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2008 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award Winners

Award Winners Help Commemorate Program's Most Successful Year

Profiles in LeadershipThis year's 74 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award winners are showcased in a report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. The report, "Profiles in Leadership, 2008 ENERGY STAR Award Winners," highlights award-winning organizations across many sectors of the U.S. economy, including schools, hospitals, real estate, manufacturing, chemicals, and home building.

The award winners were selected from over 12,000 organizations that partner in the ENERGY STAR program. Through their pioneering efforts, the winners have made substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by means of energy efficiency and awareness. The winners include large and small organizations and those with long track records of success as well as those that are quickly excelling in their partnership.

Last year was the most successful year to date for the ENERGY STAR program. In 2007, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $16 billion on their energy bills and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 27 million vehicles.

Other 2007 ENERGY STAR Program Highlights

Across the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, a diverse set of public and private organizations are joining forces with the government through ENERGY STAR to protect the environment.

  • Despite downturn in the new housing market, over 120,000 new homes were constructed to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines.
  • EPA released the Home Energy Advisor to provide homeowners with an interactive Web-based tool that offers personalized recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
  • Over 38,000 homeowners are enjoying greater comfort in their homes thanks to state and locally sponsored Home Performance with ENERGY STAR programs. In 2007, four new sponsors launched Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, for a total of 20 programs, brining the benefits of this comprehensive whole-house approach to more families across the country.
  • Americans purchased about 500 million ENERGY STAR qualified products across more than 50 product categories for a cumulative total of more than 2.5 billion products.
  • In 2007, EPA and the Department of Energy (DOE) introduced the firstENERGY STAR Change a Light, Change the World Bus Tour, stopping in 10 cities around the country to encourage Americans to switch their incandescent bulbs to ENERGY STAR qualified compact florescent lighting.
  • More commercial buildings than ever qualified for the ENERGY STAR in 2007, bringing the total to more than 4,000 buildings representing over $780 million in annual utility bill savings and more than 12 billion pounds of CO2 prevented annually.
  • Thirty-five building projects achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR in 2007.

Read the official EPA press release about the 2008 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award winners.

View the list of Award winners.

Read the Profiles in Leadership PDF (5.4MB) — including a description of each winner's key accomplishments and the approaches used to increase energy efficiency.

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