The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Pentair Aquatic Systems as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Pentair s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.
Pentair, an Energy Star partner since 2013, will be honored for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the Energy Star, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency.
"Pentair Aquatic Systems continues to be a leader in swimming pool industry innovation," said Karl R. Frykman, President, Pentair Aquatic Systems. "Pentair was the first manufacturer to earn Energy Star certification on its pool pumps. Additionally, it was the first manufacturer to introduce variable speed technology to the pool industry, years ahead of any other manufacturer. We are constantly working to develop more products which allow our customers to enjoy the pool lifestyle while being energy efficient."
To earn the Energy Star certification, pool pumps must be at least 30-72 percent more energy efficient than typical pumps. In 2013 all Pentair variable speed pump models and most two-speed models earned Energy Star certification. Currently, 53 Pentair pool pump models carry the Energy Star.
Through 2013, with help from Energy Star, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2014 Partner of the Year Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the Energy Star program.
"Pentair is helping consumers save money and reduce harmful carbon pollution by producing energy-efficient Energy Star products," said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe. "This outstanding effort in product manufacturing demonstrates a commitment to reducing our nation s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change."