EPA's Energy Star Program Awards 89 Firms, School Districts and Others for Efficiency Efforts

EPA's Energy Star Program Awards 89 Firms, School Districts and Others for Efficiency Efforts

Eighty-nine companies, schools and other institutions were honored in a ceremony tonight by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program for their efforts to cut energy use and increase the efficiency of their facilities.

The awardees range from some of the biggest businesses such as 3M Company, Merck & Co. Inc. and Whirlpool Corporation and to the Council Rock (Newton, Pa.), Nash-Rocky Mountain (Nashville, N.C.) and the Whitefish Bay (Wisconsin) school districts.

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

The EPA established the Energy Star program in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency.

Here are the winners:

Energy Star Award for Sustained Excellence

3M (St. Paul , MN)
Advantage IQ, Inc. (Spokane, WA)
Anderson/Vanguard Homes, Inc. (Cary, NC)
Austin Energy (Austin, TX)
Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) (Washington, DC)
CalPortland Company (Glendora, CA)
CenterPoint Energy (Houston, TX)
Food Lion, LLC (Salisbury, NC)
Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI)
GE Consumer & Industrial (Louisville, KY)
Giant Eagle Incorporated (Pittsburgh, PA)
Gorell Enterprises, Inc. (Indiana, PA)
Gresham-Barlow School District (Gresham, OR)
Hines (Houston, TX)
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Marriott International, Inc. (Washington, DC)
Merck & Co., Inc. (Whitehouse Station, NJ)
National Grid (Waltham, MA)
Nevada ENERGY STAR Partners (North Las Vegas, NV)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (Albany, NY)
Northeast ENERGY STAR Products Initiative (Lexington, MA)
Oncor (Dallas, TX)
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (San Francisco, CA)
Pella Corporation (Pella, IA)
PepsiCo, Inc. (Purchase, NY)
ProVia Door (Sugarcreek, OH)
Providence Health & Services (Renton, WA)
Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Sea Gull Lighting Products LLC (Riverside, NJ)
Southern California Edison (SCE) Company (Irwindale, CA)
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
APS (Arizona Public Service) (Phoenix, AZ)
Akridge (Washington, DC)
ArcelorMittal (Chicago, IL)
Bosch Home Appliances (Huntington Beach, CA)
CB Richard Ellis, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
CEMEX USA (Houston, TX)
Colorado Governor's Energy Office (Denver, CO)
Council Rock School District (Newtown, PA)
Energy Education (Dallas, TX)
Energy Inspectors Corporation (Las Vegas, NV)
Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc. (Portland, OR)
EnergyLogic (Berthoud, CO)
Fox Energy Specialists (Fort Worth, TX)
ITW Food Equipment Group-North America (Troy, OH)
Kennedy Associates Real Estate Investment Advisors (Seattle, WA)
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Irving, TX)
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (Mooresville, NC)
MaxLite (Fairfield, NJ)
NJBPU, New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (Newark, NJ)
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (Nashville, NC)
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) (Portland, OR)
Puget Sound Energy (Bellevue, WA)
Rocky Mountain Power, a Division of PacifiCorp (Portland, OR)
Saint-Gobain (Valley Forge, PA)
Satco Products, Inc featuring Nuvo Lighting (Brentwood, NY)
Schering Plough Corporation (Kenilworth, NJ)
Servidyne (Atlanta, GA)
Southern Energy Management (Morrisville, NC)
Sunoco, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)
TIAA-CREF (New York, NY)
Technical Consumer Products, (TCP) Inc. (Aurora, OH)
The Joint Management Committee (Lexington, MA)
Whitefish Bay School District (Whitefish Bay, WI)
Xcel Energy (Minneapolis, MN)
Energy Star Award for Excellence
Actus Lend Lease (Nashville, TN)
Best Buy Co., Inc. (Richfield, MN)
Blue Hills Community Services (Kansas City, MO)
City of Topeka, Housing & Neighborhood Development (Topeka, KS)
CoStar Group Inc. (Bethesda, MD)
Energy Kinetics, Inc. (Lebanon, NJ)
Georgia Power (Atlanta, GA)
Ithaca Housing Authority (Ithaca, NY)
Ivey Residential, LLC (Evans, GA)
KB Home (Los Angeles, CA)
Maryland Energy Administration (Annapolis, MD)
Menards (Eau Claire, WI)
Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity (Nashville, TN)
Nationwide Marketing Group (Winston Salem, NC)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Rancho Dominguez, CA)
Seattle Lighting and DestinationLighting.com (Seattle, WA)
Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc (Viet-AID) (Dorchester, MA)