SOURCE: Sustainable Spaces

December 15, 2008 09:00 ET

Sustainable Spaces Honored With California's Reputable Flex Your Power Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2008) - Sustainable Spaces, a San Francisco-based home performance contractor and national leader in the growing field of home health and energy efficiency, was recognized today as a Flex Your Power Award recipient in the Best Overall category.

The award acknowledges the company's excellence in energy efficiency and its significant contributions across multiple Flex Your Power categories. Sustainable Spaces has tested over 2,000 homes and performed over 400 retrofits in the Bay Area, lowering clients' energy usage and expenses by an average of 40%, and educating countless homeowners on the interrelationship between energy efficiency, quality of life, and environmental impact.

Flex Your Power, California's statewide energy efficiency campaign, selected Sustainable Spaces for the sixth annual awards from among over 200 applicants. In the Best Overall category, the company is recognized with four other organizations, including the California Academy of Sciences and the University of California, Irvine. Collectively, this year's 46 winners saved more than 1.613 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, 122 gallons of water, and 227 million dollars.

"Cumulatively, over the last three years, winners saved $501 million and 3.447 billion kWh -- the equivalent of taking 231,254 cars off the road," said Walter McGuire, Director of Flex Your Power.

"It's taken a lot of hard work and a truly dedicated team to get to where Sustainable Spaces is today, and it feels great to be honored by Flex Your Power," said Matt Golden, president and founder of Sustainable Spaces. "Being recognized in the Best Overall category highlights how important it is to focus on delivering comprehensive solutions to reduce energy use."

In addition to the California Public Utilities Commission, Flex Your Power Award winners were selected by representatives including: The Silicon Valley Leadership Group; the CA Energy Commission; Sacramento Municipal Utility District; CA Independent System Operator; the Building Owners and Management Assoc.; League of CA Cities; and Southern California Edison.

About Sustainable Spaces:

Sustainable Spaces is the Bay Area's leading provider of home performance services, helping homeowners create homes that are comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. Founded in 2004 with the mission of providing homeowners with a resource for finding and fixing the root causes of wasted energy in their homes, Sustainable Spaces is dedicated to offering whole-system solutions. A licensed general, solar, HVAC and insulation contractor, the company's integrated team of HERS-certified Home Performance Specialists, environmental engineers, and specially trained Home Performance Retrofitters combine customer service with building science innovations and engineering solutions to transform homes into the most efficient, healthy versions of themselves. For more information, please visit

About Flex Your Power:

Flex Your Power is California's statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign. Initiated in 2001, Flex Your Power is a partnership of California's utilities, residents, businesses, institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations working to save energy. The campaign includes a comprehensive website, an electronic newsletter and blog, and educational materials. Flex Your Power has received national and international recognition, including an ENERGY STAR Award for excellence. For more information, please visit

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