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Sears Holdings Corporation

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,600 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the top home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. This year, the company is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for both its role as a retailer of ENERGY STAR certified products and for energy management in its stores. Sears Holdings Corporation demonstrates impressive commitment to providing a wide-array of ENERGY STAR products and services, along with superior energy management across its building portfolio, coupled with enhanced associate and consumer education to drive awareness and adoption of energy efficiency and climate protection. Sears Holdings Corporation's longstanding efforts exemplify an ongoing commitment to leverage its retail capabilities for maximum energy efficiency in the marketplace. Key 2012 retail accomplishments include:

  • Increasing its selection of ENERGY STAR certified products, including home appliances, consumer electronics, a new emphasis on water heaters and lighting, as well as a heightened commitment to promoting ENERGY STAR certified consumer electronics.
  • Growing consumer engagement in the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign, with more ENERGY STARs Across America events featuring in-store shoppertainment activities for families, and promoting Team ENERGY STAR with "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax."
  • Expanding its Green Champions best-in-class associates training program.
  • Generating, once again, an impressive number of ENERGY STAR logo impressions through national print circulars and other vehicles for a total of 50 billion, representing a 9-percent increase compared to 2011. Combined with Sears Holdings Corporation's promotion of ENERGY STAR through its ever-expanding social media outreach, including both products and National Building competition messaging, these outreach efforts place Sears at the forefront of consumer engagement with ENERGY STAR.