The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Pentair Aquatic Systems with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior  energy efficiency achievements. Pentair’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.

Pentair, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2013, will be honored for its leadership in manufacturing pool pumps that earn the ENERGY STAR, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. In order for pool pumps to earn the ENERGY STAR certification, the pumps must be at least 30-72 percent more energy efficient than typical pumps.

“More than a decade ago, we began a journey to help our customers enjoy their pools while saving energy,” said Karl R. Frykman, President, Water Quality Systems, Pentair. “In 2005, we sparked an industry-wide revolution when we became the first to introduce variable speed technology to the pool industry — years ahead of any other manufacturer. We began to educate customers about energy savings opportunities. We introduced our Eco Select brand designation to help them easily identify our most eco-friendly pool and spa equipment options.”

The 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through superior energy efficiency efforts. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

Click here for a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program.