New Port Richey Fla. - March 5, 2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Manitowoc Foodservice a 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. Manitowoc Foodservice's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013, which marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR.
Manitowoc Foodservice, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2001, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency. Manitowoc Foodservice has 556 products in our ENERGY STAR portfolio covering six categories. Two brands that led our sales of ENERGY STAR equipment for 2012 were Frymaster with 33% of their product sales attributed to an ENERGY STAR model and Manitowoc Ice with 32% of sales - meaning one in every three Frymaster fryer or Manitowoc Ice machine was an ENERGY STAR model.
Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR. Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
"Manitowoc Foodservice is committed to increasing energy efficiency in our foodservice equipment through our partnership with ENERGY STAR, which helps protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Dean Landeche, Senior Vice President, Solutions and Services.
"EPA is recognizing Manitowoc Foodservice for earning EPA's highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award," said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Manitowoc Foodservice leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment."
The 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
About ENERGY STAR
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. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES