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EPA honors Best Buy for energy efficiency


MINNEAPOLIS Best Buy reported that it has received the 2008 ENERGY STAR Excellence in Appliance Retailing Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, in honor of its outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

An increasing number of our customers are asking about the energy efficiency of the appliances and electronics they purchase from Best Buy, said Thad Carlson, senior domain planner of the home life customer solutions team for Best Buy. The partnership between Best Buy and ENERGY STAR helps make it possible for us to approach energy efficiency as an unmet customer need its a responsible extension of our customer-centric business model. 

According to the company, more than 50% of all appliances available at Best Buy are ENERGY STAR-qualified, as well as a growing number of products in other categories, like home theater and computers. Combined with Best Buys retail industry-leading recycling programs, the company helps consumers make smart environmental decisions with appliances and consumer electronics.

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