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Nova Group, GBC Earns 2024 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

St. Louis Park, MN (March 26, 2024) Nova Group, GBC is proud to announce that it has received the 2024 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Service and Product Provider (SPP) Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Receiving this award is not only a testament to our unwavering commitment to energy efficiency but also a celebration of the collective passion and dedication of our incredible Nova Energy Team. Their expertise and tireless efforts driving energy efficiency has been pivotal to our success,” said Keely Felton, Chief Sustainability Officer of Nova Group, GBC. “This achievement underscores our firm’s dedication to creating sustainable solutions that not only benefit our clients but also contribute to a healthier planet for future generations.”

Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to energy efficiency and the transition to a clean energy economy. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts have saved more than 5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity over the past 30 years.

In 2023, Nova Group delivered ENERGY STAR benchmarks, certifications, and other recognition to its clients. Key 2023 accomplishments include:

  • Delivering 500 ENERGY STAR benchmarks, 34 certified properties, and one each of Tenant Space recognition and pro bono certification services to its clients.

  • Conducting, on average, 35 audits per month for energy, water, and waste using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® to establish and analyze benchmarking trends.

  • Using Portfolio Manager to generate progress and goals reports demonstrating energy and water reductions to clients.

  • Becoming a Premier Member of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification Nation.

“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.”

Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2024 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

About Nova Group, GBC

Nova Group, GBC is an international, multidisciplinary advisory firm providing environmental, engineering, and energy services throughout North America and around the globe. Incorporated in Minnesota in 1987, Nova has proudly become one of the largest privately held environmental and engineering firms. This pride shows through our company-wide commitment to service excellence. With a broad depth of experts across the globe, coupled with an understanding of our client’s needs, we are able to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions for all your due diligence needs. Our commitment to our clients has placed Nova as one of the top five providers of real estate due diligence services. Learn more at



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. 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. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at


Media Contact:

Keely Felton

Chief Sustainability Officer

2024 Partner of the Year Award Winner

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