The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy honored Lowe's with the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award. Lowe's is the first to win the Sustained Excellence Award in the retail category, and it is our eighth consecutive ENERGY STAR honor.
The award recognizes our leadership in promoting energy efficiency year after year and honors our achievements in customer outreach, employee training and product selection. In addition, we were honored for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through our commitment to energy efficiency.
The EPA also honored Lowe's with the 2010 WaterSense® Retail Partner of the Year Award. We are the first retailer to win the Retail Partner of the Year Award in consecutive years. The award honors our efforts to encourage water-efficient practices and raise awareness of the WaterSense label across the country, including our support for tax-free events and our work with other WaterSense partners to promote water-saving products.