Canon U.S.A. honoured as a 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that it has received the 2016 ENERGY STAR “Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Award” from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products. Canon’s accomplishments relating to ENERGY STAR will be celebrated at a special event held in Washington D.C. on April 13, 2016.
This is the second time that Canon has received the “Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Award,” having previously earned the distinction in 2010. Altogether, Canon has been recognized nine times by the EPA since 1996, also earning “Excellence Awards” for “ENERGY STAR Promotion” (2011) and Product Labelling (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008).
“Canon takes great pride in our partnership with ENERGY STAR and is incredibly honored to have received this significant distinction,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. “Our company is one that is truly environmentally conscious, as well as one that celebrates energy efficiency in our products. We give a great deal of consideration to how our decisions will impact our environment and the world that we inhabit.”
An ENERGY STAR partner for more than 20 years, Canon has more than 200 ENERGY STAR certified products that incorporate advanced energy-efficient technologies, without compromising features or performance, such as energy saver mode, automatic duplex settings and low sleep mode power consumption. In 2015, 100 percent of the products released in Canon’s five main product categories eligible for the program were ENERGY STAR certified. Among Canon’s ENERGY STAR certified products are the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500/6500 Series Multifunction Systems (MFPs) models.( As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has certified these models as meeting the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency criteria through an EPA recognized certification body. ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. trademarks.
With features to help reduce waste, technology designed to provide low energy consumption, which can help limit emissions, and the use of bio-based plastics (Frequently used parts, such as buttons on the control panel, and the button of staple on demand, are made of bio-based plastics). In select parts, the third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series is designed to help support customers’ environmental sustainability goals.
“Canon’s ENERGY STAR certified products are helping Americans save money, save energy and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Canon’s efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”
Canon continues to be dedicated to its philosophy of Kyosei, displaying an on-going commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Through Kyosei, Canon seeks to achieve its goals of energy and resource conservation, as well as reducing environmentally hazardous materials from its products. Canon shares this philosophy through various environmental, conservation, recycling and sustainability initiatives.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately USD 31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc., ranked third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015 (Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office), and it is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED(®) Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss
ENERGY STAR(®) is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save USD 362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992.
Home Depot receives 2016 ENERGY STAR for Sustained Excellence Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award – for its continued leadership in offering the latest innovations in energy efficient products
In 2015, The Home Depot helped customers save nearly USD 701.6 million in annual utility costs, equalling a 4 million metric ton decrease in greenhouse gas emissions through the sale of ENERGY STAR certified products. The Home Depot offers more than 17000 ENERGY STAR products in stores and online.
This is the ninth year the company has been recognised by EPA for its achievements.
In December 2015, The Home Depot also announced that it had exceeded 2015 sustainability goals, achieving a reduction of energy use in its stores by 30 % over 2004 levels – a savings of more than 8 billion kilowatts over ten years. The original goal set in 2010 was to reduce energy use by 20 %.
“We’re constantly seeking new and innovative products that are energy efficient, enabling our customers to save in their homes and businesses as we also reduce energy use in our stores,” says Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental for The Home Depot.
The company also continues to implement a number of sustainability enhancements to its stores each year including Energy Management Systems to control all store lighting and HVACs and a fuel cell program that provides up to 85 % of the energy that each participating store needs to operate.
Senet Inc. winner of Manufacturing Leadership Award for Internet of Things
On February 24, 2016, Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Council recognized Senet, Inc. as one of the world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders to win the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Award
Manufacturing Leadership Awards honour manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders, with demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories, are chosen by a panel of expert judges for results that enabled the manufacturers to set themselves apart from their competitors, and have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes.
Senet was selected as a winner in the Internet of Things in Manufacturing Leadership category as a company that has improved production and supply chain processes leveraging insights gained by adding sensors and connectivity to plant equipment to optimize maintenance, operations, and quality.
“Winners of the 2016 ML Awards have proven that they are at the forefront of a global, technology-driven transformation that we call Manufacturing 4.0,” said Global Vice President and Editorial Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council David R. Brousell. “By relentlessly improving and digitizing every corner of their operations, these outstanding leaders are not only delivering greater value to customers, they are redefining excellence in the manufacturing industry. We congratulate them.”
ML Award winners and their technology partners will be honoured on June 8, 2016, at the twelfth annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Carlsbad, CA.
George Dannecker, Senet Inc. CEO said, “We are very proud to be recognized as an Internet of Things industry leader by the Manufacturing Leadership Council. In addition to our proven IoT solution, EnerTrac Fuel Delivery Automation, Senet leads the way for IoT solution providers with a reliable long range network and support services to allow them to quickly and affordably deliver their IoT solutions.”
Senet provides the first public Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) for the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) market in North America. Its LPWANs enable value driven solutions which can unlock immediate ROI by enabling devices to connect over very long ranges while delivering very long battery life with an extremely low power-device cost. Low cost, low-power and secure, the Senet Network has distinct advantages over cellular, WiFi, and other emerging connectivity technologies for the IoT market.
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Senet is a company highly experienced in delivering reliable Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks and a simplified IoT connectivity platform, which can radically reduce the time required to bring applications to the market. Founded in 2009 and based in New Hampshire, USA, Senet works with the open-standards architecture of the global LoRa Alliance enabling its customers to take advantage of best-of-breed solutions throughout the IoT application delivery stack. Senet is committed to providing the best solutions and the best support for LPWA applications.