JCPenney Earns 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for 13th Consecutive Year

We are excited to announce that JCPenney has received the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in recognition of the Company’s commitment to environmental protection through superior energy management. The Sustained Excellence award is reserved for ENERGY STAR partners demonstrating outstanding leadership, year over year. The JCPenney Energy & Facilities Maintenance team will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this week.

“ENERGY STAR represents the highest level of commitment to energy efficiency and JCPenney is proud to have earned the title of ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the 13th year in a row,” said Jennifer Hipskind, senior vice president, store environment and design at JCPenney. “We continue to look for new and innovative ways to implement and improve energy performance at JCPenney stores, supply chain facilities and distribution centers across the country, and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts.”

The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award recognizes ENERGY STAR partner businesses and organizations in good standing that demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR.

JCPenney representatives pose in excitement after receiving the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award. Pictured left to right, Jane Williams – JCPenney, Kyle Wilkes – JCPenney, Carolyn Snyder – Director of Climate Protection Partnerships at ENERGY STAR and Kim Stargell – JCPenney

Today, over 500 operating JCPenney facilities, including the Home Office in Plano, Texas, are ENERGY STAR certified and display the ENERGY STAR Building Label. We continue to manage and reduce energy usage in locations across the country by investing in LED retrofits, updating energy management systems and implementing new scheduling systems to maximize lighting and high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment.

“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award winners as their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness,” said Bill Wehrum, assistant administrator for air and radiation at the EPA. “Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”

For a complete list of 2019 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit