Sears’s trifecta in energy management
Sears Holdings Corp.’s ongoing commitment to energy conservation has been honored in three categories by the Environmental Protection Authority.
The retailer has been named a 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner in retail and in energy management for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Also, Sears’ Kenmore brand has been named a 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner. According to the EPA, it marks the first time a company has won all three awards: Retailer, Energy Management and Brand Owner.
Sears’ accomplishments in 2017 included a 9% reducing in total store energy consumption from February through August 2017. The company said it saved 82 million kilowatt hours of power, which equates at an average rate, to almost $10 million.
In addition, Sears processed and responsibly disposed of more than 182,000 refrigerators, freezers, AC units and dehumidifiers from January 2017 through September 2017. These efforts resulted in avoided greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 226,000 metric tons CO2 equivalent.
On the product front, through Sears’ sales of Energy Star products in 2017, customers were able to achieve energy savings of 298 million kWh, $70 million in utility costs, 459 million pounds of CO2 reduced, or equivalent emissions of 44,000 cars.
“We truly value Sears Holdings’ partnership with Energy Star and are honored to receive the Partner of the Year Award in Sustained Excellence for the ninth consecutive year in Retail and the seventh consecutive year in Energy Management,” said Edward S. Lampert, chairman and chief executive officer of Sears Holdings. “Being recognized by Energy Star as a retail leader only further increases our members’ trust in us to continuously provide energy-efficient solutions that meet their needs. We remain committed to continuing our work to help increase energy efficiency, to offer savings to our members, and to protect the environment through our dedicated efforts.”
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