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 Canada.
“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.