2012 Energy Star Award Winners Announced
Andersen Corp. and ProVia were among the 109 companies and organizations honored yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency as 2012 Energy Star award winners for leadership and commitment to protecting America’s environment through superior energy efficiency. The March 15th awards presentation kicked off EPA's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Energy Star program.
"As we celebrate 20 years of progress through the Energy Star program, EPA is proud to congratulate the 2012 Energy Star award winners," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "Thanks to their innovative thinking and commitment to energy efficiency, these leaders are helping Americans find cost-effective ways to save energy in everything we do, which is good for our environment, our health and our future."
Andersen received an Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award for its family of brands, including Andersen Windows, Renewal by Andersen, Eagle Window & Door, American Craftsman Window & Door and Silver Line Building Products. Andersen was recognized for its efforts to educate consumers through the use of Energy Star information in consumer education programs, advertising, media relations, websites, social media and training materials, officials note. Reserved for partners demonstrating leadership year after year, the 2012 Sustained Excellence Awards are given only to organizations that have been named Energy Star Partner of the Year for three or more consecutive years.
"Andersen's commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability is a part of our heritage," said Jay Lund, Andersen president/CEO. "It is in our nature, our company culture, and every product we create. This is made possible only by the collective contributions of everyone at Andersen. Each of our employees should be very proud of what they have done to help earn this award."
ProVia was named a 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year - Product Manufacturer for its efforts to manufacture energy-efficient entry doors, as well as helping to educate consumers about those products.
"Our partnership with Energy Star allows us to provide our customers with quality products that also help them save energy and money," said Joe Klink, ProVia director of corporate relations. "We continue to see customer demand for high-performing products that also help protect the environment."