Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced on April 10, 2019 that it has received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. The company will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019 for its continued leadership in supporting clients to achieve ENERGY STAR certification.
ENERGY STAR certification services are delivered by Schneider Electric’s Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS). In 2018, ESS supported hundreds of its clients—including more than 200 school districts, county and city governments, and other non-commercial entities—to benchmark more than 25,000 properties, a growth of nearly 10,000 properties over the prior year. More than 600 of these properties earned ENERGY STAR certification, including 11 properties which certified for the first time. In total, over $3M in energy savings was identified.
“Efficiency is a primary lever for profitability and growth in today’s disruptive, global energy landscape,” said John Hoekstra, Vice President, Sustainability and Cleantech Services for Schneider Electric. “Energy benchmarking through programs like ENERGY STAR remains one of the most effective energy management strategies to reduce emissions, save energy and drive business value. We’re proud to have achieved this prestigious designation by supporting our clients in furthering their climate action and economic goals.”
The highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards is the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”
For a complete list of 2019 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid $30 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.