EPA Recognizes Panasonic Eco Solutions North America With 2015 Energy Star Partner Of The Year - Sustained Excellence Award

Panasonic Eco Solutions recognized for its sustained leadership to protect the environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Panasonic Eco Solutions North America with a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for their continued innovation leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency in the installed performance of their ventilation fans. Panasonic Eco Solutions’ accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2015.

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 in 2012, 2013, and 2014, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America will be honored in 2015 with the EPA’s most prestigious award, for its long-term commitment to innovation and sustainability. With the highest efficacy of any ENERGY STAR rated ventilation fan,* Panasonic continues to exceed standards with its entire product line for residential and light commercial applications, where guidelines exist. Panasonic Eco Solutions helps assure that fans meet designed airflow requirements when installed, providing ventilation verification assurance.

“Panasonic Eco Solutions is proud to partner with ENERGY STAR again in 2015 in our development of high performing, energy efficient ventilation solutions that respect the environment and reduce costs for our customers,” said Patricia Monks, Product Manager, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “It is exciting to see the impact we’ve made on the environment through our commitment to sustainability and our continued leadership in providing innovative products. We are committed to our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and dedicated to increasing energy efficiency through the installed performance of our ventilation fans.”

Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Through their sustained participation with ENERGY STAR, Panasonic Eco Solutions is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I applaud Panasonic Eco Solutions for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award, the 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, demonstrating a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

The 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency achievements. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. 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 2015 winners and information, and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.

About Panasonic Eco Solutions
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report.  Panasonic Eco Solutions develops and provides customized and integrated technology-based system solutions for enterprise customers in a variety of industries such as sports, entertainment and digital outdoor. Additionally, the company supplies renewable energy and energy-efficiency solutions to corporate and public sector organizations. For more information visit: http://www.panasonic.com and http://us.panasonic.com/business/pesna/.

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Editorial Contacts:
Beth Crisafi (G&S Business Communications)
212-697-2600 bcrisafi@gscommunications.com

Mary Battle (Panasonic)     
201-348-7135 mary.battle@us.panasonic.com

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