EPA Recognizes Panasonic Eco Solutions North America With 2016 Energy Star® Partner Of The Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Panasonic Eco Solutions recognized for its sustained leadership to protect the environment, 7th year in a

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Panasonic Eco Solutions North America with a 2016 ENERGY STAR ® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Panasonic’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.

Panasonic Eco Solutions, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2010, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency.

An ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2010 and 2011, and Sustained Excellence Award recipient every year since 2012, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America will again be honored in 2016 with the EPA’s most prominent award for its long-term commitment to innovation and sustainability. With the highest efficacy (up to 18.6 CFM/Watt) of any ENERGY STAR rated ventilation fan, Panasonic continues to exceed standards with virtually every product in its lineup where guidelines exist.

Panasonic consistently demonstrates a tireless commitment to efficiency through offering high-performance, low cost solutions such as the new 2015 WhisperFit EZ, a fast and easy to install ENERGY STAR rated retrofit ventilation fan that is ideal for remodeling applications. Panasonic also collaborates with ENERGY STAR and various other organizations to educate consumers about the importance of energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

“It’s hard to overstate the value Panasonic places on our partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said Patricia Monks, Product Manager, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “We are so incredibly proud to be recognized by the EPA for the seventh consecutive year. This award is emblematic of our shared vision to create a healthier, more energy efficient environment through our commitment to sustainable products and innovation. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive line of high-performance, low-cost ventilation solutions that respect the environment and reduce costs for our customers.”

Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.

“By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Panasonic is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I’m proud to recognize Panasonic Eco Solutions with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Panasonic Eco Solutions demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

The 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through superior energy efficiency efforts. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.

About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company provides a full range of energy efficiency building solutions, assembly tools, construction tools, heating & air conditioning, lighting controls and ventilation products for professional and industrial use. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. To learn more about the company, visit http://www.panasonic.com/business/pesna/eco-construction-solutions/.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.

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Editorial Contacts:
Jacqueline Charles (G&S Business Communications)
212-697-2600 jcharles@gscommunications.com

Kristinn Leonhart (ENERGY STAR Brand Manager)
(202) 343-9062 Leonhart.Kristinn@epa.gov