The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) have named Andersen Corporation as 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award winner for the Product Manufacturer—Windows category for its family of brands, including Andersen Windows, Renewal by Andersen, Eagle Window & Door and Silver Line Building Products. It is the second year in a row the company has received this distinction.
Andersen received the designation for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing and educating consumers about energy-efficient products. Andersen will be recognized April 12 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Andersen has been part of the ENERGY STAR program since its inception in 1998 and was the first window manufacturer awarded the ENERGY STAR National Window Partner of the Year in 1999. For the second year in a row, Andersen is honored for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the ENERGY STAR moniker, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. This distinction honors Andersen’s ongoing commitment to providing energy-efficient products, as well as the company’s comprehensive use of ENERGY STAR information in media relations, consumer education programs, advertising, web sites, social media and training materials.
“Andersen’s commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability goes back as far as Andersen itself – more than 100 years. It is in our nature, our company culture, and every product we create,” said Jay Lund, president and chief operating officer of Andersen Corporation. “ENERGY STAR recognizes that and we are honored to be a part of the Partner of the Year program for the second year in a row.”
“We’ve been a part of ENERGY STAR since its beginnings, just as our commitment to sustainable practices has been with us since the company began,” says Lund. “We live it every day. It’s a part of our culture, our values and, frankly, our very existence.”
The 2011 Partner of the Year Awards are given to manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and deliver ENERGY STAR® qualified products, helping customers save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Award winners are selected from more than 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
About Andersen Corporation
Andersen Corporation includes Andersen brand windows and doors, Eagle Window and Door and Silver Line Building Products. Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation is an international enterprise employing approximately 10,000 people in locations across North America with sales worldwide. Andersen was one of the first window manufacturers accepted into the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Program and was awarded the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for the Product Manufacturer—Windows category for its family of brands. Visit us at www.andersenwindows.com.
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