The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Philips Lighting with a 2015 Energy Star (ES) Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. For the third year in a row, Philips took top honours with over 500 Energy Star certified products in 2014, including SlimStyle, the world’s first Energy Star certified flat light bulb. Over 68 percent of the company’s product lines are Energy Star certified, including the recently announced 60-watt LED equivalent bulb with dimming that mimics the warm glow of an incandescent.
Since its inception in 1992, Energy Star and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 alone, Energy Star and its partners provided $11 billion in societal benefits by reducing damage from climate change.
Philips has continued to drive the adoption of energy-efficient LED technology by working with utility partners that encourage switching to LEDs through incentive programs, as well as working with retail, energy and commercial partners to drive education and awareness of the benefits of the technology. In 2014, the company grew its utility rebate program by 24%, translating into millions of dollars in incentives for consumers.
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. 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.
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