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EPA Honors 2021 Energy Star Partners of the Year in Virginia
PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Atlantic Region and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring six 2021 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year in Virginia for their outstanding leadership in reducing American energy bills and tackling climate change.
“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”
This year, ENERGY STAR is giving special recognition to award-winning partners for their year-over-year commitment to energy efficiency through the program’s highest honor: the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. To qualify for Sustained Excellence recognition, winners must have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition.
For more than 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. In 2019 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses save nearly 500 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and avoid $39 billion in energy costs. These savings resulted in emission reductions of nearly 390 million metric tons of greenhouse gases, roughly equivalent to 5% of U.S. total greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winners in Virginia are:
- Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA – This school district saved $6.7 million in annual energy costs and more than $38.7 million since 2014 through a comprehensive energy management system.
- Home Energy Medics LLC, Arlington, VA – This company boosted sales by 20%, invested in staff training and revamped many of its business practices and technologies to improve service.
- Loudon County School System, Ashburn, VA – This school district incorporated a new strategy and started a multi-year partnership with an energy services company to conduct energy efficiency retrofits.
- Main Street Homes, Midlothian, VA – This regional homebuilder constructed more than 300 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2020 and educated consumers about the ENERGY STAR program through extensive outreach.
- PEG, Fairfax, VA – This home energy rating and HVAC design engineering company certified 6,000 homes as ENERGY STAR and provided standardized HVAC design for 50,000 homes.
The 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award winner in Virginia is:
- Mosely Architects, Richmond, VA – This architectural, engineering, planning and interior design firm submitted six projects that achieved Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR recognition.
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. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR visit: https://www.energystar.gov/about and https://www.energystar.gov/about/origins_mission/energy_star_numbers.