The EPA has announced the 2011 ENERGY STAR winners that have demonstrated leadership and commitment to protecting America’s health and environment through energy efficiency. 111 ENERGY STAR partners have been selected - manufacturers, retailers, public schools, real estate companies, home builders, and hospitals.
Winning organizations are recognized in one of three award categories: Sustained Excellence, Partner of the Year, and Excellence.
“Year after year, Energy Star award winners reflect American ingenuity at its highest level,” says EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “The innovations at work in the Energy Star program are cost-effective ways to reduce pollution, improve our health and grow our economy all at the same time. Those who have invested in these energy saving technologies display economically-sensible solutions that are good for our communities and our future.”
46 Sustained Excellence winners have been chosen for exhibiting leadership year after year in the ENERGY STAR program, among them are J.C. Penney, Lowe’s, 3M, Bosch Home Appliances, Ford, and PepsiCo.
44 Partners of the Year have been chosen for strategic, comprehensive energy management. Among the winners are Boeing, Staples, Sears, Panasonic, Kohls, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Hanesbrands, Colgate-Palmolive, and Cleveland Clinic.
21 organizations have been chosen for Excellence awards for specific activity promoting energy-efficient products, homes, or buildings. Among the winners are Canon, Lennox, Menards, Sharp Electronics, and DirectTV.
For the fill listing of 2011 ENERGY STAR award winners, visit www.energystar.gov/awards
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