ALEXANDRIA, Va.—NACS is honored to announce that it has received the 2022 Energy Star Award for Excellence in Energy Star Marketing from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
NACS first partnered with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program in 2019 to create convenience store-specific resources designed to help the industry reduce energy use and costs. As part of this effort, NACS and ENERGY STAR launched the NACS Energy Use Survey to capture convenience store data necessary for measuring store energy use and to create the convenience retail industry’s first and only ENERGY STAR Score. These benchmarking tools are slated to be released later in 2022.
“The 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These organizations are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”
“NACS is proud to play a leadership role in developing tools for convenience retailers to make a difference in the communities they serve, whether related to improving energy efficiency, offering healthy options, fighting human trafficking, enhancing food safety systems or reimagining the next generation of age-verification for age-restricted products. We look forward to continuing to work with ENERGY STAR to provide retailers with tools that can enhance their operations,” said NACS Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives Jeff Lenard.
NACS resources related to ENERGY STAR and other initiatives are available at www.convenience.org/topics.
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. EPA notes that ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services and strategies.
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners.