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Intermountain Gas earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Market Leader Award

BOISE, ID – June 28, 2021 – Intermountain Gas has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Market Leader Award for its outstanding efforts to promote energy efficient residential construction and help homebuyers and residents experience the quality, comfort, and value that come with living in an ENERGY STAR certified home or apartment.

Each year, the ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction program presents Market Leader Awards to outstanding partners who have made important contributions to energy efficient construction and environmental protection by building or verifying a significant number of ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments, or by sponsoring a local program that supported these activities during the previous year. More than 120,000 ENERGY STAR certified single-family homes and multifamily units were built in 2020, for a total exceeding 2 million homes since 1995.

Intermountain Gas had 1,536 ENERGY STAR certified homes and/or apartments in 2020.

“Intermountain is proud to partner with ENERGY STAR and ENERGY STAR Certified home builders in energy-efficient new construction. Intermountain’s energy efficiency team has worked diligently to promote the use of high-efficient equipment and design to help customers save energy and money on home energy bills,” said Mark Chiles, vice president, regulatory affairs and customer service for Intermountain Gas.

“The ENERGY STAR program proudly recognizes the efforts of our outstanding partners who have made important contributions to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection. Our 2021 Market Leader Award winners demonstrate a high level of commitment to making ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments available to American consumers. EPA proudly recognizes Intermountain’s efforts as an ENERGY STAR partner,” said Jonathan Passe, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Residential Branch at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Intermountain Gas Company is a natural gas distribution company serving approximately 391,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 76 communities in southern Idaho. Intermountain is a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats indices that is Building a Strong America® by providing essential products and services through its regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services businesses. For more information about MDU Resources, visit For more information about Intermountain, visit

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