St. Louis-based Metro Lighting, which operates six lighting showrooms, has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts to promote energy-efficient lighting products. The family-owned company’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in April.

Each year, the EPA and DOE honor a variety of businesses and organizations for their commitment to reducing energy usage, saving money, and protecting the environment through superior energy-efficiency achievements. Metro Lighting has been an ENERGY STAR® partner since 2008 and is being recognized by the EPA for the ninth time. Past recognition includes the Excellence Award – Lighting Retailer or Showroom, Partner of the Year – Climate Communications, and Partner of the Year – Retailer.

“It’s an honor to once again be recognized with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award,” says Bill Frisella, President of Metro Lighting. “Receiving this prestigious award for a ninth time demonstrates our commitment to improving our energy performance, providing energy-efficient products and reducing our impact on the environment.”

“The 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” states Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air & Radiation.