TCP, Inc. Named 2010 ENERGY STARÆ Partner of the Year for Lighting Manufacturing Second consecutive year company is recognized for its commitment to energy efficiency
For the second year in a row, TCP Inc. has been awarded the Energy Star Partner of the Year for Lighting Product Manufacturers by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The company is recognized for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient lighting products, including compact fluorescent (CFL) and LED lamps for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The award also acknowledges TCP's work to educate consumers about the energy-saving benefits associated with using energy-efficient lighting products.
"Today, EPA is recognizing TCP for taking the lead in addressing climate change through their commitment to energy efficiency," said Gina McCarthy, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. "TCP is producing and promoting products that have earned the Energy Star, showing customers that together, we can increase our nation's energy efficiency and reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases."
An Energy Star partner since 1999, TCP continues to market new innovations that are improving the energy-efficient lighting industry. In 2009, TCP introduced the industry's fastest starting covered CFL with its InstaBright G2 Technology to provide full brightness in seconds. The company has more than 255 qualified Energy Star lighting products branded under the TCP, SpringLight and Durabright names, as well as its new TCP Pro brand of energy-efficient lighting products targeted to the commercial and industrial markets.
Working with The Home Depot, TCP gave away one million CFLs on Earth Day 2009 to help kick-start energy conservation awareness and is a sponsor of the CFL recycling kiosks located in every The Home Depot store, which recycles an estimated 1.9 million CFLs annually. In 2009, TCP also expanded its consumer education outreach through its BrightPoint blog and social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, providing daily energy-efficiency updates.
"Energy efficiency is at the core of every aspect of our business — it's what our company has strived to achieve from day one," said Ellis Yan, President & CEO, TCP, Inc. "To be recognized with back-to-back Energy StarPartner of the Year awards is a great honor and a testament that the work we are doing is making a difference in helping consumers save energy and protect the environment."