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EPA names 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Air King earns award for protecting the environment through manufacturing energy-efficient products for a second year in a row.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Air King as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Air King’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 26.

Air King, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2002, will be honored for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the ENERGY STAR, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. This is the second year in a row that Air King has won the distinguished Partner of the Year award.

Air King continued its leadership in energy efficient products by adding to its lines of ENERGY STAR qualified exhaust fans and range hoods. Most notably this year came the addition of the Essence range hood to the Quiet Zone series of under cabinet range hoods. Through the “Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR” pledge campaign, Air King was able to save over 20.7 million pounds of greenhouse gasses.

“Through their commitment to producing quality energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products, Air King has demonstrated their commitment to saving consumers money and protecting our environment,” said Bob Perciasepe, acting administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Our partnership with ENERGY STAR allows us to provide high quality products that help our customers save energy and money,” said Jeff Kenkelen, president, Air King. “We see growing customer demand for high-performing products that also help protect the environment.”

The 2013 Partner of the Year Awards are given to manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and deliver ENERGY STAR qualified products, saving consumers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.


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