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News and Recognition

U-Haul received the 2010 Alliance to Save Energy’s Galaxy Star of Energy Efficiency Award for its leadership in energy and climate stewardship. At the time of the award on September 14, 2010 in Washington, DC, the U-Haul Energy Management Team had funded 215 energy-efficiency projects, resulting in an estimated average monthly energy savings of 5,723 kWh per site in U-Haul Centers across North America, and preventing the release of more than 10,235 tons of CO2 emissions each year.


U-Haul was proudly named finalist of the world-class “2011 Global Energy Awards” organized by Platts Global in New York City, New York on December 1, 2011.  Chosen from more than 200 energy companies worldwide, U-Haul was among seven finalists for the prestigious Energy Efficiency Program of the Year: Commercial End-User award.

U-Haul was selected as a finalist due to its comprehensive approach to sustainability and energy-efficiency programs. U-Haul Sustainability programs encompass all elements of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’. The U-Haul Corporate Energy Management Team implements energy-consumption reduction programs at its headquarters, as well as regionally, domestically and internationally throughout its full scope of operations.


U-Haul was recognized for its commitment to environmental sustainability at the 2011 Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards Gala in Phoenix, Arizona. U-Haul earned the prestigious Crescordia Award for “Contributions to Phoenix Metro Area Built Environment.”

Valley Forward, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing environmental sustainability in Arizona, presented 19 Crescordia Awards and 30 Awards of Merit at their annual awards event on September 17, 2011. Sam Shoen, president of Repwest Insurance Company, accepted the award recognizing the outstanding contributions U-Haul has made to the physical environment of the Phoenix metro area.


Environmental Leadership Award winners were announced at the AAMVA conference August 25, 2009 in San Diego. U-Haul earned two top awards. The AAMVA Environmental Leadership Award for Energy and Resource Conservation was presented for the U-Haul Box Sharing Program. The AAMVA Environmental Leadership Award for Climate Change was bestowed in recognition of the $1,000,000 milestone tree-planting partnership between U-Haul, its customers, and The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero® Program.