The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) have named Philips Lighting Company, Somerset, N.J., an Energy Star Partner of the Year for its commitment to making and promoting energy-efficient products. The company will be recognized March 26, at a 10th Anniversary awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The Energy Star Award is given to a variety of organizations to recognize their efforts to manufacture or sell products that provide significant cost savings to consumers and help protect the environment. One of company’s main educational efforts in 2001, Philips Lighting Formula—An Energy Blueprint for the Nation is the program that attracted the EPA and DOE’s attention. It illustrated how replacing lighting products with energy-efficient options saved as much as 45% of lighting-related electricity costs on one block in Berkeley, Calif.

Energy Star was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce air pollution through increased energy efficiency.