The ENERGY STAR agencies came together for an evening last week to celebrate the top performers among their many partner companies and organizations striving to advance energy efficient product performance and consumer satisfaction. Of course, NEMA member companies were well represented in the honor rolls. Manufacturing Partners of the Year included Technical Consumer Products (TCP) and Satco Products, members of the NEMA Lighting Systems Division. Sustained Excellence Awards went to, among others, 3M Company, GE Consumer & Industrial, and OSRAM Sylvania. To see the entire list of winners or access a list of 2008 accomplishments for the government's successful voluntary market transformation programs, click here.
Several weeks ago several other NEMA members were honored for their advances in solid-state lighting technologies through the Next Generation Luminaires awards. Bringing the next generation of energy efficient lighting closer to mass market appeal are GE Lighting, for jewelry case illumination, and Philips Color Kinetics, for three different applications of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for primary illumination. Also recognized were Cree Lighting and Philips Lightolier.
Looking for models of achievement in these times? Consider yourself tipped.