News Releases from Region 04
U.S. EPA Honors 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year in Florida
ATLANTA (April 9, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy are honoring five ENERGY STAR partners in Florida for their outstanding contributions to public health and the environment. These enterprises have earned ENERGY STAR Awards for demonstrating national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions. They are among the 183 ENERGY STAR Award Winners nationwide that will be honored in Washington, D.C., on April 11.
“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”
“I congratulate our ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year for their leadership and commitment to taking action that will help us leave a healthier planet for future generations,” said EPA Acting Region 4 Administrator Mary S. Walker. “Additionally, their efforts demonstrate that energy efficiency is a smart business decision that supports their bottom line, and helps their customers save money and energy.”
For more than 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and associated reductions of over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans save $30 billion in energy costs.
2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners in Florida include:
Intertape Polymer Group Inc.(Sarasota)
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) is a developer and manufacturer of tapes, films, and packaging systems for industrial and retail use. In 2018, the company expanded energy efficiency activities across new acquisitions and existing facilities and promoted ENERGY STAR both internally and externally.
Pinellas County Schools Administration Building (Largo)
Pinellas County Schools is the sixth-largest public school district in Florida, serving more than 100,000 students with 5,000 employees across 140 campuses. The District has a long-standing commitment to preventing energy waste, optimizing building and comfort systems, and creating a culture of sustainability.
Providence Homes (Jacksonville)
Home builder, Providence Homes, has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to ENERGY STAR, building more than 170 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2018, for a total of more than 1,300 since joining the program, and achieving a projected median annual energy savings for consumers of more than $740 per home.
TopBuild Home Services (Daytona Beach)
Home energy rating company, TopBuild Home Services, has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to ENERGY STAR, expanding their service territory to more than 20 states and certifying more than 9,000 homes in 2018, for a cumulative total exceeding 160,000 homes.
Welbilt, Inc (New Port Richey)
As a multi-brand food service equipment company committed to helping commercial kitchens reach their full potential, Welbilt, Inc. has a large portfolio of ENERGY STAR certified products across multiple brands totaling 431 models -- a 15 percent increase in offerings over the previous year.
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. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions –all through voluntary action. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid $30 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.