Energy Star Honors 2024 Partners

ITW FEG, Hoshizaki and True are among those earning back-to-back honors for their energy-efficient products.


This week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its 2024 Energy Star Partner of the Year awards, given to 211 organizations, including several foodservice equipment manufacturers.

Of those 211, 160 received the Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award, given to those who have demonstrated an ongoing, year-after-year commitment to energy efficiency.

Makers of foodservice equipment who earned that repeat honor were as follows:

  • ITW FEG marked 15 years of sustained excellence. The maker was commended for increasing its offerings of certified dishwashers (Hobart), fryers (Vulcan) and ovens (Baxter) in 2023. The company also has consistently participated in Energy Star specification development and technical discussions with the EPA to inform current and future revisions to product criteria.
  • Hoshizaki America, with 10 years of sustained excellence, was recognized for expanding into a new Energy Star category, with eight certified hot food holding cabinets.
  • True Mfg., with one year of sustained excellence, earned the award for certifying more refrigeration products (258) than any other manufacturer, all of which use propane (R-290), a low-GWP refrigerant. It also earned certification for an ice machine that operates at one of the lowest energy consumption levels within its size category and the lowest for similar products using R-290.

Additionally, Partner of the Year honorees were:

  • Continental Refrigerator for its efforts delivering enhanced efficiency while using low-GWP refrigerants and insulation in product design and its long-standing commitment to Energy Star. In 2023 it transitioned 99% of its self-contained refrigerated models to low-GWP (R-290) refrigerant.
  • Jackson Warewashing Systems for its outstanding commitment to energy and water conservation across its product lines, as well as its expanded marketing efforts that promote the benefits of Energy Star. In 2023, it jumped on the Energy Star commercial dishwasher Version 3.0 launch to certify more than 48 models and deliver new models for certification since that time.
  • RATIONAL for its commitment to product innovation in the pursuit of energy efficiency and water conservation and for its creative marketing efforts that promote Energy Star. Its 2023 accomplishments include certifying more than 12 new combi oven models to the updated Energy Star commercial oven Version 3.0 specification.
  • Welbilt, which introduced new Energy Star products and actively promoted the value of the program to customers throughout its distribution network and beyond. In 2023, it certified new Delfield refrigerators and freezers and Frymaster fryers despite a tornado causing a shutdown of one of its manufacturing plants.

For details on all 2024 honorees’ achievements, visit Energy Star’s website.



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