AWD_POY2024smMarietta, GA (March 27, 2024) — GDS Associates, Inc is proud to announce that it has received the 2024 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Awarded in the Energy Rating Company category, this honor is due to the work done out of the GDS New Hampshire Office - Home Energy Ratings of New England,  which specializes in energy efficiency consulting in the residential space. The Energy Rating Company category selected GDS as a Home Energy Rater and Provider partner for their outstanding contributions in support of energy- efficient homes. Home Energy Raters must verify at least 100 ENERGY STAR certified homes during the previous calendar year.

For the 5th consecutive year, GDS is receiving the programs highest honor - ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award alongside 160 ENERGY STAR partners for demonstrating an ongoing, year after year commitment to energy efficiency.

“President Biden’s Investing in America agenda creates unprecedented opportunity to build a clean energy economy, and private sector partners through programs like ENERGY STAR are leading the way,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I congratulate this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for their innovation and leadership, in delivering cost-effective energy efficient solutions that create jobs, address climate change, and contribute to a healthier environment for all.”

“It is an honor to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for 2024,” said Bruce Bennett, GDS Principal. “The work our Building Energy Services Department does in the residential space in conjunction with our strategic partnerships allows us to continue working towards the challenge of climate change and enabling a transition to a clean energy economy.”

ENERGY STAR award winners include 211 organizations making significant contributions in support of the clean energy transition. Award winners represent 38 states and localities, across multiple economic sectors. The winners will be recognized at an event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 25. For a complete list of 2024 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

About GDS Associates
GDS Associates is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, with offices in Alabama, California, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Since 1986, GDS has been a multi-service engineering and consulting firm providing services to a broad range of clients associated with, or affected by, electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater utilities. Services provided include Power Supply Planning; Wholesale and Retail Rates; Regulatory and Financial; Transmission Planning and NERC/CIP Compliance; Distribution System Planning and Line Design; DSM and Energy Efficiency; Utility Distribution Services; Natural Gas; and other specialized services including renewable energy, sustainability, emerging smart infrastructure, data analytics, electrification, and DER integration. Visit for more information.
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 rely on their partnership with the EPA to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. Please see more background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts.