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EPA Honors Nine New Jersey Businesses as ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year
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. Nine recipients of the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award come from New Jersey.
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 Radian 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 Jersey’s ENERGY STAR award winners are:
(Englewood Cliffs, NJ) LG Electronics, Inc. is an industry leader in consumer electronics, home appliances, and mobile communications. LG is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its commitment to improving the environment through energy efficiency, as evidenced by outstanding collaboration with ENERGY STAR on product innovation, and its far-reaching efforts to convey the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified products to consumers.
(Kenilworth, NJ) Merck & Co., Inc. is a global, research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company that produces innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. Merck has a well-established energy and sustainability program that reaches high levels of performance. Merck is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued leadership in energy management.
(Lawrence Township, NJ) Community Investment Strategies (CIS) is a woman-owned business enterprise development firm that primarily serves low-income and senior populations. CIS is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for its commitment to building high-quality, sustainable housing for its current residents and for future generations.
(Madison, NJ) Allergan, Inc. is a diversified, global pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals, devices, biologic and regenerative medical products. The company’s energy program has continued to strengthen its energy management practices at its facilities around the world during a period of expansion. Allergan is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for continuing the success of its energy management program.
(Mount Laurel, NJ) MaGrann Associates is an energy rating and engineering consulting company focused on sustainable construction, retrofit, and program implementation in the residential market. An ENERGY STAR® partner since 1996, the company has consistently supported ENERGY STAR integration into project scopes for builders, developers, and utilities. MaGrann Associates is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for its long-standing promotion of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program for both industry professionals and consumers.
(Newark, NJ) Panasonic offers high-performance ventilation solutions that are ENERGY STAR® certified and comply with stringent ventilation codes and green building standards. Panasonic is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its continued industry leadership in protecting the environment through superior, energy-efficient products.
(Ridgefield Park, NJ) Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. Samsung is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its dedication to advancing efficiency, as demonstrated by its long history of providing invaluable support to the ENERGY STAR specification development process, its notable design of ENERGY STAR certified products, and efforts to tout the benefits of ENERGY STAR to its employees and the public.
(Trenton, NJ) New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) promotes energy efficiency and clean energy by providing financial incentives and informational services to New Jersey residents, business owners, and local governments through its statewide Clean Energy Program. NJBPU is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its notable participation in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program (HPwES).
(Wall, NJ) EAM Associates offers a portfolio of services to building industry professionals. An ENERGY STAR® partner since 2000, EAM serves as a Home Energy Rater providing extensive support to home builders. EAM is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for promoting and expanding the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program.
About ENERGY STAR
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.