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DOE and EPA Honor Energy Star Partners
DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored 76 businesses, groups, and government entities who work with the Energy Star program for achieving major energy savings or helping customers save money and energy. Eight of the businesses recognized today were given special awards to highlight their work: Gorell Enterprises, Inc., Osram Sylvania, and Whirlpool Corporation were awarded Sustained Excellence Awards; Pella Corporation and ProVia Door, Inc. received Partner of the Year awards; Bosch Home Appliances was lauded for its Excellence in Energy Star Promotion; and Best Buy received an award for Excellence in Appliance Retailing. Over the past year, Energy Star, a joint program of DOE and EPA, has helped consumers save more than $16 billion on their electric bills and displace the greenhouse gas equivalent of 27 million vehicles. For more information about the awards, see the DOE press release and the Energy Star Web site.