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Lowe's Energy Conservation Achievements
Lowe’s continues to be honored nationally for our work protecting and conserving natural resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers about energy and water efficiency.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Lowe's with the ENERGY STAR ® Sustained Excellence Award for the third consecutive year in 2012. Lowe's is the only company ever to win the award in the retail category. The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes our leadership in promoting ener
gy efficiency year after year and honors our achievements in customer outreach, employee training and product selection. Lowe's has received 10 consecutive ENERGY STAR awards for product retailing, more than any other retailer.
Lowe's environmental performance and continued contributions to the freight transportation industry were recognized by the EPA's SmartWay ® Transport Partnership. Lowe's received a 2012 SmartWay Excellence Award for implementing initiatives that resulted in reduced emissions, greater fuel efficiency and leading practices in supply chain operations. Lowe's has collaborated with carriers to adopt innovative technologies and strategies while increasing the use of more fuel-efficient modes of transport, such as rail. Nearly 3,000 partners participate in SmartWay. Lowe's is one of only two companies, and the only retailer shipper partner, ever to receive four consecutive SmartWay awards.
The EPA also honored Lowe's with the 2012 WaterSense ® Retailer Partner of the Year award. Lowe's is the first retailer to win a WaterSense award in four consecutive years. The Retailer Partner of the Year award, our third in four years, honors Lowe's for being on the cutting edge of water-efficiency innovation, collaboration and outreach. We received recognition for employee training, consumer education and national efforts that included supporting the Wasting Water Is Weird campaign to promote water conservation.