A. O. Smith, a manufacturer of hot water solutions for homes and businesses, has been named a 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its contribution and dedication to manufacturing high-efficiency water heaters. This is the second consecutive year that A. O. Smith has received this honor. Award winners are recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Each year, ENERGY STAR acknowledges businesses and organizations that lead their respective industries in protecting the environment and demonstrating superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency.
“At A. O. Smith, we have tremendous respect and admiration for the leadership at ENERGY STAR. We pride ourselves on consistent innovation and designing the most energy-efficient solutions, so winning this award once again is truly an honor,” says David Chisolm, vice president of marketing for A. O. Smith. “As the industry evolves, energy efficiency and environmental protection will continue to be a top priority for our customers and our company.”
At the beginning of the year, A. O. Smith launched the ProLine XE Gas Tankless with X3 Scale Prevention Technology, making it a tankless product that maintains like-new performance without requiring regular scale-related maintenance. All tankless heaters with X3 Technology are ENERGY STAR-qualified with a Uniform Energy Factor up to 0.93.
“I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners,” says Anne Idsal, EPA principal deputy assistant administrator for air and radiation. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”
A. O. Smith prioritizes incorporating commercial-grade components into its residential models, while maintaining high efficiency energy standards and reliability.