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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will honor 10 New Jersey-based businesses and organizations as Energy Star Partners next month for their outstanding leadership in support of the transition to a clean energy economy. 

Four longtime NJBIA member companies are among the corporations that will be honored at the awards event in Washington, D.C. on April 25: 

  • Bristol Myers Squibb, a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Princeton, has leveraged ENERGY STAR tools and resources to strengthen its energy program, including earning ENERGY STAR certification for two pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, and amplified its promotion of ENERGY STAR to strategic suppliers. The company has been a Sustained Excellence winner for 6 years. 
  • Merck & Co., Inc., a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Rahway, has employed ENERGY STAR strategies and resources to support the company’s 2023 commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative and its achievement of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions reductions. Merck has been a Sustained Excellence winner for 17 years. 
  • PSE&G, the largest provider electric and natural gas service in New Jersey, enhanced program offerings for its instant discount ENERGY STAR heating and cooling program, resulting in the sale of 7,900 certified products and energy savings of more than 1,900 MWh and 580,000 therms. PSEG has been a Sustained Excellence winner for 4 years. 
  • Verizona telecommunications giant with corporate offices in Basking Ridge, increased the average ENERGY STAR score and reduced its source energy use intensity by 2.9% across 1,378 properties since 2022. Verizon has been a Sustained Excellence winner for 10 years.

The Energy Star Partner Awards recognize the leaders among thousands of thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations – including nearly 40% of the Fortune 500 – that partner with EPA through the ENERGY STAR program.  

“I congratulate this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for their innovation and leadership, in delivering cost-effective energy efficient solutions that create jobs, address climate change, and contribute to a healthier environment for all,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan said Tuesday. 

For every $1 EPA spends to administer ENERGY STAR, these partners collectively add $230 of their own investment, the EPA said. The result is millions of ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, apartments, buildings, and industrial plants across the nation; utility rebate programs reaching 95% of American households; 4 billion tons of greenhouse gas reductions; and $500 billion in cost savings, according to the EPA. 

For a complete list of the 2024 Energy Star winners, go EPA’s website here.