Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored more than 100 businesses and organizations at a 2012 Energy Star Awards ceremony here yesterday.
Recipients, which included retailers and CE and majap manufacturers, were recognized for their outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.
Top honors went to Sears Holdings, which received the Energy Star Corporate Commitment Award for superior achievements in energy efficiency spanning the breadth of the Energy Star program.
Recipients of the Energy Star Award for Sustained Excellence included Bosch Home Appliances, GE Appliances, Kohl's, Lowe's, Panasonic Home & Environment and Whirlpool.
Energy Star Partners of the Year included LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Staples.
Energy Star Award for Excellence recipients included DirecTV, the Nationwide Marketing Group and Sharp Electronics.
Energy Star is a joint program the EPA and the DOE created to help the nation save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.