AURORA, Ohio, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Technical Consumer Products Inc. (TCP) as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. TCP's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013. TCP, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2001, will be honored for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the ENERGY STAR, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. In 2012, TCP made concentrated efforts to improve the efficiency of its LED lighting line and earned ENERGY STAR qualifications for 104 LED products. TCP's future efforts will include an expansion of green LED products and continued promotion of energy efficient lighting. Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. "Our partnership with ENERGY STAR allows us to provide high quality products that help our customers save energy and money," said TCP CEO Ellis Yan . "We see growing customer demand for high-performing products that also help protect the environment." The 2013 Partner of the Year Awards are given to manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and deliver ENERGY STAR qualified products, saving consumers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program. "Through their commitment to producing quality energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products, TCP has demonstrated their commitment to saving consumers money and protecting our environment," said Bob Perciasepe , Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "TCP is recognized today for this outstanding effort that has helped protect the climate for all Americans." About TCP Inc. Founded in 1993 and with its North America headquarters in Aurora, OH, TCP Inc. is a privately-held global leader in energy efficient lighting innovations. TCP's extensive product offerings include, compact fluorescent lamps, LED lamps and fixtures, exit and emergency lighting, HID, decorative and outdoor fixtures, ballasts and fixtures, and linear lamps. About ENERGY STAR 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, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Jim Connolly TCP Inc. Sr. VP Retail (330) 995-1307 J.Connolly@tcpi.com Kristinn Vazquez ENERGY STAR Brand Manager (202) 343-9062 Vazquez.Kristinn@epa.gov SOURCE TCP Inc.
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