GDS Receives Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award

Marietta, GA (May 5, 2022) — GDS Associates, Inc is proud to announce that it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for the third consecutive year. 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 Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program. Winners are recognized for their year-over-year commitment to energy efficiency through the award. And these commitments are essential to meeting the challenge of climate change and enabling a transition to a clean energy economy.

“We are humbled to once again be accepting the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award and to be recognized as one of the leading Home Energy Rating firms supporting the EPA’s residential new construction programs.”, said Bruce Bennett, GDS Principal. “The Building Energy Services Department prides itself on integrating our strategic partnerships with diverse consulting services to support the EPA’s goal of building better for the future generations. The ENERGY STAR Homes Program provides us with a platform from which we can continue to positively impact the built environment.”

 “We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”

 Winners include companies from 37 states and span nearly every sector of the economy, including Fortune 500 companies, schools, retailers, manufacturers, home builders, and commercial building owners and operators across the United States. For a complete list of 2022 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit



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 about GDS.


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. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: and