During 2016, the ESC State Liaison Team worked with 33 states who voluntarily participated to share their state’s approach to Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracting (GESPC). The information provided below is a result of an analysis of the data collected as part of that effort. Respondents were broken into two tiers based on their responses. Ten states were grouped into the Tier One category. These states had programs that were model programs in the areas of leadership and program design. These Tier One states also reported more projects, and project investment total per capita, than the 23 Tier Two states (the balance of the 33 states). The Tier One states were presented with the ESC’s Energy Stewardship Champions Award at the 5th Annual Market Transformation Conference held August 22-23, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.