A. O. Smith Corporation

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Product Brand Owner

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A. O. Smith Corporation is a manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters and water treatment products. A. O. Smith leveraged the ENERGY STAR mark with high visibility point-of-sale materials, and coordinated with utility partners to increase annual sales of ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters by 50 percent. Key 2020 accomplishments include:

  • Developing a mobile app that allows professionals and homeowners to monitor and control their heat pump water heater remotely and to integrate their water heater with smart grid programs resulting in improved performance and increased savings. The app has been downloaded more than 43,800 times since its release.
  • Creating point-of-sale materials raising consumer awareness about the availability of $300 federal tax credits for ENERGY STAR certified water heaters that appeared in more than 1,000 Lowe’s stores.
  • Partnering with Bob Villa to host a giveaway and free installation of ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters to increase public awareness of the energy and cost savings associated with the technology.
  • Expanding its line of ENERGY STAR certified commercial gas water heaters.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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