Pentair Aquatic Systems
Sanford, North Carolina
Partner of the Year
Product Brand Owner
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 Partner of the Year recognition for its strong efforts in promoting ENERGY STAR for various pool pump initiatives and for distinguishing itself through its product innovations, promotional, and educational efforts for ENERGY STAR. Key accomplishments in 2014 include:
- Increasing ENERGY STAR certified pool pump sales by more than 17 percent, resulting in 65 percent of total sales coming from ENERGY STAR certified products in 2014.
- Introducing, for the second consecutive year, a new ENERGY STAR certified pump that was awarded the #1 Best New Green Product at the 2014 International Pool and Spa Exposition.
- Working with utilities across the country to promote ENERGY STAR in its pool pump programs, including strong lobbying for including ENERGY STAR pool pumps in utility home performance initiatives.
- Continuing its various consumer education efforts, including the deployment of more than 1,000 ENERGY STAR pool pump demonstration machines at distributor and retail locations. These demonstrations allow consumers a hands on experience with the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps and are estimated to have resulted in $6.2 million in incremental sales for ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps in 2014.
- Employing a dedicated team of full-time trainers that travel across the country for the sole purpose of educating distributors, contractors, retailers, and other stakeholders in the pool industry about ENERGY STAR.