Andersen recognized as energy leader

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) have named Andersen Corp. as 2011 Energy Star Partner of the Year award winner for the Product Manufacturer – Windows category for its family of brands, including Andersen Windows, Renewal by Andersen, Eagle Window & Door and Silver Line Building Products. It is the second year in a row the company has received this distinction.

“Andersen’s commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability goes back as far as Andersen itself -- more than 100 years. It is in our nature, our company culture and every product we create,” said Jay Lund, president and chief operating officer of Andersen. “Energy Star recognizes that, and we are honored to be a part of the Partner of the Year program for the second year in a row.”

Andersen received the designation for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing and educating consumers about energy-efficient products.

Andersen will be recognized April 12 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Andersen has been part of the Energy Star program since its inception in 1998 and was the first window manufacturer awarded the Energy Star National Window Partner of the Year in 1999. For the second year in a row, Andersen is honored for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the Energy Star moniker, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency.