Gorell Again Receives Energy Star's Highest Recognition - Partner of the Year 'Sustained Excellence' Award

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INDIANA, Pa. - Mar. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gorell Windows & Doors has once again been recognized as the only window and door manufacturer in the country to receive the prestigious ENERGY STAR(R) Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" Award. Gorell received the award for the second consecutive year-from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the EPA-for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

Gorell - (c) Send2PressGorell is the only window manufacturer in the country to ever receive the Sustained Excellence Award, an honor bestowed on a very select few organizations that have won ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year three or more consecutive times. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Gorell has been recognized as a Partner of the Year.

"Partners like Gorell are national leaders in energy efficiency," said Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy. "ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award winners are leaders in adopting energy-efficient technologies for their products and practices. Gorell's long-term commitment to energy efficiency is good for business, the environment, consumers-and the country as a whole."

The "Sustained Excellence" award reflects Gorell's exceptional record of manufacturing ENERGY STAR qualified products as well as the company's work in promoting the ENERGY STAR program. The DOE and EPA also recognized Gorell for consistently exhibiting leadership, setting aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency. Award winners are selected from thousands of organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR Program. Other 2007 Sustained Excellence winners include General Electric, Whirlpool Corp. and Sylvania Lighting. Gorell's accomplishments were honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 21, 2007.

"To receive the Sustained Excellence Award again-and to consistently be named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-says a lot about Gorell and the products we make," said Mike Rempel, Gorell's President. "More than 93 percent of the windows we manufactured in 2006 qualified for the ENERGY STAR label because our windows are designed and made exceptionally well. This is no small accomplishment."

Since its inception in 1994, Gorell Windows & Doors has made energy efficiency a top priority in every facet of its business. The company continuously strives to produce the most energy-efficient products available because it recognizes the value this brings to homeowners-and to the country. Gorell also educates its employees, dealers and consumers to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the benefits ENERGY STAR labeled products provide.

Gorell manufactures several lines of energy-efficient windows and offers six high-performance Low-E glass systems that feature double- or triple-insulating glass, low-emissivity coatings and inert gas fill between the panes. Every Gorell vinyl window or door that incorporates one of the company's optional Low-E glass systems qualifies for the ENERGY STAR label.

Gorell manufactures vinyl windows for replacement and new-construction applications, patio doors, and aluminum storm windows and doors. In addition, Gorell manufactures a full line of deluxe patio rooms offered through its Grand Additions subsidiary. Recognized as one of the most innovative and fastest growing manufacturers of windows and doors in North America, Gorell is consistently recognized for its high product quality and excellent customer service.

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