U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7
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Emerson Sensi and True Manufacturing in St. Louis Metro Honored as ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year for Cost-Saving, Energy-Efficient Solutions
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(Lenexa, Kan., April 1, 2020) – Emerson Sensi in O’Fallon, Missouri, and True Manufacturing in St. Louis are being honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 and U.S. Department of Energy as ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year for their outstanding contributions to public health and the environment. The companies have earned ENERGY STAR awards for demonstrating national leadership in cost-saving, energy-efficient solutions. They are among the 191 ENERGY STAR award winners honored nationwide this year. The award winners include Fortune 500 companies, schools, retailers, manufacturers, home builders, and commercial building owners and operators from 37 states.
“I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners,” said EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Anne Idsal. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”
“To earn these two spots as ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year Emerson Sensi and True Manufacturing had to first create a business model based on the sound principle that economic viability, energy efficiency, and environmental protection work well together. The companies and their employees, as well as the American people and the environment, are all beneficiaries,” said Jim Gulliford, EPA Region 7 Regional Administrator.
Emerson Sensi, a smart thermostat manufacturer, participates in ENERGY STAR’s product design and manufacturers sector. The company is being recognized for increasing sales of ENERGY STAR-certified smart thermostats by 400% and for going above and beyond the minimum labeling requirements to promote the value of ENERGY STAR.
True Manufacturing, a U.S. manufacturer and global supplier of commercial refrigeration equipment, also participates in ENERGY STAR’s product design and manufacturers sector. The company is being honored for innovation in energy-efficient commercial refrigeration, including continued development and ongoing promotion of equipment that uses environmentally-friendly R-290 refrigerants.
Also, of note, True Manufacturing has installed solar power systems at 23 True building locations. The company has produced 700,000 kilowatt-hours of energy annually that resulted in a significant reduction in carbon emissions each year.
For more than 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its thousands of partners helped American families and businesses save more than 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2018 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid nearly $35 billion in energy costs.
Read more about the ENERGY STAR Awards and Award Winners’ achievements.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its thousands of partners helped American families and businesses save more than 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2018 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid nearly $35 billion in energy costs.
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