Recently, Nationwide Marketing Group announced that it has received the 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for the seventh year in a row.
According to Energy Star, the Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the company’s awards program. Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency.
“For more than 25 years, Nationwide Marketing Group, its members and its vendor partners have worked hand-in-hand to ensure consumers have access to the most innovative, feature-rich, energy-efficient products available,” says Richard Weinberg, senior vice president of business services for Nationwide Marketing Group. “We are proud to support these critically important sustainability efforts and are honored to be the only independent retail organization recognized by Energy Star and the EPA for this commitment to energy efficiency.”
Thanks to the efforts of the EPA, the Energy Star label is now recognized by more than 90% of American consumers and is a major driving force in appliance sales. Not only do Energy Star appliances use less energy and release fewer greenhouse gas emissions than non-Energy Star alternatives, the company says they can also save consumers hundreds of dollars in energy costs throughout the appliance’s lifecycle.
In 2020, more than 50% of the major home appliances ordered and sold by Nationwide Marketing Group members that could be certified were Energy Star certified, underscoring the value of this program.
“Energy Star award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” says EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”
Energy Star award winners are selected from a network of thousands of Energy Star partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about the awards program, visit here.