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EPA Honors Ten Texas Organizations for 2015 Energy Star Partners of Year

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard (r6press@epa.gov)
Jennah Durant

DALLAS - (April 6, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring ten Texas organizations for its commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. These Energy Star partners are contributing to the prevention of more than 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

"EPA applauds this year's Energy Star Partner of the Year Award winners, who have demonstrated innovative strategies to help their customers, partners and stakeholders save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions," said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry. "Their commitment to improve the nation's energy and environmental outlook will provide the next generation a brighter, healthier future."

Organizations are recognized in the following categories:

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence: Nine Sustained Excellence winners continue to demonstrate remarkable leadership each year in the Energy Star program while remaining committed to environmental protection through superior energy efficiency.

AEP Texas Central, Corpus Christi, Texas
Cenergistic, Dallas, Texas
CenterPoint Energy, Houston, Texas
Hines, Houston, Texas
Houston Habitat For Humanity, Houston, Texas
J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Plano, Texas
Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, Texas
TRANSWESTERN, Houston, Texas
USAA Real Estate Company, San Antonio, Texas

Partner of the Year: Mansfield Independent School District was awarded the Partner of the Year award for strategically and comprehensively managing their energy use. This organization promotes Energy Star products and practices in their own operations, while providing energy-efficient products and services to students and staff.

EPA will recognize the 128 awardees from 33 states on April 20th at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. EPA Administrator McCarthy and Jim Gibbons, Goodwill Industries International President and CEO, will provide keynote remarks.

Energy Star has over 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders.

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

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