Rheem, a leading global manufacturer of water heating and HVAC products, is celebrating its achievement of winning two awards at the internationally recognized 2023 Edison Awards ceremony, in Ft. Myers, Florida, on April 20. The Edison Awards, named after the American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, recognizes world-changing innovations and the brilliant minds behind them.
The Rheem Renaissance 15-25 ton Commercial HVAC line earned silver in the Engineering & Robotics, Commercial Technology category, and the Rheem ProTerra Plug-in Heat Pump Water Heater earned bronze in the Consumer Solutions, Sustainable Design category.
“To receive recognition for two of our Rheem products from the Edison Awards is a true testament to our company’s determination to provide next-level comfort solutions for all of our customers’ needs,” said Chris Day, vice president, global water product strategy and marketing, at Rheem. “It is an important acknowledgment for our Rheem team members who work meticulously to ensure we continue to lead the industry by bringing the most innovative, sustainable and smart products to market.”
Rheem Renaissance 15-25 ton is a culmination of years of research and development, creative engineering, and innovation. Crafted with smart features, the Renaissance line includes exclusive PlusOne advantages for easy replacement, installation, and service. Renaissance products incorporate features contributing to Rheem’s goal of building a more sustainable future.
The Rheem ProTerra Plug-in Heat Pump Water Heater is ENERGY STAR certified and ideal for drop-in gas replacement. It plugs into any standard 120V outlet and features high-efficiency upgrades without the need to install a 240V electric service. Its built-in EcoNet Wi-Fi technology provides control of the household water heater so homeowners can adjust water temperature and track energy usage from a smartphone.
All nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee, with the final ballot determined by an independent judging panel. The panel comprises more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from the product development, design, engineering, science, marketing, and education fields and past winners.