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EPA Honors 110 Energy Efficiency Leaders

The U.S. Environmental Agency has honored 110 manufacturers, retailers, real estate services firms, local governments, schools, builders and other enterprises for outstanding performance as participants in the Energy Star efficiency program.

The annual awards program recognizes efficiency efforts at three levels. The top honors go to companies and organizations in the Sustained Excellence category, which is followed by the Partner of the Year category and winners of the Award for Excellence.

Of the 17,000 Energy Star program partners, 50 were selected for the top award, 40 were named Partners of the Year and 20 were cited for excellence for 2010

Eleven of the businesses and agencies that received Sustained Excellence this year had gone to the winner's circle at least four times before as top honorees.

USAA Real Estate Company and 3M each collected their sixth Sustained Excellence award in ceremonies on March 18. CenterPoint Energy, GE Appliances & Lighting, Giant Eagle Incorporated, Gorell Enterprises Inc., New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Osram Sylvania Inc., Transwestern, Whirlpool and Wisconsin Focus on Energy each picked up a fifth top award this year.

On March 1 we told you about the 20 honorees who announced their awards. On the 18th, the EPA released the full list, which follows:
Energy Star Award for Sustained Excellence

3M (St. Paul , MN)
APS (Arizona Public Service) (Phoenix, AZ)
Advantage IQ, Inc. (Spokane, WA)
ArcelorMittal (Chicago, IL)
Austin Energy (Austin, TX)
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International (Washington, DC)
CB Richard Ellis (San Jose, CA)
CalPortland Company (Glendora, CA)
CenterPoint Energy (Houston, TX)
Council Rock School District (Newtown, PA)
Energy Inspectors (Las Vegas, NV)
Energy Trust of Oregon (Portland, OR)
Food Lion, LLC (Salisbury, NC)
Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI)
GE Appliances & Lighting (Louisvile, KY)
Giant Eagle Incorporated (Pittsburgh, PA)
Gorell Enterprises, Inc. (Indiana, PA)
Gresham-Barlow School District (Gresham, OR)
Hines (Houston, TX)
ITW Food Equipment Group - North America (Troy, OH)
Ivey Residential, LLC (Augusta, GA)
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (Mooresville, NC)
Merck & Co., Inc. (Whitehouse Station, NJ)
Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity (Nashville, TN)
National Grid (Waltham, MA)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (Albany, NY)
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City, NY)
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) (Portland, OR)
Oncor (Dallas, TX)
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) (San Francisco, CA)
Pella Corporation (Pella, IA)
PepsiCo, Inc. (Purchase, NY)
ProVia Door (Sugarcreek, OH)
Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Rocky Mountain Power, Inc. (Portland, OR)
Servidyne (Atlanta, GA)
Southern California Edison Company (Los Angelos, CA)
Southern Energy Management (Morrisville, NC)
Sponsors of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) (Lexington, MA)
TIAA-CREF (New York, NY)
The Joint Management Committee representing MA New Homes with ENERGY STAR (Lexington, MA)
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger, KY)
USAA Real Estate Company (San Antonio, TX)
Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, MI)
Winton/Flair Custom Homes (El Paso, TX)
Wisconsin Focus on Energy (Madison, WI)

Energy Star Partner of the Year

Advanced Energy (Raleigh, NC)
Andersen Corporation (Bayport, MN)
Bosch Home Appliances (Huntington Beach, CA)
CEMEX USA (Houston, TX)
Canon U.S.A., Inc. (Lake Success, NY)
Colorado Governor's Energy Office (Denver, CO)
Energy Diagnostics (Valparaiso, IN)
Energy Education (Dallas, TX)
EnergyLogic (Berthoud, CO)
Environments for Living/Masco Home Services (Daytona Beach, FL)
Evergreen Public Schools (Vancouver, WA)
FetterGroup (Louisville, KY)
Frostbusters & Coolth Co. (Grand Junction, CO)
Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) (Gainsville, FL)
Georgia Power (Atlanta, GA)
Good Earth Lighting, Inc. (Wheeling, IL)
HEI Hotels & Resorts (Norwalk, CT)
Hanesbrands Inc. (Winston Salem, NC)
Home Energy Defense (Lincoln, NE)
JELD-WEN, inc. (Klamath Falls, OR)
Johnson Controls, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI)
Jones Lang LaSalle (Chicago, IL)
Kennedy Associates (Seattle, WA)
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Roswell, GA)
Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. (Menomonee Falls, WI)
Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) (Uniondale, NY)
Loudoun County Public Schools (Ashburn, VA)
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government (Louisville, KY)
Manitowoc Foodservice (New Port Richey, FL)
New Mexico Gas Company (Albuquerque, NM)
Nissan North America, Inc. (Smyrna, TN)
Panasonic Home & Environment Company (Secaucus, NJ)
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) (Albuquerque, NM)
Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) (Tulsa, OK)
Puget Sound Energy (Bellevue, WA)
Questar Gas Company (Salt Lake City, UT)
Saint-Gobain (Valley Forge, PA)
Sears Holdings Corporation (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Sunoco, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)
Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (Aurora, OH)

Energy Star Award for Excellence

Actus Lend Lease, LLC (Nashville, TN)
City of Topeka Department of Housing & Neighborhood Development (Topeka, KS)
ComEd (Chicago, IL)
Community Housing Partners (Christiansburg, VA)
Continental Refrigerator (Bensalem, PA)
DIRECTV (El Segundo, CA)
HearthStone Homes, Inc. (Omaha, NE)
Houston Habitat for Humanity (Houston, TX)
KB Home (Los Angeles, CA)
M/I Homes (Columbus, OH)
Menards (Eau Claire, WI)
Metro Lighting (Brentwood, MO)
Nationwide Marketing Group (Winston Salem, NC)
On Top of the World Communities, Inc. (Ocala, FL)
PK Management, LLC (Richmond Heights, OH)
Richmond American Homes (Denver, CO)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Rancho Dominguez, CA)
Sharp Electronics Corporation (Mahwah, NJ)
Southern California Gas Company (Los Angeles, CA)
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) (Rochester, MN)



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