March 02, 2007 08:00 ET

Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy Recognize Bosch Home Appliances With the ENERGY STAR® Excellence in Energy Star Promotion Award

Bosch Earns the Prestigious Award for Its Environmental Leadership in Manufacturing Energy Efficient Appliances and Promoting Green Building

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2007 -- Already considered a trailblazer and leader in manufacturing of green appliances, Bosch has been awarded with the 2007 Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. The award recognizes the brand's significant contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by employing low impact manufacturing techniques, promoting energy efficient products and increasing the profile of green building nationwide. In fact, Bosch currently has the distinction of being the only manufacturer to have ENERGY STAR qualification on all its product models in every major appliance category that the program rates.

As an active ENERGY STAR partner, Bosch will be presented with its 2007 Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion Award at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 21, 2007. The recognition is a culmination of Bosch's efforts in this arena, yet extends far beyond the manufacturing of energy efficient appliances. The brand has established key partnerships with other leaders in the green building movement, such as the U.S. Green Building Council. Additionally, Bosch recently launched its unique online Green Resource Center to help consumers and builders calculate their immediate savings by using its products.

Last year alone, with the help of the ENERGY STAR program and companies like Bosch, Americans saved $14 billion on their energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions to the equivalent of more than 25 million vehicles.

"Partners like Bosch are national leaders in energy efficiency," said Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy. "The ENERGY STAR Excellence Award winners are leaders in adopting energy efficient technologies for their products and practices. Their long term commitment to energy efficiency is good for business, the environment, for consumers, and for the country as a whole."

"Bosch has been an active supporter of the sustainable living and green building movement and we are truly honored that our achievements in this area are being recognized with the 2007 ENERGY STAR Excellence Award," said Franz J. Bosshard, president and CEO. "We are very proud of this award, our close continued partnership with ENERGY STAR and the difference we are making in energy conservation around the world."

Recently, Bosch launched a new online Green Resource Center at that offers unique tools such as the Energy Savings Calculator that computes the annual energy costs and savings for individual Bosch appliances, and a localized Rebate Finder that links to the latest information on the ENERGY STAR site. Understanding the different needs of homeowners and builders, developers and architects, the site is divided into different sections for consumer and trade visitors. For example, the trade section simplifies the process of securing appliance credits for the many environmental certification programs, such as LEED® for Homes, Earthcraft House, BuildingGreen and the Santa Monica Green Building Program.

Bosch has also lent its support to non-profits promoting sustainable construction such as the U.S. Green Building Council and Earth Pledge, and developers of new concepts in pre-fabricated green housing such as LivingHomes® and the Glidehouse™. The brand also currently serves as a lead sponsor with the Department of Energy of the National Building Museum's groundbreaking exhibition "The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design," which is currently on display in Washington, D.C. through June 2007.

About Bosch

Bosch home appliances is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, the third largest home appliance manufacturer in the world. Inspired by the lifestyle of today's discerning consumers, all Bosch products combine superior performance and excellent quality with unrivaled ease-of-use. Opened in 1997, the company's appliance park in New Bern, North Carolina is comprised of state-of-the-art factories for washers, dryers, dishwashers, ranges, ovens and cooktops. The leader in environmentally friendly home appliances, Bosch manufactures products that regularly receive industry and consumer awards and its dishwashers are consistently top-ranked by leading consumer magazines. For more information, please visit or call 800.921.9622 to request a catalog.


ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the program offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 9,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).