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EPA Honors 15 New York Businesses as ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year

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New York, NY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 163 ENERGY STAR partners – including Fortune 500 companies, schools, hospitals, retailers, manufacturers, home builders, and commercial building owners and operators – for their outstanding contributions to public health and the environment. These enterprises will be named ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year for demonstrating national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions. Fifteen recipients of the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award come from New York.

The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton Hotel on April 20. EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum, together with CMS Energy CEO Patti Poppe, will deliver keynote presentations.

“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum.

For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity while achieving broad emissions reductions.

New York’s ENERGY STAR award winners are:

(Albany, NY) New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), an ENERGY STAR® partner since 2001, helps New York residents reduce costs and accelerates consumer demand for energy efficiency. NYSERDA’s diverse energy efficiency programs are part of a comprehensive effort to increase the use of renewables and save energy. NYSERDA is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its ongoing support of numerous ENERGY STAR programs.

(Corning, NY) Corning Incorporated applies its expertise in the sciences of glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that transform industries and enhance lives. The company’s Global Energy Management (GEM) program continually evolves to ensure future improvements. Corning is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year– Sustained Excellence recognition for the addition of new strategic dimensions to its corporate energy program.

(Melville, NY) Canon U.S.A., Inc. manufactures consumer, business and industrial imaging solutions. Canon is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for outstanding efforts in promoting ENERGY STAR certified products, reducing energy consumption, and a focus on education and training for customers and business partners.

(New York, NY) Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines. The company has built a robust energy management program by utilizing ENERGY STAR® tools and actively participating in the ENERGY STAR industrial partnership. Bristol-Myers Squibb is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for continuing to advance its energy management program and for showing leadership within the industrial sector.

(New York, NY) Colgate-Palmolive Company is a global consumer products company operating in more than 200 countries. The company’s strategy takes an end-to-end value chain approach from suppliers to its own manufacturing facilities through to its consumers to address climate change through energy efficiency and carbon emissions reductions.

(New York, NY) SL Green Realty Corporation is a fully integrated real estate investment trust that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing, and maximizing the value commercial properties in Manhattan. SL Green is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its extensive tenant outreach and education programs, and for widespread promotion of ENERGY STAR tools and best practices.

(New York, NY) TH Real Estate, an affiliate of Nuveen and the investment management arm of TIAA, is one of the largest real estate investment managers globally. TH Real Estate is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for outstanding energy management across its portfolio and its continued dedication to ENERGY STAR.

(New York, NY) Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, and operator of real estate around the world. The company has transformed annual ENERGY STAR® scores and Portfolio Manager® inputs, incorporating these into a real-time toolset for continuous measurement, modelling, and improvement programs. Tishman Speyer is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its superior energy management plan across its building portfolio.

(New York, NY) Verizon delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide with millions of retail connections. The company has a robust energy program. Verizon is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its outstanding outreach program and for improving energy efficiency across its portfolio.

(New York, NY) Vornado Realty Trust is a fully integrated Real Estate Management Trust which owns, develops and operates more than 30 million square feet of office, retail, residential and hotel properties. Vornado is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its creative promotion of ENERGY STAR programs and for its sophisticated approach to energy management across its portfolio.

(New York, NY) Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) of New York is one of the world’s largest energy delivery systems, with electric, gas and steam services providing energy for 10 million people who live in New York City and surrounding areas. Con Edison is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for its outstanding support of ENERGY STAR certified products as it leverages the ENERGY STAR certification platform to guide its customers to better energy usage decisions.

(New York, NY) J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the United States, with operations worldwide. J.P. Morgan is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for improving energy efficiency across its portfolio and investing in energy management.

(New York, NY) CodeGreen Solutions, Inc. is an energy and sustainability consulting firm that provides solutions and managed services to more than 300 million square feet of commercial property across the country. The company is dedicated to helping building owners and tenants reduce energy use. Code Green is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for its strong support of the ENERGY STAR program through engaging nationwide tenant organizations in understanding the benefits of ENERGY STAR.

(Poughkeepsie, NY) Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation provides 300,000 customers with electricity and 79,000 customers with natural gas in a service territory spanning New York State’s Hudson Valley. Central Hudson is receiving ENERGY STAR® recognition for its effective engagement in the ENERGY STAR Light the Moment promotion and its community-based educational efforts.

(Rochester, NY) Wise Home Energy, LLC provides comprehensive home assessments and improvements in the greater Rochester, New York area to both market rate and low-income customers. Wise Home Energy is receiving Home Performance ENERGY STAR® Contractor of the Year recognition for notable participation in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program.

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ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and over 3.5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions – all through voluntary action.

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