CA Earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Excellence in Marketing Award

April 14, 2021

Columbia Association (CA) is proud to announce that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

CA, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2012, has been honored for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Marketing.

“We are excited to be recognized as a leader in promoting efforts to reduce energy consumption, lower utility costs, and protect the climate,” said Jeremy Scharfenberg, CA energy manager. “Over the last eight years, CA has worked aggressively throughout its building portfolio to advance clean energy practices and promote ENERGY STAR programs in the community. ENERGY STAR products and programs are some of the most effective ways members of our community can reduce the threat of climate change.”

“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”

Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR Award Winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.

Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. Click here for a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program.



About Columbia Association

Columbia Association is a nonprofit community services corporation that manages Columbia, Maryland, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses — and was named the No. 1 small city to live in by Money Magazine in 2016.



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 American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions.

Click here for more background information about ENERGY STAR.

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