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For the second year in a row, TCP Inc. is awarded the Energy Star Partner of the Year for Lighting Product Manufacturers by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The company is recognized for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient lighting products, including compact fluorescent (CFL) and LED lamps for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The award also acknowledges TCP's work to educate consumers about the energy-saving benefits associated with using energy-efficient lighting products.
"Today, EPA is recognizing TCP for taking the lead in addressing climate change through their commitment to energy efficiency," said Gina McCarthy, EPA assistant administrator for air and radiation. "TCP is producing and promoting products that have earned the Energy Star, showing customers that together, we can increase our nation's energy efficiency and reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases."
As an Energy Star partner since 1999, TCP continues to be the first to market new innovations that are revolutionizing the energy efficient lighting industry. In 2009, TCP introduced the industry's fastest-starting covered CFL with its patented InstaBright G2 Technology to provide full brightness in seconds. The company has more than 255 qualified Energy Star lighting products branded under the TCP, SpringLight and Durabright names, as well as its new TCP Pro brand of energy-efficient lighting products targeted to the commercial and industrial markets.
Working with The Home Depot, TCP gave away one million CFLs on Earth Day 2009 to help kick-start energy conservation awareness and is a sponsor of the CFL recycling kiosks located in every The Home Depot store, which recycles an estimated 1.9 million CFLs annually. In 2009, TCP also expanded its consumer education outreach through its BrightPoint blog and social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, providing daily energy efficiency updates.
"Energy efficiency is at the core of every aspect of our business - it's what our company has strived to achieve from day one," said Ellis Yan, president and CEO, TCP Inc. "To be recognized with back-to-back Energy Star Partner of the Year awards is a great honor and a testament that the work we are doing is making a difference in helping consumers save energy and protect the environment."
TCP Inc. is the global leader in energy-efficient lighting innovations dedicated to creating high-quality products that are brighter, longer lasting and better for the environment. Headquartered outside Cleveland, the company markets a variety of energy-efficient lighting products for professional, specifier and consumer markets under several brands including TCP Pro, SpringLight, DuraBright, TCP EcoVations and EcoSmart (sold exclusively at The Home Depot). TCP's extensive product line includes compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LED lamps and fixtures, cold cathode lamps, exit and emergency lighting, HID, decorative and outdoor fixtures, as well as the first ever linear lamp, ballast and fixture offering. TCP is a privately held company employing more than 150 people in northeast Ohio.