The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that ITW Food Equipment Group–North America (ITW FEG), a foodservice equipment manufacturer, has been honored with a 2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence award.
This is the second consecutive year for ITW FEG to receive Energy Star's highest honor, after earning back-to-back Energy Star Partner of the Year awards in 2008 and 2009.
The Sustained Excellence award is given to a select group of organizations that have consistently exhibited leadership across the Energy Star program. ITW FEG is the first and only commercial foodservice equipment manufacturer that has received the Sustained Excellence award.
“ITW FEG believes that helping our customers design and operate sustainable operations that are more efficient, productive and environmentally sound isn’t only better for the environment, but better for our customers’ bottom line as well,” says Chris O’Herlihy, executive vice president of ITW FEG Worldwide. “Through our strategic partnership with Energy Star, as well as customer education and product-focused initiatives, ITW FEG companies will continue to lead sustainability efforts across the commercial foodservice industry.”
ITW FEG is committed to supporting customers in their drive to cut costs, consume less water and electricity, and decrease waste. The ITW FEG SustainableFoodEquipment.com website launched in 2010 offers best practices and highlights emerging technologies for creating a more sustainable operation. In addition, the site features an Energy Star calculator to see how much customers can save by switching to Energy Star qualified equipment.
“ITW FEG’s long term leadership and commitment to energy efficiency demonstrates the types of accomplishments that we can all achieve in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our global environment," says Elizabeth Craig, acting director of EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs. "We look forward to their continued partnership and leadership.”
The 2011 Sustained Excellence awards are given to a select group of organizations and recognize ongoing leadership across the Energy Star program that encompasses energy-efficient products, services, and new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from more than 20,000 organizations that participate in the Energy Star program.