Pentair wins major green award

The company, which specialises in pumps, filters and other equipment for swimming pools, picked up the 2015 Energy Star partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for manufacturing energy efficient products and its consumer education program.

It is the company’s second consecutive Partner of the Year award. In order for pool pumps to earn the certification, they must be at least 30-72% more energy efficient than typical pumps. In 2014, all Pentair variable speed pump models and two-speed models earned Energy Star certification.

"We have made it our charge to deliver energy-efficient products to help customers reduce energy consumption while enjoying their pools,” said Karl R. Frykman, president, water quality systems, Pentair.

"We work to educate our customers about energy consumption through our Energy Initiative Program that shares pool energy efficiency and Energy Star benefits at utility and energy conferences throughout the U.S.

"Pentair's efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations," added EPA administrator Gina McCarthy.