April 3, 2014
Shane KitzmanStaff Writer
Best Buy is the only consumer electronics retailer to be named 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ceremonies recognizing Best Buy’s substantial contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers about energy efficiency will be held on April 29 in Washington, D.C.
Here’s why the EPA named Best Buy a Partner of the Year:
Just last year, U.S. customers bought more than 20 million ENERGY STAR certified products, helping save more than $76 million in utility bills. That’s equal to taking close to 100,000 cars off the road. Since 2007, customers who bought ENERGY STAR certified products from Best Buy have saved more than $1.4 billion in utility bills.
Best Buy’s ENERGY STAR informational videos were shown four times a day in more than 1,000 stores in 2012 and 2013, reaching at least 150 million people.
And not only is Best Buy’s corporate campus ENERGY STAR certified, but in the past five years, more than 65,000 Blue Shirts completed ENERGY STAR training courses. The curriculum became a requirement for all Blue Shirts who sell appliances in 2013.
The 2014 EPA Partner of the Year Award winners were selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program. For details about the program, visit www.energystar.gov.
(612) 291-4812 | Jeremy.Baier@bestbuy.com