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Five Kentucky Organizations Receive 2013 Energy Star Awards

Release Date: 03/26/2013
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

ATLANTA – Five organizations in Kentucky were honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with 2013 awards from the Energy Star Program. This award was given because of their outstanding leadership and commitment to protecting America’s environment through energy efficiency.

“EPA congratulates this year's Energy Star award winners,” said EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe. “Their commitment to superior energy efficiency makes these organizations valuable partners in our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.”

The winners were chosen from nearly 20,000 Energy Star partners, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders, for their long-term commitment to climate protection through greater energy efficiency.

Organizations are recognized in the following categories:

Partners of the Year--Sustained Excellence
Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center of Louisville was recognized for developing and promoting tools, training materials, and other resources that incorporate the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management, and for recruiting participants to ENERGY STAR initiatives, such as the ENERGY STAR Challenge.

Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU) of Louisville was recognized for their continued technical, marketing, and educational support promoting the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program.

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. of Erlange was recognized for the promotion of energy management among manufacturing
industries and for continued support of the ENERGY STAR
program.

Partners of the Year
Kenton County School District of Ft. Wright was recognized for its significant commitment to building and
operating energy-efficient schools and for using ENERGY STAR tools and resources as a central component of its energy program.

Scott County Schools of Georgetown was recognized for its demonstrated success in improving energy efficiency.

For more than two decades, American consumers and businesses have continued to save energy and protect the environment through the Energy Star program. In 2012 alone, Americans, with the help of Energy Star, saved $24 billion on their energy bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 41 million vehicles. To date, more than 1.3 million new homes and nearly 20,000 office buildings, schools, and hospitals have earned the Energy Star. Since 2000, more than four billion Energy Star certified products have been sold.

Complete list of winners:
www.energystar.gov/awards