ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (April 17, 2019) — A. O. Smith, a leading manufacturer of hot water systems for homes and businesses, has been named a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for its contribution and dedication to manufacturing high-efficiency water heaters. A. O. Smith’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019.
“It is such a huge honor to be recognized by ENERGY STAR® as a leader in the industry,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing for A. O. Smith’s North American water heater business. “Everyone at A. O. Smith works so hard to create environmentally savvy products and services that demonstrate exceptional energy efficiency, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity and a platform to make a difference.”
A. O. Smith recently partnered with ENERGY STAR® to launch a contractor locator tool which connects consumers interested in upgrading to an energy efficient heat pump water heater to more than 1,000 loyal A. O. Smith contractors nationwide.
“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”
A. O. Smith is consistently focused on driving innovation efforts through resources like its new Corporate Technology Center and emphasis on education. While many water heaters have earned the ENERGY STAR® designation, A. O. Smith prioritizes incorporating commercial-grade components into its residential models while maintaining high efficiency energy standards and reliability.
Each year, ENERGY STAR® acknowledges businesses and organizations that lead their industries in protecting the environment and demonstrate superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency.
For a complete list of all 2019 ENERGY STAR Award winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s award program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About A. O. Smith
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service is backed by 80 years of research and innovation. For the most up-to-date A. O. Smith news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit http://www.hotwater.com/.