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Sharp Electronics Corporation

Mahwah, New Jersey

ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence

Sharp Electronics Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of home and office electronic products, appliances, and solar panels in the United States for its parent company, Sharp Corporation. Sharp is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for energy efficient product design. Key accomplishments include:

  • Offering consumers ENERGY STAR qualified products in nine categories: televisions, room air conditioners, air purifiers, fax machines, audio products, DVD players, and copiers, printers, and multi-function devices.
  • Introducing its line of LED backlit LCD televisions, which are as much as 65 percent more energy efficient than current LCD CFL backlit models, 85 of which are ENERGY STAR qualified.
  • Taking on leadership roles within the industry to develop efficiency metrics that are a key element of the ENERGY STAR program, including serving as project leader for IEC 60287 Ed 2.0, the On Mode test procedure for televisions used by EPA and efficiency programs around the globe.
  • Developing consumer and retailer educational brochures, manuals, and Web resources that relay how to use Sharp products in a way that maximizes energy savings.
  • Training and recognizing dealers through its "Dealer of Excellence in Promoting Energy-Efficient Products" program. 
  • Launching an energy efficiency and renewable energy education outreach program for elementary school children, which has been taught in 32 schools, reaching over 3,000 U.S. students since September 2008.
  • Upgrading its own facilities, reducing energy use by 20 percent and eliminating ozone depleting chemicals. 
  • Offering consumers free recycling of Sharp TVs and printer cartridges at more than 350 sites in all 50 states.