Soft-Lite Windows Named 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by EPA

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Soft-Lite Windows has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a winner of the prestigious 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency.

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ENERGY STAR is an integral part of Soft-Lite's business—it’s become the cornerstone of our commitment to energy efficiency.

Soft-Lite Windows has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a winner of the prestigious 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. This is the second consecutive year that Soft-Lite has achieved this elite recognitions. Soft-Lite will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2015, for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the ENERGY STAR, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency.

Soft-Lite's innovative ENERGY STAR achievements this past year include the development of an interactive, web-based version of its dealer training program that enables a greater number of dealers to be educated about ENERGY STAR; and the introduction of high-performance glass options with #warmglass - featuring Stainless Steel Intercept spacer as standard on all products. #warmglass provides higher thermal efficiency and better performance than standard warm-edge spacers, allowing the full breadth of Soft-Lite's product line to continue boasting some of the finest NFRC performance numbers in the industry.

“Soft-Lite's ENERGY STAR-certified products are helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Soft-Lite's efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

“We’re proud—and honored—to achieve national recognition from the EPA for the second year in a row,” said Tyson Schwartz, Soft-Lite Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “ENERGY STAR is an integral part of Soft-Lite's business—it’s become the cornerstone of our commitment to energy efficiency. Our employees continuously strive to produce not only the best, most innovative windows and doors in the industry—but the most energy-efficient products available. We also place great emphasis on educational and training materials to ensure that our employees, dealers and consumers have a clear understanding of the ENERGY STAR program and the benefits that energy-efficient products provide.”

The 2015 Partner of the Year Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.

Soft-Lite is a vinyl replacement window and door manufacturer headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio. The company is a multiple Crystal Achievement Award winner and is also a recipient of the Friedman Corporation Customer Appreciation Award, the Window & Door Top 100 Manufacturers recognition, and the Door and Window “Companies To Watch” recognition. For more information, visit http://www.soft-lite.com.

ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency achievements. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $300 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by two billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.

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