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Over 200 Organizations Win ENERGY STAR Awards for Sustainability Efforts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy have announced the winners of the 2023 ENERGY STAR Awards.

These 220 organizations, which represent the top ENERGY STAR partners, are making significant contributions in support of the clean energy transition. They come from 37 states and multiple economic sectors, including Fortune 500 companies, schools, retailers, manufacturers, home builders, energy rating companies, utilities, and commercial building owners and operators across the United States.

“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”

For more than 30 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has supported the transition to a clean energy economy by fostering innovation, jobs, and economic development, while protecting public health. ENERGY STAR-certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped save American families and businesses more than 520 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and avoid $42 billion in energy costs in 2020 alone.

Here are a few examples of how 2023 ENERGY STAR Award Winners are taking action:

  • (Charleston, WV) Appalachian Power Co., an electric utility, helped customers save more than 14 million kilowatt-hours through its efficient products program, which provided incentives on a wide array of ENERGY STAR-certified products and resulted in the sale of more than 3,000 ENERGY STAR- certified appliances and 92,000 weather stripping and insulation products.
  • (Wichita, KS) Koch Industries, a company engaged in diverse industries, earned ENERGY STAR certification for top energy performance at four nitrogenous fertilizer plants, one oil refinery, and two pulp and paper mills.  
  • (Irvine, CA) Avanath, an affordable housing investment firm, increased the average ENERGY STAR score of its portfolio and reduced its source energy use intensity by over 35% from 2021 to 2022. 
  • (Tysons, VA) Park Hotels & Resorts, a lodging real estate investment trust, achieved significant energy efficiency improvements over the past year by incorporating ENERGY STAR benchmarking and performance metrics, and earned ENERGY STAR certification for five hotels, representing more than 4.5 million square feet of space.
  • (Atlanta, GA) Rheem Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, as well as HVAC equipment, supported crucial evolution in the heat pump water heater market by launching a new series of ENERGY STAR-certified 120-volt plug-in units.
  • (Washington, D.C.) The Portland Cement Association, an organization serving America’s cement manufacturers, provided pivotal leadership within the cement industry by ensuring energy efficiency is represented as a key decarbonization pathway and promoting activities with ENERGY STAR that enhance cement industry energy performance.

Read more about the ENERGY STAR Awards and Award Winners’ achievements.

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