A number of ENERGY STAR fenestration-industry companies have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ProVia was named a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer, and both Andersen Corp. and Saint-Gobain have received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence awards.

The 2012 Partner of the Year Awards are given to manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and deliver ENERGY STAR qualified products, while the Sustained Excellence Awards are given to organizations that have been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for three or more consecutive years.

“Our partnership with ENERGY STAR allows us to provide our customers with quality products that also help them save energy and money,” says Joe Klink, ProVia director of corporate relations. “We continue to see customer demand for high-performing products that also help protect the environment.”

Speaking of his company’s award, Jay Lund, president and CEO of Andersen Corp., says, “Andersen’s commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability is a part of our heritage. It is in our nature, our company culture, and every product we create. This is made possible only by the collective contributions of everyone at Andersen. Each of our employees should be very proud of what they have done to help earn this award.”

John Crowe, president and CEO of Saint-Gobain and its North American subsidiary, CertainTeed Corp., adds, “We are honored ENERGY STAR has recognized Saint-Gobain’s ongoing commitment to building a more energy-efficient future and reducing the environmental impact of our business. For us, energy conservation is a significant competitive advantage that goes beyond good business sense; it drives innovation and most importantly, it improves the environment of the communities in which our employees and customers live.”

All of the companies receiving ENERGY STAR awards will be recognized March 15, 2012 at ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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