The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance Awarded 2012 Green Business Award for Education/Outreach – Nonprofit
CINCINNATI – March 21, 2012 – The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance was the recipient of the 2012 USGBC/Business Courier Green Business Award for Education/Outreach – Nonprofit at an evening reception held at Xavier University’s Cintas Center, March 20, 2012. The Energy Alliance was also awarded a Finalist Green Business Award in the Market Strategy – Nonprofit.
The nonprofit is on a mission to help area communities reduce their energy usage. Launched in 2010, the community outreach program provided education, expertise and innovative financing options for communities in the Greater Cincinnati area to improve the efficiency of their homes, businesses and nonprofits.
The goal of the community outreach program was to drive the demand for energy efficiency in a personal way. The Energy Alliance accomplished this by reaching out to homeowners directly through community engagement and neighborhood canvassing. Since the launch of the program, the Energy Alliance has reached more than 5,100 residents via events and canvasses and more than 6,000 unique visitors through online outreach. It has received more than 1,400 home energy assessment requests leading to 650 completed home energy upgrades.
The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce their energy costs. The Energy Alliance provides education, expertise and innovative financing to help the region to become more energy efficient, saving money for residents while also creating local jobs. Visit www.greatercea.org