BAYPORT, Minn. - Andersen Corporation was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2012 ENERGY STAR(R) Sustained Excellence Award for its family of brands including Andersen Windows, Renewal by Andersen, Eagle Window & Door, American Craftsman Window & Door Company and Silver Line Building Products.

The ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence distinction is reserved for ENERGY STAR partners demonstrating outstanding leadership year after year. The 2012 Sustained Excellence Awards are given only to organizations that have been named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for three or more consecutive years.

"Andersen Corporation's outstanding accomplishments show that improved energy performance can be good for the environment and good for business," stated Jonathan Passe, Chief, ENERGY STAR Residential Branch, in a letter to the company.

Andersen receives the ENERGY STAR designation for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by educating consumers through the use of ENERGY STAR information in consumer education programs, advertising, media relations, web sites, social media and training materials. This distinction honors Andersen's ongoing commitment to providing energy-efficient products, as well as the company's comprehensive continuous improvement using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to limit environmental impact.

"Andersen's commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability is a part of our heritage. It is in our nature, our company culture, and every product we create," said Jay Lund, president and chief executive officer of Andersen Corporation. "This is made possible only by the collective contributions of everyone at Andersen. Each of our employees should be very proud of what they have done to help earn this award."

Andersen will be recognized March 15, 2012 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program including energy-efficient products, services, and new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Award winners are selected from more than 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

Andersen has been part of the ENERGY STAR program since its inception in 1998 and was the first window manufacturer awarded the ENERGY STAR National Window Partner of the Year in 1999.

Source: Andersen Corp.

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