The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Westinghouse Lighting Corporation a 2003 Energy Star® Award for educating Americans about the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy-efficient lighting. The Energy Star award is given to various organizations in recognition of their efforts to increase understanding and broad-based demand for energy efficiency in order to reduce pollution, which results in significant cost savings for American families and businesses. These award winners are selected from thousands of organizations that participate in the Energy Star program. Westinghouse's accomplishments will be recognized at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 15, 2003.
As a leading partner in the Energy Star Change a Light campaign, Westinghouse Lighting Corporation's efforts made it easier for Americans to purchase lighting that has earned the Energy Star. By supporting utility programs and developing partnerships with the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) and Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC), Westinghouse Lighting Corporation created promotional programs with retailers and distributors in the Midwest. The company's focus is to create awareness nationally, as well as to educate consumers on the benefits of Energy Star lighting products by using in-store promotions, supporting compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) sale events, and providing informative point-of-purchase materials.
"Westinghouse Lighting Corporation is pleased to be a part of the Energy Star program," said Stan Angelo, chairman and CEO of Westinghouse. "Our work with Energy Star in the Midwest alone, where 365,000 CFLs were purchased, will save homeowners $9 million dollars on energy bills over the lifetime of the CFLs. In addition, this savings in reduced energy consumption is equal to 38 million barrels of oil and will prevent pollution equivalent to 150 million pounds of carbon dioxide."
"The Energy Star program couldn't be such a success without the commitment of partners like Westinghouse Lighting Corporation," said Kathleen Hogan, Director of EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division. "The Energy Star Awards are our chance to recognize those partners who, by promoting Energy Star qualified products and educating Americans about their energy saving benefits, helped consumers save $6 billion on their energy bills just last year."