Pentair Aquatic Systems
Sanford, North Carolina
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
Pentair Aquatic Systems is a global leader in swimming pool, spa, and aquatic equipment for applications ranging from residential pools to large water environments. Pentair provides high-performance, reliable, and energy-efficient pool pumps and is a charter partner in the ENERGY STAR pool pump program which launched in March 2013. Pentair is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its strong efforts in helping to develop the ENERGY STAR specification for pool pumps and for distinguishing itself through its product development, promotional, and educational efforts for ENERGY STAR certified products. Key accomplishments in 2013 include:
- Playing an instrumental role in the development of the ENERGY STAR test method and performance criteria recognizing the top energy-efficient.
- Offering 53 ENERGY STAR certified pool pump models, accounting for 50 percent of the 106 certified pumps in 2013.
- Introducing a new ENERGY STAR certified pump that was awarded the #1 Best New Green Product at the International Pool and Spa Exposition in November 2013.
- Introducing a strong training initiative for employees, dealers, and distributors, in conjunction with ENERGY STAR that resulted in more than 80 percent of employees reached and approximately 3,000 retail and distributor employees trained.
- Incorporating the ENERGY STAR logo and educational information into its website and in sales and marketing materials.
- Deploying more than 800 pool pump demo units nationwide—at an average cost of $3,000 each—to serve as hands-on tools to educate consumers and all segments of the distribution channel on the benefits of ENERGY STAR.
- Supporting trade press outreach that resulted in 9 articles on ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps.