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EPA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Energy Star by recognizing two school districts and four businesses in the Pacific Northwest

Release Date: 03/15/2012
Contact Information: Robert Drake. EPA Energy Star Program, 206-553-4803, Tony Brown, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-1203,

(Seattle – March 15, 2012) Today, EPA is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program. For two decades, ENERGY STAR has helped millions of Americans and thousands of businesses save money, and protect the climate. Over the past 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR partners, American families and businesses have saved about 230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of carbon pollution.

As we celebrate 20 years of progress, EPA is proud to congratulate the 2012 ENERGY STAR award winners. Here in the Pacific Northwest the following two school districts and three businesses are being recognized for ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence:

Energy Trust of Oregon
Gresham-Barlow School District

Bentall Kennedy (US)
Evergreen Public Schools
Ecova, Inc.

Northwest Energy Efficiency Council, located in Seattle, is being recognized for
ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence.

For additional information about ENERGY STAR Awardees, visit:

Launched in 1992 by EPA, Energy Star is a market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of the Energy Star program and its partners, saved approximately $23 billion on their energy bills while preventing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 41 million vehicles. To date, more than 1.3 million new homes and nearly 16,500 buildings across all 50 states have earned EPA's Energy Star certification. Today, the Energy Star label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products with more than 5 billion sold over the past 20 years.

More information on Energy Star 20
th Anniversary:

EPA HQ National press release:!OpenDocument

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