The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named The Home Depot as the 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through merchandising and marketing Energy Star qualified products.

The Home Depot, an Energy Star partner since 2001, is being honored for its leadership in educating consumers about energy-efficient products that have earned the Energy Star, according to a release. This is the seventh time the company has been recognized by the EPA for its leadership in promotion of Energy Star qualified products.

“Our customers continue to look for high quality products that earn the Energy Strar,” says Ron Jarvis, vice president-environmental, The Home Depot. “Our partnership with Energy Star helps us meet our customers’ needs while offering them the benefits of saving money on energy bills and protecting the environment.”

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Energy Star program, EPA is proud to recognize The Home Depot with the 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year award,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “The Home Depot and all our Energy Star award winners truly demonstrate how the leadership and commitment from EPA’s partners has made a difference in the lives of Americans since 1992 saving billions of dollars in energy costs and improving the health of our families, the planet and our future.”


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