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PITTSBURGH -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Giant Eagle, Inc. here with the Energy Star Sustained Excellence 2006 Award, for continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency.
Giant Eagle, an Energy Star partner since Nov. 2001, will be honored for long-term commitment to energy efficiency, as demonstrated throughout its operations, including the installation of new energy efficient lighting technology, the purchase of wind-generated electricity and education of store employees on how they can save energy.
Giant Eagle constructed the nation's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified supermarket, last year in Ohio. In each of the last two years, the chain was named Energy Star Partner of the Year.
"Conserving resources through sound energy management is a priority for us at Giant Eagle," said Giant Eagle director of conservation Jim Lampl. "As an Energy Star partner, we strive to achieve superior energy performance in our organization. This program delivers energy efficiencies and cost savings to Giant Eagle, but more importantly, it is good for the environment."
Giant Eagle will receive the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 21, 2006. The Sustained Excellence 2006 Award is given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year.