GE Appliances & Lighting has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency's ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award for the seventh
GE was the first lighting manufacturer in the U.S. to receive ENERGY STAR(R) qualification for an omnidirectional LED bulb designed to replace a standard incandescent bulb. (Photo: GE)
GE Appliances & Lighting supports the ENERGY STAR® program through a
variety of initiatives, including training sales employees, retailers
and distributors; promoting ENERGY STAR®-qualified products; and
recycling at company locations. For example, in 2011, GE Appliance Park
in Louisville recycled 10,000 gross tons of factory and office materials.
GE representatives will receive the award at a March 15 ceremony in
"As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR
program, EPA is proud to recognize GE Appliances & Lighting with the
2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award," said EPA Administrator
Lisa P. Jackson. "GE Appliances & Lighting and all our ENERGY STAR award
winners are helping Americans find cost-effective ways to save energy in
everything we do, which is good for our climate, our health, and our
GE Lighting illuminates ways to save
GE Lighting offered a total of 501 ENERGY STAR®-qualified LED
(light-emitting diode) and CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) products in
2011 — more than at any point in its history and 29 percent more than in
2010. Approximately three-fourths of all GE Lighting CFL and LED
products sold in the United States in 2011 were ENERGY STAR® qualified.
GE was the first lighting manufacturer in the U.S.