Nationwide Wins Government Agencies Partner Award

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — For the eighth consecutive year, Nationwide Marketing Group has received the Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy .

This is also the 15th year the buying group has been recognized as an Energy Star Partner of the Year overall.

The Sustained Excellence Award is the highest distinction awarded by the Energy program. The winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency.

“It is endlessly inspiring to see how Nationwide Marketing Group and our member retailers, their staff and our supplier partners come together each year and work hand in hand to make a difference not just for consumers but for the earth and our environment,” said Richard Weinberg, senior vice president of business services for Nationwide Marketing Group.

“While it seems like a simple task, providing consumers with access to these innovative, feature-rich and energy-efficient products means we are putting our collective weight as an independent retail industry behind sustainability efforts. of crucial importance. This recognition from Energy Star and the EPA validates these efforts.

Each year, the Energy program honors a group of companies and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection through superior energy achievements. Energy Star award winners are at the forefront of their industry in the production, sale and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services and strategies. These efforts are critical to tackling the climate crisis and protecting public health.

“We know it’s going to take us all working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 Energy Star award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said the administrator of EPA, Michael S. Regan. “These companies are once again showing that taking action towards clean energy conservation can be good not only for the environment, but also for businesses and customers.”

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Thomas Lester is Retail Editor for Furniture Today and Digital Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College’s mass communication program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering a range of topics, from community news, government, education, ACC sports, professional baseball and more before joining Furniture Today. in 2013. Contact me with your story ideas, tips and more at [email protected]

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