GE awarded ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from EPA

Apr 14, 2011 10:00 AM ET

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award to GE Appliances & Lighting. GE has over 750 ENERGY STAR-qualified lighting and appliance products that help consumers decrease their energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Last year, GE launched 131 new ENERGY STAR appliances, including the first electric water heater to be ENERGY STAR rated: the GeoSpring hybrid water heater. EPA introduced the ENERGY STAR award in 1992 as a voluntary association between companies and the EPA that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with energy use by providing more energy efficient alternatives for consumers.



Once again, GE Appliances & Lighting has been awarded Energy Star’s highest award. This is the sixth year that GE has received the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GE has been offering more than 750 ENERGY STAR-qualified lighting and appliance products, all aimed at helping consumers reduce their energy spending and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“GE Appliances & Lighting has earned EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award – the 2011 Sustained Excellence Award,” said Elizabeth Craig, Acting Director of EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs. “GE’s long term leadership and commitment to energy efficiency demonstrates the types of accomplishments that we can all achieve in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our global environment. We look forward to their continued partnership and leadership.”
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