June 21, 2012 - The federal Ministry of Natural Resources has
announced the winners of the 2012 Energy Star Market Transformation
Awards. These awards recognize leadership in promoting energy efficiency
in Canada and are presented to utility providers, manufacturers,
retailers, advocates and home builders who have shown leadership and
commitment in manufacturing, marketing and promoting energy efficient
products. This year, twelve organizations in thirteen categories were
recognized for their excellence in advancing the Energy Star brand in
“Since its introduction, industry and government have worked together
to promote the benefits of the Energy Star initiative to Canadians,”
said Anderson. “This year’s awards recipients are being recognized
for their exceptional contributions.”
The Energy Star label encourages Canadian consumers to purchase the
most energy-efficient products, technologies and services on the market.
This label is displayed on 60 product types, including home
electronics, major appliances, lighting, windows and doors, office
equipment, commercial equipment, and heating, ventilating and air
conditioning equipment. Currently, more than 1,100 organizations and 800
home builders participate in the Energy Star initiative.
In the fenestration sector, three companies took home awards. Winnipeg's Jeld-Wen won Manufacturer of the Year for fenestration products.
Edmonton-based All Weather Windows won Participant of the Year and
Vinyl Window Designs of Woodbridge, Ont., won Advocate of the Year - Specific Product.