Soft-Lite Windows Named 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year by EPA
Soft-Lite Windows has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a winner of the prestigious 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency.
STREETSBORO, OH (PRWEB) APRIL 04, 2014
Soft-Lite Windows has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a winner of the prestigious 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Soft-Lite will be honored in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014, for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the Energy Star, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency.
Soft-Lite’s innovative Energy Star achievements this past year include the development and implementation of a new, structured Energy Star Training Program to educate its dealers and distributors, and the launch of a brand-new web site that’s designed to make learning about windows and doors more engaging and informative for site visitors. The new site also features a comprehensive “Education” section that prominently features the Energy Star Windows Program.
“Soft-Lite is helping consumers save money and reduce harmful carbon pollution by producing energy-efficient Energy Star products,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe. “This outstanding effort in product manufacturing demonstrates a commitment to reducing our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.”
“We’re proud—and honored—to achieve national recognition from the EPA,” said Tyson Schwartz, Soft-Lite Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Energy Star is an integral part of Soft-Lite’s business—it’s become the cornerstone of our commitment to energy efficiency. Our employees continuously strive to produce not only the best, most innovative windows and doors in the industry—but the most energy-efficient products available. We also place great emphasis on educational and training materials to ensure that our employees, dealers and consumers have a clear understanding of the Energy Star program and the benefits that energy-efficient products provide.”
The 2014 Partner of the Year Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the Energy Star program.
Through 2013, with help from Energy Star, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Soft-Lite is a vinyl replacement window and door manufacturer headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio. The company is a multiple Crystal Achievement Award winner and is also a recipient of the Friedman Corporation Customer Appreciation Award, the Window & Door Top 100 Manufacturers recognition, and the Door and Window “Companies To Watch” recognition.
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. 16,000 organizations are Energy Star partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about Energy Star, visit http://www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).