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EPA Report Profiles Energy Star Partners for Significantly Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Release Date: 04/01/2008
Contact Information: Shakeba Carter-Jenkins, (202) 564-4355 / carter-jenkins.shakeba@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - April 1, 2008) Energy Star award winners, Lowe's Cos. Inc., PepsiCo, Food Lion, LLC, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., Marriott International Inc., and 3M, are among those showcased in a report released today by EPA for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. The report, "Profiles in Leadership, 2008 Energy Star Award Winners," highlights 74 award-winning organizations across many sectors of the U.S. economy, including schools, hospitals, real estate, manufacturing, chemicals and home building.

"EPA applauds these organizations for preserving our environment and our energy resources," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. "Whether you are running a business or a school, these energy all-stars prove a brighter future starts with each of us."

The award winners were selected from over 12,000 organizations that partner in the Energy Star program. Through their pioneering efforts, the winners have made substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by means of energy efficiency and awareness. They include large and small organizations and those with long track records of success as well as those that are quickly excelling in their partnership.

In 2007, Americans, with the help of Energy Star, saved $16 billion on their energy bills and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 27 million vehicles. To date, more than 2.5 billion Energy Star qualified products have been sold, and nearly 840,000 new homes and 4,000 office buildings, schools, hospitals, and public buildings have earned the Energy Star. Energy Star qualified products, homes, and buildings provide the quality, features, and personal comfort today's consumers expect.

Energy Star was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 12,000 organizations are Energy Star partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses.

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

The 2008 Energy Star winners are:
Energy Star Award for Sustained Excellence
3M (St. Paul, Minn.)

Advantage IQ Inc. (Spokane, Wash.)
Austin Energy (Austin, Texas)
California Portland Cement Co. (Glendora, Calif.)
CenterPoint Energy (Houston, Texas)
Food Lion, LLC (Salisbury, N.C.)
Ford Motor Co. (Dearborn, Mich.)
GE Consumer & Industrial (Louisville, Ky.)
Giant Eagle Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Gorell Enterprises Inc. (Indiana, Pa.)
Marriott International Inc. (Bethesda, Md.)
Merck & Co. Inc. (Whitehouse Station, N.J.)
Nevada Energy Star Partners (Las Vegas, Nev.)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (Albany, N.Y.)
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.)
Northeast Energy Star Products Initiative (Lexington, Mass.)
Oncor Electric Delivery (Dallas, Texas)
OSRAM SYLVANIA (Danvers, Mass.)
PepsiCo (Purchase, N.Y.)
ProVia Door (Sugarcreek, Ohio)
Raytheon Co. (Waltham, Mass.)
Sea Gull Lighting Products, LLC (Riverside, N.J.)

Southern California Edison (Rosemead, Calif.)
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. (Erlanger, Ky.)
Transwestern (Houston, Texas)
USAA Real Estate Co. (San Antonio, Texas)
Whirlpool Corp. (Benton Harbor, Mich.)
Wisconsin Focus on Energy (Madison, Wis.)

Energy Star Partner of the Year
Allergan Inc. (Irvine, Calif.)
ArcelorMittal USA (Chicago, Ill.)
Arizona Public Service (APS) (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International (Washington, D.C.)
CB Richard Ellis Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Colorado Springs Utilities (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Council Rock School District (Newtown, Pa.)
Energy Inspectors (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Environmental Building Solutions (Matthews, N.C.)
Gresham-Barlow School District (Gresham, Ore.)
ITW Food Equipment Group, North America (Troy, Ohio)
J. C. Penney Co. Inc. (Plano, Texas)
Lithonia Lighting, an Acuity Brands Co. (Conyers, Ga.)
National Grid (Westborough, Mass.)
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (San Francisco, Calif.)
Pella Corp. (Pella, Iowa)
Providence Health & Services (Seattle, Wash.)
Rocky Mountain Power (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Seattle Lighting/DestinationLighting.com (Seattle, Wash.)
Simon Property Group (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Southern Energy Management (Raleigh, N.C.)
Southwest Energy Conservation, LLC (El Paso, Texas)
The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.)
The Joint Management Committee representing Massachusetts New Homes with Energy Star (Massachusetts)
TIAA-CREF (New York, N.Y.)
TRC Energy Services (Windsor, Conn.)

Energy Star Award for Excellence
Best Buy, Co. Inc. (Richfield, MN)
Bosch Home Appliances (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Canon USA Inc. (Lake Success, N.Y.)
Efficiency Vermont (Burlington, Vt.)
Energy Trust of Oregon Inc. (Portland, Ore.)
Forest City Stapleton (Denver, Colo.)
Georgia Power (Atlanta, Ga.)
Haven Properties (Alpharetta, Ga.)
Ideal Homebuilders (Lexington, Ky.)
Ivey Residential (Evans, Ga.)
Long Island Power Authority (Uniondale, N.Y.)
Lowe's Cos. Inc. (Mooresville, N.C.)
Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity (Nashville, Tenn.)
Nationwide Marketing Group (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Nevada Power & Sierra Pacific Power Energy Star Lighting and Appliance Program (Reno, Nev.)
NJBPU, New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (Newark, N.J.)
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (San Francisco, Calif.)
The Home Depot (Atlanta, Ga.)
Utah Division of Housing and Community Development (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)
Winton/Flair Custom Homes (El Paso, Texas)