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EPA Recognizes Bosch With 2013 Energy Star(R) Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award

Mar 5 2013 12:00AM

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IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Bosch home appliances with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. Bosch's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013.

Bosch, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2007, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency. This includes being the only U.S. appliance manufacturer with 100 percent of its major appliances ENERGY STAR-rated and exceeding federal energy standards in dishwashers by up to 97 percent. Bosch also manufactures the most energy and water efficient dishwasher line in North America.

Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through participation in ENERGY STAR.

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.

"Bosch is committed to increasing energy efficiency through our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and our entire line of German-engineered kitchen appliances that includes top-rated dishwashers, ranges, cooktops, refrigeration and laundry pairs, all which help protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Michael Traub, CEO, Bosch home appliances.

The 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

"EPA is recognizing Bosch for earning EPA's highest ENERGY STAR award -- the 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award," said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Bosch leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment."

About Bosch home appliances
Bosch home appliances is part of BSH, Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, based in Munich, Germany. As part of the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world, Bosch has been selling high performance German-engineered appliances in the United States since 1991. Known nationwide for raising the standards in quietness, efficiency and integrated design for appliances, Bosch frequently receives top ratings in leading consumer publications and is the winner of the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award three years in a row. With U.S. headquarters in Irvine, Calif., the company also operates an appliance park in New Bern, N.C. which houses state-of-the-art factories for dishwashers, ranges, ovens and cooktops.

For more information about Bosch, visit www.bosch-home.com/us, like Bosch at Facebook.com/BoschAppliances or connect on Twitter @BoschAppliances.

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).



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Media Contact:
Heather Gordon
Rogers Finn Partners
(310) 552-4123
heather@finnpartners.com

Kristinn Vazquez
ENERGY STAR Brand Manager
(202) 343-9062
Vazquez.Kristinn@epa.gov





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