The Sears' Energy Star Story
By Tatyana Sinioukov, email@example.com
Sears, Roebuck and Co., which has won the Energy Star Partner of the Year award for the second time in a row, said it has intended to sell one million Energy Star-compliant appliances in 2000, but exceeded that number, selling 1.1 million.
By July 2001, Sears plans to roll out 84 different models of energy-efficient refrigerators that meet and exceed the new DOE standard that goes in effect in July. There are 55 Kenmore models in the lineup, and one of them is a 26-cu.-ft., side-by-side Kenmore Elite refrigerator that exceeds the new DOE standard by 15 percent (to qualify for the Energy Star rating, an appliance must exceed the new DOE standard by 10 percent). It requires the same amount of energy to operate, Sears said, as a 60 W bulb.