EPA RECOGNIZES PANASONIC ECO SOLUTIONS DIVISION
WITH 2013 ENERGY STAR® PARTNER OF THE YEAR - SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD
Panasonic Eco Solutions Division earns an award for its innovative and energy efficient ventilation fans
Secaucus, NJ (March 7, 2013) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Panasonic Eco Solutions Division with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for their continued leadership in manufacturing innovative ventilation fans and protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. Panasonic’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013.
An ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2010 and 2011, and Sustained Excellence Award recipient in 2012, Panasonic Eco Solutions Division will be honored with the EPA’s most prestigious award for its long-term commitment to innovation and sustainability. With the highest efficacy (up to 23.3 CFM/Watt) of any ENERGY STAR rated ventilation fan, Panasonic continues to exceed standards with its entire product line for residential and light commercial applications, where guidelines exist.
“Panasonic is proud to partner with ENERGY STAR in developing innovative solutions and protecting our environment through energy efficiency,” said Patricia Monks, Product Manager, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “The Sustained Excellence Award, not only acknowledges our continued leadership in providing innovative products but also recognizes our commitment to sustainability through our education initiatives and corporate outreach, and our long-standing tradition of working closely with ENERGY STAR to help craft robust specifications for a variety of product categories.”
Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR.
"EPA is recognizing Panasonic Eco Solutions Division for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award,” said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Panasonic leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment.”
The 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners lead the way in providing meaningful innovation and have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). The company develops and provides customized and integrated technology-based energy solutions for customers in both the public and private sector.
Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources and protect our environment through the company’s Eco Ideas programs. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicdirect; additional company information for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
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Jackie Franzese (Gibbs & Soell Inc.)
Beth Crisafi (Gibbs & Soell Inc.)
Lori Chiazzo (Panasonic)
Kristinn Vazquez (ENERGY STAR Brand Manager)