BOSTON (AP) — Eight New England organizations have been given awards for making contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.
The Energy Star Partner of the Year awards are given each year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
The 2013 winners include: Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Staples Inc. of Framingham, Beacon Capital Partners LLC of Boston, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships of Lexington, and National Grid of Waltham.
Other winners were: HEI Hotels & Resorts of Norwalk, Conn., United Illuminating of New Haven, Conn., and New Hampshire CORE Utilities of Manchester, N.H.
Energy Star is a market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.