Osram Sylvania recognized for 10th year with EPA and DOE Energy Star award
By Alyssa Dalton
March 23, 2011
For the tenth consecutive year, Osram Sylvania has been awarded a 2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in recognition of its “continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency.”
“Receiving our tenth consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence continues to be a great honor for Osram Sylvania,” said Jennifer Dolin, manager of sustainability and environmental affairs. “We’ve taken tremendous pride in developing innovative products for our customers – whether that is extending lamp life, introducing new color temperatures or qualifying our first integral LED product line to carry the Energy Star label.”
Last year, Osram Sylvania held its 40 for the Future Earth Day challenge campaign to show consumers how they can add green and energy efficiency aspects in their lifestyles. By participating in the challenge, participants were entered for a chance to win daily and weekly prizes, and a grand prize of a carbon-neutral, three-night Disneyland vacation.
Osram Sylvania and Sylvania Lighting Services have also partnered with Staples Inc., which according to Osram Sylvania, has helped the retailer conserve 10,193,770 kWh of energy and reduce carbon emissions by 15,647,437 pounds by retrofitting 690 retail store interiors and the outdoor area lighting at Staples’ headquarters.
“With help from Osram Sylvania and Sylvania Lighting Services, Staples has been able to reduce our stores’ utility and maintenance costs and reduce our carbon footprint by employing the latest in energy efficient lighting technologies,” said Bob Valair, Staples director of energy and environmental management.
Internally, Osram Sylvania has said that it has adopted “energy-saving business practices” in all its facilities, pledging a 10 percent reduction in green house gas (GHG) emissions between 2006 and 2011 and implementing a new company-wide employee ‘green team’.