WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its list of 2021 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award winners. The award winners are identified as Energy Star Partners of the Year. Included on the list were Hoshizaki, Panasonic, A.O. Smith, and Bradford White. View the full list here.

“Hoshizaki America is proud to be named 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year for the 10th year in a row,” said Kris Miller, vice president of engineering. “Our commitment has been to continually concentrate efforts and resources on energy efficiency – a commitment we plan to further grow in the upcoming year and beyond.”

"Panasonic is thrilled to receive this prestigious Energy Star award, which highlights our dedication to the research, development, and design of energy-efficient indoor air quality solutions," said Naoki Kamo, president, Panasonic Life Solutions Company of America. "By focusing on sustainable, healthy living, we strive to create healthy homes that will reduce energy costs and respect key elements of green building."

 “Energy Star is one of the most trusted voices for energy efficiency,” said Carl Pinto, Jr., senior director of marketing communications for Bradford White Corporation. “Being selected as Partner of the Year for two years in a row reflects Bradford White’s commitment to leading our industry in providing high-quality, energy efficient products.”

 “Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the heart of everything we do at A. O. Smith,” said Francois Lebrasseur, utility segment market development manager for A. O. Smith. “We are honored to be recognized as a three-time Energy Star Partner of the Year, and now Sustained Excellence Award winner. Our company is constantly striving to create innovative products and solutions to protect our environment, save energy and provide the best solutions possible for our customers. As the industry moves towards a more environmentally focused and energy efficient future, we will continue to make sustainability a top priority.”

“Energy Star award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”


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