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EPA Announces 2024 Energy Star Awards


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the winners of the 2024 Energy Star Partner of the Year Awards. These 211 organizations, which represent the top Energy Star program partners, are making significant contributions in support of the clean energy transition. They come from 38 states and localities, representing multiple economic sectors. The winners were recognized at an event in Washington, D.C.

“President Biden’s Investing in America agenda creates unprecedented opportunity to build a clean energy economy, and private sector partners through programs like Energy Star are leading the way,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I congratulate this year’s Energy Star award winners for their innovation and leadership, in delivering cost-effective energy efficient solutions that create jobs, address climate change, and contribute to a healthier environment for all.”

The awards recognize leaders among the thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including nearly 40 percent of the Fortune 500—that partner with the EPA through the Energy Star program. For every $1 the EPA spends to administer Energy Star, these partners collectively add $230 of their own investment. The result is: millions of Energy Star certified products, homes, apartments, buildings, and industrial plants across the nation; utility rebate programs reaching 95 percent of American households; 4 billion tons of greenhouse gas reductions; and $500 billion in cost savings.

Energy Star Partner of the Year

Among the Energy Star award winners, 160 partners have demonstrated an ongoing, year after year commitment to energy efficiency. These award winners are being recognized through the program’s highest honor: Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award.

Here are a few examples of how 2024 Energy Star Award Winners are taking action:

•    A.O. Smith, a manufacturer of water heating and water treatment products, launched a new website design that highlights Energy Star products for homeowner and trade professional audiences and features a heat pump water heater product page banner to promote the latest innovations in energy efficiency.
•    Greenlite, a manufacturer of lighting products, expanded its offerings through one utility implementer’s programs by over 15 million Energy Star certified bulbs, resulting in over $60 million in energy savings for consumers.
•    Rockhill Management LLC, a property management company, achieved Energy Star Certification for 17 properties, and demonstrated innovation through its Property Playoff campaign, a friendly competition that trained 100 percent of property managers on how to benchmark in Energy Star Portfolio Manager and led to a 2 percent overall energy reduction across its portfolio from September to November.
•    Softlite Windows & Doors, a window and door manufacturer, demonstrated its strong support of Energy Star by offering 156 product lines, with 100 percent having an Energy Star certified option, while actively improving the current product lines to meet new, more stringent Energy Star criteria.
•    Xcel Energy-Colorado, an electric utility and natural gas company, supported the construction of more than 1,800 Energy Star certified homes and hosted meetings with the community, builders, and energy rating companies to answer questions about rebuilding, energy efficiency and available incentives.

Read more about the Energy Star Awards and Award Winners’ achievements.