Thursday, April 9, 2015

Energy Efficiency Industry Leaders: Energy Star Award Winners for 2015

Here are the recently announced Energy Star award winners for 2015. For 23 years the Energy Star program has helped American businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through investments in energy efficiency.

The EPA's Energy Star program is a voluntary effort that is designed to assist businesses (and individuals) increase energy efficiency to both save money and reduce climate change causing emissions.

The Energy Star program was established in 1992 under the authority of the Clean Air Act. A 2005 amendment of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, "established at the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency a voluntary program to identify and promote energy–efficient products and buildings in order to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through voluntary labeling of or other forms of communication about products and buildings that meet the highest energy efficiency standards."

This list of Energy Star 2015 Partner of the Year award winners include industry leaders who have advanced the production and sale of energy efficient products and services: 

Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence Award Winners


Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

Awarded to states, utilities, and other organizations for sponsoring energy efficiency programs to improve the efficiency of products, homes, and buildings within their community or territory.
  • AEP Ohio (Columbus, OH)
  • AEP Texas Central (Corpus Christi, TX)
  • Arizona Public Service (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (Baltimore, MD)
  • BOMA International (Washington, DC)
  • CenterPoint Energy (Houston, TX)
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio (Columbus, OH)
  • ComEd (Chicago, IL)
  • Focus on Energy (Madison, WI)
  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Trenton, NJ)
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (Albany, NY)
  • Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. (NEEP) (Lexington, MA)
  • PSEG Long Island (Uniondale, NY)
  • Southern California Edison (Rosemead, CA)
  • Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) (Hughesville, MD) The NH Energy Efficiency Team (Manchester, NH)

Energy Management

Awarded to organizations for adopting a continuous energy management strategy across the organization's entire portfolio of buildings and plants.
  • Allergan, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
  • Beacon Capital Partners, LLC (Boston, MA)
  • Bentall Kennedy (Seattle, WA)
  • Brandywine Realty Trust (Radnor, PA)
  • CalPortland Company (Glendora, CA)
  • CBRE Group, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company (New York, NY)
  • Des Moines Public Schools (Des Moines, IA)
  • DTZ (Washington, DC)
  • Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN)
  • Evergreen Public Schools (Vancouver, WA)
  • Food Lion (Salisbury, NC)
  • General Motors Company (Detroit, MI)
  • Hanesbrands Inc. (Winston Salem, NC)
  • Hines (Houston, TX)
  • JCPenney Company, Inc. (Plano, TX)
  • JLL (Chicago, IL)
  • Kenton County School District (Ft. Wright, KY)
  • Kohl's Department Stores (Menomonee Falls, WI)
  • Liberty Property Trust (Malvern, PA)
  • Loudoun County Public Schools (Broadlands, VA)
  • Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston, TX)
  • Merck & Co., Inc. (Kenilworth, NJ)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY)
  • Nissan North America, Inc. (Franklin, TN)
  • North Penn School District (Lansdale, PA)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. (Purchase, NY)
  • Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
  • Saint-Gobain (Valley Forge, PA)
  • Sears Holdings Corporation (Hoffman Estates, IL)
  • Staples, Inc. (Framingham, MA)
  • The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
  • TIAA-CREF (New York, NY)
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger, KY)
  • TRANSWESTERN (Houston, TX)
  • USAA Real Estate Company (San Antonio, TX)
  • Verizon (New York, NY)
  • Vornado Realty Trust (New York, NY)

New Home Construction

Awarded to home builders, home energy raters, and affordable housing programs for building and promoting energy-efficient homes.
  • Energy Inspectors (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville (Nashville, TN)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver (Denver, CO)
  • Houston Habitat For Humanity (Houston, TX)
  • KB Home (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Meritage Homes Corporation (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Milford Housing Development Corporation (Milford, DE)

Product Brand Owner

Awarded to companies for designing and manufacturing high-efficiency products, including appliances, windows, electronics, and lighting.
  • DIRECTV (El Segundo, CA)
  • Hoshizaki America, Inc. (Peachtree City, GA)
  • ITW Food Equipment Group (Glenview, IL)
  • LG Electronics (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)
  • Manitowoc Foodservice (New Port Richey, FL)
  • Panasonic Eco Solutions (Newark, NJ)
  • Pella Corporation (Pella, IA)
  • Philips (Somerset, NJ)
  • Samsung Electronics (Seoul, South Korea)

Retailer

Awarded to companies in the retail sector for extensive commitment to selling ENERGY STAR certified products.
  • Nationwide Marketing Group (Winston Salem, NC)
  • Sears Holdings Corporation (Hoffman Estates, IL)
  • The Home Depot (Atlanta, GA)

Service and Product Provider

Awarded to companies that offer commercial building energy services and products for successfully assisting their clients in strategic energy management and building design.
  • Burton Energy Group (Alpharetta, GA)
  • Cenergistic (Dallas, TX)
  • Ecova (Spokane, WA)
  • EnergyCAP, Inc. (State College, PA)
  • Fanning Howey (Celina, OH)
  • Servidyne (Atlanta, GA)

Partner of the Year


Climate Communications

Awarded to partners that have raised their customers' awareness of the impact of climate change through communications campaigns that encourage their customers to fight climate change with the help of ENERGY STAR or emphasize how energy-efficient behaviors have a positive effect on the environment.
  • Des Moines Public Schools (Des Moines, IA)
  • General Motors Company (Detroit, MI)
  • JLL (Chicago, IL)
  • KB Home (Los Angeles, CA)
  • LG Electronics (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)
  • Metro Lighting (Brentwood, MO)
  • Samsung Electronics (Seoul, South Korea)

Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

Awarded to states, utilities, and other organizations for sponsoring energy efficiency programs to improve the efficiency of products, homes, and buildings within their community or territory.
  • AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) (Shreveport, LA)
  • Consumers Energy (Jackson, MI)
  • Efficiency Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  • Fannie Mae Multifamily (Washington, DC)
  • Illinois Energy & Recycling Office at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (Springfield, IL)
  • Kentucky School Boards Association (Frankfort, KY)
  • New Mexico Gas Company, a TECO Energy Company (Albuquerque, NM) PECO (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Potomac Electric Power Company (“Pepco”) (Washington, DC)
  • PPL Electric Utilities (Allentown, PA)
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (Sacramento, CA)
  • Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (Tempe, AZ)
  • SoCalGas (Los Angeles, CA)
  • The Lighting & Products Sponsors of Mass Save® (Westwood, MA)

Energy Management

Awarded to organizations for adopting a continuous energy management strategy across the organization's entire portfolio of buildings and plants.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb (New York, NY)
  • Cherokee County Schools (Murphy, NC)
  • Corning Incorporated (Corning, NY)
  • Intertape Polymer Group, Inc. (Sarasota, FL)
  • Kilroy Realty Corporation (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Mansfield Independent School District (Mansfield, TX)
  • Parmenter (Miami, FL)
  • Scott County Schools (Georgetown, KY)
  • SL Green Realty Corp (New York, NY)
  • The Kroger Co. (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Tishman Speyer (New York, NY)

New Home Construction

Awarded to home builders, home energy raters, and affordable housing programs for building and promoting energy-efficient homes.
  • Brighton Homes (Boise, ID)
  • Building Energy, Inc. (Star, ID)
  • Cobblestone Homes (Saginaw, MI)
  • Enersafe, LLC (Linwood, MI)
  • Fulton Homes (Tempe, AZ)
  • Jacksonville Building Science, LLC (Jacksonville, FL)
  • PEG (Fairfax, VA)
  • Providence Homes (Jacksonville, FL)
  • SkyeTec (Jacksonville, FL)
  • TopBuild Home Services (Daytona Beach, FL)

Product Brand Owner

Awarded to companies for designing and manufacturing high-efficiency products, including appliances, windows, electronics, and lighting.
  • Eaton's Cooper Lighting Business (Peachtree City, GA)
  • Good Earth Lighting (Mount Prospect, IL)
  • MaxLite (West Caldwell, NJ)
  • Pentair Aquatic Systems (Sanford, NC)
  • Soft-Lite Windows (Streetsboro, OH)
  • Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, MI)

Retailer

Awarded to companies in the retail sector for extensive commitment to selling ENERGY STAR certified products.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc. (Richfield, MN)

Service and Product Provider

Awarded to companies that offer commercial building energy services and products for successfully assisting their clients in strategic energy management and building design.
  • EnergyPrint (St. Paul, MN)
  • Goby (Chicago, IL)

For the full list of Energy Star Award winners click here.

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