The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Air King for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products.

The EPA presented the manufacturer with the 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award in the product manufacturer category during a March 15 ceremony in Washington, D.C.

“Our partnership with Energy Star allows us to provide our customers with quality products that also help them save energy and money,” said Jeff Kenkelen, president of Air King. “We continue to see customer demand for high-performing products that also help protect the environment.”

The 2012 Partner of the Year Awards are given to manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and deliver Energy Star-qualified products, helping to save consumers money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Award winners are selected from approximately 20,000 organizations that participate in the program.

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Energy Star program, EPA is proud to recognize Air King with the 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year-Product Manufacturer Award,” said EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Air King and all of our Energy Star award winners truly demonstrate how the leadership and commitment from EPA’s partners has made a difference in the lives of Americans since 1992, saving them billions of dollars in energy costs and improving the health of our families, the planet and our future.”