A. O. Smith 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 Bill Wehrum, EPA assistant administrator for air and radiation. “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 its 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 the award program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.