VERNON HILLS, Ill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Scotsman Ice Systems as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency.

Scotsman Ice Systems’ accomplishments are to be recognized March 26 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.  An ENERGY STAR partner since 2011, this is the second year in a row that Scotsman Ice Systems has earned the Partner of the Year award.

Scotsman Ice Systems offers more than 35 ENERGY STAR qualified models. Additionally, 26 Scotsman ice machines are rated for the maximum Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Tier 2-rated performance criteria, which exceeds the current ENERGY STAR standard. Scotsman has more CEE Tier 2-certified machines than any other ice machine manufacturer.

In 2011, Scotsman launched the Prodigy® Advanced Sustainability™ line of ice machines. These machines save more energy and water than previous models due to ice-level management, which optimizes ice production while offering an average of 10 percent higher ice-making capacity than other ice machines.

Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Our partnership with ENERGY STAR allows us to provide high-quality products that help our customers save energy and money,” said Rich Gleitsmann, president, Scotsman Ice Systems. “We see growing customer demand for high-performing products that also help protect the environment.”

The 2013 Partner of the Year Awards are given to manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and deliver ENERGY STAR qualified products, saving consumers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

“Through their commitment to producing quality energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products, Scotsman Ice Systems has demonstrated their commitment to saving consumers money and protecting our environment,” said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Scotsman Ice Systems is recognized today for this outstanding effort that has helped protect the climate for all Americans.”

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