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Panasonic Home & Environment Company

Secaucus, New Jersey

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Panasonic Home & Environment Company (PHEC), a unit company of Panasonic North America, offers a comprehensive line of high-performance ventilation fans. All of Panasonic's fans avoid the use of toxic substances and those in eligible categories are ENERGY STAR qualified. Many models incorporate energy-saving control features such as occupancy and humidity sensors. In 2011, PHEC again showed its leadership by building on its long-standing and continued commitment to advancing energy efficiency for residential ventilation through product innovation and outreach to consumers and contractors. Key 2011 accomplishments include:

 

         Offering 10 new models that have earned the ENERGY STAR to its portfolio, for a total of 45 qualified models--a 29-percent increase over the previous year.

         Introducing four ENERGY STAR qualified WhisperSense models, the only vent fans on the market that incorporate dual motion and humidity sensors.

         Launching two qualified WhisperWelcome fans, completing Panasonic's offering of ENERGY STAR qualified products suited for the demands of the lodging industry.

         Reaching an online and print audience of more than 32 million through 317 consumer and trade placements--an 86-percent increase in the number of placements and a 152-percent increase in audience reach compared to 2010.

         Sponsoring numerous whole-home based education efforts for industry and homeowners, including at trade shows, with DOE programs, and with television personalities, emphasizing the potential of ventilation that delivers a healthier, more energy-efficient home.