Metro Lighting Receives Two EPA Awards

Local Business Recognized for Raising Awareness of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency & For Promoting Energy-efficient Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Metro Lighting with a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Climate Communications Award for its outstanding efforts to elevate the issue of climate change through its actions, as well as the ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Retailing for for its outstanding efforts to promote energy-efficient lighting products. Metro Lighting’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2015.

Metro Lighting, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2008, is being honored for its work in communicating and promoting the important, positive effects that energy efficiency actions, such as using ENERGY STAR products or buying an ENERGY STAR home, have on the environment.

“These awards confirm our commitment to raising the public’s awareness of the positive environmental impacts of ENERGY STAR,” said Nick Frisella, Special Projects Manager for Metro Lighting. “Through various efforts like advertising and community outreach, we are teaching our customers about the necessity of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing simple ways our customers can help fight climate change.”

Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.

“Metro Lighting is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Metro Lighting demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders.

For a complete list of 2015 winners and information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.

About Metro Lighting
Metro Lighting is a locally-owned family business. In 1967 Metro consisted of one delivery truck and a basement garage overflowing with circuit breakers, wire, and conduit. From these humble beginnings, Metro Lighting has grown into Missouri’s largest lighting distributor. Metro Lighting’s seven locations serve the greater St. Louis area and Cape Girardeau.

Metro Lighting provides efficient lighting solutions to Missouri residents every day. Its American Lighting Association (ALA) certified sales staff receives training from Energy Star, Ameren Missouri, and numerous lighting manufacturers’ education programs.

Metro Lighting offers a full line of Energy Starqualified light fixtures, Compact Fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), LED recessed cans, Ceiling fans and Exhaust fans. Metro Lighting also offers other energy efficient lighting solutions including fluorescent re-lamping and ballasting, LED technologies, occupancy sensors, dimming control solutions, commercial energy audits, and much more.

ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency achievements. 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.