The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Sears Holdings with the 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. This year marks the sixth consecutive year that SHC has been awarded the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition in retail, and the third consecutive year to achieve both Partner of the Year in energy management and the distinguished Sustained Excellence award in retail.
The 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency achievements. Click here for a complete list of 2015 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program.
Our longstanding efforts exemplify an ongoing commitment to leverage our integrated retail capabilities for maximum energy efficiency in the marketplace. In 2014, through the sales of ENERGY STAR certified products, Sears Holdings effectively helped our members save:
- More than 650,000,000 kwH of electricity
- Nearly $106 million in electricity costs
- 1 billion tons of CO2; which is the equivalent of emissions from nearly 95,000 cars
Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator, stated, “I applaud Sears Holdings for earning the EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award, the 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, demonstrating a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.