energy efficiency

SPOKANE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Ecova―the total energy and sustainability management company―with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. Ecova's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013.

An ENERGY STAR partner since 2005, Ecova has been recognized by the EPA for nine consecutive years—twice as Partner of the Year and now a seventh time for Sustained Excellence. The 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award recognizes Ecova's long-term commitment to energy efficiency and is reflective of the company's expertise in energy and sustainability management.

"It's such an honor to receive continued recognition from the EPA for our leadership in energy efficiency," says Jeff Heggedahl, CEO of Ecova. "Our team is expert at leveraging utility data to drive energy savings while creating long-term strategic sustainability plans for our clients. As an organization that understands that energy management is good for the environment and our clients' bottom lines, we deeply value the EPA's recognition of our work and our long-time partnership with them."

Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR. Many of Ecova's clients are part of the outstanding group of companies recognized for their superior energy management leadership.

Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

"EPA is recognizing Ecova for earning EPA's highest ENERGY STAR award―the 2013 Partner of the Year ―Sustained Excellence Award," said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Ecova leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment."

The 2013 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

About Ecova

Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is the largest non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA and avistacorp.com). For more information, visit the company's website at ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkd.in/ecovainc, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.


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, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

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Wendy Carhart, 971-201-4246
ENERGY STAR Brand Manager
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