DALLAS, March 1 /CNW/ -- For the fourth time in five years, the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have
selected Lennox Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Lennox International Inc.
(NYSE: LII), as an ENERGY STAR(R) Manufacturing Partner of the Year for its
outstanding contributions to developing, manufacturing, and promoting
energy-efficient products; consumer education; and industry outreach efforts.
Lennox is the only heating, ventilation, and air conditioning manufacturer
ever to be chosen for the EPA award.
According to the EPA, over 65% of the American public recognizes the
ENERGY STAR label, making ENERGY STAR "the national symbol of energy
"Partners like Lennox have had an outstanding year in helping consumers
help themselves," said Bill Wehrum, acting assistant administrator for EPA's
Office of Air and Radiation. "In addition to leading the way in manufacturing
products that earn the ENERGY STAR, Lennox also works to educate consumers
about the importance of energy efficiency. These efforts are a win for
consumers and for the environment."
Lennox was selected for the Partner of the Year honor from over 9,000
organizations currently participating in the ENERGY STAR program.
"We are tremendously pleased to receive this highly select honor from the
EPA for the fourth time, which is unprecedented in our industry," said Doug
Young, president and COO, LII Residential Heating & Cooling. "Our continuing
commitment to the ENERGY STAR program mirrors our focus on manufacturing the
most energy-efficient products, educating consumers, and developing business
partnerships focused on energy efficiency issues."
All cooling products in the premium Dave Lennox Signature(TM) Collection
line of home comfort equipment are now ENERGY STAR qualified. Lennox also
recently unveiled a new consumer and business website focused exclusively on
energy issues, http://www.itpaystolivesmart.com . The company also hosted an
Energy Summit in 2006 with 45 leading national and international energy
experts, fostering partnerships among utilities and energy-efficient
"The message of ENERGY STAR -- the importance of energy efficiency -- is
part of the foundation of our business," said Doug Young. "It is our
intention to continue providing industry leadership on this critical message."
Lennox Industries is a subsidiary of Lennox International Inc. Operating
in over 100 countries, Lennox International Inc. is a global leader in the
heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. Lennox International
stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LII".
Additional information is available at: http://www.lennoxinternational.com or
by contacting Karen O'Shea, vice president, communications and public
relations, at 972-497-5172.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are
subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from such statements. For information concerning these
risks and uncertainties, see LII's publicly available filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. LII disclaims any intention or obligation
to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
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