Peachtree City, GA – April 7, 2016 – Power management company Eaton today announced that it’s being honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Award. The honor is a result of the company’s performance and leadership supporting the ENERGY STAR Program, specifically for developing a training curriculum for educating customers about the benefits of using energy-efficient products and for Eaton’s impressive offering of over 150,000 configurable models of ENERGY STAR-certified products in the Recessed Lighting category.
Eaton has partnered with the EPA to save energy from the beginning, starting with its participation in the EPA’s Green Lights program, which preceded ENERGY STAR. Eaton, which was also a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, will be recognized for its accomplishments at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.
“Eaton remains dedicated to educating customers about the benefits of using energy-efficient products, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving on energy and maintenance costs,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “We value our alliance with ENERGY STAR and are extremely honored for being recognized for the second consecutive year.”
This past year Eaton created a training curriculum to educate customers at Home Depot and Lowe’s locations explaining the benefits of using ENERGY STAR-certified lighting. Eaton also incorporated the ENERGY STAR message and benefits into digital and in-store promotions. Since 2014, Eaton has increased its sales of ENERGY STAR products by 68 percent.
Eaton offers one of the broadest ranges of indoor and outdoor qualified, energy-saving luminaires in the North American lighting market. The company’s ENERGY STAR-certified products include the largest offering of Halo® and Portfolio lighting-emitting diode (LED) recessed downlights with over 150,000 configurable models – more than any other manufacturer. The Halo LED downlight product line had the first ENERGY STAR®-certified LED downlight in 2009.
“Eaton’s ENERGY STAR-certified products are helping Americans save money, save energy and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Eaton’s efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”
Eaton continues to work with the EPA to set test methods and thresholds for ENERGY STAR specifications to establish requirements for lighting products that can save energy, but also be cost-effective for consumers. Eaton also works closely with utility companies throughout the country to help them accomplish their energy-saving goals.
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.
For additional information on Eaton’s ENERGY STAR award, visit www.energystar.gov/about/content/eaton. To learn more information about Eaton’s lighting solutions, visit www.eaton.com/lighting.
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.
Eaton delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Eaton lighting solutions serve customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.