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Fifty-Seven Businesses and Organizations Recognized For Contributions to Cleaner Environment

Release Date: 03/02/2004
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Contact: David Deegan, 617-918-1017 / deegan.dave@epa.gov

03/02/2004 - Recognizing outstanding contributions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency, the 2004 ENERGY STAR Awards were presented to 57 businesses and organizations. Award winners recognized this year by EPA include such companies as Lowes Companies Inc., Food Lion, 3M and Lennox Industries Inc.

Last year alone, ENERGY STAR helped Americans save enough energy to power 20 million homes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that of 18 million cars -- all while saving consumers an incredible $9 billion. Additionally, more than 200,000 new homes have earned the ENERGY STAR distinction, and more than 15,000 office buildings, schools, supermarkets and hotels have benchmarked their energy performance as a basis for future progress. All this was accomplished without sacrificing quality, features or personal comfort.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce air pollution through increased energy efficiency. Today, with assistance from the Department of Energy, the program offers businesses and consumers energy efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 8,000 organizations have become ENERGY STAR partners and are committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses.

For more information, see: http://www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

The ENERGY STAR Award Winners and their categories are:

Excellence in Efficient Homes
D.R. Wastchak, LLC (Tempe, Ariz.)
David Powers Homes (Houston, Texas)
Ence Homes (St. George, Utah)
Energy Services Group (Wilmington, Del.)
Engle Homes Colorado, a division of TOUSA Homes, Inc. (Englewood, Colo.)
MaGrann Associates (Moorestown, N.J.)
Nevada ENERGY STAR Partners (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Pardee Homes (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pulte Homes Nevada Operations (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Veridian Homes (Madison, Wis.)

Excellence in Energy Management
3M (St. Paul, Minn.)
Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, N.Y.)
Fremont Unified School District (Fremont, Calif.)
Giant Eagle, Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Providence Health System (Seattle, Wash.)
Transwestern Commercial Services (Houston, Texas)
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
USAA Real Estate Company (San Antonio, Texas)
ei3 Corporation (Montvale, N.J.)
American Hotel & Lodging Association (Washington, D.C.)
Food Lion, LLC (Salisbury, N.C.)
General Motors Corporation (Detroit, Mich.)
Hines (Houston, Texas)
Servidyne Systems, LLC (Atlanta, Ga.)

Excellence in Efficient Products
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (Mooresville, N.C.)
Ace Hardware Corporation (Oak Brook, Ill.)
Maytag Corporation (Newton, Iowa)
Panasonic (Secaucus, N.J.)
Sears, Roebuck and Co. (Hoffman Estates, Ill.)
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (Rochester, Minn.)
The Home Depot (Atlanta, Ga.)
Efficiency Vermont (Burlington, Vt.)
GE Consumer Products (Fairfield, Conn.)
Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, Texas)
SYLVANIA (Danvers, Mass.)
Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc. (Riverside, N.J.)
Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, Mich.)
Good Earth Lighting, Inc. (Wheeling, Ill.)
Gorell Enterprises, Inc (Indiana, Pa.)

Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Education
The Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic, Conn.)
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
San Diego Gas and Electric (San Diego, Calif.)
Southern California Edison (Rosemead, Calif.)
Southern California Gas Company (Los Angeles, Calif.)
CenterPoint Energy (Houston, Texas)
New England Joint Management Committee (Westborough, Mass.)
Oncor Electric Delivery Company (Dallas, Texas)
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (Burlington, Vt.)
Vermont Gas Systems (South Burlington, Vt.)
Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Program (Madison, Wis.)
Minnesota Power, an ALLETE Company (Duluth, Minn.)
Nevada Power Company (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Sierra Pacific Power Company (Reno, Nev.)
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (Portland, Ore.)
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (Sacramento, Calif.)
The Sponsoring Organizations of NEEP (Lexington, Mass.)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (Albany, N.Y.)