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EPA Honors 2014 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year

April 3, 2014
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The EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) are honoring 127 organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Recipients of the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award include Des Moines Public School District; KB Home; Meritage Homes Corporation; PepsiCo. Inc.; Sears Holdings Corporation; and Samsung.

“EPA applauds this year’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award winners, who have demonstrated innovative strategies to help their customers, partners and stakeholders save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe. “Their commitment to saving energy helps fight climate change while also helping their bottom line.”

“Each year, ENERGY STAR partners create jobs, protect the environment and raise the bar for the home improvement industry through their dedication to energy efficiency,” said Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson. “This national program helps homeowners by providing access to innovative home improvement solutions and enabling American families to save money by saving energy.”

The winners were selected from 16,000 ENERGY STAR partners, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies and home builders, for their dedication to protecting the environment through greater energy efficiency.

Organizations are recognized in the following categories:

Partner of the Year--Sustained Excellence: The 72 Sustained Excellence winners continue to exhibit exceptional leadership year after year in the ENERGY STAR program while remaining dedicated to environmental protection through superior energy efficiency.

Partner of the Year: 45 organizations are receiving the Partner of the Year award for strategically and comprehensively managing their energy use. These organizations promote ENERGY STAR products and practices in their own operations, in addition to providing efficient products and services to consumers and within their community.

Partner of the Year--Climate Communications: The 10 Climate Communications winners have raised their customers’ awareness of the impacts of climate change. These partners have created communications that encourage their customers to combat climate change with the help of ENERGY STAR and emphasize how energy-efficient behaviors have a positive effect on the environment.

Excellence: Nine winners are receiving awards in part for their superior efforts in the Home Performance with Energy Star program. The remaining organizations are receiving Excellence Awards for specific activities to promote energy-efficient products, homes, or buildings.

Products, homes and buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR label prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency requirements set by the U.S. EPA. From the first ENERGY STAR qualified computer in 1992, the ENERGY STAR label can now be found on products in more than 70 different categories, with more than 4.5 billion sold. More than 1.5 million new homes and 23,000 office buildings, schools and hospitals have earned the label. Since the program began, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Complete list of winners: 

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

3M Company (St. Paul, MN)
AEP Ohio (Columbus, OH)
AEP Texas Central (Corpus Christi, TX)
Air King Limited (West Chester, PA)
Allergan Inc. (Irvine, CA) - Energy Management
Arizona Public Service (Phoenix, AZ)
Austin Energy (Austin, TX)
AVR Homebuilders (Yonkers, NY)
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) (Baltimore, MD)
Beacon Capital Partners LLC (Boston, MA)
Bentall Kennedy (Seattle, WA)
BOMA International (Washington, DC)
Bosch Home Appliances (Irvine, CA)
CalPortland Company (Glendora, CA)
CBRE Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
Cenergistic (Dallas, TX)
CenterPoint Energy (Houston, TX)
Colgate-Palmolive Company (New York, NY)
Columbia Gas of Ohio (Columbus, OH)
ComEd (Chicago, IL)
Des Moines Public School District (Des Moines, IA) - Energy Management
Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN)
Ecova (Spokane, WA)
Energy Inspectors Corporation (Las Vegas, NV)
EnergyLogic Inc. (Berthoud, CO)
EnergyCAP Inc. (State College, PA)
Entergy Texas (Beaumont, TX)
Evergreen Public Schools (Vancouver, WA)
Fanning Howey (Celina, OH)
Focus on Energy (Madison, WI)
Food Lion and Bottom Dollar Food (Salisbury, NC)
General Motors Company (Detroit, MI) - Energy Management
Gresham-Barlow School District (Gresham, OR)
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville (Nashville, TN)
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver (Denver, CO)
Hanesbrands Inc. (Winston Salem, NC)
Hines (Houston, TX)
Houston Habitat for Humanity (Houston, TX)
ITW Food Equipment Group, LLC (Troy, OH)
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (Plano, TX)
JLL (Chicago, IL) - Energy Management
KB Home (Los Angeles, CA) - New Home Builder
Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (Louisville, KY)
Kohls Department Stores, Inc. (Menomonee Falls, WI)
LG Electronics, Inc. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) - Product Manufacturer
Liberty Property Trust (Malvern, PA)
Loudoun County Public Schools (Broadlands, VA)
Manitowoc Foodservice (New Port Richey, FL)
Merck & Co. Inc. (Whitehouse Station, NJ)
Meritage Homes Corporation (Scottsdale, AZ)
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Trenton, NJ)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)(Albany, NY)
New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY) - Energy Management
Nissan North America Inc. (Franklin, TN)
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships Inc. (NEEP) (Lexington, MA)
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (Newark, NJ)
PepsiCo Inc. (Purchase, NY)
ProVia Door Inc. (Sugarcreek, OH)
PSEG Long Island (Uniondale, NY)
Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Saint-Gobain (Valley Forge, PA)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon, South Korea) - Product Manufacturer
Sears Holdings Corporation (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Servidyne (Atlanta, GA)
Southern California Edison (Rosemead, CA)
Staples Inc. (Framingham, MA)
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
The Home Depot (Atlanta, GA)
TIAA-CREF (New York, NY)
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger, KY)
TRANSWESTERN (Houston, TX)
USAA Real Estate Company (San Antonio, TX)

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Air King Limited (West Chester, PA) - Climate Communications
Allergan Inc. (Irvine, CA) - Climate Communications
Beazer Homes USA Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
Best Buy Co. Inc. (Richfield, MN)
Brandywine Realty Trust (Radnor, PA)
Brighton Homes Idaho Inc. (Boise, ID)
Building Energy Incorporated (Star, ID)
Burton Energy Group (Alpharetta, GA)
Cassidy Turley (Washington, DC)
Consumers Energy (Jackson, MI)
Corning Incorporated (Corning, NY)
D.R. Wastchak, LLC (Tempe, AZ)
Delmarva Power & Light Company (Delmarva Power) (Washington, DC)
Des Moines Public School District (Des Moines, IA) - Climate Communications
DIRECTV (El Segundo, CA)
Efficiency Vermont (Burlington, VT)
Entergy New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
General Motors Company (Detroit, MI) - Climate Communications
Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (Decatur, GA) - Climate Communications
Goby (Chicago, IL)
Good Earth Lighting Inc. (Wheeling, IL)
Hoshizaki America Inc. (Peachtree City, GA)
Illinois Energy Office at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (Springfield, IL)
Institute for Sustainable Energy (Willimantic, CT)
Integral Building & Design Inc. (New Paltz, NY)
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (Sarasota, FL)
JLL (Chicago, IL) - Climate Communications
KB Home (Los Angeles, CA) - Climate Communications
Kenton County School District (Ft. Wright, KY)
Kentucky School Boards Association (Frankfort, KY)
Kilroy Realty Corporation (Los Angeles, CA)
LG Electronics Inc. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) - Climate Communications
Mansfield Independent School District (Mansfield, TX)
Masco Home Services (Daytona Beach, FL)
MaxLite (West Caldwell, NJ)
Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston, TX)
Nationwide Marketing Group (Winston Salem, NC)
New Mexico Gas Company (Albuquerque, NM)
New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY) - Climate Communications
NH CORE Energy Efficiency Team (Manchester, NH)
North Penn School District (Lansdale, PA)
Parmenter Realty Partners (Miami, FL)
Pella Corporation (Pella, IA)
Pentair Aquatic Systems (Sanford, NC)
Philips Lighting Company (Somerset, NJ)
Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) (Washington, DC)
Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (Tempe, AZ)
Samsung Electronics CO., Ltd. (Suwon, South Korea) - Climate Communications
SkyeTec (Jacksonville, FL)
Soft-Lite Windows (Streetsboro, OH)
South Carolina Electric & Gas (Cayce, SC)
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) (Hughesville, MD)
Technical Consumer Products Inc. (TCP) (Aurora, OH)
Verizon Wireless (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Vornado Realty Trust (New York, NY)

ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence

Cree Inc. (Durham, NC)
Dominion East Ohio Gas Company (Cleveland, OH)
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County Inc. (Clearwater, FL)
Metro Lighting (Brentwood, MO)
Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (Seattle, WA)
Ricoh Americas Corporation (Malvern, PA)
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) (Knoxville, TN)
The Energy Efficiency Fund (Orange, CT)
The United Illuminating Company (Orange, CT)

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