Originally formed in 2001 as a 100% volunteer driven effort, Nevada ENERGY STAR Partners began as a coalition of local residential developers and business partners in collaboration with EPA – who came together annually to promote ENERGY STAR building standards and the ENERGY STAR brand.
Nevada ENERGY STAR Partners grew from its 5 initial partners in 2001 to 50+ partners, including Builders & Business Partners. The businesses included third party inspectors, trade companies, utility companies, publications, advertising and public relation agencies, and mortgage companies.
The partnership pooled their funds together annually to create a three month marketing campaign with a plan for encompassing >multi media advertising of outdoor billboards, print, website, construction/trade seminars, agent seminars, public relation stories & proclamations from Las Vegas Valley municipalities and the State of Nevada announcing 'JULY is Nevada ENERGY STAR Month.'
Each year has built on the previous and the accomplishments continue to surpass one year to the next. Nevada ENERGY STAR Partners has been recognized by the U.S. EPA with the 'Sustained Excellence' Award. This award recognizes the EPA's partners who excelled in promoting ENERGY STAR brand, consumer education and awareness and ENERGY STAR construction. NVESP was included amongst the 28 Sustained Excellence award winners selected out of 12,000 EPA ENERGY STAR partners. Nevada ENERGY STAR Partners has received this award for six consecutive years; no other partner holds this achievement.
In 2010, the Las Vegas Valley market achieved 90% consumer awareness of the ENERGY STAR brand, and the penetration rate of new ENERGY STAR level homes being built in Las Vegas is now at 67%. We have grown from 91 ENERGY STAR homes in 2001 to now more than 87,000 homes in the Las Vegas Valley alone. The Las Vegas Valley now holds record ENERGY STAR awareness and penetration rate, considerably higher than the national rate.