A. O. Smith, a leader in water heating and treatment, has announced it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, a top ENERGY STAR honor. This recognition marks the third consecutive year that A. O. Smith has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for its commitment to providing professionals and homeowners with energy efficient solutions.
Winners of the Sustained Excellence Award are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term promise to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency. According to ENERGY STAR, they are among the nation’s leaders in driving value for the environment, the economy, and the American people.
“Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the heart of everything we do at A. O. Smith. We are honored to be recognized as a three-time ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, and now Sustained Excellence Award winner,” said Francois Lebrasseur, utility segment market development manager for A. O. Smith. “Our company is constantly striving to create innovative products and solutions to protect our environment, save energy and provide the best solutions possible for our customers. As the industry moves towards a more environmentally focused and energy efficient future, we will continue to make sustainability a top priority.”
This year, A. O. Smith upgraded its mobile app to feature demand response and time-of-use capabilities. Once connected to the A. O. Smith iCOMM Remote Monitoring platform, the app allows service professionals and homeowners to remotely monitor and control their water heater to improve performance, increase savings and reduce downtime. Upgraded specifically for the Voltex Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater, the app makes it even easier to save money by integrating a heat pump into the growing number of utility smart grid programs.
“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.