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    Winning a fourth consecutive Energy Star 'Partner of the Year' award, 'reflects the hard work, dedication and innovation of every member of our team,” said Kevin Ruppelt, senior vice president and general manager, Rheem’s US air conditioning division. Photo was taken during Ruppelt's remarks at ribbon-cutting for a training center addition and expanded manufacturing at Rheem's Ft. Smith, Ark. facility.

    Rheem Receives Fourth Consecutive Energy Star 'Partner of the Year' Award

    March 26, 2024
    The ENERGY STAR 'Partner of the Year' Award is given to businesses that demonstrate best practices, exhibiting organization-wide energy savings and a steadfast commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency.

    ATLANTA (March 26, 2024) – Rheem® has earned the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2024 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. This marks the fourth consecutive year EPA recognized Rheem as a Partner of the Year.

    “Winning this prestigious award for four consecutive years is not only a testament to our ongoing efforts but also a reaffirmation of our position as leaders in promoting environmental stewardship and energy conservation. It reflects the hard work, dedication and innovation of every member of our team,” said Kevin Ruppelt, senior vice president and general manager, Rheem’s US air conditioning division. 

    The highest level of EPA recognition a manufacturer can receive, the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award is given to businesses that demonstrate best practices, exhibiting organization-wide energy savings and a steadfast commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency. Additionally, to receive the Sustained Excellence recognition, companies must continue to surpass their achievements from previous years, making outstanding contributions to a clean energy economy.

    “Rheem is committed to providing the highest-performing sustainable products available in the marketplace. Receiving the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award again this year further encourages our team to continue setting the pace by focusing on well-designed, environmentally friendly solutions. We appreciate ENERGY STAR’s recognition and congratulate our team,” said Greg Miller, senior vice president and general manager, Rheem’s US water heating division.

    EPA named Rheem as a Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence based on several factors, including Rheem’s extensive line of high-efficiency, ENERGY STAR-certified heating, cooling and water heating products and the company’s continued efforts and commitment to protecting the environment through sustainable operations, training and marketing efforts. Rheem’s A Greater Degree of Good™ initiative ensures that sustainability is embedded in every facet of the organization.

    EPA noted in 2023, Rheem demonstrated true leadership through product innovation, an unwavering commitment to building awareness and contractor know-how in the heat pump water space, as well as held an active leadership role on the ENERGY STAR Manufacturers Action Council. Rheem exemplified true industry leadership through training more than 450,000 plumbers, contractors and key influencers around the world on sustainable products and practices to date. Rheem also maintained responsible operations by reducing emissions and diverting more than 80 million tons of waste from landfill annually at the company’s manufacturing plants. All are driving factors contributing to Rheem’s ongoing success.

    Award recipients are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2024 winners and more information about the ENERGY STAR awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners. For more information on Rheem products, please visit www.rheem.com, and to learn more about Rheem’s sustainability mission, visit www.rheem.com/sustainability.