LG Gets Big Award for Energy Efficiency

LG Gets Big Award for Energy Efficiency

LG Electronics has been named Manufacturer of the Year HVAC–heating ventilation and air conditioning.

The company took home the award during the 2016 Energy Star Canada Awards ceremony, last week. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, handed over the award to Sonny Hong, LG Electronics Canada’s senior product manager for Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions.

Award winners are selected based on innovations done in terms of energy efficiency, including the incorporation of Energy Star-certified products in major social housing developments.

The idea is to encourage energy conservation through consumer incentive programs and promotional campaigns to sell and promote innovative energy-efficient homes, products and appliances.

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2016 Award Winners

Minister of Natural Resources Canada with Energy Star Award winners in Winnipeg Manitoba. (Lyle Stafford/CNW)
Minister of Natural Resources Canada with Energy Star Award winners in Winnipeg Manitoba.
(Lyle Stafford/CNW)

ENERGY STAR for Products

  • Sustained Excellence: Toronto Community Housing Corporation
  • Advocate of the Year: Efficiency Nova Scotia
  • Promotional Campaign of the Year and Campaign of the Year—Social Media: Énergie NB Power
  • Utility of the Year—Provincial: Manitoba Hydro
  • Utility of the Year—Regional: Hydro Ottawa Ltd.
  • Recruit of the Year: Independent Electricity System Operator
  • Manufacturer of the Year—Appliances: Whirlpool Canada LP
  • Manufacturer of the Year—Electronics and Promoter of the Year—Energy Star Most Efficient: Samsung Electronics Canada
  • Manufacturer of the Year—Windows and Doors: JELD-WEN of Canada
  • Manufacturer of the Year—Heating and Cooling Equipment: LG Electronics Canada, Inc.
  • Manufacturer of the Year—Lighting: L’Image Home Products Inc.
  • Retailer of the Year—National: The Home Depot Canada
  • Retailer of the Year—Regional: Corbeil Appliances

ENERGY STAR for New Homes

  • Sustained Excellence and Participant of the Year—Program Delivery: EnerQuality
  • Partner of the Year: Enbridge Gas Distribution
  • Builder Recruit of the Year: Shakespeare Homes

Efficiency Nova Scotia was in the winners’ circle for the second time. The non-profit was named Advocate of the Year at the 2016 Energy Star Canada awards. It also earned this recognition in 2013.

Stephen MacDonald, chief executive officer of EfficiencyOne, the company that operates Efficiency Nova Scotia, accepted the award. “We know that Nova Scotians are leading by example when it comes to saving energy, and the incredible people who work in our energy efficiency industry are all advocates for doing the right thing. Saving energy is the right thing to do – for our budgets, our economy and our climate,” he says.

The Energy Star program is a voluntary partnership between the Government of Canada and over 2000 organizations that manufacture, sell or promote Energy Star-certified products and homes.

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Andrea Medeiros is editor-in-chief, multimedia director and content developer at TecHome Builder. She is a former TV news reporter turned home technology guru and is using her broadcast journalism skills to help our team deliver complicated, tech-focused content in a conversational way. She has a decade of experience in the editorial realm—interviewing, writing and editing stories as well as shooting, editing and producing video content. She is most interested in covering interoperability among smart devices.

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