DOE and EPA Honor Energy Star Partners

March 21, 2006

Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson honored 67 businesses, groups, and government entities on March 21st for their accomplishments and leadership in the Energy Star program. The 67 organizations have achieved major energy savings or are helping consumers to save energy, and the top awardees include the Whirlpool Corporation, General Electric Company, Osram Sylvania, Gorell Windows and Doors, Precision Entry Inc., The Home Depot, the Maytag Corporation, Lowe's Corporation, the Sierra Pacific Power Company, and Sears, Roebuck and Company. See the DOE and EPA press releases and the full list of awardees.

The Energy Star program was formed in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce air pollution through increased energy efficiency. In partnership with DOE, EPA works to offer businesses and consumers new ways to save energy and money while helping to protect our environment. More than 8,000 organizations have joined Energy Star as partners, committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and businesses. Over the past year, Energy Star and its industry partners have helped consumers save 150 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, equivalent to $12 billion on electric bills. That's enough to power a city the size of Dallas, Texas, for more than 36 years. See the Energy Star Web site.