Pentair Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Pentair plc is proud to announce it received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.

This honor marks the seventh year that Pentair has garnered recognition for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

Pentair, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2013, is being recognized for leadership in manufacturing energy-efficient pool pumps that earn the ENERGY STAR, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. Since 2005, Pentair’s ENERGY STAR pool pumps have helped U.S. consumers save $2.4 billion in operating costs, which translates into 22 billion kilowatt hours of energy saved.* The kilowatt energy savings helped prevent the release of 17.1 million tons of carbon dioxide, which is the equivalent of 38.6 billion car-driven miles.**

“Pentair is committed to bringing innovative products and solutions to our customers. Our high-performing variable speed pool pumps help conserve energy resources and reduce energy costs, allowing pool owners to simply concentrate on enjoying their pool. We are proud to be recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for seven consecutive years,” said De’Mon Wiggins, Vice President, Pentair Pool. “More than a decade ago, Pentair introduced variable speed technology to the pool industry. Today, we remain equally dedicated to delivering smart, sustainable water solutions.”

For the five million homes in the U.S. with an in-ground swimming pool, the traditional single speed pool pump is one of the top three energy-using appliances in the home. Starting July 2021, pool equipment makers will be required to meet the U.S. Department of Energy’s new energy conservation standards for dedicated-purpose pool pumps. Pentair’s ENERGY STAR-certified variable speed pumps currently meet this standard.

In addition to its ENERGY STAR-rated pool pumps, Pentair offers smart, sustainable solutions to help pool owners conserve energy and water resources including automated controls, heaters and lighting products. Homeowners can learn more about Pentair’s energy-efficient offerings, its rebate program for select ENERGY STAR certified models, and also find helpful ENERGY STAR resources at

The highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards is the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. 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.


*Savings are based on a weighted average annual kWh savings from the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) at $0.11 / kWh. Individual Weighted Energy Factor (WEF) scores and savings may vary by model. For more information regarding the energy efficiency features of current Pentair pool pump offerings, including WEF scores, please visit

**Source: EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator


Source: Pentair plc.

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