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    ENERGY STAR Awards Roll In. See Who Gets 'em . . .

    May 5, 2022
    Winners lead in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services and strategies.
    May 5, 2022 - The Department of Energy has released its annual ENERGY STAR "Partner of the Year" awards, in recognition of outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements.  ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient
    products, homes, buildings, services and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health, the Department of Energy claims. 

    Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2022 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners

    Delta Electronics

    Through its Delta Breez energy-efficient ventilation fans, Delta contributes to improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy conservation in millions of homes as well as at myriad commercial facilities across the United States. The company reports Delta Breez DC brushless motor ventilation fans saved U.S. customers approximately 38,000,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2021, and the product line currently has 95 ENERGY STAR®-qualified ventilation fans, with certain models exceeding EPA criteria by up to 337 percent. 

    "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."

    "We are proud to be recognized by the EPA for delivering energy savings to society with our line of Breez ventilation fans. Delta sets high standards with its RE100 goal by 2030, but seven consecutive years of receiving the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award honors our long-term commitment to advancing high-efficiency technologies and energy-saving products," said Kelvin Huang, President of Delta Americas. "As a world-class corporate citizen, Delta provides Smart Green Solutions capable of fostering the pillars of sustainable cities, especially e-mobility, smart manufacturing, green data center infrastructure, renewable energy power plants and microgrids, as well as eco-friendly buildings," he added.

    LG 

    “As a long-time ENERGY STAR partner, LG views its collaboration with the EPA as a paramount for the company, our employees, consumers, dealers and other stakeholders,” said Thomas Yoon, president and CEO, LG Electronics North America. “Consistent with our focus on environmental sustainability as a core business principle, LG is 100-percent committed to demonstrating that working together can inspire change, improve energy efficiency and protect the environment.”

    Marked by unprecedented consumer demand for energy-efficient appliances and exploding interest in climate action, 2021 was an incredible year when American consumers purchased 10 ENERGY STAR certified LG products every minute. The 2022 Partner of the Year award recognizes a number of key LG accomplishments over the past year:

    • LG’s sales of ENERGY STAR certified products rose by over a billion dollars in 2021 to $3.6 billion, a 45 percent increase over 2020 sales.
    • Unit sales of ENERGY STAR Most Efficient LG products surpassed 1.5 million units for the first time in 2021.
    • LG saw double-digit growth in the number of ENERGY STAR certified models in various categories: dishwashers (31%), refrigerators (22%) laptop computers (21%), washing machines (16%) and clothes dryers (10%)
    • LG products designated as ENERGY STAR “Most Efficient 2021” will save more than two billion pounds of CO2 over the life of these products -- equivalent to carbon sequestered over 10 years by planting 16 million trees.
    • The annual CO2 reduction from all ENERGY STAR certified LG products sold in 2021 is equivalent to removing the greenhouse gas emissions of 77,681 cars for an entire year.
    • Over their product life, LG ENERGY STAR clothes washers and dishwashers sold in 2021 will save 38 billion gallons of water, enough to fill more than 57,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
    • Through various promotions, the company helped educate tens of millions of American consumers about greener living with LG and ENERGY STAR, driving more than 3 billion consumer impressions

    LG and other award-winning 2022 ENERGY STAR partners are “demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” according to EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “They 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. We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis,” he said.

    Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health. LG.com.

    Panasonic Eco Systems North America        

    “Panasonic is once again delighted to receive this prestigious ENERGY STAR Award highlighting our dedication to energy-efficient indoor air quality solutions,” said Naoki Kamo, president, Panasonic Eco Systems North America. “Cultivating environments where people can breathe healthy air is critical to the health of our population and being able to do so in an energy-efficient way is critical to the health of our planet.”

    “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.” na.panasonic.com/us.

    Rheem

    “Rheem is innovating with intent and engineering solutions with lifetime-sustainability in mind,” said Chee Wee Gan, Rheem’s senior vice president, strategy and sustainability. “We are committed to preserving our planet’s resources through energy efficiency.”

    Rheem made a significant commitment to sustainability with its "Greater Degree of Good" initiative which highlights “Intelligent Products,” “Responsible Processes” and “Inspired People” to advance select Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    “We focus on material selection, smart features and responsible recycling while introducing intelligent air and water products to homes and businesses around the
    globe,” said Chris Day, Rheem’s vice president of product strategy and engineering, Global Air.

    “We know that heating, cooling and water heating account for the majority of a home’s energy usage and we see the opportunity for Rheem to make a real impact on creating a sustainable future,” said Stacey Gearhart, vice president of product management and channel marketing, Global Water. “Our teams across the air and water businesses are working together every day to meet customer needs while lowering environmental impact.”

    “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.”

    ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health. Sustainability - Rheem Manufacturing Company

    OTHER WINNERS FAMILIAR to the HVACR INDUSTRY:

    A.O. Smith

    ecobee

    QBD Cooling Systems

    Samsung Electronics

    Hoshizaki America

    Broan-NuTone

    Bradford White

    Emerson Sensi

    Editor's note: claims related to climate change do not necessarily represent the opinions of Contracting Business.