PENTAIR EARNS 2017 ENERGY STAR® PARTNER OF THE YEAR – SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD
LONDON – April 6, 2017 – Pentair has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Pentair’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.
Pentair, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2013, will be honored for its leadership in manufacturing pool pumps that earn the ENERGY STAR, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. In order for pool pumps to earn the ENERGY STAR certification, the pumps must be at least 30-72 percent more energy efficient than typical pumps.
“In 2005, we sparked an industry-wide revolution when we became the first to introduce variable speed technology to the pool industry–years ahead of any other manufacturer,” said Karl R. Frykman, Pentair SVP and President, Water segment. “Since then, our energy-efficient pool pumps have helped conserve 10.7 billion kilowatt hours of energy, preventing the release of 6.9 million tons of carbon dioxide–the equivalent of 14.5 billion car miles not driven.”
Frykman added, “In addition to continuing to innovate energy-efficient pool and spa equipment solutions with our Eco Select® products, we have worked to educate consumers about energy saving opportunities. This powerful combination has helped our customers enjoy their pools while saving money. We are proud to earn our fourth consecutive Partner of the Year Award, and the Sustained Excellence designation, and will continue to innovate and educate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We value our partnership with ENERGY STAR and look forward to continuing this journey together.”
In 2015 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American businesses and consumers 503 billion kilowatt hours and $34 billion dollars on their energy bills, while achieving broad emission reductions.
The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon a diverse set of organizations that have demonstrated continued leadership in energy efficiency. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations-representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
For a complete list of 2017 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.