Manufacturers Win EnergyStar Awards

Lithonia Lighting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Lithonia Lighting as a 2008 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing and helping to educate consumers about those products. Lithonia Lighting, an EnergyStar partner since 1994, is being honored for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the EnergyStar, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. In 2007, Lithonia introduced 84 new EnergyStar-qualified products including three complete fixture families. In addition to product innovation, Lithonia placed increasing emphasis on its marketing initiatives to bring further awareness to energy efficiency by creating a green living magazine to discuss all elements of green living. In addition, last year Lithonia Lighting's parent company, Acuity Brands Lighting, signed the Clinton Climate Initiative solidifying the company's emphasis on sustainability and innovation in energy-efficient technology.

Sea Gull Lighting Products

The Riverside, N.J., manufacturer is being honored by the EPA for the fourth time. The company was named 2008 EnergyStar Partner of the Year by the EPA for its efforts to actively develop, distribute, market and sell environmentally friendly lighting fixtures and ceiling fans that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. Because of Sea Gull Lighting's continued commitment, the EPA has bestowed the additional designation of “Sustained Excellence” to Sea Gull Lighting for the second year in a row.

A charter member of the EnergyStar program, Sea Gull Lighting currently markets an industry-leading 450-plus EnergyStar-qualified decorative lighting fixtures to a diverse customer base that includes building professionals, electrical distributors, lighting showrooms and architects. The company is also an active EnergyStar partner that rigorously promotes energy-efficiency through a comprehensive marketing, advertising and communications program.


The Danvers, Mass.-based company has been awarded the 2008 EnergyStar Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in recognition of the company's continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The company is a three-time winner of the Sustained Excellence Award, which is given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. Sylvania cut energy use in its own facilities by 10 percent nationwide in 2007.

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