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U.S. Toy Company Honored with Department of Energy Awards

Grandview, MO, July 15, 2016 --( U.S. Toy Company was honored with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) award for exemplary energy efficient lighting upgrades which was completed by BioStar Lighting. The ILC is a Better Buildings Challenge program with a goal of replacing one million standard interior troffer lights with energy efficient LED lights by May 2017. The award was presented at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) 2016 International Conference in Washington DC and recognized U.S. Toy’s commitment to sustainability.

U.S. Toy contracted with BioStar to replace more than 450 fluorescent fixtures and retrofit the warehouse in its Grandview, MO. headquarters. The project resulted in a total energy savings estimate of 340,000 kWh per year, reducing lighting energy use by nearly 70%. The entire project was completed in one weekend.

Seth Freiden, CEO of U.S. Toy, states that “Upgrading to energy efficient lighting with BioStar supports U.S. Toy’s ongoing commitment to sustainability including retrofitting our factories with energy-efficient lighting, controls, solar and increased use of recycled packaging.”

BioStar Lighting is thrilled that U.S. Toy was honored for its energy efficiency efforts. “Our design team focuses on high-quality project-specific solutions that result in maximum energy savings, ensure the best paybacks and guarantee a long product life. The ILC award recognizes the exemplary performance of these solutions,” said Mark Mansheim, President of BioStar Lighting.

About U.S. Toy Company
U.S. Toy Company ( inspires learning, creativity and fun by offering a unique mix of high quality products including; carnival and party supplies, seasonal decorations, novelty toys, teacher materials, classroom supplies and toys. Headquartered in Missouri since 1953, U.S. Toy Company is a third generation family-owned and operated multichannel merchant with products sold to consumers, businesses and educational institutions through catalogs, seven retail stores and online.

U.S. Toy Company brands include: U.S. Toy ( and (, U.S. Toy Magic Shop (, Constructive Playthings ( and CP Toys (
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