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SOURCE Focus on Energy
Program recognized for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency
MADISON, Wis., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, has won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award. An ENERGY STAR partner since 2001, Focus on Energy will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013.
"Focus on Energy has earned the EPA's highest ENERGY STAR award, the 2013 Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award," said Bob Perciasepe, acting administrator, EPA. "Focus on Energy leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money and create a healthier environment."
The ENERGY STAR Awards are presented to a select group of organizations that exhibit outstanding leadership year after year. The recipients have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. Focus on Energy was one of 70 EPA Sustained Excellence Award winners selected this year from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit focusonenergy.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, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
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