April 11 2019 12:00 AM

The company received the Partner of the Year/Sustained Excellence Award for the sixth consecutive year.

Pentair, the Minneapolis-based pump manufacturer, has received the 2019 Energy Star Partner of the Year/Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership and superior contributions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program.

This honor marks the sixth year that Pentair has garnered recognition for its continued efforts to protect the environment through energy efficiency achievements. Pentair’s accomplishments will be recognized by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The company claims that since 2007, Pentair’s pool pumps have helped U.S. consumers save $1.9 billion in operating costs, which translates into 18 billion kilowatt hours of energy saved. The kilowatt energy savings helped prevent the release of 14.0 million tons of carbon dioxide, which is the equivalent of 31.1 billion car-driven miles.

“Pentair’s introduction of variable speed pump technology to the pool industry more than a decade ago illustrates our ongoing commitment to deliver smart, sustainable water solutions to our customers,” said Jerome Pedretti, senior vice president, Pentair Aquatic Systems. “We are proud to be recognized as an Energy Star Partner of the Year, and to be the only manufacturer in our industry to achieve the Sustained Excellence designation.”

In addition to its Energy Star-rated pool pumps, Pentair offers sustainable solutions to help pool owners conserve energy and water resources including automated controls, heaters and lighting products.