BAYPORT, Minn., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) have named Andersen Corporation as 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award winner for the Product Manufacturer—Windows category for its family of brands, including Andersen Windows, Renewal by Andersen, Eagle Window & Door and Silver Line Building Products. Andersen receives the designation for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing and educating consumers about energy-efficient products. Andersen will be recognized at a March 18 awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Andersen has been part of the ENERGY STAR program since its inception in 1998 and was the first window manufacturer awarded the ENERGY STAR National Window Partner of the Year in 1999. This year, Andersen again will be honored for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the ENERGY STAR moniker, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. This distinction honors Andersen's ongoing commitment to providing energy-efficient products, as well as the company's comprehensive use of ENERGY STAR information in media relations, consumer education programs, advertising, web sites and training materials.
"Andersen's commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability is more than a trend or slogan. Our commitment goes back as far as Andersen itself – more than 100 years. It is in our nature, our company culture, and every product we create," said Jay Lund, president and chief operating officer of Andersen Corporation. "Andersen is proud to be recognized by ENERGY STAR for providing energy-efficient products helping customers save money and conserve valuable natural resources."
"We've been a part of ENERGY STAR since its beginnings, just as our commitment to sustainable practices has been with us since the company began," says Lund. "Our largest manufacturing facility and company headquarters are located on the St. Croix River in Bayport, Minnesota – a nationally protected scenic waterway. For more than 106 years we have been doing business and living in harmony with the river in this beautiful valley, and our commitment to sustainability touches every part of our existence."
"Today, EPA is recognizing Andersen Corporation for taking the lead in addressing climate change through their commitment to energy efficiency," said Gina McCarthy, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. "Andersen Corporation is producing and promoting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR, showing customers that together, we can increase our nation's energy efficiency and reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases."
The 2010 Partner of the Year Awards are given to manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and deliver ENERGY STAR qualified products, helping customers save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Award winners are selected from more than 9,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
ABOUT ANDERSEN CORPORATION
Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America, and the Andersen® brand is the most recognized and most used brand in the window and patio door industry. The privately owned company was founded in 1903 and has a strong history of commitment to its business partners, employees, community and environmental stewardship. Andersen employs nearly 11,000 people and markets products throughout North America and in South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Visit us at www.andersenwindows.com.
ABOUT ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 17,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
"ENERGY STAR" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Andersen" and the AW logo are registered trademarks of Andersen Corporation. © 2010 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved.
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