WEST CHESTER, Pa. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Air King with a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Climate Communications Award for its outstanding efforts to raise its customers’ awareness about climate change. Air King’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29.
Air King, an Energy Star partner since 2002, is being honored for its work in communicating the important, positive effects that energy-efficient behaviors can have on the environment. Along with being a top pledge driver in the “Change the World, Start with Energy Star” pledge campaign, Air King also focused on education initiatives to spread the word about climate change. Air King’s Northeast Regional Manager visited an area technical school where students learned about climate change and its impact. Air King also utilized its social media platforms to reach current customers, as well as gain some new Energy Star supporters. Most notably, Air King spread the word about climate change by adding a carbon footprint calculator to its homepage, which raises awareness for each site visitor.
“We are honored to be receiving this award,” said John Fox, Air King CEO. “Through use of all of the avenues available to us, we are teaching our customers about the necessity of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing simple ways our customers can help fight climate change.”
Through 2013, with help from Energy Star, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
“By using innovative marketing and communications, Air King is helping to raise the public’s awareness of climate change,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe. “An informed public can make smarter choices about the purchases they make and the impact that they have on the environment and our changing climate.”
The 2014 Partner of the Year Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the Energy Star program.