EPA NAMES AIR KING 2012 ENERGY STAR® PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Air King earns award for protecting the environment through manufacturing energy-efficient products
WEST CHESTER, Pa. – March 2012 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named Air King as a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and helping to educate consumers about those products.
Air King’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2012, which marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR.
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. Air King continued its leadership in energy efficient products by adding to its lines of ENERGY STAR qualified exhaust fans and range hoods. Some of these additions included the BFQF Snap-In installation exhaust fans, ADA-compliant range hoods and the energy-efficient UL555C Fire Rated series exhaust fans. Through the “Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR” pledge campaign, Air King was able to save over 4.3 million pounds of greenhouse gasses.
Over the past 20 years, American families and businesses have saved nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to those from more than 350 million vehicles with help from ENERGY STAR.
“Our partnership with ENERGY STAR allows us to provide our customers with quality products that also help them save energy and money,” said Jeff Kenkelen, president, Air King. “We continue to see customer demand for high-performing products that also help protect the environment.”
The 2012 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 about 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program, EPA is proud to recognize Air King with the 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer Award,” said EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Air King and all of 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 them billions of dollars in energy costs and improving the health of our families, the planet and our future.”
About Air King
Air King is a U.S.-based manufacturer of exhaust fans and range hoods as well as commercial and industrial grade high velocity air circulators and other residential building products. Air King utilizes its domestic manufacturing facilities in West Chester, Pa., Franklin, Tenn. and Fort Worth, Texas along with global sourcing offices to provide high quality products to the residential and commercial markets. Dedication to customer service and producing high quality products is the goal at Air King’s North American engineering, design, and customer support centers located in West Chester, Pa. and Brampton, Ontario. For more information about Air King, visit www.airkinglimited.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
Agency contact: Rosemarie Ascherl
Corporate contact: Angela Massey