Panasonic announced that it has received the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and contributions to ENERGY STAR. Its accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Panasonic, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2010, will be honored with the EPA award for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency, as well as for its role supporting future improvements to ENERGY STAR ventilation fans.
“Panasonic is honored to receive this prestigious award,” says Naoki Kamo, president, of Panasonic Life Solutions Company of America. “This award underscores our dedication to the research, development and design of energy-efficient indoor air quality solutions. By manufacturing solutions with sustainability in mind, we are creating healthier, more comfortable living spaces for our customers while respecting the environment and reducing costs at the same time.”
“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” states EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”
The highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards is the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.