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GE Appliances & Lighting Earns ENERGY STAR? Sustained Excellence Award for Seventh Straight Year

Thursday, March 1, 2012 10:53 AM

GE Appliances & Lighting has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award for the seventh consecutive year.

GE was the first lighting manufacturer in the U.S. to receive ENERGY STAR(R) qualification for an om ...

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 Washington, D.C.

"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 future."

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.


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