Rheem, a global manufacturer of water heating and HVACR products, has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Each year the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements.
“Rheem is innovating with intent and engineering solutions with lifetime sustainability in mind,” said Chee Wee Gan, Rheem’s Senior Vice President, Strategy and Sustainability. “We are committed to preserving our planet’s resources through energy efficiency.”
Rheem made a significant commitment to Sustainability with its Greater Degree of Good initiative, which highlights “Intelligent Products,” “Responsible Processes,” and “Inspired People” to advance select Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“We focus on material selection, smart features, and responsible recycling, while introducing intelligent air and water products to homes and businesses around the globe,” said Chris Day, Rheem’s Vice President of Product Strategy and Engineering, Global Air.
“We know that heating, cooling, and water heating account for the majority of a home’s energy usage, and we see the opportunity for Rheem to make a real impact on creating a sustainable future,” said Stacey Gearhart, Vice President of Product Management and Channel Marketing, Global Water. “Our teams across the air and water businesses are working together every day to meet customer needs while lowering environmental impact.”
“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”
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 and protecting public health.
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2022 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.