This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

March 28, 2007

DOE and EPA Honor Outstanding Energy Star Partners

DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored 85 businesses, groups, and government entities on March 21st for their outstanding commitment to the Energy Star program. The Energy Star differentiates energy efficient products in more than 35 product categories for the home and workplace. The program also uses energy performance rating systems for new homes and commercial buildings; top performing buildings receive the Energy Star. More than 9,000 organizations have partnered with Energy Star and demonstrated their commitment to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and businesses. The program and its industry partners have helped consumers save more than $14 billion on utility bills in the past year.

DOE and the EPA recognized seven Energy Star award winners, including Bosch Home Appliances for Excellence in Energy Star Promotion – Appliances. Sustained Excellence Awards went to GE Consumer & Industrial; Gorell Enterprises, Inc.; Osram Sylvania; and Whirlpool Corporation. The Partners of the Year were Pella Corporation in the window manufacturer category and Precision Entry, Inc. in the door manufacturer category. See the DOE press release, the EPA press release, and the full list of award winners.