Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada

October 29, 2007 13:00 ET

Natural Resources Canada: Awards Recognize Excellence in Energy Efficiency

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2007) - The Government of Canada today presented the 2007 ENERGY STAR® Market Transformation Awards to a dozen businesses and utilities from across Canada in recognition of their exceptional work in promoting energy-efficient products. These awards are part of a family of ecoENERGY Efficiency Awards supported by Canada's Government to celebrate best practices in innovation in energy efficiency in all sectors of the economy.

"Congratulations to the 2007 award winners for demonstrating corporate leadership in marketing ENERGY STAR in Canada," said the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources (NRCan). "ENERGY STAR helps consumers save energy and money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and I thank you for your commitment to helping Canadians to use less and live better."

The ENERGY STAR symbol is applied to only the most energy-efficient products, including major household appliances; consumer electronics; office equipment; heating, cooling and ventilation equipment; lighting products such as compact fluorescent lights and fixtures; windows and skylights; and doors.

To qualify for the ENERGY STAR symbol, products must meet stringent specifications for energy efficiency and, depending on the product, be 10- to 50-percent more efficient than conventional products. In Canada, the ENERGY STAR program is administered by NRCan's Office of Energy Efficiency.

The 2007 ENERGY STAR Market Transformation awards were presented by NRCan's Deputy Minister, Cassie Doyle, on behalf of Minister Lunn.

In the past year, the Government of Canada has made major progress on energy efficiency. This includes the launch of the ecoENERGY initiatives - a $2-billion set of focused measures that are helping Canadians use energy more efficiently, boost renewable energy supplies and develop cleaner energy technologies.

For more information on ENERGY STAR® and products that qualify, visit www.energystar.gc.ca.

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The Government of Canada today presented the 2007 ENERGY STAR Market Transformation Awards to a dozen businesses and utilities from across Canada in recognition of their exceptional work in promoting energy efficient products.

The following media backgrounder is available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media:

ENERGY STAR® Market Transformation Awards 2007 Winners

NRCan's news releases and backgrounders are available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media.

Contact Information

  • Media: Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
    Office of the Minister
    Louise Girouard
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    or
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