Kentucky Organizations Receive EPA Honors for Energy Efficiency

Kentucky Organizations Receive EPA Honors for Energy Efficiency

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Secretary Charles G. Snavely today announced that Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, (TEMNA) Inc., is among six Kentucky organizations to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards for 2016. Toyota received the prestigious Sustained Excellence Award by delivering outstanding energy and environmental programs for 12 consecutive years.

Also receiving Sustained Excellence awards were: The Kentucky School Boards Association, Frankfort, KY., Kenton County School District, Fort Wright, Ky., and Scott County School District, Georgetown, Ky. First-time Partner of the Year recipients included Bullitt County Public Schools, Shepherdsville, Ky., and Schneider Electric, Lexington, Ky. Big Ass Solutions, Lexington, Ky. received the ENERGY STAR Excellence Award for Product Design.

“Toyota is the embodiment of what continuous improvement means,” Secretary Snavely said, addressing a group of business leaders and officials from public and private sectors at an energy workshop at Toyota’s northern Kentucky facility. The workshop was part of a series of education events created to promote energy efficiency for commercial and industrial markets. The programs are co-sponsored by the Energy and Environment Cabinet, Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, Kentucky Association of Manufacturing, and ENERGY STAR.

ENERGY STAR awards acknowledge leading companies and organizations for superior energy efficiency achievements. Partner of the Year award winners are selected from among 16,000 organizations nationally that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

For a detailed profile of Kentucky’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recipients, visit https://www.energystar.gov/about/awards. For more information about Kentucky’s energy initiatives, visit www.energy.ky.gov

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