Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Whether a first time Partner of the Year winner or a Sustained Excellence winner for many years, these ENERGY STAR award-winning partners from across the country demonstrate that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and strengthens our economy.
Among this year’s 206 winners are more than 150 organizations that ENERGY STAR is recognizing for their year-over-year commitment to energy efficiency through the program’s highest honor: ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Their sustained commitments are essential to meeting the challenge of climate change and enabling a transition to a clean energy economy.
Cooper Lighting Solutions, a business unit of Signify, has won the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the seventh consecutive year. This award recognizes continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.
In line with its sustainability goal, Cooper Lighting Solutions deployed millions of ENERGY STAR-certified solutions in both commercial and residential markets, increasing the number of ENERGY STAR-certified configurable models by 19% with new products. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ENERGY STAR-certified products provided by the company to consumers represented a 48% increase in avoided electricity consumption compared to the previous year. Between 2017-2020, Cooper Lighting Solutions’ HALO LED Recessed Lighting offering to businesses and consumers averaged an annual increase of 40% in avoided electricity consumption.
Commenting on this win, Kraig Kasler, President of Cooper Lighting Solutions said, “We are honored to win this award. Sustainability is a primary goal for us and as a responsible company, we are committed to delivering the most innovative, energy-efficient solutions to our customers through a strong and robust agent and channel partner network, and industry partnerships like the one with ENERGY STAR. Winning this award for the seventh year in a row is very encouraging and reinforces our dedication to advancing the understanding and offering the best and most valuable lighting technology solutions for the benefit of communities.”
“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”
Likewise, GE Lighting, a Savant company, was also recognized with the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This is the first ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award as GE Lighting, a Savant company. Since the inception of the ENERGY STAR Awards, this is the 16th ENERGY STAR Award and 11th Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.
The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award is the highest honor among ENERGY STAR awards. Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency. The 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.
Greenlite was recognized for its outstanding initiatives to promote ENERGY STAR residential products including LED Lighting and Smart Thermostats through its series of record-breaking innovative energy-efficiency programs nationwide. These initiatives launched in partnership with public & private utilities nationwide resulted in the distribution of millions of energy-efficiency products across various socio-economic populations and enabled residential consumers to save significant energy and money.
“Greenlite, through our range of innovative programs that encourage the use of advanced technology ENERGY STAR products, has brought measurable cost savings into the homes of hundreds of millions of income disadvantaged Americans. For decades, Greenlite has purposefully driven the equitable distribution of energy efficiency and energy conservation products. However, this year, our programs are more impactful than ever as the savings we are generating are hitting home with consumers who are unfortunately facing tremendous financial challenges due to COVID-19. As such, our ability to reach large populations with the flexibility of our programs and our team’s dedication to encouraging the distribution of energy-efficient products have made us extremely proud of our 2020 achievements and partnerships” said Nina Gupta, President & CEO, Greenlite.
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.Tagged with award, Cooper Lighting Solutions, Energy Star, GE Lighting, Greenlite