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April 09, 2014

EPA, Energy Department Honor 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Energy Department on April 3 announced that they are honoring 127 organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Recipients of the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award include the Des Moines Public School District; KB Home; Meritage Homes Corporation; PepsiCo., Inc.; Sears Holdings Corporation; and Samsung.

The winners were selected from 16,000 Energy Star partners—including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders—for their dedication to protecting the environment through greater energy efficiency. Products, homes, and buildings that earn the Energy Star label prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency requirements set by the EPA. See the EPA news release and the complete list of winners.