A. O. Smith Honored with Fifth Consecutive ENERGY STAR® Award, Third in Sustained Excellence

February 28, 2023

The A. O. Smith team

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (March 28, 2023)—A. O. Smith, a leader in water heating and water treatment solutions, is proud to announce its 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This is the company’s fifth consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award, and its third time being honored as a Sustained Excellence partner. The award distinguishes companies that have made a long-term commitment to energy management through their products or services. A. O. Smith is one of only a select number of organizations to be recognized as a Sustained Excellence partner.

“It’s an honor to have our long-standing commitment to the development of sustainable water heating technology recognized by ENERGY STAR for the fifth year in a row," said Francois Lebrasseur, A. O. Smith business development manager, utilities. “We value our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and we are dedicated to expanding on our efforts as we work together to create a more sustainable future."

Many accomplishments and collaborations lead to this prestigious award, including but not limited to:

  • The launch of A. O. Smith’s latest ENERGY STAR® certified product, the Voltex® AL (anti-leak) Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater. The unit boasts one of the highest energy efficiency rates on the market, saving homeowners up to 78% or $607 a year on utility bills when compared to a standard electric water heater
  • Proactively leading webinars and in-person training events to educate contractors and wholesalers on the constantly evolving landscape of energy efficient water heating technology
  • The introduction of new educational content through A. O. Smith University to ensure continued training on new product technology
  • Dissemination of a variety of marketing and sales materials to help customers better understand the benefits of new products
  • Enhancing the A. O. Smith website’s ENERGY STAR® category landing page to help customers evaluate the best products for their needs
  • “As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition," said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs."

Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the transition to a clean energy economy. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis, protecting public health, and creating a clean energy future for everyone.

Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2023 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit resources/energy-star-products.

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 and 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


ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at

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