VERNON HILLS, Illinois (March
5, 2013) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Scotsman Ice Systems 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. Scotsman Ice Systems’ accomplishments are to be recognized March 26
at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
An ENERGY STAR partner since 2011, this is the second year in a row that
Scotsman Ice Systems has earned the Partner of the Year award.
Scotsman Ice Systems offers more than 35
ENERGY STAR qualified models. Additionally, 26 Scotsman ice machines are
rated for the maximum Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Tier 2-rated
performance criteria, which exceeds the current ENERGY STAR standard. Scotsman
has more CEE Tier 2-certified machines than any other ice machine manufacturer.
In 2011, Scotsman
launched the Prodigy®Advanced Sustainability™ line of ice machines. These machines save more
energy and water than previous models due to ice-level management, which
optimizes ice production while offering an average of 10 percent higher
ice-making capacity than other ice machines.
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
“Our partnership with
ENERGY STAR allows us to provide high-quality products that help our customers save
energy and money,” said Rich Gleitsmann, president, Scotsman Ice Systems. “We
see growing customer demand for high-performing products that also help protect
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.
their commitment to producing quality energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products, Scotsman
Ice Systems has demonstrated their commitment to saving consumers money and
protecting our environment,” said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. “Scotsman Ice Systems is recognized today for
this outstanding effort that has helped protect the climate for all Americans.”
Scotsman Ice Systems
As one of the world’s
largest manufacturers of ice systems, with more than 300 models of ice
machines, storage bins, and ice and water dispensers, Scotsman is dedicated to
developing today’s most innovative ice solutions. In 2012 Scotsman earned the
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award, and in 2011, Scotsman was the recipient
of the ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design.
Offering more than 35 ENERGY STAR-qualified models, Scotsman Prodigy technology
reduces energy and water consumption, making a difference for the environment
and the bottom line. For more information, visit www.scotsman-ice.com.
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:
Terry Toth, Scotsman
Kristinn Vazquez, ENERGY STAR Brand Manager
(202) 343-9062, firstname.lastname@example.org