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Michigan's Dow Chemical and Whirlpool honored by EPA's Carol Browner...


Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 11:58:32 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: BROWNER RECOGNIZES 32 ORGANIZATIONS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY...
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!/BROWNER RECOGNIZES 32 ORGANIZATIONS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY.../SCROLL
FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2000
BROWNER RECOGNIZES 32 ORGANIZATIONS FOR
ENERGY EFFICIENCY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

For their voluntary leadership in reducing energy use and preventing 
pollution in common-sense, cost-
effective ways, Panasonic, Sears, Whirlpool and 29 other organizations will 
receive Energy Star Partner of the Year
Awards from EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner at a banquet in Washington, 
D.C. tonight.
The eighth annual awards, now sponsored by EPA and the U.S. Department of 
Energy, will recognize the
energy efficiency investments made by these Energy Star Partners that 
improved their profitability and contributed
to a cleaner environment. Winners are selected based upon their ability to 
utilize energy-efficient technologies,
communicate energy efficiency benefits to consumers and business, and 
recruit others to join the Energy Star
program.
"The Clinton/Gore Administration believes that a strong economy and a 
healthy environment go hand-in-
hand," Browner said. "Products with the Energy Star label save consumers 
and businesses billions of dollars each
year while reducing millions of tons of harmful pollutants. By voluntarily 
working to save energy and reduce
pollution, the recipients of the awards are leading America to a cleaner 
future through energy efficiency."
The EPA ENERGY STAR Program identifies the most energy-efficient products, 
homes and buildings. This makes
it easy for businesses and consumers to choose equipment and initiate 
building upgrades that save money and reduce
the need for energy and power generation - thereby cutting air and global 
warming pollution. To date, Energy Star
Programs have prevented the annual release of more than 20 million metric 
tons of greenhouse gases. The energy
reductions from these products have saved U.S. consumers and businesses 
more than nine billion in energy costs
since 1992. Simply by using Energy Star products the average household can 
save $400 per year.
The 32 winners will receive awards in five categories. They are:
Excellence in Consumer Education
Ricoh (Pinebrook, N.J.)
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) (Lexington, Mass.)
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (Albany, N.Y.)
State of Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.)

Combined Heat and Power Awards
Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.)
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)
Trigen (5 sites) (White Plains, N.Y.)

Energy Star Awards: Homes
First Energy Corporation (Akron, Ohio)
Florida Power Corpation (Winter Park, Fla..)
Public Service Electric and Gas Company of New Jersey(Newark, N.J.)
D.R. Wastchak, LLC (Tempe, Ariz.)
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc (Gainesville, Fla.) - Special Recognition 
Award winner
Town and Home Inc. (Simi Valley, Calif.) -- Special Recognition Award winner
Energy Star Awards: Product Labeling
Ricoh Corporation (Pinebrook, N.J.)
Sears, Roebuck and Company (Hoffman Estates, Ill.)
Panasonic (Secaucus, N.J.)
Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, Mich.)
Ricoh Corporation (Pinebrook, N.J.)
Alside (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
Thermal Industries (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Viking Industries (Portland, Ore.)
National Coatings Corporation (Camarillo, Calif.)
Sun Microsystems (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Energy Star Awards: Buildings and Green Lights
Johnson and Johnson (New Brunswick, N.J.)
State of Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.)
Shopko Stores (Green Bay, Wis.)
LaQuinta Inns (Irving, Texas)
Arden Realty , Inc.(Los Angeles, Calif.)
Harwood Management Services (Dallas, Texas)
Sachem Central School District (Holbrook, N.Y.)
North Memorial Health Care (Robbinsdale, Minn.)
Advance Transformer Company (Somerset, N.J.)
Public Service Company of Colorado- Denver District Cooling (Denver, Colo.)
GE Lighting (Cleveland, Ohio)
Pitney Bowes, Inc (Stamford, Conn.)
The awards ceremony and banquet will begin Tuesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at 
the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500
Calvert Street, N.W. Media are welcome to attend. For further information 
on the awards, check the website:
www.energystar.gov or phone Maria T. Vargas at 202-564-9178, or e-mail: 
vargas.maria@epa.gov.

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