The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have announced the winners of the 2022 ENERGY STAR Awards. These 210 organizations, which represent the top ENERGY STAR partners, are making important contributions in support of America’s clean energy transition. They come from 37 states and span nearly every sector of the economy, including Fortune 500 companies, schools, retailers, manufacturers, home builders, and commercial building owners and operators across the United States.
“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”
For 30 years, ENERGY STAR has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. In 2020, energy savings from ENERGY STAR and its partners helped reduce U.S. electricity consumption by the equivalent of over 10% of total U.S. demand, while delivering emissions reductions equivalent to 5% of U.S. total greenhouse gas emissions.
Leading the way in delivering these results are award-winning partners that have demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency through ENERGY STAR. More than 150 of these award winners are being recognized for their continued commitment, year after year, to energy efficiency through the program’s highest honor: ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.
Here are a few examples of how 2022 ENERGY STAR Award Winners are taking action:
- Beazer Homes USA Inc., a large national home builder based in Atlanta, constructed more than 5,300 ENERGY STAR- certified homes in 2021, for a cumulative total of nearly 75,000 homes since joining the program in 2011, and utilized ENERGY STAR to promote its commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability throughout all forms of print and electronic media.
- EnergyLogic Inc., a home energy rating company based in Berthoud, Colo., certified more than 1,500 homes as ENERGY STAR in 2021 and provided technical support and training for industry partners to ensure consistent application of ENERGY STAR program requirements.
- Hanesbrands Inc., a producer and marketer of apparel based in Winston-Salem, N.C., achieved a 7% energy intensity reduction in 2021 and a 30% energy intensity reduction since 2007 by leveraging ENERGY STAR tools and resources.
- Hexion Inc., a producer of resins, coatings, and adhesives based in Columbus, Ohio, worked in partnership with ENERGY STAR to build on its solid energy management foundation, completing 35 energy projects with a total annual savings of $1.2 million, establishing an energy champion network, and setting a new goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2030.
- The Home Depot, a home improvement retailer based in Atlanta, saved its customers over $2 billion in utility costs through the sale of ENERGY STAR-certified products and earned billions of ENERGY STAR impressions through its extensive social media marketing and in-store display efforts.
- LG Electronics Inc., a consumer electronics, home appliances, and mobile communications manufacturer based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., continued its extensive commitment to ENERGY STAR by significantly increasing sales of ENERGY STAR and ENERGY STAR Most Efficient models and prominently showcasing ENERGY STAR in promotions and marketing.
- Link Logistics Real Estate, an owner-operated firm of supply chain real estate based in New York City, demonstrated its commitment to energy management and environmental protection, earning ENERGY STAR certification for 29 properties and incorporating ENERGY STAR into its communications.
- Meritage Homes, a large national home builder based in Scottsdale, Ariz., constructed more than 9,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2021, for a cumulative total of more than 87,500 homes since 2001, and developed interactive tools for customers featuring information about ENERGY STAR certification and building practices.
- PPL Electric Utilities, an electric utility based in Allentown, Pa., partnered with 155 stores across 13 retail chains to offer incentives on ENERGY STAR-certified products, which resulted in over 21.7 million kilowatt-hours of savings for its customers.
- True Manufacturing, a manufacturer and global supplier of commercial, residential, and lab-grade refrigeration equipment and ice-making systems based in O’Fallon, Mo., reduced the carbon footprints of its customers by producing and promoting ENERGY STAR certified equipment with low global warming potential foam-blowing agents and natural refrigerants.
Read more about all of the 2022 ENERGY STAR winners here.