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Danfoss Announces 2011 EnVisioneer of the Year Competition

Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and motion systems, has announced its second annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition.

Launched at last year's International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating (AHR) Expo, the competition recognizes U.S. end users, building owners, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade over the last 18 months using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy and/or environmental savings.

Interested participants may enter the competition by submitting an application no later than April 29 to Lisa Tryson, director of corporate communications and public relations at Danfoss. A team of judges representing different disciplines in the HVACR industry will review all applications and select the winner.

"Last year's winner, Mars Super Markets, set the bar high with an energy-efficiency program that saved the company more than 3 million kilowatt-hours per year at its retail stores, distribution center, and corporate headquarters in Baltimore, Md.," Robert Wilkins, president of Danfoss North America, said.

Mars installed light-emitting diodes and used Danfoss anti-sweat heater controls on its refrigeration cases and the company’s variable-frequency drives on motors that run the chain’s heating and cooling systems. To recognize the achievement, Danfoss donated $5,000 on behalf of Mars Super Markets to the Alliance to Save Energy, an environmental advocacy group committed to advancing U.S. energy-efficiency policy.

This year, a donation in honor of the EnVisioneer of the Year will be made to Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. Rebuilding Together's network of more than 200 affiliates provides renovations and modifications to the homes of low-income Americans at no cost to the homeowners.

The award will be presented following the 15th Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium in May in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the competition and to submit an entry, visit or contact Lisa Tryson, director, corporate communications and public relations, at [email protected] or 410-513-1142.

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