The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Scotsman Ice Systems as a 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and helping to educate consumers about those products. Scotsman’s accomplishments were recognized at an awards ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of Energy Star.

Scotsman was honored for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the Energy Star, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. In a statement regarding the recognition, Scotsman said it offers more than 65 Energy Star-qualified ice machine models. Additionally, 31 Scotsman ice machines are qualified for the maximum Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Tier-2 qualified performance criteria, which exceeds the current Energy Star standard.

“Food industry professionals seek ice machines that will not only improve their bottom line but the environment as well,” said Matt Allison, vice president of engineering, Scotsman Ice Systems. “With a Prodigy Energy Star-qualified ice machine, Scotsman customers can increase efficiency by saving up to 20 percent more energy than other non-qualified ice machines.”

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Energy Star program, EPA is proud to recognize Scotsman Ice Systems with the 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer Award,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Scotsman Ice Systems and all our Energy Star award winners truly demonstrate how the leadership and commitment from EPA’s partners has made a difference in the lives of Americans since 1992, saving billions of dollars in energy costs and improving the health of our families, the planet, and our future.”

Publication date: 7/2/2012