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EPA Recognizes Sears Holdings With 2014 ENERGY STARA® Partner Of The Year - Sustained Excellence Award

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the nation's environment through superior energy efficiency. Sears Holdings' accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.

Sears Holdings, an ENERGY STAR partner since 1998, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency. Sears Holdings demonstrates impressive commitment to providing a wide-array of ENERGY STAR products and services, along with superior energy management across its building portfolio, coupled with enhanced associate and consumer education to drive awareness and adoption of energy efficiency and climate protection. The company's related accomplishments in 2013 included:

  • Energy Savings: Sears Holdings makes energy management its focus to drive operational excellence. The company continues to have success year-over-year in reducing its energy consumption. In 2013, Sears Holdings' total weather normalized source energy usage decreased by 1,005,846,559 kbtu, a reduction of 5 percent over last year. Additionally, the company reduced average weather normalized source energy intensity to 127.6 kbtu/sqft, a 3 percent reduction over 2012. This reduction of energy use intensity (EUI) was made possible through the hard work of Sears' field teams. Furthermore, the company reduced electricity usage by more than 200 million kWh, a 6.6 percent savings over the previous year.
  • Product Selection:  Sears Holdings has continued to develop business strategies related to ENERGY STAR products in their stores. In 2013, the company introduced new energy-efficient technology for Kenmore laundry and dishwashers, as well as the continuous development of the connected appliance/home energy management portfolio that will be introduced to the market in 2014.
  • Marketing: The company continued to communicate its environmental leadership to its Shop Your Way members and customers. Several utility partners created brand pages on the Shop Your Way platform to promote ENERGY STAR and contribute to one of the corporate goals of providing a "wow" membership experience. In addition, we are the first retailer expanding our instant rebates online, allowing automatic location based rebates.
  • Partnership: Sears' ability to maintain strong relationships with local utilities differentiates the company from other retailers. Through Sears Green Leadership team, it is able to capitalize on these relationships to drive traffic to its stores and generate awareness for the ENERGY STAR brand.

"Sears Holdings is honored to receive the Partner of the Year Award," said Ron Boire, Sears Holdings' executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart formats. "We are committed to our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and dedicated to increasing energy efficiency through our operational excellence, Kenmore product offerings and partnerships with local utilities. We will continue the tradition of celebrating our associates, members and customers' conservation efforts as we help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment."

Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR.

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