Panasonic today announced Panasonic Eco Systems North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
“Panasonic is continuously inspired by ENERGY STAR’s commitment to making a better planet for all,” said Naoki Kamo, President of Panasonic Eco Systems North America. “We are dedicated to continuous innovation and committed to developing energy-efficient indoor air quality solutions that make breathing clean air a possibility for people around the globe.”
“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”
Each year the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.
How do products earn the ENERGY STAR label?
To earn the ENERGY STAR label, products must meet energy efficiency requirements that adhere to specifications based on these principles:
- Contribute significant energy savings nationwide
- Deliver features and performance demanded by consumers, in addition to increased energy efficiency
- If more expensive than a less-efficient counterpart, consumer will recover their investment within a reasonable time through utility bill savings
- Energy efficiency can be achieved through widely available, non-proprietary technologies offered by multiple manufacturers
- Energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified
- Labeling shall effectively differentiate products and be visible for purchasers
Panasonic & ENERGY STAR reinventing venting for healthy living
For over 25 years, Panasonic has developed innovative IAQ solutions that promote better indoor air quality and healthy home building. Each year, setting the standard for whisper-quiet, energy efficient ventilation fans. On Panasonic's mission to help traditional builders meet local codes, we’re helping green builders design beyond code and comply with the nation’s strictest green building standards, including CA Title 24, LEED, CALGreen and ENERGY STAR.
An ENERGY STAR® partner since 2010 with a proven long-term commitment to energy efficiency, Panasonic plays an active role supporting future improvements to ENERGY STAR ventilation products. At the same time, we’re continually improving our IAQ solutions to exceed standards for healthy, eco-friendly homes.
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2023 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading provider of Consumer Lifestyle technologies, as well as innovative Smart Mobility, Sustainable Energy, Immersive Experiences, and Integrated Supply Chain solutions. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Holdings Corporation. One of Interbrand’s Top 100 Best Global Brands of 2022, Panasonic is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at na.panasonic.com/us.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at www.energystar.gov/impacts.