A. O. Smith, a manufacturer of water heating and water treatment solutions, announced its 2022 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its commitment to providing professionals and homeowners with energy efficient solutions. A. O. Smith is one of only a few water heating companies to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year designation four years in a row.
“Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the forefront of everything we do at A. O. Smith. This is a tremendous honor that recognizes our continued efforts across our company and our portfolio of industry-leading products,” said Francois Lebrasseur, A. O. Smith business development manager, utilities. “We are grateful to our partners at ENERGY STAR for their continued support of our sustainability initiatives, and we look forward to evolving our work with ENERGY STAR as we continue to create a greener future for all.”
Many accomplishments and collaboration lead to this prestigious award, including but not limited to:
• The successful launch of the iCOMM Remote Monitoring Technology for Residential products, allowing homeowners to set specific temperatures and operating modes from their phone;
• The launch of A. O. Smith’s latest ENERGY STAR product, the Cyclone XL which operates at 1 million Btu/h with a smaller footprint than other units; and
• The introduction of a ZIP Code enabled rebate finder powered by EcoRebates that helps consumers find rebates and tax credits for their new high efficiency water heaters.
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.
“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2022 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.