Eaton Named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the EPA

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Power management company Eaton today announced that it’s being honored
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2016 ENERGY STAR®
Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Award. The honor is a
result of the company’s performance and leadership supporting the ENERGY
STAR Program, specifically for developing a training curriculum for
educating customers about the benefits of using energy-efficient
products and for Eaton’s impressive offering of over 150,000
configurable models of ENERGY STAR-certified products in the Recessed
Lighting category.

Eaton has partnered with the EPA to save energy from the beginning,
starting with its participation in the EPA’s Green Lights program, which
preceded ENERGY STAR. Eaton, which was also a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner
of the Year, will be recognized for its accomplishments at an awards
ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.

“Eaton remains dedicated to educating customers about the benefits of
using energy-efficient products, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and
saving on energy and maintenance costs,” said Kraig Kasler, president,
Eaton’s Lighting Division. “We value our alliance with ENERGY STAR and
are extremely honored for being recognized for the second consecutive

This past year Eaton created a training curriculum to educate customers
at Home Depot and Lowe’s locations explaining the benefits of using
ENERGY STAR-certified lighting. Eaton also incorporated the ENERGY STAR
message and benefits into digital and in-store promotions. Since 2014,
Eaton has increased its sales of ENERGY STAR products by 68 percent.

Eaton offers one of the broadest ranges of indoor and outdoor qualified,
energy-saving luminaires in the North American lighting market. The
company’s ENERGY STAR-certified products include the largest offering of
Halo® and Portfolio lighting-emitting diode (LED) recessed
downlights with over 150,000 configurable models – more than any other
manufacturer. The Halo LED downlight product line had the first ENERGY
STAR®-certified LED downlight in 2009.

“Eaton’s ENERGY STAR-certified products are helping Americans save
money, save energy and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse
gas emissions that contribute to climate change,” said EPA Administrator
Gina McCarthy. “Eaton’s efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to
energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future

Eaton continues to work with the EPA to set test methods and thresholds
for ENERGY STAR specifications to establish requirements for lighting
products that can save energy, but also be cost-effective for consumers.
Eaton also works closely with utility companies throughout the country
to help them accomplish their energy-saving goals.

Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped
prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas
emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more
than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from
climate change.

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ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For
more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY
STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect
the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home
that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of
the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is
the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world,
helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills,
while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric
tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference

Eaton delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor
lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed
to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Eaton
lighting solutions serve customers in the commercial, industrial,
retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power
distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control
and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring
devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering
services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer
today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion.
Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers
effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more
efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000
employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.
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Karin Martin, 847-754-5699