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Seven Georgia Organizations Receive 2013 Energy Star Awards


Seven Georgia Organizations Receive 2013 Energy Star Awards

Release Date: 03/26/2013 Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421,

ATLANTA – Seven organizations in Georgia were honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with 2013 awards from the Energy Star Program. This award was given because of their outstanding leadership and commitment to protecting America’s environment through energy efficiency.

“EPA congratulates this year's Energy Star award winners,” said EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe. “Their commitment to superior energy efficiency makes these organizations valuable partners in our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.” The winners were chosen from nearly 20,000 Energy Star partners, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders, for their long-term commitment to climate protection through greater energy efficiency.

Organizations are recognized in the following categories:

Partners of the Year--Sustained Excellence Ivey Residential, LLC of Evans was recognized for leading the way in energy efficiency and sustainability in new home construction. Servidyne of Atlanta was recognized for continuing to champion ENERGY STAR and the central role of benchmarking whole-building energy use in effectively managing energy performance.

Partners of the Year Burton Energy Group of Alpharetta was recognized for creating and managing client energy plans that improve energy efficiency and environmental performance, mitigate price risk, stabilize utility budgets, and lower overall energy operating costs. Grayhawk Homes, Inc. of Columbus was recognized for its commitment to building ENERGY STAR certified homes. Hoshizaki America, Inc. of Peachtree was recognized for actively supporting the ENERGY STAR specification development and test method development process, and for its marketing and outreach to a wide audience on the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified equipment. The Home Depot of Atlanta was recognized for driving consumer awareness and adoption of ENERGY STAR throughout every aspect of its retail business—from product assortment to marketing and promotions that have generated more than 1.4 trillion ENERGY STAR impressions; more than any other retailer. Wells Real Estate Funds of Norcross was recognized for the continued expansion of its energy management program, including active communication and engagement of property managers and tenants on energy efficiency.

For more than two decades, American consumers and businesses have continued to save energy and protect the environment through the Energy Star program. In 2012 alone, Americans, with the help of Energy Star, saved $24 billion on their energy bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 41 million vehicles. To date, more than 1.3 million new homes and nearly 20,000 office buildings, schools, and hospitals have earned the Energy Star. Since 2000, more than four billion Energy Star certified products have been sold.

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