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EPA Recognizes Thirteen Texas Companies as Energy Star Partners

Release Date: 03/31/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – March 31, 2009) Thirteen Texas companies are among 89 Energy Star award-winning organizations leading the way through energy efficient approaches and practices to help fight climate change. The award winners were selected from more than 15,000 Energy Star organizations committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses.

The Texas Energy Star award-winning companies are:

Houston - CEMEX USA, CenterPoint Energy, Hines, TRANSWESTERN
Dallas - Energy Education, Oncor Electric Delivery
El Paso – SENERCON, Winston/Flair Custom Homes
Austin - Austin Energy
Fort Worth - Fox Energy Specialists
Plano - J.C. Penny Co.
Irving - Kimberly-Clark Corp.
San Antonio- USAA Real Estate Co.

Organizations are recognized in one of three major award categories: Sustained Excellence, Partner of the Year and Excellence. Sustained Excellence winners, which exhibit outstanding leadership continually, are being recognized for their long-term commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. Partner of the Year winners have successfully promoted Energy Star products and practices within their
own organization and provided products, services and education to consumers and their communities. Organizations recognized with an Excellence award are strong promoters of energy-efficient homes, products, practices to employees, consumers and the community at large while continuing to raise awareness of energy efficiency.

In 2008, Americans, with the help of Energy Star, saved $19 billion on their energy bills and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million vehicles. To date, 940,000 new homes and more than 6,000 office buildings, schools, hospitals, and public buildings have earned the Energy Star. Since 2000, more than 2.5 billion Energy Star qualified products have been sold.

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.

A complete list of winners is available at

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